SEO and inbound marketing are expanding and changing at such rapid rates it can be almost impossible to keep up.
Heck, even the definition of what “SEO blogs” are has changed over the last several years as SEO has become subsumed under the concept of inbound marketing.
For example, is a prominent blog about content marketing an SEO blog? Maybe or maybe not, depending on the background of the person you talk to.
But I can tell you one thing for certain: if you’re a practicing SEO in 2016, you damn well better be reading it. Because an ever-increasing part of your job is producing authoritative content. And not just meta descriptions and product copy written with search engines in mind. You have to be producing content that real actual people need to find helpful enough to share.
And if you run your own business, you’re likely responsible for social media, analytics, landing page optimization and all of the other marketing activities besides “traditional” SEO anyway.
But you’re not interested in a semantic debate about what does and doesn’t constitute SEO. You just want to find the best marketing content that will help grow your business’s reach and traffic.
Luckily, you’ve come to the right place. 🙂
We’ve compiled the best blogs for SEOs and marketing practitioners categorically based on who writes for them. We’ve also provided a description for each blog of what they write about most, as well as the most shared post of this year form their site (via BuzzSumo’s “Most Shared” feature) and our personal favorite of the year.
Now you can certainly pick and choose to read and follow each one depending on your needs. But we recommend adding all of these to your RSS reader, Twitter account or bookmarking service.
Ready? Let’s check them out.
These blogs are, in most cases, full-blown news sites that cover breaking news related to digital marketing, particularly as it relates to SEO/SEM. If you want to be the first to hear about Google’s latest algorithm update or best practices, these are the places you’ll want to bookmark, add to your RSS feed or otherwise subscribe to:
Danny Sullivan’s popular blog has been a mainstay in SEO news for 10 years. Has a sister site, Marketing Land, that covers more general digital marketing topics. Also the company in charge of SMX, the search marketing conferences held globally.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Google To Stop Showing Ads On Right Side Of Desktop Search Results Worldwide
My Favorite for 2016: 7 essential Google Analytics reports every marketer must know
Search Engine Journal started as a blog in 2003 from founder Loren Baker but has since become one of the most widely read publications in the search marketing industry. Covers breaking news and also features plenty of informative op-eds and tutorials.
Most Shared Post of 2016: ContentMart: Counteracting Content Demand
My Favorite for 2016: Does Google AMP Affect SEO?
Search Engine Roundtable is a blog run by long-time Search Engine Land writer Barry Schwartz. Many of the postings are aggregated from forum discussions on places like Webmaster World and Digital Point. Covers day-to-day happenings in search marketing, including Google algorithm updates or hints of updates.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Google Confirms Removing Right Side Ads & Placing Four Ads At The Top
My Favorite for 2016: SEO Tips For 2016 By Google’s John Mueller
Search Engine Watch is the oldest of the well-known search engine news sites, dating back to 1997 before blogging became a thing . Now owned by ClickZ, Search Engine Watch continues to publish the latest breaking search engine news, along with op-eds and tutorials on other inbound marketing topics like analytics, social media and paid search.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Google is removing all Right Hand Side Ads on SERPs worldwide
My Favorite for 2016: The most expensive 100 Google Adwords keywords in the US
5. The SEM Post
Founded by Jennifer Slegg in 2014, The SEM Post is a relatively new site covering breaking search marketing news. The site also features several well-written long-form guides for SEOs on Google Panda, Google’s Quality Rater guidelines and more.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Google Analytics Now Removes Referral Spam from Reports Automatically
My Favorite for 2016: Understanding Google Panda: Definitive Algo Guide for SEOs
6. PPC Hero
PPC Hero is a blog dedicated mostly to cost-per-click marketing although inbound marketers, particularly those who handle both SEO and SEM, should find it helpful. It was started from the founders of popular paid search agency Hanapin Marketing and covers a variety of breaking news topics around PPC, as well as tutorials and industry white papers.
Most Shared Post of 2016: The 2016 Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts
My Favorite for 2016: The Coolest AdWords Feature You Aren’t Using
These are all blogs written by some of the top search marketing agencies in the world. This is where you’ll find a lot of the true thought leaders in SEO and digital marketing as a whole: folks who have worked on search strategies for some of the biggest brands and hottest startups around. If you don’t have the budget but still want to leverage their expertise, this is where you can get it.
Eric Enge of Stone Temple Consulting has been a thought leader and veteran of the SEO speaking circuit for years. He also co-authored The Art of SEO, which was published by O’Reilly. Their Digital Marketing Excellence blog features a weekly video series called “Here’s Why,” along with other tutorials and SEO how-tos.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Links as Ranking Factor: Study Shows They Still Rule
My Favorite for 2016: Backlinking Tools May Not Be as Comprehensive as You Think
Distilled is a well-known search agency with offices in London, New York and Seattle. They have a well-read blog as well as an entire education platform called DistilledU that teaches beginning and intermediate level SEO techniques.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Split Testing Titles and H1s: Do They Still have an SEO Impact?
My Favorite for 2016: The Technical Audit Checklist Made for Human Beings
TopRank Marketing, based in Minnesota, is another agency that have established themselves as thought leaders in the SEO space. CEO Lee Odden is a regular on the SEO speaking circuit. Their blog was started in 2003.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 50 Social Media Marketing Influencers to Follow
My Favorite for 2016: What Is Influencer Marketing? Definitions, Examples, and Resources
New York-based digital marketing agency iPullRank is another SEO-centric blog you should be reading, particularly if you’re working with (or work for) a big brand.
Most Shared Post of 2016: How I Sped Up My Site 68.35% With One Line of Code
My Favorite for 2016: What we Learned when we Re-Ranked the Inc. 500 Based on SEO
Started in 1999, Jim Boykin’s Internet Marketing Ninjas has been a mainstay in the SEO space. They’re a full service agency that also offers their own suite of tools and a blog that features posts from longtime search columnist Ann Smarty among others. Boykin’s group also owns the popular Webmaster World forum, one of the oldest internet marketing forums in the world.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 18 Tweetable Traffic Building Tips to Start Using Today!
My Favorite for 2016: 5 Awesome Google Spreadsheet Addons for Keyword Research
Bruce Clay Inc is a global search agency that have been thought leaders in the SEO community for some time now. They also have a great high-level SEO course for free intended for CMOs and other high-level executives who might not be involved in day-to-day search activities but still want to understand the value of organic search to their organization’s marketing and sales goals.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 43 Reasons SEOs Can’t Fear Change: 2016 Digital Marketing Predictions
My Favorite for 2016: Key Changes to the Google SERP: What You Need to Know Mid-2016
London-based BuiltVisible started as a blog in 2009 and has since grown into a full-service digital marketing agency. Their blog is aimed at digital marketers and search specialists and covers cutting-edge SEO techniques.
Most Shared Post of 2016: The Web Marketer’s Guide To Reddit
My Favorite for 2016: Optimising for Google’s Quick Answer Box
Greenlane Search Marketing is a Moz-recommended search marketing agency based outside of Philadelphia. Most of their day-to-day posts are targeted towards professional SEOs, analytics practitioners and other digital marketers. However, they also have some great 101 guides as well, along with some outstanding tools, some of which we featured in our list of free SEO tools.
Most Shared Post of 2016: The Crucial SEO Importance of HTTP Headers
My Favorite for 2016: What Journalists Really Think of Your Linkbuilding Tactics
15. Aimclear Blog
Aimclear is a digital agency based in Minnesota focusing primarily on audience targeting and acquisition marketing. Their blog is a mix of daily news roundups and original content around various inbound marketing tactics.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Audience Segmentation For The Last Mile: Psychographic Targeting Hot House
My Favorite for 2016: #SEO For Sale?! Exposing Google Loopholes In Light Of FTC Native Guidelines
16. Seer Interactive
Started in 2002 by Wil Reynolds, Seer Interactive is a leading search agency with offices in Philadelphia and San Diego. Covers SEO, SEM and analytics issues.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 40 Ways to Use SEMrush to Get the SEO Data You Need
My Favorite for 2016: Why You Need Snapchat in Your 2016 Marketing Plan
Portent is another well known search agency based in Seattle. Their blog is targeted mostly towards small business owners and covers PPC, SEO, social media and other digital marketing topics.
Most Shared Post of 2016: What are UTM Codes? …and Why You Should Use Them
My Favorite for 2016: Checklist for Outsourcing Your Social Media Efforts
Branded3 is an award-winning SEO agency based in Leeds, London and Bath UK. Their blog covers PR, SEO, content marketing and more.
My Favorite for 2016: Link building is hard. Get over it
19. Bowler Hat
Bowler Hat is a Birmingham UK-based search agency specializing in local SEO. Their founder, Marcus Miller, is a columnist at Search Engine Land and has put together some great pieces on optimizing local search listings.
Most Shared Post of 2016: The Top 5 Resources You Need To Master SEO
My Favorite for 2016: What A 4-year-old Can Teach Us About Brands And Content Marketing
Blogs from individual SEO and marketing practitioners
These are all blogs from some of the best independent search and inbound marketing consultants in the world. Some work with big brands, others tend to work with tech startups and other small businesses that are looking to grow rapidly. And others don’t work with clients at all, or very little: they run their own businesses, either as full-time affiliate marketers, dropshippers or e-commerce site owners and have built their business through their own digital marketing know-how.
In a short time, Brian Dean’s Backlinko has become a must read for anyone wanting to increase traffic to their web site or their clients’ web sites. Backlinko focuses on high quality link building guides and tutorials with actionable information. Brian doesn’t post every day; in fact, he only has 30 something posts as of right now. But the posts he does have, I think, are some of the best guides out there.
Most Shared Post of 2016: We Analyzed 1 Million Google Search Results. Here’s What We Learned About SEO
My Favorite for 2016: SEO Tips: The Complete List (201 Actionable Techniques)
Quicksprout is inbound marketing guru Neil Patel’s blog: or at least one of them. Here you’ll find all kinds of detailed posts, including some amazing guides that are targeted towards beginners like The Beginners Guide to Online Marketing.
Most Shared Post of 2016: How to Win on Facebook: 8 Lessons Learned From Analyzing 1 Billion Posts
My Favorite for 2016: The Proven Method to Ranking on the First Page of Google For Any Long-tail Keyword
22. Neil Patel
Neil also writes an abundant amount of material on his personal blog about different SEO-related topics.
Most Shared Post of 2016: How to Get Google to Instantly Index Your New Website
My Favorite for 2016: The Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Money-Making Blog in 1 Hour
23. SEO By The Sea
Rather than covering a lot of the same “how-to” content as other SEO blogs, Bill Slawski’s SEO By The Sea focuses mostly on new search engine technology. This includes covering the latest search-centric patents that Google has applied for and what it might mean for the future of SEO and content discovery online.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Satisfaction a Future Ranking Signal in Google Search Results?
My Favorite for 2016: Machine Learning Inside Google
24. SEO AUV
SEO AUV (or average unit value) is a blog from consultant Nick Eubanks about the ROI of SEO-related initiatives: particularly how SEO strategies directly translate into increased revenue.
Most Shared Post of 2016: How To Design an SEO Content Map
My Favorite for 2016: Domain Authority is a Flawed Metric
Started by Glen Alsop, Viperchill is another blog that publishes some phenomenal guides, mostly aimed at affiliate marketers looking to build passive income businesses. However, most of the posts are applicable to any online business.
Most Shared Post of 2016: How 16 Companies are Dominating the World’s Google Search Results
My Favorite for 2016: The State of Link Building 2016: What I Learned Manually Analysing 1,000 Search Results
26. Point Blank SEO
Point Blank SEO is another blog focused primarily on the art of link building. The founder, Jon Cooper, even created a separate link building course that’s garnered a ton of positive reviews from within the SEO community. The blog hasn’t been updated much this year in particular but the back archives have some outstanding content, such as this mega list of link building tactics which I come back to on a regular basis.
Most Shared Post of 2016: The Longevity of Links for SEO
My Favorite for 2016: Link Building & PR Outreach Platforms Compared
27. SEO Book
Aaron Wall is one of the godfathers of SEO and has one of the longest running SEO training programs available. He doesn’t post as frequently on his blog as he used to. However, SEOBook itself is still a fantastic resource for learning about search. Plus he has some free tools there like the Rank Checker plugin for Firefox that I’ve used for years.
Most Shared Post of 2016: How Google Search Works in 2016
My Favorite for 2016: You Invested to Build a Brand, Now You Must Defend it (or ELSE)
A.J. Kohn’s Blind Five Year Old blog, a reference to the idea of marketers treating search engines like they are, well, blind five year olds, covers trending SEO tactics and features plenty of case studies and real-world examples.
Most Shared Post of 2016: The RankBrain Survival Guide
My Favorite for 2016: The One Kind of 404 That Could Be Quietly Killing Your Search Efforts
29. Niche Pursuits
Niche Pursuits is a blog from Long Tail Pro founder Spencer Hawes that covers digital marketing and business building techniques. Mostly geared towards smaller businesses and affiliate marketers looking to build passive income businesses. Also covers tactics like dropshipping. But lest you get the wrong impression, there’s plenty of search-specific posts here as well.
Most Shared Post of 2016: How a 21 Year Old from Bangladesh Became Financially Free Building and Selling Niche Websites
My Favorite for 2016: What Happens When You Add 500 Pieces Of Content To A Website?
Rae Hoffman is a long-time affiliate marketer and SEO consultant. She’s the co-founder of Houston internet marketing agency Pushfire and continues to blog regularly on topics specific to SEO and affiliate marketing.
Most Shared Post of 2016: How Bloggers Can Fix a Manual Penalty Caused by Compensated Content & Reviews
My Favorite for 2016: What Happened When I Flipped a WordPress Based Site from http to https
31. Aleyda Solis
Aleyda Solis is an SEO consultant and frequent speaker focusing on international SEO, which can often be a tricky proposition. She also writes for Moz Blog and Search Engine Land among other outlets. Her blog features plenty of tips and small tools, many of which are centered around international SEO. Posts are usually monthly.
Most Shared Post of 2016: HTTPs Migration Checklist in Google Docs to Share & Download
My Favorite for 2016: Growing with Mobile Queries and “Micro-Moments” Near You
32. SEO Skeptic
Started in 2008, Aaron Bradley’s SEO Skeptic blog covers the world of SEO, focusing mostly on technical optimization.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Rich Cards and Google’s Structured Data Restructuring
My Favorite for 2016: Schema.org Gets Hospitable with Release 3.1 for the Hotel Industry
33. SEO Theory
Michael Martinez is the co-founder of Reflective Dynamics, a boutique SEO consulting agency founded in 2012. His SEO Theory blog is an opinionated take on SEO topics in depth. This oft-updated post on the Panda algorithm is particularly good.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Content Marketing or Search Engine Optimization?
My Favorite for 2016: Natural and Semi-natural Linking for Web Marketers
34. Andrew Chen
Andrew Chen heads up growth at Uber and has published some fantastic essays about growth hacking strategies for startups. His blog is probably best suited for those running tech startups, particularly if you’re trying to grow a mobile app.
Most Shared Post of 2016: What 671 million push notifications say about how people spend their day
My Favorite for 2016: A Practitioner’s Guide to Net Promoter Score
35. Brian Solis
Brian Solis is a longtime social media consultant and speaker and the principal analyst at Altimeter Group, a research and consulting firm covering marketing and technology trends. He covers big ideas around digital transformation of various industries but also current issues around digital marketing in general.
Most Shared Post of 2016: The Future of Retail: Stop Iterating and Start Innovating
My Favorite for 2016: Why Mobile First Is No Longer Enough; It’s Time To Think About Mobile Only Design
Occam’s Razor is an analytics-focused blog from Google Digital Marketing Evangelist Avinash Kaushik. Author of Web Analytics 2.0 and Web Analytics: An Hour A day, Kaushik covers analytics topics along with plenty of other digital marketing tactics.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Excellent Analytics Tip #27: Chase Smart Calculated Metrics!
My Favorite for 2016: Be Real-World Smart: A Beginner’s Advanced Analytics Guide
Blog from independent analytics consultant Annie Cushing. Focuses on analytics issues, SEO and data visualization.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Why The Multi-Channel Funnels And Acquisition Reports Don’t Get Along
My Favorite for 2016: How To Track Social Ads In Google Analytics
Phil Rozek’s Local Visibility System blog provides local search practitioners with actionable information specifically around optimizing local business listings. His “One-Page Guide to Effective Local SEO” is a great “cheat sheet” for those just starting out or even those with a little more experience in local SEO.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Will a Tracking URL Hurt Your Local Rankings in Google?
My Favorite for 2016: How Do Local SEO and Conversion Rate Optimization Overlap?
Cody Lister’s MarketDoc is a newer blog with some fantastic tutorials on content marketing, SEO and link outreach. Like Brian Dean’s Backlinko, there aren’t a huge number of posts but the content that’s there is actionable and top-notch.
Most Shared Post of 2016: How To Create A Successful Lead Magnet
My Favorite for 2016: The “Michael Buffer” Formula: How To Make $154,843 From One Blog Post
40. SEO Mechanic
Charlie Rose’s SEO Mechanic is another great local-SEO focused blog, covering general topics like how to optimize a Google My Business listing.
Most Shared Post of 2016: SEO 101: Hyphens vs. Underscores in URLs
My Favorite for 2016: SEO Techniques: Why You Should Leverage Retargeting Ads
Community and Advocacy Groups
These blogs belong to either community sites and forums or other independent advocacy groups that cover SEO, social media and all other forms of inbound marketing.
Inbound.org was started in 2012 by Moz founder Rand Fishkin and Hubspot founder Dharmesh Shah. It’s more of a community focused site with users upvoting marketing-related content similar to the way sites like Digg, Reddit and Hacker News function. However, Inbound.org also features its own “originals” content series which are extremely good.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Ask Dharmesh About The HubSpot Culture Code
My Favorite for 2016: Important Lessons Learned from Over 1/4 Million SlideShare Views
GrowthHackers.com is very similar to Inbound.org although it caters more towards a “growth hacking” audience. So you’ll see more content there having to do with app and product-specific marketing, for example, user onboarding solutions. It too has exclusive content aside from the news articles submitted by users.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Red Hat: How They Developed a Big Idea That Shook Up A Huge Market
My Favorite for 2016: AMA with Belinda Langner, Product Manager at Google
The Content Marketing Institute provides thought leadership around content marketing and holds conferences and webinars to promote the practice of content marketing. As content becomes an ever-greater part of the inbound marketing puzzle, this blog is a must-read.
Most Shared Post of 2016: The Difference Between Content and Content Marketing
My Favorite for 2016: How to Build Your Email List: The (Better Than) Ultimate Guide
Social Media Examiner focuses on…you guessed it, social media tips and tactics. They produce tons of actionable guides and feature guest posts from a variety of social media marketing experts, writing on topics including how to target influencers in your space.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 2016 Social Media Marketing Predictions From the Experts
My Favorite for 2016: 20+ Social Media Hacks and Tips From the Pros
ConversionXL’s blog features in-depth conversion rate optimization strategies and is geared mostly towards practitioners at an advanced level, although they have some exceptionally good 101-style guides as well.
Most Shared Post of 2016: F-Patterns No More: How People View Google & Bing Search Results
My Favorite for 2016: Google Analytics Health Check: Is Your Configuration Broken?
Search Engine Guide is a long-time aggregator of SEO and marketing-specific content. Not updated as frequently as it used to be but still publishes some good material.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Content Is King, But Does It Rule Alone in SEO?
My Favorite for 2016: How to Use SEO When You Need to Hire Someone Now
Started by Brian Clark in 2006, CopyBlogger was blogging about content marketing before it became a buzzword among digital marketers. A heavy focus on content obviously, with additional resources on improving your overall skills as a writer. Applicable to anyone doing writing of any kind.
Most Shared Post of 2016: What Is a Content Marketing Strategy?
My Favorite for 2016: How to Write with Power and Authority, Even if You Feel Like a Nobody
ProBlogger is another long time resource for bloggers. Started by Darren Rowse in 2004, it focuses mostly on bloggers with entrepreneurial inclinations of building a profitable blog into a business.
Most Shared Post of 2016: How to Get Entrepreneurial Ideas out of Your Head and Into Reality
My Favorite for 2016: How to Write Engaging Content About “Boring” Subject Matter
Ian Cleary’s RazorSocial offers a series of social media training courses alongside a popular blog, which covers social media, content marketing, marketing automation and more.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Popular Hashtags: How to Identify the Best Hashtags
My Favorite for 2016: A Reference Guide for Social Media Scheduling
Jay Baer’s Convince & Convert is a consulting and media group focused on content and influencer marketing. Their blog was named the #1 content marketing blog in the world by the Content Marketing Institute.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 6 Unforgettable Lessons from Southwest Airlines Social Media Crisis
My Favorite for 2016: 5 Content Marketing Predictions for 2017
51. Tubular Insights
Tubular Insights (formerly ReelSEO) focuses on video marketing across YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other popular video channels. Includes leaderboards of the most popular content creators on YouTube, Vine and other platforms.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 29 Big Video Marketing Statistics for Media Brands
My Favorite for 2016: YouTube Reaches Bigger Audience Than Prime Time TV
DigitalMarketer is another long-time marketing community site with products designed to help you drive more traffic to your web site. Their blog features tons of great case studies with actionable insights as to how you can replicate their success.
Most Shared Post of 2016: How to Launch a Podcast | 4-Step Process
My Favorite for 2016: Facebook’s New Conversion Pixel: Pain-Free Migration & Set Up
53. SEO Chat
SEO Chat is a longstanding forum for SEO conversation but also features plenty of weekly articles on the topics of search and web site marketing in general.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 3 Ways To Expand Your Brand
My Favorite for 2016: You Have Been Doing Content Research Wrong… Now Do It Right!
Local Search Forum is another SEO forum dedicated to just local search topics. Founder Linda Buquet also blogs routinely on local SEO.
Most Shared Post of 2016: The Most Amazing Local Keyword & Content Idea Tool EVER!
My Favorite for 2016: How To Report Google Local Spam with the New Report a Problem
Blogs from software companies
Finally, these are all of the best SEO blogs written by software companies. Most of these companies build SEO or other inbound marketing tools but there are also some here who write about SEO-related topics often.
55. Moz Blog
Moz was the first blog I started reading 10 years ago back when the company was still known as SEOMoz and was more of a consulting company than a product company. They’ve since pivoted to an all-software model, as Moz Pro is one of the most well-known SEO tool suites on the market today. Moz publishes its own material from its team of writers and also showcases posts from its community with YouMoz.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 3 Unusual Hacks to Dramatically Up Your LinkedIn Game
My Favorite for 2016: 8 Old School SEO Practices That Are No Longer Effective
56. Ahrefs Blog
This blog, put out by the makers of Ahrefs, covers a multitude of search specific issues along with plenty of how-tos detailing how users can make the most out of Ahrefs as a tool.
Most Shared Post of 2016: On Page SEO in 2016: A (2M Keyword) Data Driven Analysis
My Favorite for 2016: Ahrefs’ SEO Metrics Explained (Finally)
CognitiveSEO provides a wide variety of SEO tools in an all-in-one SEO software offering. Their blog provides mostly quantitatively-driven posts about SEO and digital marketing.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 39 Rarely Used SEO Techniques That Will Double Your Traffic
My Favorite for 2016: Do Social Signals Influence SEO? A 2016 Study on 23 Million Shares
58. Yoast Blog
Yoast is the firm behind the Yoast SEO plugin, the most popular SEO plugin available for WordPress. They also offer consulting services, courses, e-books as well as plenty of free insight on their blog. The Yoast blog focuses mostly on SEO strategies for WordPress sites but also features plenty of SEO tips that non-Wordpress users can leverage as well.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 5 tips to write readable blogposts
My Favorite for 2016: Hreflang: The Ultimate Guide
59. SumoMe Blog
The SumoMe Blog is written by ex-Facebooker Noah Kagan and the rest of the AppSumo team. The guides here are top-notch and just about everything there is actionable for digital marketers, regardless of the size of your budget.
Most Shared Post of 2016:130 Ways to Get More Website Traffic: A Sumo-Sized Guide
My Favorite for 2016: Growing a Site from 0 to 10k Visitors in a Month: Noah Kagan Edition
60. Leadpages Blog
Leadpages is an easy landing page building tool with hundreds of pre-made templates that have been optimized specifically for conversions. Their blog covers a plenthora of digital marketing topics from conversion rate optimization to more traditional inbound marketing techniques.
Most Shared Post of 2016: What Makes a Great Social Media Landing Page?
My Favorite for 2016: Start a Podcast, Attract Fans, Get Customers: A Simple 6-Step Guide
61. Unbounce Blog
Unbounce is another landing page solution that offers a product similar to Leadpages. Their blog also discusses landing page optimization issues, along with content marketing and other topics. There’s is also a little bit more oft-updated and less “salesy” than Leadpages’ blog, in my opinion. But if you’re looking to get more educated on how you can convert your organic visitors more effectively, both blogs are a most-read.
Most Shared Post of 2016: Clinton vs. Trump: A Presidential Marketing Campaigns Teardown
My Favorite for 2016: 29 Essential Content Marketing Metrics
62. HubSpot Blog
HubSpot offers an all-in-one marketing software suite that not only functions as a content management system (CMS) but also handles social media, landing page creation, e-mail, analytics and more. They also own Inbound.org (listed above) and feature a high-traffic blog aimed at inbound marketing and sales professionals.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 7 Handy Excel Tricks That’ll Impress Your Boss
My Favorite for 2016: 5 Smart Reasons to Create Content Outside Your Niche
63. Buffer Blog
Buffer is a social media management tool that I use here on Sustained Surge to manage (and automate) our social media postings. They’ve also been prolific bloggers over the years and have evolved their blog’s subject matter over time. Now they focus mostly on social media and digital marketing in general.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 7 Social Media Experiments That Grew Our Traffic by 241%
64. GrooveHQ Blog
Groove is a help desk software startup using their blog to chronicle their journey from 0 to their stated goal of $500,000 in monthly revenue. A lot of content marketing tips here along with either entrepreneurially-inclined posts having to do with productivity, team building etc.
Most Shared Post of 2016: How A 19 Year-Old Founder Turned An Idea Into A $20M/Year Business
My Favorite for 2016: How Storytelling Increased Our Blog’s Engagement By 300%
65. CoSchedule Blog
CoSchedule is a content marketing editorial calendar that helps businesses organize their entire inbound marketing strategy, from content marketing to social media. Their blog covers mostly content marketing and social media marketing strategies.
Most Shared Post of 2016: How To Promote Your Blog With 105 Blog Promotion Tactics
My Favorite for 2016: How to Generate 30 Blog Topics in 30 Minutes
66. SEMRush Blog
Blog from the crew behind the popular SEMRush competitive intelligence toolset. Features case studies, SEO/SEM advice and digital marketing trends to keep an eye on.
Most Shared Post of 2016: 3 Influencer Engagement Strategies to Create Linkable Content
My Favorite for 2016: SEO or Content Marketing? Here’s How to Rock Both
Whew. You made it. That should keep you busy reading for a while. 🙂
Are there any must-read blogs we missed on this list? Let us know the blogs you’re reading in the comments below.