Sources for Inbound Marketing Strategy

inbound marketing strategy blogsIn the world of inbound marketing, there is a huge focus on the creation of new and unique content for your blog. However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be reading on what others are writing. The old PSA “The more you know, the more you grow” may sound trite now, but it has merit. Read what your peers are saying, see where the trends are, what new technology advances are available, and you will remain relevant.

Here are a hundred and one (yes, 101!) of the top blogs and websites that you should be reading, if you aren’t already. They cover a variety of topics and they are purposely not segregated by topic. Just because you don’t think you may need to read a blog about social media or content doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be looking at it. So get to it.

Important note before we begin: If your blog isn’t on this list, let us know. Give us a link in the comments, and we’ll update the post!

  1. Adobe Digital Marketing Blog – A little of everything all in one spot.
  2. Affilorama – Educational resources, useful software applications and access to the Affiliate Marketing community
  3. Affiliate Answer Man – by Sean Williams, features reviews, interviews, and tips
  4. Amy Porterfield – A strategist who co-authored ‘Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies’
  5. Analytics Talk – Created by Justin Cutroni, discusses digital analytics
  6. Andrea Vahl – She teaches you how to use social media platforms
  7. Annielytics – Quick snippets of information regarding visualizing data.
  8. B2B Marketing Insider – By Micheal Brenner, good source for the latest trends
  9. Be Relevant! Email Marketing Blog – You do want to be relevant, yes? So follow this blog.
  10. Become a Blogger – An online community to help you create a successful business around your blog.
  11. Blind Five Year Old – By AJ Kohn, a west coast consultant
  12. Blogcast FM – You will not find a better source of interviews anywhere.
  13. Blogging with Amy – Help for the technologically challenged start their own blogs or websites.
  14. BlogTyrant – Advice about blogging and marketing.
  15. Blog Growth – Founded by Mauro D’Andrea, expert in internet, email, and content marketing
  16. Boom Social – Read how the old ways of marketing are renewed through modern day technology and social media.
  17. Boost Blog Traffic – Just as the name suggests, this blog will help you boost your blog traffic.
  18. Brian Solis – principal analyst at Altimeter Group and an author, blogger, and speaker
  19. Bronto – Insights from Bronto’s team of marketing experts.
  20. The Buffer Blog – A little of everything you need to know.
  21. Business 2 Community – An inside look at news and trends.
  22. Bryan Eisenberg – Pioneer and authority, Bryan Eisenberg, shares his expertise in online marketing, conversion rates, content and marketing.
  23. Chief Marketing Technologist – By Scott Brinker, covers marketing technology and how it has changing marketing strategy, management, and culture.
  24. Chris Brogan – As a publisher, owner, & CEO, he shares his insights on marketing and making connections
  25. Chris Ducker – Launch your business into the modern age with ‘New Business’ strategies and marketing tools.
  26. CognitiveSEO – Tips on benchmarking and outranking the competition.
  27. The Content Strategist – daily doses about trends and practices for media and marketers
  28. ContentVerve – Get your conversion on here.
  29. Content Marketing Institute – Blog articles about content strategy, content development, and more.
  30. Conversion Rate Experts – Another site about increasing your conversation rate, however big players like Apple, Sony and Google have come to this site.
  31. Conversion Scientist – Find out who is coming to your blog and why through the careful application of tools and resources.
  32. Conversion Voodoo – Everything you want to know about strategies, testing, optimization and mobile conversion.
  33. ConversionXL – Supersize your conversation rate with this blog’s wealth of information, run by Peep Laja.
  34. The Copybot – The best marketing in the world doesn’t matter without proper writing. Get solid web writing advice from the chief copywriter for Copyblogger, Demian Farnworth.
  35. Customer Think – online community of business leaders who focus on customer-centric business management and what that means for social marketing
  36. Copypressed – Building brands with quality content that will help drive up your conversions, focus your SEO, and more.
  37. Daily Blog Tips – Everything you need in a daily tip format
  38. Danny Brown – Multiple award-winning marketer and blogger shares his thoughts, opinions, and ideas.
  39. David Mihm – Local strategies, tactics, and thoughts. If you are company focusing on a local business environment, this is the blog for you.
  40. Deliverability – Covers authentication, deliverability, reputation, and other email marketing topics for your business
  41. Digital Inspiration – How-to website on computer software, mobile apps, and video tutorials by Amit Agarwal.
  42. Digital Marketer – Covers search, social, mobile, conversion, traffic, and ecommerce, everything that a marketer in the digital age could want to know.
  43. Distilled – SEO topics sprinkled with marketing, mobile, and social posts
  44. Econsultancy Digital Marketing Blog – Digital marketing and ecommerce insight with analysis and opinions
  45. Entrepreneur on Fire – Business podcast with interviews inspiring and successful people.
  46. Eugen Oprea – Technology advice regarding analytics, websites, and SEO
  47. Expand2Web – Don Campbell shares his knowledge to help your business succeed
  48. Franchise Marketing Group – Social media and marketing tips for franchise owners
  49. GetElastic – #1 Subscribed Ecommerce Blog featuring ecommerce best practices and better ways to manage digital relationships including mobile, search, social, and multichannel marketing.
  50. GetResponse – Email marketing tips
  51. Heidi Cohen – She shares marketing related insights in an easy-to-understand dialogue
  52. Hubspot – They pretty much wrote the book on inbound marketing. No one does it better.
  53. HyperArts – Their blog covers everything from social media platforms to web design.
  54. Internet Marketing Ninjas – The latest news, trends, notes, and chat within the SEO industry.
  55. Invesp – Resource for the latest information on conversion optimization.
  56. Jeff Bullas – He helps businesses and personal brands with digital social media marketing and search engine optimization
  57. Jon Loomer – He provides daily tips and breaking news
  58. Kaiser the Sage – Journal of creative development strategies based on ethical principles.
  59. Kikolani – Blog marketing, SEO, social media and tips for all bloggers, professional and otherwise.
  60. Kris Roadruck – His blog covers SEO and content tips, as well as the occasional rant
  61. Lawmacs – Gary Lawood shares his blogging and SEO tips he’s developed over the past ten years
  62. Marketo – Catch the trends and proven practices in modern B2B marketing
  63. Marketing Pilgrim – Launched by Andy Peal, covers current news, trending rumors and intelligent reviews of internet marketing and online advertising
  64. Matthew Woodward – His site features high quality internet marketing and SEO tutorials.
  65. Monetate Blog –Big data, analytics, segmentation, personalization, merchandising, website testing, marketing consistency, and many more topics for the business blogger.
  66. Occam’s Razor – Founder Avinash Kaushik presents ideas to empower companies to make leaps in their digital strategies.
  67. Online Behavior – Articles feature targeting & segmentation, website testing & usability, and web analytics & optimization.
  68. Outspoken Media – Boutique SEO consulting company, expand in your market and attract new business
  69. Pam Marketing Nut – Businesses of all sizes can read on social media tips, practices, training and tools.
  70. PointBlank SEO – Helping ‘ordinary’ marketers to build extraordinary links through SEO development.
  71. Portent – Covers the usual Internet marketing, SEO, and PPC with some humor thrown in for good measure.
  72. Problogger – By Darren Rowse, tips to blog like an expert
  73. Proimpact7 – Conversion and analytics blog.
  74. Ranking by SEO – SEO news, tips and tricks to optimize your website
  75. RazorSocial – Winner of the Social Media Examiner Annual blog Awards ’13. Founded by Ian Cleary and Colette Mullen
  76. Retail Email – Daily guide to what’s going on in the world of retail email marketing. Also has an impressive archive.
  77. Rich Page Website Optimizer – Great site for small and medium online businesses by providing information on website testing, conversion and optimization
  78. Ross Hudgens – Based in LA, his digital marketing consultancy specializes in content development, link building and CRO.
  79. Royal Pingdom – Ramblings and musings about web tech and the Internet in general from the RP team.
  80. Saavy B2B Marketing – Team of marketing and writing experts
  81. The Sales Lion – Written by Marcus Sheridan, he shares inbound and content marketing, social media, and branding successes
  82. – The latest in SEO news, topics and events.
  83. SEO Copywriting – Copywriting tips, social media writing advice and strategies for creating great web copy.
  84. Site Tuners – Author Tim Ash shares his knowledge about improving online conversion rates
  85. Small Business Search Marketing – Hosted by Matt McGee who shares his knowledge in blogging and social media for SEO.
  86. Smart Blogs – Features an exchange of ideas and practices regarding social media and marketing, among other diverse topics.
  87. Social Blogging Tracker – Comprehensive social media guide for networking and branding.
  88. Social Media Examiner – Articles, interviews, case studies, and reviews of the latest to improve your social media marketing.
  89. Social Triggers – Turn clicks into subscribers, bringin people into the funnel, and encourage your visitors to share your content.
  90. SocialMouths – Exceptional social media advice for the real entrepreneur.
  91. Sparring Mind – Blog that focuses on improving creative work and productive output through behavioral psychology.
  92. TagMan – Insights into the latest research, best practice recommendations, and news around tag management and its eco-system
  93. Trada Blog – Blog on tricks of the trade by community members.
  94. Traffic Generation Cafe – Find current, tested, proven web traffic advice.
  95. Unbounce – Refreshing, unique posts geared toward stats-driven marketers for the best in rate optimization and A/B Testing.
  96. Unmarketing – By Scott Stratten, for those that believe business is built on relationships.
  97. User Testing – Covers tips on conversion for content, marketing, navigation, mobile, and more.
  98. ViperChill – Written by Glen Allsopp, covers viral marketing, search engine optimization, and blogging advice.
  99. WebProNews – Breaking news in tech, search, and social media.
  100. Writtent – All this company covers is content, but they do it extremely well.
  101. 60 Second Marketer – Online community founded by Jamie Turner with tools, tips and tutorials for marketers around the globe.

What are your favorite blogs on inbound marketing strategy, social media, or content? Share a link in the comments, and we’ll update this post to become a comprehensive industry resource!

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