Finding the right information in this loud and crowded online marketing world can be tricky. It’s hard to figure out what’s what and more importantly, who to trust. Searching the web for marketing blogs to find reliable tidbits on SEO, social media, email marketing, or PPC can be very challenging indeed.
Where can you find trustworthy marketing tips and insights that truly work in the entrepreneurial world? Whom should you listen to?
The following list includes 17 marketing blogs that I follow, and who I believe do an outstanding job of speaking to entrepreneurs and small business owners, as well as other marketing experts.
If you want to learn about search engine optimization without wasting valuable marketing dollars on ‘second-hand’ SEO agencies, the Moz blog is a fantastic resource. Rand Fishkin has built an online community of raving fans, the kind of community that we all should aspire to.
Search Engine Watch along with Search Engine Journal and Search Engine Land are three of the most-respected SEO resources online. A must-read if you want to know the latest on Google updates, responsive design, link-building and keywords.
Avinash Kaushik is a Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google. In his blog Kaushik shares his wisdom on how to analyze, interpret and lead data-driven marketing strategies.
If you’re looking for the lethal combination SEO and link-building you should definitely check out Brian Dean’s blog. Rock-solid content packed with tons of examples and case studies. Implement the tricks you learn from Brian and watch your conversion rates improve dramatically.
Social Media Marketing Blogs
Social Media Examiner is the go-to place for the latest social media tips and tricks. The blog features a wide array of bloggers and social media gurus. It’s a great place to network, join the community center and find other passionate social media marketers.
6. Jeff Bullas
If you want your blog to get 4 million visitors each year you should definitely pay close attention to what Jeff Bullas does. His articles include valuable tips on how to increase brand awareness on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube while building a strong community of loyal followers and fans.
7. Jon Loomer
This is the blog for every serious Facebook marketer. Are you ready to use the Power Editor and start advertising on Facebook like a Pro? Than follow Jon Loomer.
All-In-One Marketing Blogs, Content Marketing, Copywriting
Brian Clark’s online content strategy is a killer. “Not bland corporate crap created to fill up a company webpage” as he states on his about page. Follow Copyblogger and learn how to write compelling and engaging content that converts. This is a must-read internet marketing blog for every serious copywriter.
Neil Patel the co-founder of Crazzy Egg, KISSmetrics and Hello Bar is a top influencer on the web. Whether you’re a small business owner or working in a corporate job, you’ll find his practical offline & online marketing tips very inspirational.
The KISSmetrics blog features content about site traffic, conversion optimization, A/B testing, eCommerce, content marketing, and copywriting. Looking for data-driven analytics advice? You’ve come to the right blog.
No matter how big or small your company is, whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll find loads of valuable marketing tips and advice on HubSpot. If you want to take your inbound marketing to the next level this media platform is a great resource to start your journey from.
With more than a dozen categories of content to choose from, MarketingProfs is a one-stop shop for all the topics and trends that are generating a lot of buzz amongst marketers.
13. The Sales Lion
Welcome to the “pool guy’s” blog. Marcus Sheridan is an inspiring speaker who teaches entrepreneurs how to use social media, blogging and other content marketing strategies to get their business out there.
14. Social Triggers
Derek Halpern shares hands-on marketing strategies on how to use psychology to increase website traffic and turn more prospects into customers.
Business2Community offers a wide array of topics around business and marketing systems that work in the offline and online world.
Mashable is one of the most popular marketing, technology and social media news blogs. With over 30 million pageviews a month the site includes the latest trends, reviews and much more.
17. Seth Godin
Seth Godin’s blog will move you outside your marketing comfort zone and make you think outside the box. The father of permission marketing is a thought leader in the marketing and business world. His groundbreaking marketing ideas and strategies have revolutionized the way we market and sell to an overwhelmed customer living in an over-saturated environment.
The downside of a list like this…
Unfortunately everyone who’s left out feels bad. Obviously, there are many other amazing marketing blogs and marketers out there like Chris Brogan, Gary Vaynerchuk, Danny Brown, Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income, Amy Porterfield, Andrea Vahl, Kim Garst, to name a few.
Over To You
Who did I miss? What other marketing blogs should I add to this list next year?