What would you do if you had to start all over in your business today? How would you learn what you need to know? We are fortunate to live in a world where so much knowledge is available through marketing blogs, newsletters, and other resources. When we know where to find quality content, it gives us a strategic advantage.
In its State of Content Marketing 2022 Global Report, Semrush asked, “Which tactics helped you the most to make your 2021 content marketing strategy successful?” Improving the quality of content came out number one, closely followed by a focus on search engine optimization and increasing visual content.
The truth is the internet is full of poor-quality content, weak marketing, and a lot of noise. By following top marketing blogs, you can ensure you are not contributing to that noise but rather creating engaging, quality content that adds value. Learn from those in the field doing the real work and seeing results.
We’ve curated a list of our favorite marketing blogs and newsletters – resources you can go back to again and again for up-to-date information to implement in your business right away and get results.
Best marketing blogs when you want to do a deep-dive
When you are ready to geek out on statistics, read the latest reports, and listen to marketing masterclasses, check out these marketing blogs.
From branding and email marketing to sales and hosting events, MarketingProfs has so much content to explore. Prepare to get immersed in a good way. With a variety of contributors, you get a vast array of topics to explore from differing perspectives. There are also podcast episodes, video tutorials, and reports.
A post to check out: A Masterful B2B Marketing, Unthinkable Storytelling Masterclass: Jay Acunzo on Marketing Smarts
Semrush has marketing and SEO tools but is also one of the top marketing blogs to help you keep up with the industry. Whether you need help with your Google My Business profile, meta tags, or split testing, they have you covered. Semrush also has a series of downloadable guides in PDF format, so make sure you look for Ebooks in the menu too.
An article to check out SEO Myths—10 Times Almost Every SEO Expert Was Wrong. It is a nine-minute read with a lot of information on how even professionals get it wrong sometimes.
Another site with some great SEO tools is Aherfs. The Aherfs blog is colorful, quirky, and full of marketing information. There are articles for both beginners and more advanced marketers. The content leans towards SEO and case studies.
Recommended pick: How to Build a Keyword Strategy [Free Template], where the head of content, Joshua Hardwick, shares what goes into a great keyword strategy.
Get marketing tips when you are short on time
If you want quick tips that you can implement and take action on right away, these are the resources for you.
Only have five minutes? You can still grab some great marketing tips with Marketing Examined’s five-minute reads to grow your startup. You can select from categories including growth marketing, copywriting, brand, and referral marketing. Just select a marketing topic and find the short article you need.
Interested in TikTok? Check out Alex Friedman’s Playbook to 50k Followers
Growth Hacks Weekly
Put together by Marketing Max; Growth Hacks Weekly is an email you can sign up to receive that will send you a quick, implementable marketing hack every Sunday. Start your week off with a hack already in your arsenal that came right to your inbox.
What to check out? Growth Hacks University
You can read articles on the site or signup for the marketing newsletter and get three weekly emails with the latest stories that shape the marketing and advertising world. Grab your coffee and get inspired before work. It’s industry news you actually want to see.
What to read: YouTube rolls out host-read video ads for podcasts
Best niche marketing blogs
If you are looking for more niche content, here are the blogs to explore: social media marketing, email marketing, or content marketing specific.
Social media marketing blogs
Learn about all things social media, from creating your profiles to writing posts and optimizing.
Social Media Examiner
Feeling lost in the social media marketing jungle? Social Media Examiner is your resource. Along with free reports, online training, and tools, Social Media Examiner has many articles to help you navigate your social media marketing.
Recommended read: Creating Quality Videos With Smartphones
The Social Media Hat
Social Media Hat has been around since 2011 and has won awards for its marketing content. Their primary focus is social media marketing, as the name indicates, but they also have other digital marketing articles. You can explore the content for specific platforms in their drop-down menu by going to articles and social media articles. Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, all the classic channels are there.
What to read? 4 Types of Influencer Marketing Campaigns for Small Budgets
The team at Moz hand-picked their best social media marketing articles and put them together for easy access. They also have some free SEO training resources for readers. You can subscribe to the newsletter, so you never miss a post.
Article to check out: How to Turn One Piece of Content into Multiple for SEO.
Email marketing blogs
Another vital part of the marketing world is email marketing. These blogs aim to get customers to open your emails by having something great to share with them and a subject line to match.
Really Good Emails
You have to admit the name is clear. From email coding to type forms to images, learn how to reach your customers through email and build loyal subscribers. They also have a series of lessons learned from different companies’ email specialists, including Airbnb, Asana, and Square.
Learn from another company by reading How Trello’s One-Man Email Team Manages to Make Email Magic
If you have ever used Mailchimp, you’ve got to love giving that chimp a high-five every time you send out a campaign. The blog has other marketing resources, but their email section will keep you informed as email is what they’re all about. They share the dos and don’ts of email marketing, so you have some ideas to try.
Check out the Email Marketing Field Guide
Another popular email service, GetResponse, has a blog all about great emails. From emailing over the holidays to best design practices. This is an excellent place to start if you want inspiration before writing your following email.
To read: An Email Marketing Funnel For Planning Your Subscriber’s Journey
Copywriting, content marketing, and branding
Of course, we could not end this list without submitting ClearVoice as a resource to make you a stronger marketer. We have articles and guides on the blog that will help you hone and share your message across platforms. Our pool of talented writers and marketers contributes vast knowledge and experience to the marketing world and what we do here.
- Writing ad copy: 3 Awesome and Effective Ad Copy Examples
- Ranking tips: How to Rank a Blog in Google’s Top 10 Search Results
- How to use data: How to Use CRM Data for Content Marketing
Add value, not noise, with your content
And if you need help with your content marketing, we have a pool of professionals that can help with that too. Speak with a ClearVoice content specialist today to add our professionals to your team.
From social media to email to copywriting, these resources will help you continue to grow as a marketing professional, whether you are a beginner or you’ve been in the field for a while. Never stop learning, testing, and challenging yourself.