Currently there are a number of excellent blogs that cover various aspects of internet marketing. I thought it would be worthwhile to put together a list of some that stand out as being among the best sources of content.
Personally, I wouldn’t recommend subscribing to all of them because of information overload. I would recommend subscribing to those that cover topics that interest you most, and areas where you’re looking to learn more. I’m sure there are others that could have been included, so feel free to leave your favorites in the comments.
General Internet Marketing:
The blogs listed here will provide information and content on a variety of aspects of internet marketing. Some are large and very well-known, while others are a bit smaller.
Yaro Starak is a very successful internet marketer and blogger. Entrepreneur’s Journey is his blog where he posts a good bit of content related to making money online. He has also developed successful products and services in addition to affiliate income, so he is highly qualified on the subject.
Maki doesn’t post as frequently as he used to, but Dosh Dosh is still a great resource for anyone wanting to learn more about making money online. He is a social media expert, and some of his content focuses on related subjects. The archives at Dosh Dosh are full of high-quality content.
Net Profits Today is the blog of Rosalind Gardner. She covers all kinds of topics related to making money online and marketing a website. Her blog currently has over 40,000 subscribers. Rosalind also offers consulting services and a few products.
Glen Allsopp is a very experienced social media marketer, and he has a lot of knowledge of internet marketing in general. His site used to be ViperChill but it was recently re-branded to PluginHQ. In addition to being extremely knowledgeable, Glen is very approachable and one of the most likeable bloggers in the niche.
Marketing Pilgrim publishes a lot of posts from multiple authors. The topics covered include social media, reputation management and search. Marketing Pilgrim has established itself as one of the leading blogs in the industry.
With several new posts per week, TopRank Blog covers SEO, social media, and other internet marketing-related content. The site just reached it’s 5th anniversary and it has grown to about 15,000 sbscribers.
Gyutae Park’s blog Winng the Web is one that’s worth following for general internet marketing and make-money-online content. He publsihes a few posts each week and the content is rather original, covering topics in a way that many other blogs in the industry do not.
The Invesp blog covers a varierty of internet marketing-related content, and they recently compiled a list of the top 100 online marketers from 2008. The are several different authors that write for invesp, so you’ll get a variety in terms of areas of expertise.
Caroline Middlebrook’s blog is enjoyable to read because it is part of her journey as an online marketer. Caroline often writes about what she’s learning through her own experiences and it has a very real and practical feel for readers.
Rae Hoffman, aka Sugarrae, covers topics like affiliate marketing, blogging tips, and some social media. She is a well-respected blogger in the industry and her blog has almost 3,000 subscribers currently.
We Build Pages publishes almost daily. Most of the content currently is written by Lisa Barone, but other authors contribute as well. Topics include SEO, social media, blogging and general internet marketing.
Carl Ocab is still a teenager, but he already has established himself as one of the top bloggers in the make-money-online niche. He’s got over 13,000 subscibers currently, and he ranks very high on the first page of Google for “make money online.”
Most internet marketers are very interested in learning more about SEO and staying up-to-date on the industry. Fortunately, there are a number of excellent SEO blogs.
SEOmoz is one of the leading SEO consultancies and their blog is also a leader in the industry. There is a new post published on most days on some topic related to SEO. There’s also some good social media-related content throughout the archives.
Aaron Wall is one the most well-known and respected SEO experts, and he maintains a blog at SEO Book. Aaron’s blog posts are very practical, and it’s a must-subscribe-to blog if you’re looking to learn more about SEO.
Search Engine Land churns out a lot of search-related content throughout each week. Some of it is industry news and other content is informational for those who want to apply better SEO practices to their own websites.
Search Engine Journal publishes multiple posts on most days by several different authors. Like Search Engine Land, some is news-related and other content includes tips and resources.
Matt McGee’s blog, Small Business SEM, includes a few posts per week of search-related content. The blog has been around since 2006 and currently has over 3,000 subscribers.
Bruce Clay, Inc. is an SEO and internet marketing firm. Their blog has been around since 2004 and consistently publishes quality content on SEO and related topics.
SEOptimize provides SEO services and also publishes plenty of quality content on the blog. There are several posts each week from a team of writers. Currently the blog has over 1,600 subscribers.
Search Engine People is a Canadian search marketing firm that also provides a useful blog. Posts are informative and helpful and they generally draw a lot of feedback from readers.
Dazzlin’ Donna’s SEO Scoop was sold in November to Search Engine People, but she is still posting at least for now. The site has been around for five years and has over 2,000 subscribers.
Tad Chef’s SEO 2.0 blog is a must-read for SEOs and social media marketers. Tad’s approach and his writing is very unique, which is difficult to do in a crowded industry. Tad usually takes a strong stance on issues and writes posts that are interesting and informative.
Patrick Altoft of Blog Storm is an SEO and social media consultant through Branded3. At Blog Storm he publishes content related to his areas of expertise. Blog Storm launched in 2007 and has over 4,000 subscribers.
If you’re looking to improve your search engine rankings through link building, be sure to check out Wiep’s blog. Wiep provides some great content on the subject, and he also regularly links to the best posts on other blogs that relate to link building.
Personally, one of my favorite topics is social media marketing. From the blogs listed here you’ll get content that will show you how to market your own websites and blogs, plus you’ll get some general news related to social media and social networking sites.
Social media consultant Tamar Weinberg publishes her thoughts on social media and more at Techipedia. Tamar has been a contributer at top blogs such as Lifehacker and Mashable, and she has established a strong profile throughout the social media industry.
Brent Csutoras is another leader in the social media industry that provides a useful blog to follow. Some of Brent’s content is news-related, such as developments with Digg, Reddit and other major social media sites, and some content includes tips and advice for readers.
Chris Brogan is recognized as one of the leading social media experts. Chris publishes frequently and provides a lot of quality content related to social media.
Collective Thoughts is a group project from a number of experienced bloggers. Posts aren’t extremely frequent, but it’s a good blog to watch if you’re looking for more social media content.
Shana Albert has built a strong reputation in the social media industry over the past few years. Her blog, Social Desire, is where she shares her thoughts and tips on social media (she’s also a contributer at Collective Thoughts).
Darren Rowse of ProBlogger launched at Twitter-focused blog a few months ago. If you’re interested in learning more about Twitter and how you can use it in your daily life, check out TwiTip. Not surprisingly Darren’s new blog already has a strong subscriber base of over 3,000 subscribers.
Jeremiah Owyang covers a lot of information related to social media. He has an established audience of over 17,000 blog subscribers and over 19,000 Twitter followers.
Depending on what type of internet marketing you’re doing, content development and/or copywriting could play a large role in your success.
Copyblogger is a great resource for anyone that wants to improve results with better copy. There’s also some blogging content from the team of writers at Copyblogger.
Chris Garrett covers a lot of blogging and marketing-related content on his blog, but I decided to classify him here. Chris is an authority blogger who has literally written the book on blogging. However, Chris is on this list because he covers much more than just blogging.
Affiliate marketing content is covered at some of the blogs listed above in other categories, but there are also several excellent blogs that focus primarily on this content. Affiliate marketing blogs aren’t ones that I follow very closely, but I know they’re relevant to many readers so I included those that I’m familiar with.
Affiliate Tip owner Shawn Collins is one of the leading affiliate marketers out there. His blog includes some tips and general affiliate-related news.
Earner’s blog has over 2,500 subscribers and provides some good, real-world content.
Zac Johnson is one of the leading affiliate marketing bloggers with over 4,000 subscribers. He posts content frequently on various topics relevant for affiliate marketers.
Uber Affiliate has almost 5,000 subscribers and publishes new content several times per month.