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SparkToro is a new software company from Moz founder, Rand Fishkin. Our mission is to make it easier to discover the websites, blogs, podcasts, social accounts, and publications that reach your audience. Learn more about what we're building, or get notified when we launch:

Lost and Founder

A Painfully Honest Field Guide to the Startup World

Rand's book isn't like most business reads. You can't sum it up in two sentences, or even two paragraphs. There's no central thesis, just a series of stories that illustrate how foolish and harmful it can be to follow the traditional wisdom of the Silicon Valley startup world.

Lost & Founder is available now in bookstores, online, and in an audio version. Read more about the book here, or order:

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The Latest From Rand's Blog

The Future of SEO Has Never Been Clearer (nor more ignored)
I can't recall a time over the past fifteen years where the next five years in the world of search engines and SEO seemed as clear and obvious as they do today. Nor can I recall a time when so many experienced professionals and smart companies buried…
A New, Free Tool to Determine the True Influence of a Twitter Account
Number of followers is a crap metric. And yet, as I've been watching and learning from folks who do content marketing, PR-focused outreach, social media marketing, and influencer campaigns, I've found that more than 90% of the time... that's *exac…
SparkToro Raised a Very Unusual Round of Funding & We're Open-Sourcing Our Docs
The Short Version Our new company, SparkToro, LLC has just completed a $1.3mm angel financing. And, because we think our structure might be right for many other businesses, we're making our documents open-source for anyone to use. The Story SparkT…
Announcing SparkToro "Trending" -- a Front Page for the Web Marketing World
Over the last decade, there have been numerous attempts to create an news aggregation tool for web marketers -- Threadwatch, Sphinn, Inbound.org, GrowthHackers, Alltop -- but none of them quite scratched the itch. Plus, almost all of them were suscep…
Pushing Back Against Shame and Failure (plus a story about D&D)
Recently, I had a series of epiphanies about my experiences as a founder. Please forgive the length of the post, and stick with me, I'll do my best to make the journey worthwhile. I was eleven years old, maybe twelve, and my family lived way out i…