Marketing Blogs: TopRank Marketing BIGLIST of Blogs

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Welcome to the BIGLIST of Marketing blogs!

Below is a collection of SEO, Content, Social Media and Online Marketing related blogs assembled by the staff at TopRank Online Marketing. This excellent list includes blogs that cover a range of internet marketing topics ranging from SEO (search engine optimization) and PPC (pay per click) to blog marketing, marketing with social media, content marketing and online public relations.

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How do you get on the list?

You can’t. We’re not adding any new blogs at this time. When we were adding new blogs, we’d find most reading blogrolls of other BIGLIST inductees or SEM social news sites. Rarely do we add a blog based on a direct request. Two fundamental requirements: Blogs must cover search marketing and must post 4-5 times per month at a bare minimum. Other considerations include, blog design, usability, writing style and quality.

How do you get off the list?

No one has ever asked how to get off this list, in fact, many have gone out of their way to get ON the list. However, we do drop anywhere from 70-100 blogs off the list every quarter due to a variety of reasons ranging from infrequent blog postings, off topic postings, site not longer working or on occasion, sites that get bought and turned into splogs.

Making Changes

Our goal is to provide a useful and accurate list of actively SEO. Managing such a large list over time means we may not catch every change. Common changes include moving from a third party hosting service to a domain name or sub-domain address, writer changes and topics covered. If you have changes that need to be made in your BIGLIST entry, then contact TopRank using the web form.

BIGLIST

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  • About: Web Search – Wendy Boswell covers the search engines for About.com.
  • AimClear Search Marketing Blog – Another Minnesota based blogger makes the list with Marty Weintraub blogging about paid search marketing and organic SEO with the purpose of demystifying common topics that come up in his interactions with clients.
  • Apple Pie & Custard Blog– Originally added to BIGLIST 2 years ago, this blog is written mostly by Kelvin Newman, John McElborough and someone named “Jennie” from Site Visibility about SEM, social media and PPC topics.
  • Audette Media Blog – Adam Audette has a new blog for his internet marketing consulting business and while it’s a new blog, we’re adding it to the BIGLIST because if it evolves into anything like what Adam does on LED Digest, it’s sure to be a hit. Check out the link building primer.

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  • Beanstalk SEO Blog – Dave Davies blogs about news in the search engine and online marketing industry.
  • Being Peter Kim – Previously with Forrester Research, Peter Kim now works with an Austin based strategic consulting practice that is developing an enterprise class Social Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) suite. He continues to blog about social computing, social media marketing and insights of high value to internet marketers and business leaders.
  • Beyond the Paid – Melissa Mackey who is a Search Marketing Director for MagazineLine and recent winner of a free pass to Search Marketing Expo blogs about search engine marketing.
  • Bill Hartzer – Bill has redone his site and blogs about a wide variety of topics ranging from the search marketing industry to linking to monetizing web site content.
  • Biznology – Former IBM Distinguished Engineer Mike Moran’s blog on search and digital marketing.
  • Brian Solis – A prolific and often provocative digital futurist and thinker, Brian covers the intersection of technology, sociology, communications and marketing.
  • Bruce Clay Blog – Longtime blog that covers the search marketing industry.
  • buffersocial – All about social media awesome from the team at Buffer.
  • BuzzSumo Content Marketing Blog – Data informed and sumo cartoon illustrated, this blog featuring the digital smarts of Steve Rayson is a must read.

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  • chiefmartec – Scott Brinker tells tales of marketing technology and how it’s changing marketing strategy, management, and culture.
  • Cision Blog – The convergence of marketing and PR is reflected in the content of this blog that covers everything from pitching the media to social media marketing to content. And lists. Lots of influencer lists.v
  • ClickRain Blog – Based in Sioux Falls, Paul Ten Haken blogs about his agency, online marketing tips/how to’s and personal observations. There isn’t a slant towards SEO tactics dujour or limited to agency chest beating, you get a mix of everything which is good for an agency blog.
  • ClickZ Marketing News – The newly designed ClickZ web site continues to offer first class coverage of the search and interactive marketing industry as well as insight from leading industry experts.
  • CMO – Adobe’s content hub for topics in demand by Chief Marketing Officers and their future replacements.
  • comScore Networks – Feed for comScore press releases.
  • Content Marketing Institute – The mac daddy resource for content marketing plus all that goes with it from social media to SEO and beyond – Joe Pulizzi, Michele Linn and team help make the content marketing world go ’round.
  • Conversation Marketing – Long time internet marketer Ian Lurie pulls together search, design, development and more with this compliment blog to the free online book, Conversation Marketing.
  • Convince and Convert – A highly useful social media and content marketing blog led by the famous keynote speaker and entrepreneur, Jay Baer.
  • Copyblogger – Brian Clark’s most excellent blog on copywriting and marketing.
  • Cornwall SEO blog – Lyndon Antcliff’s SEO & social media blog.

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  • Daily Blog Tips – As it’s name implies, this blog with a huge number of subscribers is about blogging but also has a robust category for SEO and internet marketing related topics.
  • Digital Marketer Blog – All things digital marketing from entrepreneur and marketer, Ryan Deiss.
  • DigiTales Blog – Microsoft’s UK man in the know, Mel Carson blogs for BrandRepublic on all things related to digital marketing. Unfortunately, Brand Republic has decided you must login to see the full posts.

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  • Econsultancy  – One of the best all around digital marketing websites around, with roots as a blog featuring a team of on-staff writers and guest contributors.
  • Epiphany Digital Marketing Blog – This UK agency offers a mix of internet marketing posts from agency staffers on search, social and industry topics.  Many of the posts go into detail about insights, testing and general observations from solving digital marketing problems.

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  • Fathom SEO Blog – SEO news, trends & analysis from Mike Murray and the team at Fathom SEO.
  • Forrester Blog for CMOs – Excellent group blog from Forrester on various aspects of interactive marketing from B2B social media to search marketing to research and industry news.
  • Fresh Egg Blog –  This cleverly designed agency blog is written by a team of contributors primarily about SEO, Social Media and Web Design.

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  • Get Elastic Ecommerce Blog – The team at Vancouver BC based Elastic Path, an ecommerce platform, blog all angles of conducting tansactional business online ranging from general marketing to usability to social media. There’s are also a series of podcasts from last summer worth checking out.
  • GetResponse Email Marketing Blog – As the name says, this blog is all about email marketing as well as content and social media.
  • Google Code Blog – Google API’s and more.
  • Google Webmaster Central blog – Posts from the Google Webmaster Central team.
  • Grow – Mark Schaefer’s highly popular and often provocative marketing blog.
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  • Hallam Internet Marketing Blog – This blog out of Nottingham is a mix of posts about industry news & observations, training programs offered by Susan Hallam and aggregated Tweets. Making all of one’s tweets for the day into a blog post is automatic and therefore easy for the blogger to create an entry, but the real question is whether it offers useful info to blog readers? In this case I think sometimes yes and sometimes no.
  • Heidi Cohen – The prolific and insightful Heidi Cohen publishes a consistent stream of rich, useful advice for marketers at all levels and types of company.
  • Hitwise Intelligence – The HitWise team posts tasty insights about search trends.
  • Hubspot Marketing Blog – The team at HubSpot writes about internet marketing and online lead generation for small business.

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  • Infusionsoft Blog – Marketing automation for small business requires strategy, content, optimization, analytics and talent. That’s what this blog is about.
  • Ignite Social Media – Ignite is a social media consultancy with the company web site running as a blog. Topics logically emphasize social media with some optimization flavorings. More information on the post authors and a fix to the 404 on the job openings page would be nice.
  • Industrial Search Engine Marketing Blog – Minnesota based Ecreativeworks blogs about search engine marketing from a B2B, industrial and manufacturing perspective.
  • Inside AdSense – Official blog for Google AdSense.
  • Inside AdWords – Official blog for Google AdWords.
  • Inside the Marketers Studio – David Berkowitz’s blog on internet marketing.
  • Internet Marketing Blog – Chris Garrett of Performancing fame.
  • Internet News – A general internet marketing and search news blog by Gwen Harris.

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  • Jeff Bullas’s Blog – Jeff works as a sales and marketing manager at Infinity Technologies and his self-titled blog flavors towards social media – offering examples, case studies, lists of tips posts and insights from setting aside his traditional marketing roots and current focus on building trust and relationships with customers through social media, permission and inbound marketing.
  • John Battelle’s Searchblog – Famous co-founder of Wired magazine posts about the search engine industry. I just wish he’d write about search marketing once in a while.
  • Jon Loomer – Everything you need to know about marketing on Facebook.

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  • Kikolani – Learn about blogging and blog marketing from Kristi Hines and friends.
  • Kissmetrics Blog – From this analytics platform, you’ll find some of the most popular posts on the web about analytics, marketing and testing.
  • KoMarketing Associates SEM Blog – A group/company blog covering SEO, PPC, events, industry news/trends, tips and a lot of personal insight. These folks are clearly involved in, and have an opinion on, what goes on in the industry.

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  • MailChimp Blog – Email marketing and then some from the MailChimp team.
  • Mannix Marketing Blog – This agency blog focuses mostly on SEO, web design & Internet marketing as well as agency news and involvement with industry events.
  • Marketing Charts – If there’s new research about marketing, then JC Lupis knows about it and here he charts the best and publishes for all of our benefit.
  • Marketing Experiments Blog – Real-time data, insights, answers, and advice from Flint McGlaughlin’s team at MEC.
  • Marketing Insider Group Blog – Michael Brenner’s new blog about all things marketing.
  • Marketing Land – A true nod to social media, Danny Sullivan’s search marketing community resource on topics and discussions related to search and online marketing. This Digg style site based on the Pligg platform, allows readers to register and create profiles, submit, comment and vote on stories.
  • Marketing Pilgrim – Andy Beal’s super stupendous blog on search engine industry news. :)
  • Marketing Profs Daily Fix – With managing editor, Ann Handley, this group blog posts on all things marketing with participants ranging from Eric Ward to Stephan Spencer to BL Ochman.
  • Marketingsherpa Blog – The famous Marketing Sherpa site publishes this well written & cross referenced blog on a range of internet marketing topics from email to search engine optimization by reporters Natalie Myers, Sean Donahue and Adam T. Sutton.
  • Marketoonist – The world needs more marketing cartoons that challenge the status quo. Thank you Tom Fishburne.
  • Microsoft Advertising Community Blogs – This is Microsoft”s official support blog for AdCenter advertisers.
  • Modern B2B Marketing – Staff from Marketo blogs about a range of BtoB marketing marketing topics.
  • Modern Marketing Blog – Oracle Marketing Cloud’s blog on marketing automation and related topics.
  • MoreVisibility SEM Blog – The team at MoreVisibility cover industry news & events, online advertising, CPC, analytics and updates on the Search Engines.
  • Moz Blog – Multi-author blog on SEO and online marketing from the Moz team and their community.
  • Multilingual Search – Andy Atkins Kruger and friends around the world blog about search engines and search marketing news happening outside North America.

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  • NewsCred Blog – Content Marketing and everything around it presented in a clean, visual style.

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  • Occam’s Razor – Avinash Kaushik offers quantitative and qualitative insights into online marketing.
  • Official Google Webmaster Central Blog – Official blog from Google’s Webmasters.
  • Oktopost Blog – This social media management platform covers all things social media marketing.
  • Online Marketing Blog – Lee Odden, Ashley Zeckman and TopRank Marketing team members blog about digital marketing tactics from content to search, social media, influencer marketing, online advertising and digital PR. Top lists, examples, interviews, marketing software reviews, marketing tips, digital marketing conference coverage and Friday news roundups are all staples.

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  • Q – What? There are no marketing blogs (that make our cut) with names that start with the letter Q? Someone solve this quick.

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  • Ragan’s PR Daily – This site is about far more than PR and includes many marketing topics, tactics and how to’s.
  • Ramblings About SEO – I was very suprised to see that Eric Enge’s blog, which covers a wide range of topics related to search engine optimization, was not on our list yet, but that’s fixed now.
  • Raven SEO Tools Blog – Jon Henshaw and Lee Smith-Bryan of Nashville based Sitening blog mostly about SEO tactics along with the ususal fare of search industry topics and commentary.
  • Read/WriteWeb – Next generation web technology from Richard MacManus.
  • Receptional – The team at UK internet marketing agency Receptional blog the gamut of web marketing topics including affiliate and search marketing, usability, analytics and social media.
  • Reel Video SEO and SEM – Need to know about optimizing video for search? This is the place to find tips, tactics and information on all things related to optimizing and marketing video online written by Mark Robertson.
  • ReveNews – Publisher Jim Kukral and friends blog about the affiliate marketing industry covering topics from ecommerce to analytics to blogging.
  • RKG Blog – Alan Rimm-Kaufman of the Rimm-Kaufman Group blogs about various online marketing news items and tips along with his own commentary.
  • RooJoom’s The Daily Lead – Stylish, smart and a little snarky, this SaaS vendor blog covers all the bases of digital marketing you need to create great customer experiences.

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  • Scott Monty – Are you ready for the Full Monty? Thoughts and insights on the changing landscape of business, technology, communications and marketing.
  • Search Agents-The November winner for the best looking Search Marketing blog. Not only does it offer a clever theme, but content and usability to boot. There are more contributors listed than most SEM agencies have in their employ. Content is balanced between SEO and SEM followed by everybody’s friend, Social Media. The Search Agents is the official corporate blog of The Search Agency, an integrated online marketing firm headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.
  • SearchCap: Daily Search Engine News Recap – Search is completely covered by Danny Sullivan, Barry Schwartz, Chris Sherman and Bill Slawski.
  • Search Engine Guide Blog – Group blog about search engine optimization.
  • Search Engine Journal – Excellent search engine news site by Loren Baker and friends.
  • Search Engine Land – Danny Sullivan group blog about search engines and the search marketing industry.
  • Search Engine Optimization Facts – Weekly SEO news from Axandra.
  • Search Engine People Blog – Based near Toronto Ontario, the SEP team blog about a wide range of search marketing topics with an emphasis on SEO, social media and opinion.
  • Search Engine Roundtable – Barry Schwartz aka RustyBrick and friends cover the search engine forums.
  • Search Engine Watch blog – Group blog let by Kevin Newcomb posting news from Search Engine Watch and around the web on search engines and marketing online.
  • Seer Interactive Blog – Useful posts about SEO and PPC about once a week.
  • SEO by the SEA – William Slawski provides Internet marketing & search engine optimization research & services.
  • SEO.com Blog – The team at SEO.com blog definitvely about search engine optimization from some pretty creative angles from “If your SEO skills were a song, what would it be?” to movie references like “Transformers of SEO” and Wall-e. There are also plenty of tips and how to’s.
  • SEO Copywriting – Let’s celebrate the launch of SEO and wordsmith guru Heather Lloyd-Martin’s snappy new blog about the magic of writing for users and search engines.
  • SEO Scoop – Donna Fontenot, aka DazzlinDonna, discusses everything seo.
  • SEO Theory – Michael Martinez focuses on search engine optimization theory.
  • SEOmoz – News, tips & highlights from the search marketing industry.
  • Seth’s Blog – Seth Godin’s blog about marketing.
  • Shop.org Blog – Group Blog from Shop.org
  • SitePoint’s Search Engine Marketing Blog – company blog for SitePoint.
  • Six Pixels of Separation – Mitch Joel’s long running marketing blog about a range of topics around digital marketing as well as show notes from the Mirum Podcast.
  • Smart Blog on Social Media – As the name implies, this is a blog about social media marketing from the folks at SmartBlogs.
  • Smart Insights – This digital marketing membership site offers a lot of ungated content about all aspects of digital marketing through analysis, research, interviews and tips.
  • Sochable – Another new blog on social media. This one is from James Rucker covering the gamut of Digg, MySpace, YouTube, Reddit, Facebook and more.
  • socialbakers blog – If you need insight on social media marketing statistics and insights as well as the latest updates on socialbaker products/solutions, this is the place.
  • Social Media B2B – Jeffrey Cohen and friends’ blog about the world of business to business social media marketing.
  • Social Media Club – Official blog for Social Media Club written primarily by Chris Heuer and Kristie Wells for the social media community and those seeking to learn more about social media. Promotes sharing best practices, establishing ethics and standards, and media literacy.
  • Social Media Podcast and Blog – JD Lasica blogs about new media, social networks and computing.
  • Social Times – All the latest news on digital marketing and advertising from the team at Adweek.
  • SpinSucks – Gini Dietrich and friends post useful info for both marketing and public relations professionals.
  • Sprout Social Insights – Get to know more about social media marketing here.
  • State of Digital – What’s going on in the search and social media marketing space? This new blog from Dutch internet marketer, Bas van den Beld of Search Cowboys fame, and friends promises to be a source for what’s happening in the world of search and social. It also compliments a weekly radio show on WebmasterRadio.fm of the same name.
  • Stepforth SEO News Blog – Since 2003 the Stepforth blog has covered a range of search marketing industry news and sets a great standard for SEM blog writing. Kudos to Ross Dunn for a great job.
  • Story Needle – Michael Andrews opines on content and content strategy in ways that will make you subscribe and coming back for more.
  • Sysomos Blog – Step right up and get your content marketing and social media marketing advice right here from this social media platform.

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  • Tamar Search Blog — This isn’t the superwoman blogger Tamar you’re probably thinking of, it’s the Tamar Search Conversion Agency based in London and Capetown with blog topics ranging from search and social media marketing to usability and conversion analytics.
  • TechCrunch – Michael Arrington’s popular web 2.0 blog.
  • Techmeme – Gabe Rivera’s software agent that covers all the news in technology in one location.
  • The Acquisio Blog – Naoise Osborne writes this “Canadian Flavoured Marketing Soup” blog mostly on PPC but a little Foo makes it interesting.
  • The Content Strategist – Contently’s blog about all things content marketing.
  • The Future Buzz – Adam Singer of  Google, (previously with TopRank Marketing) blogs about blogging, social media and internet marketing.
  • The Internet Marketing Driver – Glenn Gabe covers the gamut of internet marketing topics in this blog and makes up for infrequent posting by going deep on a lot of posts with detialed how to’s and insights into tools, SEO and media.
  • The Search Insider – Not to be confused with MediaPost’s “Search Insider”, this blog from Wpromote’s Mike Mothner provides insight into pay per click and the business of search marketing.
  • The Social Media Marketing Blog – Scott Monty’s perspectives on B2B & social media.
  • Think Traffic – This blog by internet entreprenuer Corbett Barr  makes some serious promises: “…teach you the techniques, tools and knowledge you need to build real, sustainable web traffic without a big budget.”  Sounds pretty good to me. Corbett relates his experiences with past projects and growing an audience for Think Traffic to the benefit of readers.  This very new blog offers practical tips and is well designed enough to get our top listing for this week’s review.

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  • Vertical Leap Blog – This UK agency blog  covers practical search marketing tips, insights specific to UK search engines and industry news. Comments are turned off, which is a disappointment.
  • Vertical Measures Blog – This Phoenix, AZ agency blog focuses on SEO, link building, agency events and industry observations.
  • Vertical Response Blog – A mix of digital marketing topics.
  • Vidyard Blog – Need B2B video marketing advice? This is the place.
  • VIZION Blog – Search Engine Watch columnist Mark Jackson and his team at VIZION blog about a wide range of SEO topics, worth subscribing to for sure.
  • Volusion’s eCommerce Blog – Articles and resources to boost your online business.

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  • Web Analytics World – This agency blog shares observations about analytics and search marketing.
  • Web Ink Now – David Meerman Scott helps innovative marketers use digital information effectively.
  • WebmasterWorld – News and discussions for the Web professional.
  • Website Magazine Blog – A group blog from the publishers of Website Magazine which covers the search engine industry as well as general topics related to online marketing.
  • We Build Pages Blog – A long running blog about SEO, Social Media, Analytics and Usability.
  • What’s Next – BL Ochman’s blog about marketing online and life in NYC.
  • Wistia Hub – A great blog about video marketing and all things related to marketing where video is involved.v
  • Wordstream Blog – Find all kinds of useful information here on online advertising from Larry Kim and his team.
  • Wordtracker Blog – From this keyword research and SEO platform, you’ll get posts about SEO, Link Building, PPC and marketing in general.

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  • Yahoo! Search – Stay up to date on what’s new with Yahoo! search.
  • YPULSE – Everything you need to know about youth marketing and Millennial research, at your fingertips.

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  • Zazzle Media Blog – Coming from a UK based content marketing agency, you’d expect topics about content and the agency itself. That’s exactly what you will get.
  • Zeus Jones Blog – This Minnesota agency blog is as much about the agency’s evolution as a business as it is about digital marketing, design, digital and strategy.

There is no way to get on this list by “submitting” or requesting. I must notice your blog, read it and like it. It’s totally subjective and not an attempt to be a comprehensive resource, but one the we’ve found to be useful at TopRank.

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