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5 Essential Marketing Blogs You Should Be Binge Reading

So you want to market your business online?

Good, you should. There’s no better place for getting  noticed by millions of people on a daily basis – but, you have to do it right. 

As a small startup company, we found (still find) ourselves endlessly searching for resources to help get our online presence to the next level and we wanted to share what we learned with you!

You probably already know that online marketing can encompass a huge range of different topics from social media marketing to SEO to landing pages and everything in between. We broke our list of best marketing blogs down into 5 categories so you know exactly what you’re getting at each site.

So what are you waiting for? Dive in!

Best Marketing Blogs

Best for: Social Media Mastery

Best Marketing Blogs - Social Media Examiner

Social Media Examiner

When we were searching for our top candidates for best Social Media blog, it was hard not to find a list that included Social Media Examiner!

Social Media Examiner was started by Michael Stelzner, who is also the author of Launch and Writing White Papers. Not only does he write about Social Media, he also hosts some of the biggest social media marketing podcasts, summits and conferences in North America, so you know he knows what he’s talking about!

When we first started our social media journey, we found ourselves spending countless hours on Michaels site, researching the best tactics, newest developments and ideal strategies to take the social media world by storm.

So whether you’re looking to grow your Twitter presence or learn about the latest platform like Periscope, Social Media Examiner has you covered!

Our Favourite Article: 4 Ways Your Business Can Get Started on Instagram

Best For: Content Creation

Best Marketing Blogs - Copyblogger

Copyblogger

Copyblogger has been dubbed “The bible of content marketing” by VentureBeat and for good reason.

Copyblogger has been the go-to content creation resource for bloggers since 2006 and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. On top of that, founder Brian Clark has been in the industry since 1998 before “content marketing” was even a thing!

If you’re a blogger looking for the latest tips on how to make a great piece of content that gets your brand seen all over the internet, Copyblogger is the place to start!

Our Favourite Article: 5 Blissful Lessons These Nightmare Headlines Can Teach You

Best For: In-Depth Articles

 

Best Marketing Blogs - Quicksprout

 QuickSprout

I think it’s pretty safe to say that Neil Patel, of Quicksprout, is who we turn to in our times of need! Nowhere else will you find more in-depth, detailed articles on everything from growing your mailing list to optimizing your SEO one step at a time.

If you’re a little put off by Neils writing style (his post are long) don’t worry. He also has an awesome set of Beginner guides to get you up and on your way in any type of online marketing!

We made very good use of his Definitive Guide To Growth Hacking in our earlier days and got some amazing results and we continue to make our way through all of his guides to grow our online business.

Neil will never let you down if you’re looking for a deeper understanding of online marketing!

Our Favourite Article: 7 Huge Sites For Traffic Marketers Don’t Take Advantage Of

Best For: List Building

Best Marketing Blogs - SumoMe

 SumoMe

SumoMe is actually a list building application that we use on our own site. It enables you to create Welcome Mats (landing pages of sorts), subscription pop-ups, smart bars and contact forms all from one easy platform to make your email list growing a breeze. They also have an amazing blog with tons of awesome resources for going the extra mile.

When it comes to email marketing, SumoMe’s blog is where we go to gain our information. Whether you’re looking to get your first 100 subscribers or you want to optimize your list to target different segments and demographics, SumoMe has a blog post for that.

Another thing we love about SumoMe is that they are fun! No stuffy, boring corporate blog posts here just straight to the point, funny and informative chit-chat between friends!

Our Favourite Article:  How to use lead magnets & SumoMe to increase opt-ins like crazy (in under 5 hours).

Best for: Conversion Optimization

Best Marketing Blogs - Unbounce

Unbounce

Like SumoMe, Unbounce is actually a landing page product you can buy and install to A/B test your landing pages and increase conversion. While we don’t use their services, we do love their blog when it comes to gaining information about lead generation and conversion optimization.

Along with landing pages, Unbounce also has a great selection of social media, PPC, copywriting and email marketing posts making it an awesome one-stop-shop for all online marketers and bloggers alike.

Did we also mention they’re a Canadian company located just 4 hours away from our home base? That makes us love them even more!

Our Favourite Article: The 4-Hour Website Optimization Challenge – What Would the Experts Do?

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Shaylee Field

Shaylee is the social media manager for Data Nerds. In her spare time she likes to hang out with her cats, work on her Beauty Blog and be a giant nerd.

100 comments on “5 Essential Marketing Blogs You Should Be Binge Reading

  1. Oh wow! This is highly useful, especially in the blogging world! Thanks for sharing, I will be checking some of these resources out for sure!

  2. Wow! Thank you so much for putting together this list of valuable resources! I have bookmarked this page for more in-depth reading when my time allows.

  3. Great list. I always have hard time to market my blog besides the obvious but this list really helps to stream down some good ones to look for.

  4. I will have to check these out, the only one I know is the Social Media Examiner and that is a great blog!

  5. This is the first time I’ve heard of these websites, most likely because I normally don’t read online marketing blogs. It would be great to learn from them, it’s also probably about time that I think about building a better brand for my blog.

  6. i have never heard of any of these before. i will most definitely be checking them out to see how they can help me with different aspects of my blog

  7. I already knew some of the blogs but not all so it was deffinitly worth reading through it to get new insights!

  8. I already follow several of these but there are a few new ones on there as well! Thank you for the suggestions!

  9. I was a member of Social Media Examiner. I hope I can just log in again. They are super helpful with information!
    Great list! Thank you.

  10. This is a really useful article. I am bookmarking it now so I can keep coming back! Thanks for the resources!

  11. I’m familiar with all of these and subscribe to most… It does help to stay informed and, when feasible, to take advantage of the invaluable marketing material out there. I enjoyed your post! 🙂
    Eliz Frank

  12. Thank you Thank You Thank you for this list!. I almost forgot about The Social Media Examiner. I will be reading all of these this weekend. Hopefully, get a better understanding of my own social media strategy! Once again, Thank you!

    1. It is! There’s so much you don’t think about when it comes to writing a blog post. It can be a bit overwhelming at first but just look up things you are interested in!

  13. I’ve been blogging for 6 years, but I just started my own freelance copywriting and editing business, which I need to market, so you posted this list at a perfect time. Thanks!

  14. I always learn great information from your blog. I have pinned to use because I only knew of SumoMe, which I use :)! I need to go to these other sites.

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