Top Digital Marketing Blogs to Follow

8 Great Digital Marketing Blogs

By Karen TaylorJan 12 /2021

A vital aspect of successful marketing programs is staying up to date on the latest news, trends and best practices across the industry. Great resources for staying on the leading edge of what’s working and what’s not are the many blogs that report on the digital marketing industry — including topics ranging from search engine optimization to social media marketing to conversion intelligence.

To help you stay on top of the latest and greatest in digital marketing we’ve created a list of eight of the best marketing blogs — highlighting their special features, why you should visit them regularly and what “extra credit” special insight they provide today’s marketing organizations.

Check out these leading marketing blogs and bookmark the ones that resonate with your information needs. 

Top Digital Marketing Blogs to Follow

1. Occam’s Razor

Occam’s Razor Blog

Each week Google’s Digital Marketing Evangelist, Avinash Kaushik, shares solutions to real-world analytic challenges, unpacks future-looking opportunities and highlights frameworks to inspire marketing professionals to “think smart and move fast.”

Go for the: Unique insights on deciphering Google’s search engine mysteries.

Stay for the: In-depth, how-to guidance on both Google Analytics basics and advanced Google Analytics tricks to help measure website and campaign performance. The blog is a goldmine of inspiring and practical information on web analytics and data intelligence — including qualitative analysis, competitive intelligence analysis, web metrics and more. In particular, Kaushik presents insight on how to extract meaningful stories from data and turn them into actionable insights.

Extra credit for: Bringing the fairly dry subject of analytics to life.

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2. The Moz Blog

The Moz Blog

The Moz inbound marketing and SEO blog provides tips, tricks and advice for improving websites and doing better search, social and inbound marketing. Industry experts contribute their experiences, advice, insights, how-tos and more.

Go for the: Step-by-step SEO how-to guides.

Stay for the: Proven insights on earning customers through winning search strategies. Blog posts keep readers up to date on industry news related to SEO or inbound marketing initiatives, including the ever-changing guidelines, rules and regulations for search. The blog gives marketers an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of SEO and learn how they can better integrate it into their overall marketing plan.

Extra credit for: “Whiteboard Friday” videos, which dive deep into niche topics under the vast SEO umbrella.

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3. Neil Patel’s Blog

Neil Patel Blog

Marketing expert Neil Patel’s digital marketing blog provides a wealth of insight into email marketing, content marketing and more. Patel is one of the top marketers in the country and has built successful companies of his own, including KISSMetrics and CrazyEgg. He is also a consultant for several Fortune 100 brands.

Go for the: Tactical resources on how to get things done.

Stay for the: Actionable insights that can help drive marketing results in digital marketing, conversion optimization, e-commerce and SEO. Blog posts feature engaging content that is useful regardless of where a marketer is in their journey.

Extra credit for: Daily Marketing School podcast episodes with top-level marketing tips and strategies from entrepreneurs who “practice what they preach.”

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4. MarketingLand

MarketingLand blog

Publishes daily posts on marketing news and management insights, including breaking stories, industry trends, and the tips and tricks of various aspects of the digital marketing industry. It is the sister publication of MarTech Today and Search Engine Land.

Go for the: Daily breaking news stories about all aspects of the digital marketing industry, which help marketers stay ahead of the competition.

Stay for the: Practical tips and strategies marketers can use in their digital marketing campaigns. Blog post topics are informative and relevant, ranging from updates in content management systems to new features on social media platforms to the latest best practices in email marketing.

Extra credit for: Detailed analytic reports, such as MarTech Intelligence Report Enterprise Digital Personalization Tools: A Marketer’s Guide, B2B Marketing Automation Platforms: A Marketer’s Guide, and Enterprise Local Marketing Automation Platforms: A Marketer’s Guide.

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5. Search Engine Land

Search Engine Land blog

Publishes the latest news on search engines, search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM).

Go for the: Comprehensive guide to SEO to get the basics down fast.

Stay for the: Data-driven articles about SEO and search engine marketing (paid search). The blog also features breaking news, trending topics and data projection forecasts related to local search, retail, Google and Bing. Blog posts are excellent resources for helping marketers maximize search traffic. Posts share insight that allows readers to take actionable insights to improve their online marketing efforts.

Extra credit for: Its series of live discussions, presentations, tutorials and less formal meetups led by the editorial team at Search Engine Land.

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6. Econsultancy

Econsultancy blog

The latest global marketing and digital insights marketers need to know from Econsultancy’s analysts and experts.

Go for the: Practical advice for brands on how to market themselves online in a way that both follows best practices and integrates innovative trends.

Stay for the: Insights on the entire digital marketing spectrum, along with deep dives into niche industries. The blog shares marketing advice that businesses can apply to their marketing programs to help reach their objectives.

Extra credit for: In-depth reports on everything from mission-critical SEO tactics to data-driven analytics.

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7. Social Media Examiner

Social Media Examiner blog

Insights to help marketers discover how to best use social media marketing to connect with customers, generate awareness and increase sales.

Go for the: In-depth, step-by-step guides on strategies, content calendars and more to stay ahead in the social media game. 

Stay for the: Advice on social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, TikTok and more, including what’s working today. The insight shared helps marketers formulate effective social media strategies on different channels. Posts include the latest social media updates and news, along with case studies, podcasts, interviews with experts and reviews of the latest industry research.  

Extra credit for: The annual social media marketing industry report on the major social platforms.

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8. Unbounce Conversion Intelligence

Unbounce Conversion Intelligence blog

Publishes conversion intelligence insights on all things related to marketing since 2009, from landing pages to conversion rate optimization to A/B testing.

Go for the: Landing page templates.

Stay for the: Great content on building optimized web pages that convert site traffic, e-commerce and using AI in digital marketing. Insights shared in posts help marketers increase conversions on landing pages, improve content and get the best results from e-commerce.

Extra credit for: The Smart Traffic app, which uses AI to tailor landing pages to visitors’ attributes.

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Stay Informed About Digital Marketing Updates

2021 is sure to be filled with digital marketing changes and updates. Stay informed by adding one or more of these blogs to your inbox to be sure you’re prepared for whatever is next in 2021. As a bonus, consider adding the Kuno Creative blog to your reading list as well, where we cover the latest insights on inbound marketing.

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Karen Taylor
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Karen Taylor

Karen Taylor is a professional content marketing writer with experience writing for over 100 companies and publications. Her experience includes the full range of content marketing projects — from blogs, to white papers, to ebooks. She has a particular knack for creating content that clarifies and strengthens a company’s marketing message, and delivers optimum impact and maximum results. Learn more at karentaylorwrites.com.
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