Are you looking for online marketing blogs to follow and read to learn from this year? We’ve written a big list to help you out!
When reading these blogs, you’ll get ideas and inspiration, and sometimes just a little bit of research on a new blog can change your whole blogging career for the best or even the better. That’s what we hope with this collection we’ve compiled for you.
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The best online marketing blogs to follow in 2018
Putting together these lists is actually time, energy consuming and confusing because you need to first find the blogs and then have a reason or a system for why you include them.
The blogs mentioned below are a good mix of authority and newness. We didn’t want you to just see a list of popular sites that you already know (but some will definitely be in there).
If you know of any newer blogs that are doing great things please drop a note in the comment and we’ll consider adding it to the post. We are always on the lookout for something great!
This list is broken up into a few rough categories to keep it somewhat organized:
Blogging, copywriting, social media, graphics and UI and web design, analytics, SEO, WordPress, branding, affiliate marketing and eCommerce, email marketing, hiring and staff, videos and photography, and sales.
Content writing and copywriting
- The Writer’s Academy
This blog is run by Penguin Random House and is specifically focused on polishing the skills of writers, and simplifying the overall process for them.
- Enchanting Marketing
This blog is being run by Henneke, an expert at copywriting. She shares writing advice for small businesses, without any pretension.
- Copywrite Matters
An incredibly well-written blog that gives you regular tips on how to be better in your online writing career.
- Lauren Sapala
Lauren isn’t just a writer but also shares stories that touches you. She inspires to have the courage not to quit as a writer and creates posts that most writers can relate themselves to.
- Goins, Writer
Jeff is a master writer and his blog gives you practical insights for making writing financially viable as well as fulfilling.
- Audience Bloom
Jayson DeMers though provides marketing related services, and has some good knowledge about what works and what doesn’t. He shares his advice on his blog occasionally.
- Authority Hacker
The long-form articles on the Authority Hacker blog are phenomenal and capable of solving your doubts all at once. Their content is based on what their experience has been working on the internet for years.
The Oktopost blog is for businesses and shares tips for teams to make the best use of blogging, content marketing, and blogging to achieve their goals.
The ShoutMeLoud blog is being founded by Harsh Agrawal, is a one of the best place to find the how-tos and tutorials related to various blogging tools and platforms.
- How to Make My Blog
Marko Saric shares a lot of worthy content that provides answers to many questions all bloggers have. It’s all well-structured and easy to digest.
Graphics, Front-End and Web-Design
- Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine’s blog is much like a school because they cover everything design-related through their in-depth articles. It’s a nice place to learn new skills.
Creative design for entrepreneurs is their tagline, and their content reflects the same. 99designs posts are about the budding artists, and designers with an entrepreneurial spirit.
- Creative Bloq
This contains content from almost every aspects of design (if not all), such as typography and illustration, and is a nice place to explore more about design elements.
- Wed Designer Depot
As the name suggests, it’s primarily about web design, but not limited to it. The articles posted on the Web Designer Depot blog are for anyone involved in working on the internet, with websites.
Onextrapixel (OXP) is a tips and tools kind of blog for web designers, and talks about all things design. They keep sharing useful resources occasionally.
- Social Media Explorer
While it’s not a new blog, The Social Media Explorer blog is updated regularly with new posts that explain everything from a broader perspective, and shares advice that works for different platforms.
- Robert Katai
Robert has a stunning website with a focus on social media, content marketing and visual marketing. With beautiful, long-form articles, this is definitely a blogger to watch.
- Sprout Social
The Sprout Social effectively combines the use of social media and SEO, and presents content that is up-to-date and useful for most businesses.
This is the larget blog on WordPress tutorials. Started by Syed Bankhi, it has proven over time to be one of the authority site on WordPress and blogging related.
The WPExplorer blog covers some frequent WordPress issues in a clear and simple way. It provides direct solutions and excludes any unnecessary chaff.
- WP Superstars
The WP Superstars blog has a motto of simplifying WordPress. Its content includes a lot of plugins, themes, tutorials, and hosting. Overall, it helps you resolve your WordPress related problems.
This blog shows you the latest tools, deals, or themes, and also covers the problems WordPress users need to deal with on a regular basis.
It contains thorough articles to educate you about WordPress and deal with any issues you’re facing. It’s regularly updated with new resources and easy hacks.
This blog probably the most youngest of it all. But, we’ve been able to deal with trivial WordPress related issues. But we don’t only blog on WordPress alone, we deal with others such as Joomla, Drupal, OpenCart, Magento etc. That’s why we are CMSFolks
Jeff Sauer posts outstanding content to measure the growth and success of your blog using analytics. He presents some great points to show how you can use existing data to develop new insights.
- The Signal
mixpanel has a business-oriented blog called The Signal that teaches you to make insightful use of data. It prompts you to critically analyze data and use it in the best way possible.
A blog by Paul Koks where he primarily discusses uses of Google Analytics and Digital Analytics. Follow his blog if you wish to polish your analytics related knowledge.
Ahrefs is undoubtedly one of the most powerful tools. The Ahrefs blog is equally useful where the contributors share a lot of SEO related practical advice and tips.
WooRank blog tries to simplify SEO and digital marketing in order to increase traffic, promote user engagement, and improve conversions.
Still the world’s premier SEO blog in our opinion, this is the blog to follow if you want up to date advice on how to make sure you’re getting your Google SEO right.
The Backlinko blog by Brian Dean is exceptional. It’s suitable for all kinds of audience and explains technical nuances in an easily understandable manner, while often delving in to amazing detail.
- Matthew Barby
Matthew, after working in marketing niche for a long time and shares content about growth strategies, SEO and content marketing.
- Ranking By SEO
This blog covers a broad range of SEO related topics such as keyword research, optimization, and technical SEO. It’s much like an all-in-one kind of blog.
Videos and photography
- The Blast
A blog by Shutterstock which mostly shares tips and tutorials for after effects, motion design and video editing.
A blog that posts news, camera reviews, related articles, and also has a podcast. It also keeps the audience updated with newest happenings in the photography world.
- Photography Life
The team constantly comes up with content that’s useful to photographers, and share various tips and tricks for capturing better photographs.
- Vlog Nation
Unlike other blogs which cover videography techniques, Vlog Nation shares tips related to the unconventional but emerging trend of vlogging for YouTube enthusiasts.
- The Beat
A blog that covers topics such as video editing, video production and motion graphics. The posts are regularly updated, with tutorials for various video editing tools as well.
- Digital Photography School
DPS by Darren Rowse has been around a long time and is still quality. They teach you how to get the most out of your camera (or cellphone) and become a better photographer.
The Motto blog talks about all beautiful things ranging from creativity, design and entrepreneurship, while keeping branding at its heart.
- DBD International
David Brier’s blog presents some sincere ways to end brand-related confusion. His blog posts have specificity which help give practical insights to common questions.
- Kaye Putnam
Kaye explain some definite ways to assist you in growing your brand, and presents some relevant examples from her work.
Affiliate Marketing and eCommerce
This blog features in-depth articles covering various subjects in the eCommerce scene. It shares content that can be useful to eCommerce business owners with a broad range of subjects covered.
John creates content keeping the eCommerce industry at center, and doesn’t post general content. He only publishes what holds potential for eCommerce businesses, along with some case studies.
- Bootstrapping Ecommerce
If you’re starting an eCommerce business on a small budget, this blog can guide you. They have advice related to starting and growing your business, even you aren’t a big deal.
- Acquire Convert
Giles Thomas shares some tips to grow your business. He covers all facets or running an eCommerce business and making it successful.
- Inbound Ascension
A fantastic blog by Daniel Daines-Hutt that gives actionable tips and case studies for how you can make everything online convert better.
- Smart Passive Income
Pat Flynn is one of the Internet’s genuinely good human beings. An absolute powerhouse of a website that covers all aspects of online business from blogging to podcasting and digital courses.
- Constant Contact
Articles published on Constant Contact are brief and clear. They tell you what you can do, and then suggest practical advice for execution.
- Campaign Monitor
Along with its blog, Campaign Monitor offers a set of tools, guides and webinars. You would find most of resources you need to enhance your email marketing.
The Freshmail blog constantly come up with new and useful ideas to help you create better email campaigns. They’ve got some helpful resources as well.
Benchmark blog is simple, without any flashy elements. But their content is strong enough to help you better your email marketing efforts.
Ambition blog is for the salespeople. Its content is about how to make new hires, drive more revenue, or increase efficiency.ese blogs?
- MJ Hoffman
Jeff has worked as a sales consultant in the past, and shares his lessons on the blog. His advice is often simple and workable, without any complications.
- LinkedIn Sales
LinkedIn’s Sales Solutions blog produces a steady stream of content that’s published by various thought leaders and contributors. It’s got a bundle of useful resources, too.
The Close.io blog covers topics related to almost all sales methods such as emailing, cold calling, reporting or automation. Also, their content is entertaining, but to the point.
The LeadFuze team publishes content about lead generation and sales skills. Their goal is makes sales easier and less time-consuming.
The content addresses several sales concerns such as emails, customer acquisition, communication techniques and automation tools.
- John Barrows
John shares a lot of great sales advice that’s based on his experience and stories. He covers almost all sales-related consequences you’d normally face.
Hiring and Staff
- Chris Ducker
For a long time now, Chris has built a blog that shows you how to hire people online in order to take all the day-to-day tasks off your hands so you can focus on building a company.
It’s an effective blog about building fantastic teams, and working well together. They also talk about keeping employees happy and being a responsible hirer.
The FreeUp blog is for companies or businesses finding ways to hire remote workers online. It also shares tips about maintaining a healthy workflow and relationship with your team.
We really would love to know what your thoughts are about this list and whether or not there is anything new and interesting for you.