The digital marketing ecosystem is constantly changing – making it difficult for most marketers to keep up. We’ve done all of the hard work for you, and have found the best blogs to help you stay on top of the latest best practices and trends in content marketing, graphic design, social media, and SEO. Did your favorite blog make our list?
First on our list is our favorite content marketing resource, Hubspot. Hubspot is synonymous with inbound marketing – the methodology behind the use of educational, non-intrusive content to nurture leads and drive them down the marketing funnel. Hubspot’s marketing blog is constantly updated and contains everything a digital marketer needs to know to launch and grow successful inbound marketing campaigns.
CMI is dedicated to providing the best in content marketing education and training. In addition to the abundant resources found on their website, they also manage the annual Content Marketing World conference and publish the Chief Content Officer (CCO) Magazine.
Contently offers their award winning marketing software, and they also have a network of over 100,000 expert freelancers to help you fill your content portfolio. They also pull from their network to create compelling blog content for The Content Strategist every day.
Creative Market is like Etsy for graphic design, but they do more than just sell graphic design services. Whether you need web templates, business cards, or photography, this blog teaches you how to do it all yourself.
Much like Kleenex is to paper tissues, Photoshop has become synonymous with photo editing and graphic design. Their blog is split into "Inspiration," "Tutorials," and "Product News," and includes guest posts from award winning photographers showcasing some of their own amazing content created with the tool.
When it comes to link authority, Moz is the authority! Their MozRank rankings are used by Google to help calculate where your site falls in search results. And if you are interested in a more in-depth discussion on SEO, you can read co-founder Rand Fishkin’s personal blog.
If Google is the king of search, Search Engine Land is the king of keeping up with Google. There are 200 factors that Google takes into consideration when ranking search results. SEO scientists are able to make some highly educated guesses how each of those factors come into play and how to take advantage of them. Anytime a new clue to the secret algorithm is found, you’ll find it here first. You should also check out their sister site, Marketing Land.
Host of the annual Social Media Marketing World conference, Social Media Examiner is the internet’s premier authority on how to effectively market through social channels.
Hootsuite empowers marketers to manage all of their social media profiles in one place, but it also empowers them by providing tutorials, top trends, and new innovations in the social media space through their blog.
Like Hootsuite, Buffer is another big name in the social media management space. Mixed in with their regular, informative blog posts, they have in-depth case studies, video tutorials, and even a weekly podcast!