Having a hard time to find great articles about online marketing?
The internet is like a universe of its own, with hundreds of millions of blogs.
But time is valuable. You don’t have time for all that scanning, hoping to find a golden nugget here and there.
Here are 23 marketing blogs that publish posts that dó deserve your attention.
Read these regularly, start applying the information and you shall become a kick-ass marketer.
Want more traffic? Neil Patel shares everything he knows very generously. You can expect a new article on Quicksprout every 3 or 4 days.
He truly is like a blogging machine, and i admire his consistency to come up with, and publish so many valuable articles and infographics. There are also a lot of free guides on his site (which he could easily have sold). He is a living example of the more you give, the more you get.
To get you started:
- How to Double Your Writing Speed Without Lowering Its Quality
- 13 Important Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Before Blogging
- The Definite Guide to Landing Page Optimization
I have a secret copy crush on Joanna. She’s my fav. copywriter at the moment. Don’t tell her, ok?
I bought all of her books, open all her e-mails before i open any other one, and i pray to the universe that she blogs more often. Even if its a survey she’s asking for, i just cant resist but open the email, and do exactly what she asks me to do.
One thing i admire about Joanna is that she has developed her own voice and opinion from experience. She doesn’t just copy what the ”legends” do. Because if you didn’t know – they’re wrong sometimes.
Be careful to visit her blog, she is quite persuasive!
- If You Want To Measure Your Copy So You Can Improve It, Give Every Element 1 Job To Do
- How to Do Reciprocity Right… So It Actually Persuades Instead of Fostering a Culture of Takers
- Is the Seemingly Humble Button More Powerful Than the Headline?
Ryan, what a guy. The title says it all….
If you want to learn how to hop from island to island while writing as a freelancer, this is who you want to follow. He gives awesome blogging tips, often published on Kindle.
At just $2.99 a piece, they are cheap. For just a couple of bucks you get to know exactly how he is able to live this lifestyle. If you are on his list, he makes them available for free for a limited time sometimes, too.
Just seeing him enjoying himself out in paradise is highly motivational. You’d think he’s sipping margarita’s all day, right? But no, Ryan isn’t lazy. He publishes a new Ebook with practical tips on blogging about every single week!
We move to action if staying the same causes more pain than doing something about it. Ryan will show you that if you want to become free, you have to comfortable with doing uncomfortable things.
Visit his blog, read some recent posts, and buy one of his books or sign up for his e-mail list. You won’t regret it.
You’ll only find top notch articles on this site. Read them, and become a better writer.
All of them are written and edited by people who know their craft. By the way, Jon Morrow, the founder of Boost Blog Traffic has a very special story 0f it’s own.. It’s inspiring.
Here are some good articles to get you started:
- On Gluttony, Selfishness, and Unleashing the Power Within
- 11 Traffic Techniques That Are a Waste of Time for Beginners
- The Ultimate Guide to Writing Comments That Open Doors with Popular Bloggers
When i was introduced to online marketing, SEO was huge. I was introduced to then SEOmoz.com. They changed their name to MOZ about 2 years ago.
SEO was a whole different ball game than it is now. With the right amount of links you could rank anything.
Things have changed.
MOZ is one of those sites that never stays stuck in the past, you’ll always find quality and relevant information here.
Another thing i like about MOZ is their Whiteboard Friday episodes, a weekly video in which they teach awesome online marketing tips & tricks.
If you are an online Entrepeneur or Marketeer, this is absolutely a site you’ll want to visit regularly.
Here are some great posts from the MOZ blog:
- The Most Entertaining Guide to Landing Page Optimization You’ll Ever Read
- Creating Demand for Products, Services, and Ideas that Have Little to No Existing Search Volume – Whiteboard Friday
- You Finally Achieved Content Virality! Now What?
- 10 SEO Myths that Friggin’ Tick Me Off
Do you care about your conversion rates? You should..
Unbounce sells a subscription based landing page creation software.
Trust me when i say they know a LOT about conversion optimization.
On their blog they share awesome tips, e-books, case studies, podcasts, and host free webinars which help you get RESULTS. Because in the end, that’s all that matters…
As a matter of fact, why not start right now?
- How Fiverr Conquered Conversion with 400 A/B Tests and Counting
- The Xanax-Free Approach to Relieving Anxiety on Your Landing Page
- Where to Steal Ideas for Your Next Social Media Campaign
- 5 Expert Tips That Will Get You On the Road to Conversion
Brian Dean is the guy who coined the term ‘Skyscraper Technique‘, a tactic that some of the most advanced online marketers in this world love to use. This is a great link building strategy, i recommend you read the post.
His blog is filled with very, very smart SEO tactics and epic case studies, like this one:
Neil Patel said it best: “When it comes to link building, Brian Dean is the best in the business.”
- 16 Actionable SEO Copywriting Secrets That Will Drive More Traffic To Your Site
- Want More Traffic That Actually Converts? Follow These 4 Steps…
- Keyword Research: The Definite Guide
- 17 Untapped Backlink Sources
If you are a blogger, you probably know Darren Rowse.
Problogger has a Podcast, a great blog with actionable advice and wonderful reading roundups (with more awesome links).
Here is some of the content i’m talking about:
- How to Prevent Black Hat SEO Techniques Against Your Vulnerable Website
- Follow These Six Steps to Make Plenty of Time to Write (and Enjoy it Too)
- Easy Ways for Bloggers to Use Keywords to Drive Traffic
- 30 High-Impact Ways to Level Up Your Writing
This blog was the idea of Michael Dunlop, a young entrepeneur that has made many websites traffic machines. The content on here is always good, mostly quick and actionable tips.
From checking these posts out you can tell what makes them successful. You’ll quickly notice that there are lots of list posts on this website:
Every single one of these latest posts is a list post, except the one about the 25 year old mountain biker.
Does that make this website less useful? No!
This is a list post, but you are still reading..So it must be kind of interesting.
If anything, this site will teach you what makes people click, open, read and share a post with other people. These are the kind of posts that can stop people from doing what they’re doing, and read the article.
Here are some articles i enjoyed reading:
- Marketing Lessons from the Top 5 Rapper Entrepreneurs
- The 20 Biggest Benefits of Blogging
- 12 Powerful Tips to Dramatically Increase Email Open Rate
Derek Halpern is widely known for his expertise in marketing and psychology.
He has been featured on some of the biggest sites, like Entrepreneur, Forbes and Inc.
He built his blog from nothing to a website with more than 300.000 subscribers.
Derek knows the definition of value…
His teaching style is entertaining and unique, and he has a talent for storytelling.
Here are some post you should definitely read:
- 7 Lessons I Learned Building A Million Dollar Business (After 10 Years Of Failure)
- Writing Used To Be Hard. Then I Tried This..
- How To Deal With Bad Customers
This website is packed with unmissable articles on writing, as they call it. And rightly so!
It has grown to be one of the sites i visit most frequently because the articles never disappoint.
They also have a free guide on writing on their website, which i personally read and highly recommend.
If you just want to read up on an article or two, these are some of my personal recommendations:
- How to Write Addictively Readable Paragraphs
- Conversational Writing: 10 Tips by Leo Babauta
- 20 Inspiring Quotes to Boost Your Confidence as a Writer
- How To Rekindle Your Love of Writing
- The Number One Tip For Freelance Writers From Han Solo
There are people who think online marketing = SEO and if you optimize your titles and meta descriptions and build some crappy backlinks – you’ll rank forever.
BUT SEO is an essential integrated part of inbound marketing. It’s the elephant in the room.
If you want to have a lot of (highly targeted) traffic to your website in the long term, SEO is worth it.
That said, SEOBook is a great resource to learn from since it is a very high standard SEO blog. They don’t publish very often, but every single one of them is worth reading.
A little side note, if you are not familiar with SEO (Search Engine Optimization), this site could be a little too advanced for now. I recommend you start > here < first.
For those who know the basics and want to keep up with the changes of the dynamic world of search engines, here are my recommendations:
- An Internet Marketer’s Website Design Cheat Sheet Resource List
- The Google Designed Unfriendly SEO Mobile Click Gap
- You Can’t Copyright Facts
I feel like i truly got to know him through his writing.
If Demian would write a book, i would be the first person to buy it and read it.
My favorite series of posts on his blog are called: Introducing The Education of a Writer–Well, Maybe
If you read the posts as well, i’m sure you’ll get a connection with the guy behind the words.
Of course, you’ll also sharpen your writing skills along the way 😉
Besides the series above, here are some other great articles to read:
- Will People Trust Your Copy If You Ignore Their Objections?
- Want Powerful People to Notice You? Be Useful
- Gimpy Web Copy? Use This 4-Step Formula to Make It Killer
Like the name says, this website turns social media inside out.
Want to know how to build a following on YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn or any other social media channel?
Don’t look any further. You’ll find great tips and recommendations here.
The blog is updated with a new article more often than you’ll be able to keep up.
To get you started, these articles will get you started to become a better social media marketer:
- How to Find More Customers With Twitter
- 7 Ways to Track Your Social Media Activities
- How to Craft Instagram Posts That Drive Sales
- How to Get Results From Facebook Ads on a Budget
Gary Vaynerchuk is a hard worker and a hungry entrepeneur.
I read his book Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook, and i’ve been a fan ever since.
Here is an awesome talk from earlier 2015 that will show you what i mean when i say hungry entrepreneur:
And while you’re at it, here are some great articles. These articles not all published on his blog, some are published on Medium – which absolutely makes sense for Gary from a strategic standpoint, because he tends to write posts and stories that are highly shareable:
- Great Advertising Won’t Save Your Shit Product
- The One Thing Gurus Always Get Wrong About Blogging
- Like it Or Not, You’re Always Being Evaluated
I am a fan of PPC (Pay Per Click) advertising, because you know that someone is actively searching for the products or services that you are offering.
All you have to do is create compelling ads that will stand out from the competition!
Well….Actually, there’s a little more to it.
But don’t worry, this is where WordStream comes in. They have a free > PPC University < where you can learn everything you need to know to get started.
Their blog is also excellent, and their content is focused on, but not just restricted to PPC advertising.
With that said, here are some of my personal recommendations:
- Wow! Facebook Completely Changed the Way Advertisers Are Charged
- Behold the Amazing Power of Twitter Hashtags
- Top 10 Paid Social Media Advertising Hacks of All Time
And if you want a post like this but focused on Podcasts, you might like this:
Ramsay tells you how to “start a blog and work from the couch”.
You can tell that Ramsay is a professional blogger, because every article has the best imaginable answers to questions that every blogger has at some point. How does he do this? By truly listening to his audience.
The articles are all written in such a way that you, the reader, can understand what this blogging thing is all about:
- 5 Realistic Benchmarks for Your First Year of Blogging
- 6 Decisions That Changed My Blogging Career. One Still Scares Me.
- Don’t Build a Blog
Neville teaches copywriting…ehm, i mean Kopywriting.
It’s a pretty clever way to stand out, right?
I’ve been following Neville for longer than a year now, and i’ve learned tons of copywriting gems. If you want to learn how to get people interested and sell more of your products and services, this is a website one does not simply ignore 😉
Here are some of my recommendations:
- Uber Emails and how they can improve
- Copywriting Headlines That Sell
- What Is Copywriting?
- What if you made everything 50% shorter?
*Extra special recommendation*
This one won’t take you more than 3 minutes of your time, will make you laugh and will expose you to a copywriting lesson that is worth gold:
>>>> Why this guy is still totally poor <<<<
I already told you about Neil Patel earlier, because he blogs for Quicksprout. If you thought that blog is impressive, his articles on are usually longer (approx. 3000 words) and more in-depth about a topic.
It’s almost wrong to feature 2 blogs from one person on this one post, but i did not want to leave it out because frankly, its a blogger that any marketer can learn a lot from.
- How to Boost Your Social Engagement (Even if You Have No Idea What You’re Doing!)
- The Ultimate Guide to Writing Blog Posts That Rank In Google’s Top 10
- How to Create Viral Content That Generates 2,500 Visitors Per Day
- Where to Steal Ideas for Your Next Blog Post
You might know buffer from the scheduling tool, but what you might not know is that they built a big audience from blogging.
Buffer might be the most transparent business in the world. Literally everything is public. What is also cool is that they blog about the company culture, how they deal with things, what experiments they tried and more.
- How We Stay Lean While Doing Performance Improvements
- Growing Buffer’s Content Suggestions to 20K Shares a Day
But, as a social scheduling tool to they naturally need to get people enthusiastic about social. How? By consistently sharing fantastic, well-researched posts about it – how else!
Like which ones, you ask? Why not start here:
- 25 of the Best Social Media SlideShares
- The 7 Hidden Factors of the Most Successful Social Media Ads
- The 5 Most Meaningful Google Analytics Reports for Social Media Marketers
- What $5 Per Day Will Buy You on Facebook Ads
You might have heard of the book “Epic Content Marketing”. It’s written by Joe Pulizzi.
He is also the creator of the content marketing institute. They publish new articles on content marketing daily, and they also have a podcast. Save to say, lots of great stuff going on here.
Definitely a website you’ll want to visit often.
- 3 Content Strategy Practices That Will Make You a Better Content Marketer
- How to Get Guest Posts Published on Top Sites
- Successful Storytelling Is Quick, Not Fast
- 3 Things to Learn from the World’s 3 Most Popular Blogs
The Daily Egg is the blog for a service called CrazyEgg. This service allows you to find out where people click on your site. It’s a very interesting service, and a budget friendly alternative to HeatMap software.
Their blog is on conversion optimization. It’s a daily blog, packed with little golden nuggets that will improve your conversions:
- Why Ugly Website Design Often Converts (Better)
- The Power of the Premium: How Increasing the Quality of Your Bonus Can Improve Conversion Rates
- Stop Jargon From Killing Your Conversions
The Search Engine Watch is a great website to keep one eye on the changes in the search engine world. The changes in organic search but also in paid advertising can have massive impact on your website.
Oh, your website is not yet mobile responsive?
That’s now an official ranking factor for mobile.
Didn’t know? You would if you would have visited Search Engine Watch.
If you want to know what all this talk about Google’s Panda’s, Penguins and Hummingbirds is about, you might want to come here a little more often.
- Panda and Penguin Are Not Penalties
- Why Do Organic and Paid Search Traffic Have So Much Crossover?
- Google Trends Expands to Focus on Real-Time Data
I hope you found plenty of resources here to become a kick-ass marketer. Did i miss any of your favorite blogs? Please let me know in the comments.
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