The world of social media is changing so quickly, it seems like if you blink, you’ll miss something. It’s very hard to keep up with the latest developments in the social media sphere.
One of the ways I stay up to date is by following a number of the best blogs on social media. Here’s a list of 7 of the best blogs that provide readers with excellent insights about social media and digital marketing online.
One of the most well-written and authoritative blogs on social media, Social Media Examiner “helps businesses master social media marketing to find leads, increase sales and improve branding using Facebook”. Founded by Michael Stelzner, they also have a regular podcast that provides more in-depth analysis and interviews with social media experts.
2. Socialbrite (www.socialbrite.org)
This is one platform that new social media enthusiasts need to follow. Socialbrite hosts several articles and discussions about making the best use of social media in real world situations. They “help nonprofits and organizations with all facets of social media: strategy, website design, community building, multimedia storytelling & fundraising campaigns.”
As a multi-author, agency blog, Social Media Explorer delivers strategic information on matters of digital marketing and social media. Started by Jason Falls and Nichole Kelly, the articles are timely and well-researched.
Written from his own experience, Chris Brogan’s blog is always interesting and engaging, and he delivers exciting insights into churning out the best social media content. CEO of Human Business Works, a publishing and media company, Chris has authored books like The Impact Equation, Trust Agents, Social Media 101, and Google Plus for Business.
Social Media Today hosts an impressive lineup of social media experts – or what it calls, “the world’s best thinkers on social media” – from different fields who discuss their theories of social media success on the blog. The articles are practical, yet insightful, and their Social Media Today podcast caters to those who are serious about social media marketing.
6. Social Mouths (socialmouths.com/blog/)
Founded by Francisco Rosales, Social Mouths has “some of the best social media content and advice you’ll find on the web”, according to one of their testimonials. They have a lot of list posts, which are a popular and useful blog format and feature articles about all kinds of social marketing strategies – blogging, content marketing, email marketing, web traffic, conversion and much more.
There are many reasons why the Hubspot blog is one of our favourites, but awesome content should just about cover it. Also their free guides on various aspects of social media and inbound marketing are among the best we’ve ever read. Their content is always useful, practical and educational and is targeted at companies and social media agencies with the aim of getting them to try their HubSpot software.