10 of the Best Digital Marketing Blogs Online

The Internet is a mysterious place. Google is constantly changing their search algorithm. Facebook makes changes to its Edgerank algorithm on a regular basis too. With so many changes happening so quickly, it’s hard to keep up – especially as you try to plan your digital marketing strategy.

Fortunately, there are a few writers online who keep up with these changes on a regular basis and keep you informed on their blog. These bloggers are value-oriented offering some of the industry’s best insights.

You’re already a follower of the Marketing Samurai blog. Now, stay even more informed by following these top 10 digital marketing bloggers too.  

Jon Loomer
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1. Jon Loomer

If your business does any type of Facebook marketing, you’ll want to know Jon Loomer.

Jon Loomer is a Facebook advertising expert – and that’s just the beginning. He regularly posts about how websites, videos, CRMs, and other essential marketing pieces will help you get bigger results out of your Facebook marketing plan.

His stuff ranges from beginner level tactics to highly advanced technical skills. He’s one of the first people to know what Facebook is up to next in their ever happening algorithm updates. He’ll keep you informed on what is happening so you’re always in-the-know and up-to-speed on what you need to do to maximize your reach on Facebook.

Follow Jon on his blog or on Twitter @JonLoomer.

Amy Africa
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2. Amy Africa

Amy Africa is the CEO of eight by eight, a conversion company focused specifically on online sales. She regularly blogs about everything conversion related from strategy and SEO to analytics, email marketing, creative, mobile and navigation.

You’ll love Amy’s writing because it’s unique. Through her writing you’ll get to know her, her family, and why she’s so passionate about what she does for a living. It’s this excitement that’ll inspire you to improve your online marketing efforts too. Check out her blog to see what I mean. You won’t be disappointed.

Follow Amy on her blog or on Twitter @AmyAfrica.

Ryan Holiday
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3. Ryan Holiday

Another unique writer is Ryan Holiday. He’s a former director of marketing for American Apparel and the author of three books, including Growth Hacker Marketing.

He blogs about things you might not directly relate to digital marketing but you should.

His blog title says he writes “mediations on strategy and life.” Dig deeper and you’ll find he’s a media strategist who frequently digs into the tougher side of business and marketing. On his bio, he says his goal is to write in a way that’s practical and thoughtful. If list posts are your thing, you probably won’t find them here. But, if you’re interested in knowing more about strategy and big picture marketing tools, he’s your guy.

Follow Ryan on his blog or on Twitter @RyanHoliday.

Neil Patel
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4. Neil Patel

It’s hard to put together a list of the top digital marketers and not include Neil Patel. His name is prolific in the digital marketing world, but many businesses still remain unaware of the genius he puts out every day on his blog over at Quicksprout.

His posts are long – usually well over 1,000 words. The content is enormously valuable giving you insider tips and how-to guides in a format you’ll enjoy reading. His stuff might be complex and in-depth but it’s not hard to understand. He keeps things simple and straightforward.

Check out his blog for topics on everything from marketing plans to writing and traffic generation tips.

Follow Neil on his blog or on Twitter @NeilPatel.

Mark Schaefer5. Mark Schaefer

Mark Schaefer is the lead blogger and CEO of Schaefer Marketing Solutions. His blog is called {grow} where he offers daily tips for how to maximize your digital marketing.

These tips aren’t run of the mill. He is always offering a new perspective to get your brain working and make you think harder about your strategies.

One of his most famous posts is called Content Shock where he talks about why content marketing isn’t always the best way forward in the online arena. It sparked a healthy debate among some of the Internet’s top content marketers and is sure to spark some thinking in your business too.

Follow Mark on his blog or on Twitter @MarkWSchaefer

Matthew Woodward
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6. Matthew Woodward

Matthew Woodward’s blog has won numerous awards, including the Best of Search Engine Journal, Top 75 Marketing Blogs from Unbounce, and Technorati’s Top 100 Business Blogs. On his first post on the page, he describes how he built a 6-figure blog in less than 12 months and what you can do to have that same type of success.

But don’t worry. If blogging revenue isn’t your exclusive source of income (and it rarely is for businesses) he also shares a host of other insights. Matthew talks about lead generation, SEO and more. He posts daily. Although some of his stuff might not be relevant to your business (such as his income report roundups he does monthly) you are sure to find a healthy amount of content to help your business grow online.

Follow Matthew on his blog or on Twitter @MatthewWoodwardUK

Darren Rowse
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7. Darren Rowse of ProBlogger

Darren Rowse is the owner of ProBlogger, a blog dedicated to helping content marketers get more money by writing.

This is another blog that feels blogging heavy but is filled with other digital marketing tips you won’t want to miss. For example, Rowse talks about email marketing, affiliate programs, and more. If your business has ever thought about tapping into your niche’s influencers to make more money, you might be interested in hearing what he has to say.

Follow Darren on his blog or on Twitter @ProBlogger.

Spencer Haws
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8. Spencer Haws of Niche Pursuits

Spencer Haws is the author at Niche Pursuits, a blog about Internet business projects.

Because he helps businesses generate revenue online, his blog is filled with a wide range of advice about all things Internet marketing, including SEO, email marketing, and JV Partners. He also focuses quite a bit on launches. If you have a product launch in your near future, you won’t want to miss this one.

Blogging isn’t the only thing you’ll find on Niche Pursuits. You’ll also get access to plenty of podcasts Spencer has created for his audience. These podcasts go beyond what most blogs do, which makes it more interesting, compelling and valuable.

Follow Spencer on his blog or on Twitter @NichePursuits.

Francisco Rosales
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9. Francisco Rosales of Socialmouths

Francisco Rosales is the head author of Socialmouths, a blog filled with advice on what it takes to succeed online. He regularly writes on topics such as social media, driving traffic, increasing conversions, and more.

His posts are well-written and informative. He covers all of the necessary tools and the latest tips to get you in front of your audience.

Socialmouths was named the top 10 blog by Social Media Examiner in 2012 and 2014. He’s also been given kudos by several other major websites. This guy is getting notice and when you see his stuff, you’ll understand why.

Follow Francisco on his blog or on Twitter @SocialMouths.

Derek Halpern
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10. Derek Halpern of Social Triggers

Derek Halpern is the type of dynamic speaker who frequently ruffles a few feathers. His passion for Internet marketing is hard to ignore, which is just one reason why he’s worthy of your attention.

He’s been quoted in several high end publications, including Forbes, FastCompany and Entrepreneur. On his blog, you get his first-person advice on what he’s thinking about Internet marketing and how to thrive in today’s highly competitive world.

In addition to blogging, he hosts regular webinars and offers online courses to deliver even more value to his audience. There’s something here for marketers on every level.

Follow Derek on his blog or on Twitter @DerekHalpern.

Wrapping Up

There are plenty of Internet marketers out there who are worth following. The top 10 I recommend are again:

  1. Jon Loomer
  2. Amy Africa
  3. Ryan Holiday
  4. Neil Patel
  5. Michael Schaefer
  6. Matthew Woodward
  7. Darren Rowse
  8. Spencer Haws
  9. Francisco Rosales
  10. Derek Halpern

Each of these blogs offers something unique to its readers. More importantly, they deliver a fresh take on what’s happening in the digital marketing world.

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