[Editor's note: We've refreshed a previous version of this list for 2018—hope you enjoy!]
Growth hacking has been around for what seems like a century in internet time, and it was indeed 8 years ago that Sean Ellis coined the term and it started taking off.
Some of the earliest bloggers on growth are still the most influential, but some newcomers are gaining steam. And with an upswell in growth tools to market, some of the best ideas are coming from blogs hosted by SaaS businesses.
I personally spend a ton of time reading articles on growth hacking for inspiration and research. And after conferring with a handful of peers, I whittled down my list to the 21 best growth hacking blogs for you to follow.
Growth hackers with the best personal blogs
The best growth hackers have excellent personal blogs from which they share their unique perspectives on growth. Some share their own wins, while others focus on growth strategy.
Noah is one of the best practitioners of the growth hacking discipline at the top of the funnel. His blog—OkDork—recounts lessons learned on his journey to success that are bright, quirky, and very straight-forward.
Sylvia is VP of Product & Growth at 500px, where she heads up multi-disciplinary teams to tackle monetization, acquisition & retention, and community building. Her blog is full of advice for scaling analytics, measuring success, and becoming data-driven.
Pierre’s blog talks about growth challenges and strategies from his experience from inside the SaaS trenches. Pierre is a growth marketing consultant for SaaS companies who uses his blog to share learnings and drive leads.
There are several SaaS companies focuses on building tools for growth hackers. Out of those companies, here are ones with the best blogs.
The Kissmetrics blog has been around for what seems like centuries in internet years. It has some of the best content on analytics, testing, and optimization for growth. I often end up here through Google searches.
Grow and Convert is great for growth-minded content marketers. The blog started with an ambitious goal to grow their audience to 100k monthly uniques within 6 months. Along the way they shared their wins and losses in what are some of the best recent posts on content marketing growth.
How could we host a roundup of the best growth hacking blogs without mentioning GrowthHackers? GrowthHackers is the go-to forum for sharing and reading blog posts on growth and connecting with other growth practitioners.
Growth Hackers is the hub of all of the above blogs. Each syndicates their best content through this community frequently. If you can only spend your time in one of the places on this list, this is my recommendation.