A simple and above all easily reproducible determination of magnetostrictive properties of magnetic materials is very relevant for the application area of actuators with desired high magnetostriction, as well as for industrially used soft magnetic materials with low magnetostriction. Depending on the available sample geometry and the magnetic and mechanical properties of the material, a suitable measurement method should be accordingly selected. Based on stress dependent hysteresis measurements, the Small-Angle Magnetization Rotation (SAMR) method, and measurements with strain gauges, problems, difficulties and limitations depending on the respective measurement method are shown. The focus was set on the measurement of amorphous and polycrystalline melt spinning ribbons, particularly on Fe85Ga15, which are suitable for the SAMR method corresponding to their sample geometry. Furthermore, the field dependence of the magnetostriction was shown and the frequency dependent behavior of the hysteretic magnetostriction was investigated based on strain gauge measurements of nickel ring cores. The obtained results of the frequency dependent magnetostriction measurements were compared with corresponding magnetization measurements. Due to the correlation between magnetization and magnetostriction, the effects of the magnetization process are reflected in the hysteresis curve of the magnetostriction, the so-called Butterfly. It is shown, that the frequency dependent behavior of magnetic losses can be determined by the area of the hysteresis curves of magnetization, as well as by the area of the magnetostriction curves. Both areas are correlated over a frequency independent multiplicative factor.