My 40 Favorite Digital Marketing Blogs

My 40 Favorite Digital Marketing Blogs

As you might know from my previous posts, I’m a huge Feedly fan. For those of you who don’t know, Feedly is an RSS feed aggregator that snagged most of the Google Reader crowd when it was closed down.

One feature that I recently caught wind of was Feedly’s ability to import and export OPML files. Thus, I decided I would graciously provide an export of the 40 digital marketers and marketing blogs that I read week-to-week.

  Click here to download the OPML FIle   Or, subscribe to them all on Twitter

A little bit about each of them!

Amit Agarwal – Amit’s blog, Digital Inspiration, is among the top 100 how-to and tech blogs out there.

Amy Porterfield – Though Amy seems to live on Twitter, she finds time to provide great content related to the hands-on aspects of social media.

Ann Handley – Ann puts the “fantastic read” in “unique content.” Her blog is definitely worth a constant check.

Avinash Kaushik – Avinash’s blog, Occam’s Razor, deals with digital marketing and the metrics that are associated with it.

Brian Clark – You’ve probably heard of Brian and his site Copyblogger. The site itself is a hub for great content marketing content.

Brian Solis – Now, Brian doesn’t blog, he articles (yes, that’s a verb). An author and keynote speaker, Mr. Solis writes about all things digital.

Danny Brown – Danny is a social media and marketing guru, evidenced by his clean-designed blog.

Dustin Stout – With a similar look to Danny’s, Dustin pairs social with creativity on his blog.

Econsultancy – This is the digital marketing blog I’ve followed for the longest on this list, and it’s still kicking! Econsultancy deals with, well, all forms of online marketing.

Evan VanDerwerker – If you’re going to subscribe to any of these chaps on this list, this is the guy to follow. Evan is the smartest and most intelligent blogger I’ve ever come across. And, he’s quite modest…

Francisco Rosales – Francisco is a sharp guy and the founder of Socialmouths, which offers free advice on a range of digital competencies.

Google Webmaster Central Blog – Google’s blog offers the “official news” regarding the almighty Googlebot–crawling and indexing information included.

Greg Satell – Here’s one you may not have heard of. Greg’s blog is called DigitalTonto, which focuses on media, marketing, and technology (all of my favorite things!).

Ian Cleary – Ian founded RazorSocial, an award-winning blog that provides “sharp insights” on social media tools and tech.

Jay Baer – Jay recently jazzed up his personal brand, but his posts on Convince & Convert are as great as they’ll always were. Jay talks content and social media.

Jeff Bullas – Jeff has been a digital marketing fixture for years. Need I say more?

Jenn Herman – Another social media pro, Jenn’strends provides social media management tips and tricks!

Jeremiah Owyang – One of the most engaging tweeters I follow, Jeremiah consistently provides high quality posts about entrepreneurship.

Kim Garst – Kim is a member of the Top-20 Women Social Media Power Influencers. Thus, it mathematically makes sense that she would be in my top 40 list! (Right?)

KISSmetrics – This is a blog about analytics and testing within the marketing space. Furthermore, KISSmetrics is always my first stop when I’m looking for a marketing-related e-book.

Kristi Hines – Kikolani is Kristi’s hub for her writing and consulting business, but if you’re not in need of her services, you can read to your liking on her Posts page.

Lee Odden and Susan Misukanis – Lee and Susan run TopRankBlog, that houses a slew of online marketing content–with a focus on content, social media, and SEO.

Mahesh Mohan – Mahesh commentates on technology, marketing, and mash-ups in an easy-to-consume way.

Marketo – Marketo is a top marketing automation platform provider and also a provider of incredibly useful PDF guides. Check out their blog and be sure to hand over your e-mail address is some way!

Matt Cutts – We all have heard of Mr. Matt Cutts. He’s the head of Google’s web-spam group. Check out his blog posts, tweets, and videos.

Melonie Dodaro – TopDog Social Media is really ahead of the curve when it comes to social media. Melonie’s content (posts, guides, and courses) are all worth a read!

Moz – Moz offers a plethora of SAAS solutions and provides great inbound marketing content.

Paul Gillin – What Paul lacks in a unique design, he makes up for with truly insightful blog posts. Paul talks social media and the “open enterprise.”

Post Planner – This is actually a social media dashboard targeted to Facebook page managers, but the blog is quite impressive as well!

Scott Stratten – The reason I joined Twitter in the first place, Scott doesn’t always post frequently, but when he does, you can expect a ton of engagement. UnMarketing is a must-visit blog!

Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Land, Search Engine Roundtable, and Search Engine Watch – These are the big four search engine optimization blogs, each overflowing with the amount of SEO-related information they provide daily.

Simply Measured – Simply Measured is another social media dashboard, this time for analytics, that also houses a worthwhile set of posts written by a number of different folks.

Smashing Magazine – Smashing Magazine isn’t directly focused on marketing, but the information they provide is superb for any marketers with a hand in usability, user experience, design, or coding.

Social Media Examiner – SME is my favorite spot for social media info, and their Facebook group happens to be one of the most engaging I follow. (It seems they practice what they preach.)

Spencer Haws – Spencer, at Niche Pursuits, is a recent come-across. Mr. Haws talks business and business ideas. Definitely worth a subscribe!

Tom Ewer – Tom, in fact, is another recent find of mine; however, I’ve yet to be underwhelmed. Tom provides the information and tools you need to quite your job and still afford groceries!

Unbounce – Unbounce is pretty self-explanatory. The site helps you decrease your bounce rates and increase your conversion rates, both through helpful posts and a premium tool.

WordStream – Last but not least is Wordstream, a blog that helps you with search marketing. Check them out if you’re in need of some Adwords help.

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  • Written by: Tia Kelly

    Hey Evan! These kind of round up posts are my favourite—I am always looking for new resources to hone my marketing skills. While you validated some of the ones I already follow, you also gave me a few new ones to check out.

    Thanks so much for the Unbounce shoutout 🙂 Happy to hear you like our content.

    Social Strategist, Unbounce

    • Written by: Evan VanDerwerker

      Of course, Tia! I’ve been an Unbounce follower for a while. (I will admit that I stole the way your team does featured images for a few of my projects. But, I guess I should say “was inspired” instead of “stole.”) 🙂

      Keep in touch!

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