37 Top Marketing,SEO And Social Media Blogs You Should Read As Serious Marketer

This article actually helped myself a lot, I got a chance to review all the marketing, SEO related, blogging, making money online blogs and review which ones I will follow from now on.

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I must say, getting to know each of these blogs took a huge time for me and a lot of sites I visited didn’t make it to this list, just because I didn’t enjoy them too much.

I remember a long time ago I created and article on 1stWebDesigner  with 250+ design related RSS feeds I recommended everybody to subscribe to..and it was crazy!

Ok, at that time I was crazy myself, I actually tried unsuccessfully to follow them all!

But yes, time has passed and even if this article/list looks big, I have made slight improvements comparing to my 250 feed article.

Now I present just 37 blogs – but those blogs are covering various topics. So what I suggest for you to do, is review this list – check out each site most popular articles and evaluate if you are interested in such content.

If yes, subscribe right away, if no – just leave it, with this article You’ll have more to read than you normally could anyway!

I can also explain why I created so mixed list with so different niche blogs in case you’re curious. As I said I am also creating the list for myself and I consider all of these blog topics related. You cannot build successful blog:

  • without social promotion
  • without good SEO
  • without great headlines
  • without knowing how to earn money online
  • without communicating
  • without keyword research
  • etc, etc, etc!

You should read related blogs, communicate with people interested in similar topics and you never should stop learning! And if you’re passionate about these topics, reading, learning, evolving your blogging business will come easy to you! What can I say more – start reading!

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Internet Marketing, Making Money Online, Blogging Tips

1.ViperChill

Viperchill top marketing blogs 2011
Site is maintained by Glen Allsop and he maintains one of my favorite blogs ViperChill, he does very interesting studies about SEO, internet marketing, how to build links and back links and a lot more. Each article is very long and comprehensive, you don't need to worry about article quality here!

My favorite articles there:

2. IncomeDiary

Incomediary top marketing blogs 2011
Michael Dunlop does a lot of interesting interviews with popular entrepreneurs as well as cool roundups for top blog sales, most influential people in blogging, top young entrepreneurs etc. He has his own unique twist and experience to share and it's really worth reading!

My favorite articles there:

You may guessed but Michael and Glen get's two top positions also because they are both almost the same age as I am :) I just feel like they are very similar souls to me enjoying Internet lifestyle and that's why I love reading about their latest ventures and experiences.

3. Entrepreneurs Journey


Many people don't know this, but Yaro Starak Blog Profits Blueprint guide was my first blogging manifesto I listened like 100 times when I started with 1stWebDesigner. Yaro Starak offers a lot of audio interviews providing me with a lot of fresh inspiration. Before these audio files I wash't even aware how much different online money earning ways there are! Everybody can launch business online! I even bought his mastermind course and it also proved to be very valuable in early days, one blog you should't avoid!

My favorite articles there:

4. ProBlogger

Problogger top marketing blogs 2011
Huh, I know this blog doesn't require any introduction. Well, while Darren hasn't been my biggest inspiration, but I listened interview with him done by Yaro Starak..and also bought several Darren e-books. He definitely has huge success and experience and guest writers there offer a lot of different viewpoints.

My favorite articles there:

5. CopyBlogger

Copyblogger top marketing blogs 2011
Website maintained by Brian Clark, while website is about online marketing, I consider this blog as home for copywriting. Whenever I got some problems with headlines I go there. But of course, that's not it, you'll get a lot of SEO advice, content marketing, internet marketing tips here! Great blog, worth daily reading!

My favorite articles there:

6. SHOEMONEY

Shoemoney top marketing blogs 2011
Jeremy did a huge impression, when I listened Yaro Starak interview with him, where in 90 minutes Jeremy told about his background, building one of the biggest sites for mobiles offering free audio file conversion to mobile format..generating huge Adsense income. Later he built very successful Ad network, sold his business..and now he is just writing on his blog and running several online companies. He knows what he's talking about.

My favorite articles there:

7. TOP RANK BLOG

Toprank top marketing blogs 2011
TopRank Online Marketing is a digital marketing agency that helps companies increase sales, brand visibility online and develop better customer engagement. On their blog however they offer a lot of advice about social media marketing, email marketing and search engine optimization. I found here several great tools for social media management, however a lot of articles are targeted to company building, which I am not so familiar with. But definitely worth visiting.

My favorite articles there:

8. CHRIS BROGAN

Chris brogan top marketing blogs 2011
Great insights into blogging, marketing, a lot of inspiring reading there – he has very unique view in his articles. Chris is professional speaker, and consults Fortune 100/500 companies, I guess these achievements speak of him themselves.

My favorite articles there:

9. BUSINESSES {GROW}

Grow top marketing blogs 2011
I really love this blog – each article here is filled with little humor and constructive opinion,  very refreshing comparing to all other social media and marketing blogs.

My favorite articles there:

10. QUICKSPROUT

Quicksprout top marketing blogs 2011
Neil Patel is the co-founder of 2 Internet companies: Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics. Through his entrepreneurial career Neil has helped large corporations such as Amazon, AOL, GM, HP and Viacom make more money from the web. Big fan – his blog posts are refreshing and filled with experience.

My favorite articles there:

11. CHRISG


Chris Garrett is an internet marketing and online business consultant, blogging and social media coach, new media industry commentator, writer, speaker, trainer and all-round web geek. He has been involved in several startups and has written for some of the web’s best-loved blogs.

He offers great advice into blogging, internet marketing and a bit of social media.

My favorite articles there:

12. THINK TRAFFIC

Think traffic top marketing blogs 2011
I just found this blog, but it immediately grabbed my attention with its unique articles and useful advice about blogging, productivity, social media and search engine optimization.

My favorite articles there:

13. DAVID RISLEY

David risley top marketing blogs 2011
This site will help you turn your blogging into an income machine by teaching you how to generate traffic, create and market products on your blog, helping you understand how to get, keep and hold attention..and finally call your visitors to action. Great advice from very experienced and popular blogger David Risley.
My favorite articles there:

14. ZAC JOHNSON

Zacjohnson top marketing blogs 2011
Zac has been around for a while (over 10 years) and he can show off some great successes he achieved through this time. Affiliate income topic is his speciality, decide yourself if you're interested!

My favorite articles there:

15. MIXERGY

Mixergy top marketing blogs 2011
Mixergy is place where you can get inspired, encouraged in your online business ventures, this blog will show how and why other popular people gained their success by listening their stories in interviews.

Quote: “Imagine having a mix of experienced businesspeople mentoring you. That's my mission with Mixergy.com.”

My favorite articles there:

16. EV BOGUE: UNTETHER TO EVOLVE

Ev bogue top marketing blogs 2011
I don't know where to list Ev's blog, but I wanted to include it here, because his posts are very unique and usually make me rethink my own life. He's living Internet lifestyle himself and shows how you could do that yourself. Read about his past to learn more.

My favorite articles there:

17. GIDEON SHALWICK

Gideon shalwick top marketing blogs 2011
Gideon in his video blog will show how to grow your business using online video, how to get traffic to these videos, how to do SEO for videos and dominate you niche using online video marketing. He has great niche focus and that's why I come to read his blog once in a while to get this video related advice.

My favorite videos there:

18. DAILY BLOG TIPS

Dailyblogtips top marketing blogs 2011
Get daily blogging tips over here – traffic generation tips, how to make money with website, implement SEO, choose blog name – you name it, it's all there!

My favorite articles there:

19. SMART PASSIVE INCOME

Smart passive income top marketing blogs 2011
Pat is ranking #2 for keyword “passive income”, right after Wikipedia, which is huge! Right after visiting this blog I felt very familiar with it – I could easily see his best content, get started right away and feel engaged..when that happens ( it is not often) I know blog author has done great job to impress me and show value right away. Great blogging and affiliate  related advice.

My favorite articles there:

20. TENTBLOGGER

Tentblogger top marketing blogs 2011
This blog is maintained by professional blogger John, who shares his online experience and let you learn from his income reports, his successes, mistakes – he creates trust with his words and he's doing it right.

My favorite articles there:

21. NICHE PURSUITS

Niche pursuits top marketing blogs 2011
Oh, this will be fun for you – readers suggest interesting niche ideas for Spencer and he tries them for 90 days showing his successes or losses on his blog! Also he writes why you should create niche websites, aim for long tail keywords and earn money online. Very cool idea and I am becoming passionate follower to his blog!

My favorite articles there:

22. SINGLEGRAIN

Single grain top marketing blogs 2011
Single Grain is all about how you generate web traffic, how you use the web to do business, and how you can optimize your Internet-based revenue.You will find a lot of cool info graphics about social media.

My favorite articles there:

23. TECHIPEDIA

Techipedia top marketing blogs 2011
This blog is maintained by Tamar Weinberg, social media strategist with more than fifteen years of experience. She has spoken to a lot of speaking engagements and on her blog she writes in depth articles about social media, marketing and blogging!

My favorite articles there:

24. JOHN CHOW

John chow top marketing blogs 2011
John Chow is very popular personality in online world and he writes a lot about money making online, affiliate marketing, blogging in his own unique  manner.

My favorite articles there:

Social Media

25. BrianSolis

Briansolis top marketing blogs 2011
Brian is extremely popular speaker and he has written several great books from which one of them “Engage” I am currently reading myself. This blog will keep you busy for a long time if you are passionate about social media and marketing topics – a lot of great and up-to-date advice as well as comprehensive reports can be found there!

My favorite articles there:

26. Social Media Examiner

Socialmedia examiner top marketing blogs 2011
Whenever I find myself in any social media related problems or questions, I always visit this site for reference, inspiration and tips, how to do tasks better than I do currently! Every article is very well researched..and their article retweets, Facebook likes, comment count show that they really know and practice what they learn themselves. A huge fan.

My favorite articles there:

27. KIKOLANI

Kikolani top marketing blogs 2011
I've known Kristi Hines almost from whole beginning of my online ventures, she has always been very friendly, proactive and I can tell only good words about her. And her blog over time has grown to be really high quality source for everything social media related. Also I really enjoy her Fetching Friday resources mashup she always creates allowing me to keep up with best articles from last week.

My favorite articles there:

28. CONVINCE & CONVERT

Convince convert top marketing blogs 2011
Jay is very popular social media consultant and You have a chance to learn from his knowledge on his blog from his extraordinary articles. Twitter? Facebook? Google+? No problem – learn more on his site, big inspiration for me.

My favorite articles there:

29. BLOG HUBSPOT

Hubspot top marketing blogs 2011
Beautiful internet marketing advice tied up with social media marketing. They cover wide range of cool topics to help kickstart small businesses!

My favorite articles there:

30. DAN ZARRELLA: THE SOCIAL MEDIA SCIENTIST

Dan zarrella top marketing blogs 2011
Dan Zarrella is the award-winning social media scientist at HubSpot and author of two O’Reilly Media books.

A lot of scientifically proven info graphics, graphs you will find on his website – not empty babbling, everything he writes over there is proven and tested!

Check out social media conference Dan Zarrella is speaking on, I always like audio and video format because then I can easily see what certain person is made of.

My favorite articles there:

Search Engine Optimization

31. SEOMoz Blog

Seomoz top marketing blogs 2011
And this site is my first place to visit for any SEO related questions, I always find here trendy topics about Google's ever changing ranking mechanism. Want to know how Google+, Twitter, Facebook usage change Google rankings, how to do link building, rank high on search engines? Don't look further!

My favorite article there:

32. Search Engine Land

Search engine land top marketing blogs 2011
Good blog to follow if you want to know latest buzz and gossip about everything that happens in social media world, these articles will help you understand this changing online world much better than just plain news sites. Learn also from great search marketing, SEO and SEM guides.

My favorite articles there:

33. David Naylor

David naylor top marketing blogs 2011
On his blog you'll get a lot of short, smart articles about latest happenings and news in SEO industry. Big focus on just quality, not quantity.

My favorite articles there:

34. SEOBook

Seobook top marketing blogs 2011
If you want to know what does Google think, check SEOBook, a lot of in depth research, SEO optimization, tools reviews can be found there.

My favorite articles there:

35. SEOOptimise

Seo optimise top marketing blogs 2011
SEO goldmine, if you're passionate about link building, Google ranking increase you'll never grow tired from topics covered there, just check my favorite articles and you'll know what to expect here.

My favorite articles there:

36. Search Engine Journal

Search engine journal marketing blogs 2011
Search Engine Journal helps companies improve their interactive marketing, and helps marketers to succeed in a challenging career. You can expect here several articles per day about all what is related with search marketing and search news.

My favorite posts there:

Little about everything:

37. SETH GODIN BLOG

Oh my, of course Seth is on the list, I think his blog and name doesn't need any introduction, he has written a lot of books, has huge experience in online business world, he created Squidoo, and if you want to know more about him, just check out him onWikipedia. Well, to be honest I have a task in my checklist to read at least few of Seth Godin books, this article will remind me that.

His articles are pure diamonds – short, beautiful and always to the point.

My favorite articles there:

Oh, congratulations – you made it until the end! That's great! Maybe now you can share your thoughts about this article, which ones of these blogs you enjoy reading? Maybe you read another extraordinary blog I am not aware of?

Please leave your feedback, would love to receive first comments on this blog! Hah, I hope I didn't sound too needy!

Cheers, thanks for reading!

About the author: Dainis Graveris is 25 years young man, who struggled for 3 years while studying in design academy and working for local design agency, because of ignorant teachers and agency boss. He couldn’t believe this is all life could offer to him! And then he discovered true Internet possibilities, he was lucky to find his passion early in life and take advantage of this beautiful Information (Internet) Age! Now he is committed to help others succeed, to help others take charge of their life and follow their passion! His goal is to open Your eyes and help unveil Your true potential!

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16 Comments

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  1. Kristi Hines

    Thanks for including Kikolani in this awesome list! :)

    • Dainis Graveris

      Thanks Kristi, for visiting here..:) Of course, I always have been loyal to your blog and personality!

      And you’re getting free coffee from me by writing first comment on this blog! :)

  2. Pat

    Thanks for including me Dainis! I’m honored to be in such good company on this list. All the best to you! :)

    • Dainis Graveris

      And I am honored you visited this blog :) Thank you – glad to see you here and hope you enjoy the feature even if I cannot offer any traffic back yet.

  3. Muhito

    Great Post. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post. I do vist some of the site listed and I’ll surely visit others.

  4. Fernando

    Firstly, let me tell you is great that you choosed just the 37 best blogs, because (at least for me) makes more interesting to be read it, as it would be 250 as in a previous post as you said ;) well do it
    I’m kinda proud of me that I already followed a couple of the blogs of your list ;) but believe me, I going to follow from know each of the blogs you listed here!
    I’m so exited already
    well do it my friend
    Sorry for my english
    Greetings from Paraguay

    • Dainis Graveris

      Hey Fernando, oh thanks :) I guess I have learned myself that’s it impossible and unnecessary to follow too much blogs, that’s why picked only those I couldn’t resist..each of them in my opinion offers very unique point of view :)

      Greetings, thanks for coming here :)

  5. Michael

    Thanks for including me man! Love the new blog.

  6. Carlos Peyser

    Reading this post reminds me of my brother! I will forward this write-up to him.

  7. John Saddington

    wow, thanks! nice being #20…!

  8. Andrew Warner

    Thanks for including my work on your site!

  9. Jamie

    I appreciate your list giving a brief summary of the site. Helps a lot. Thanks.

  10. Andrea

    Hey, Tim, thanks for linking to Mixergy! We appreciate the love!

    • Tim Soulo

      you’re very welcome Andrea! Your site is outstanding! I’ve watched dozens of interviews there :)

      • Andrea

        That’s great – we love to hear that our content is beneficial! Thanks again!

  11. Mark W. Schaefer

    Thank you very much for the shout-out. I’m honored!

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