33 Digital Marketing blogs you should follow to stay updated

Today, in any field, complacency is the greatest impediment.

You simply cannot afford to stay stagnant.

You need to keep learning.

One way or another.

There are many ways to learn.

One of the best ways is to read.

I read both online and books.

But personally, I read out of interest.

And I also read online, follow blogs.

See, what you need to understand is that,

reading these blogs will make an important starting point.

social-media

For your next or new learning.

You don’t obviously need to read all at once.

Nor do you need to necessarily read these specific blogs.

I’ve highlighted these cause I’ve been reading these.

For a while.

And they provide very good content.

At regular intervals.

Just enough for you to assimilate and move forward.

These are my preferred Digital Marketing blogs for reading.

But please do not stop reading.

Trust me, once you make a habit of this, you WILL learn a lot.

I’ll start the list with SEO blogs.

1. Backlinko

backlinko

Brian Dean has been one of my favourite role models in the Digital Marketing fields.

He provides awesome content, that is easy to read with soothing page colours that will entice you to read more.

He has coined terms (Skyscraper method) and provided with reading material (SEO Hub) and shares rich posts.

2. Neil Patel

neil patel

Another of my favourite professionals, Neil has taken video marketing to a new level with his weekly videos.

He provides many small inputs that will help you gain traffic.

Don’t miss out Ubersuggest, his tool for Site performance.

3. Search Engine Journal

sej

This is a must-read for Digital Marketers and SEO professionals.

This site has it all but has a special interest in SEO.

They provide the latest updates in the industry.

They conduct many webinars and have a library of Ebooks to read.

Do check it out.

4. Search Engine Watch

search engine watch

Another mandatory read and a Digital Marketing blog to follow for you and me.

This site also focuses on a little of eCommerce, mobile, etc.

They also have webinars and reports.

5. Ahrefs

ahrefs

Known worldwide for their tool, Ahrefs is also a gold mine for knowledge.

With their blog and tool.

They also have a free Backlink checker.

6. Moz

moz

Ah, the great one!

Creator of Domain Authority and Page Authority.

You cannot miss their blogs.

Especially the Whiteboard Friday.

You will love it.

7. Reliablesoft

reliablesoft

This is a very easy-to-read blog with very good tips on SEO.

I’ve gained a lot from this.

They have an SEO course bundle  – generic and for eCommerce.

And the blog post learnings can be executed.

8. Search Engine Land

search engine land

This is more of an all-in-one blog.

The posts here are a little longer than others, but with amazing rich takeaways.

They, again have their online conferences for updates.

9. SEMRush

semrush

This is a very in-depth tool just like Ahrefs.

A business-affordable tool with their own blog, ebooks and games.

The keyword overview alone provides insights on organic and paid search.

Phrase match and related keywords

Keyword difficulty

And others.

There are  also other insights like

Gap analysis

Marketing insights

Topic research

SEO  dashboard etc

10. SEOPressor

semrush

This is something like Search Console but a plugin for WordPress.

It gives you the page analysis, errors, warnings and updates.

If you have a WordPress site, then do opt for their emails.

And their blogs, of course.

11. Digidomain

digidomain

You don’t think I would have missed my beloved blog did you? 😊.

This is a new blog with lots more on the way. Stay tuned for that!

You can download the Free ebooks – more on the way.

And read on relevant topics like

Guide to Google Trends

New and Updated Skills required for Digital Marketing

Instagram SEO

Next section: Pay Per Click (PPC)

12. Surfside PPC

surfsideppc

This is one of my favourites.

I’ve learned a lot from this blog.

A lot of tutorials shared here.

Like:

Bing ads

Affiliate  marketing

Google Ads of course

Youtube Ads.

Subscribe to his Youtube channels.

His videos are very interesting.

13. PPCHero

ppchero

This is the basic website for Google Ad professionals.

They have blogs, guides, trending topics and Job opening board.

Join their tribe today!

14. PPCExpo

ppcexpo

They have a free Ads audit report to improve your ad performance.

Also on the site: Blogs, Guides, reports etc

You ll have to sign up for most of the services.

Free trial exists.

15.Wordstream

wordstream

This is again one of my favourites.

For their blogs.

They provide good insights on various PPC trends.

You can use the Free Google Ads Performance Grader.

By connecting with your analytics account.

16.CPC strategy

cpc strategy

Now called Tinuiti, currently, you can get the Amazon Ad guide for Free.

They also help out in CRM and Email Marketing.

17. SFDigital

sfdigital

Simple verbal communication blogs and videos on how-to stuff among others.

They also provide services on SEO, Analytics, Web Design, video marketing etc

Next stop: Email Marketing

18. Wishpond

wishpond

They specialize in pop-ups, forms, promotions, running contests.

And of course, Marketing Automation.

You can connect this with Mailchimp and other platforms.

Current prices start from $49 a month.

19. Easysendy

easysendy

They have a Drag and Drop Drip Email Automation Builder targeted for high engagement purposes.

Integrations include Facebook, PPC, Unbounce, Crazy Egg among others.

20. SendGrid

easysendy

Products include APIs, Email Automation with Guides, Blogs, videos and webcasts.

They have a free version that you can try.

21. Aweber

aweber

Another awesome tool and blog to follow.

Resources include split testing, Drag-and-drop editor, list import, analytics etc.

22. Campaign monitor

campaign monitor

Known for their colourful and lively designs, they are also easy to use.

Personalised customer journey creation is another highlight here.

Do follow their blogs for the latest updates.

23. Marketo

marketo

Probably the oldest one in the industry (founded in 2006).

Services include marketing automation on email, mobile, digital ads, analytics etc.

You can get many guides on the above topics and more.

24. Hubspot

hubspot

I kept this for last.

One of the most famous tools for CRM.

They have ebooks, guides, research, reports and free courses – among others

I am Hubspot certified.

You can be too. It’s very good for learning.

Coming to Social Media

25.Social Media Examiner

social media examiner

One of the top Social Media sites, you’ll get to learn a lot here.

Like industry trends and guides.

They have specific guides on

Facebook, Instagram

Youtube, LinkedIn

Social Media industry

26. Social Samosa

social samosa

This is more of a news site.

Which is good as it will focus more on it.

Which is what you need along with blogs.

I suggest you read this one daily.

27. Quicksprout

quicksprout

Great website for tips and tricks on different aspects.

There are specific guides on eCommerce, business and Digital Marketing.

28.Ducttapemarketing

ducktape

This has all Digital Marketing aspects.

But I’ve added it in the Social Media section.

Again, a plethora of knowledge guides on

Local marketing

Content marketing

Mobile & email marketing

SEO and PPC

CRM

…among others.

29.Sprout Social

sprout social

Blog.Events.Webinars. Case studies. Free tools.

Check out their Landscape tool for image resizing.

Coming to the final section – Analytics

30.Avinash Kaushik

avinash kaushik

For all the Analytics professionals – beginners and experienced.

You have to read

Web Analytics 2.0 and

Web Analytics –  An hour a day.

The above two are the actual books by him.

These are probably the only physical books I would suggest you buy.

They are worth it.

Site resources include Videos and Podcasts.

His blogs are often based on in-depth concepts.

It will give you a chance to think on how-to.

A must-visit site.

31. LovesData

lovesdata

Benjamin Mangold is the co-founder and the face of the site.

There is a free analytics course here.

Which I recommend you to take up.

It will give you a clear picture of the subject.

There are other courses as well, on Google Ads, Google Data Studio etc.

Also, subscribe to his emails and Youtube channels.

His video tutorials are simple to understand with the proper visuals.

32. Simo Ahava

simo ahava

This is more for Analytics and GTM – Google Tag Manager.

Like the previous site, this is also very good for tips on analytics and tag management.

He also has covered topics on SEO, Digital Marketing, Google cloud, web design etc.

You will find many helpful posts here.

33. Optimizesmart

optimize smart

Founded by Himanshu Sharma, this site has long in-depth posts on Analytics and Tag Management.

There are free and paid ebooks.

On analytics, tag management, facebook marketing, attribution modelling, email marketing and others.

His posts are easy to read.

He gives the right definitions and helps out on supporting reading materials.


Conclusion

I know what you are thinking.

“Phew!”

Again, I know that’s a lot to follow.

So,

Plan it out.

Nobody blogs daily (usually).

Follow these at regular intervals.

You need to stay ahead.

In all fields.

Reading/following blogs is the easiest way to do so.

Make it a habit.

Like reading a newspaper – but online.

Happy Learning!

2 Comments

  1. Avatar Hasan Habib said:

    Hi digiDomain,
    Excellent post, it is.
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    But I am astonished on your writing skill.
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    Thank for sharing the enchanting post.

    August 20, 2019
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    • Avatar digiDomain said:

      Thanks again Hasan :).

      August 20, 2019
      Reply

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