7 Of Our Favorite Digital Marketing Blogs (And 21 Outstanding Posts)

 

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We have a secret to tell you: there are a handful of digital marketing blogs that we can’t get enough of. These blogs allow us to stay up to date with everything related to digital marketing, provide us with daily inspiration and challenge us to improve our own marketing efforts.

Without these blogs we would be lost. Ok, maybe that is an exaggeration, but life would be much harder. The whole point of our blog is to make your life easier by simplifying the process of keeping up with social media marketing trends, strategies and best practices. To remain true to our mission, we decided to share of our favorite blogs, as well as our favorite posts from each blog. The list below is not in a particular order, but we hope you check them all out:

1. Neil Patel

 

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When it comes to high-quality blog posts, Neil is the first person that comes to mind. It could be how ridiculously in-depth he gets (most of his posts are well over 3,500 words) or it could be the frequency at which he posts (when isn’t this guy writing content? Seriously.).

All joking aside, what ultimately sets Neil apart from average bloggers is his ability to take complex topics and make them so simple that anyone can understand them and effectively implement his advice.

A successful entrepreneur and online marketer himself, Neil has a unique perspective. He is able to speak from a marketing standpoint, as well as an entrepreneurial one. This combination makes his blog posts extremely relatable and downright addicting. We highly recommend that you bookmark his blog and check it daily.

Our Favorite Posts:

1. A 17-Point Content Marketing Checklist Proven to Boost Your Engagement

2. Why Content Goes Viral: 7 Insights Learned from Analyzing 100 Million Articles

3. 15 WordPress Plugins No Content Marketer Should Live Without

Bonus: QuickSprout Blog

2. Duct Tape Marketing

 

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If you founded or work for a small business, you need to read Duct Tape Marketing’s blog. Considered by many as the best small business brand in the world, Duct Tape Marketing is all about helping small businesses grow.

Their blog delivers on this mission. It is a collection of posts written both in-house and outsourced. Though they cover all forms of marketing, digital marketing, and more specifically social media marketing topics, are covered nearly daily.

We have been lucky enough to guest post several times on their blog, as well as work directly with their CEO John Jantsch. Along with checking out their blog, also consider working with them directly. We can’t speak highly enough about how dedicated their team is to helping small businesses grow.

Our Favorite Posts:

1. Why Dark Posts Are The Best Facebook Advertising Approach Right Now

2. Acquire Your First 10 Customers And Use What You Learn To Acquire 100 More

3. I’m Kind of Fed Up and I’m Not Going To Take It Anymore

3. MarketingProfs

 

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The sheer number of posts available on MarketingProfs’s blog are impressive. Covering marketing as a whole, this blog is a one-stop shop for anything and everything related to marketing your business.

What draws us to this blog is how many data backed posts they have. Ok, every post should have some data behind it, but their posts take it to another level. Wondering how B2B businesses are spending their marketing dollars? There is a post for that. If you only have time for one blog on this list, this might be your best bet. Other blogs may cover specific topics in more detail, but MarketingProfs is truly an all encompassing marketing blog.

Our Favorite Posts:

1. Step-by-Step Directions for Writing Your Next Piece of Content

2. 2016 B2C Content Marketing Benchmarks, Budgets, and Trends

3. Seven Traits of Successful Community Managers

4. Convince and Convert

 

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It is hard to be a marketer and not know who Jay Baer is. If you have read any of his work or have been lucky enough to hear him speak, you know to expect nothing less than exceptional, thought provoking content. His blog, Convince and Convert, follows his lead.

Covering a wide range of topics, written by experts in their prospective industries, you will be sure to find plenty of valuable content. The contributors to this blog know what they are talking about and it has helped us find new bloggers to follow.

Our Favorite Posts:

1. Why It Might Be Time To Completely Change Your Social Media Strategy

2. How To Create A Content Marketing Strategy

3. How To Make Better Visualizations For Your Blog

5. Sujan Patel

 

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With over 12 years of internet marketing experience, including leading the digital marketing strategy for companies like Salesforce, Mint, Intuit and many other Fortune 500 caliber companies, Sujan possesses a lot of real world knowledge when it comes to digital marketing. An entrepreneur at heart, Sujan has also founded several tools that make it easier for businesses to scale their online marketing efforts.

This experience gives Sujan a unique perspective when it comes to online marketing. Sujan deeply understands how everything online is connected and explains it in a way that will have you feeling like an expert yourself.

Wondering how to optimize your landing pages? Sujan can help you.

Want to increase your free trial signups? Sujan can help you.

If you hoping to gain a broad understanding of how everything digital works together, check out Sujan’s blog. You won’t regret it.

Our Favorite Posts:

1. 10 Great Content Examples That Prove the Little Guys Can Compete

2. How I Generated 513 Leads To My Startup By Commenting on Blogs

3. How to Create Truly Bad-Ass Content

6. Rebekah Radice

 

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Rebekah’s blog was chosen as one of the top 10 social media blogs in the world. Impressive right? What is even more impressive is that Rebekah is the sole contributor to her blog.

What we love about Rebekah’s blog is how easy it is to consume. Visit her blog and you won’t find long, intimidating blocks of text. Instead you will see short sentences separated by spaces. It doesn’t stop there. She also includes amazing visual content in her posts that even we are jealous about.

Looking for a prime example of how to brand yourself and your blog? Look no further. You can expect to learn about how to create a memorable brand online every time you read or simply see one of her posts.

Our Favorite Posts:

1. The Essential Social Media Image Size Cheat Sheet

2. 10 Steps To Creating A Winning Social Media Strategy

3. Secrets To A Powerful Blog Post

7. Content Marketing Institute

 

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Content marketing is kind of a big deal now days. In fact, CMOs at the largest technology companies report that building out content marketing is the 2nd most important initiative, only behind measuring ROI.

If you are looking for the experts on content marketing, you are in the right place. The Content Marketing Institute’s blog is jam packed with valuable content that over 140,000 people subscribe to for daily updates. If you are planning to increase your content marketing efforts, be sure to check out this blog for tips, tricks and best practices.

Our Favorite Posts:

1. What Effective B2B Content Marketing Looks Like

2. How to Find the Best Pieces of Content in Your Industry

3. How to Make Every Piece of Content SEO Friendly

 

Finding the right blogs to help you constantly learn and grow is crucial for success in any industry. When it comes to the fast paced digital marketing world it becomes even more important. We hope these blogs will help you to take your online marketing to the next level.

Now it is your turn! We would love to hear what you favorite blogs are. Comment them below so we can check them out.

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