September 18, 2018

35 Must-Read Articles for Social Media Marketers

As an active social media user and marketer, I’m always interested in learning new things to improve my knowledge and abilities. This is a collection of some of the best articles that I’ve found on a variety of topics related to social media.


50 Ways to Use Social Media, Listed by Objective – Web-Strategist

5 Steps to Become a Better Social Media Marketer – Daily Blog Tips

How to Set Up a Domino Effect of Traffic – Vandelay Design

How to Go from Nothing to 550,000 Social Media Visitors in One Month – ViperChill

How to Target the Right Social Media Sites – ProBlogger

How to Promote Yourself on Social Sites Without Actually “Promoting Yourself” – SearchRank

Relationship Building – 6 Tips for Working in Social Media – SEM Clubhouse

Top 10 Reasons Why SEOs Fail On Social Media – SEO 2.0

Top 10 Reasons Why Great Content Fails On Social Media – SEO 2.0

6 Social Media “No-Brainers” You Shouldn’t Forget – Cape Cod SEO

Social Media Optimization: Submit It, But Don’t Forget It – Search Engine Land


A Comprehensive Guide to StumbleUpon: How to Build Massive Traffic to Your Website – Dosh Dosh

How to Write Posts that Set StumbleUpon on Fire – ProBlogger

5 Reasons My StumbleUpon Profile Stands Out – Social Desire

Why StumbleUpon Sends More Traffic Than Digg – ProBlogger


How to Level the Playing Field with Digg – Skelliewag

Maximizing the Likelihood of Getting Dugg – SEOmoz


Definitive Guide to Fark and Getting Mass Traffic – ViperChill


Link Bait Ideas – Cornwall SEO

65 Headlines to Jump Start Your Linkbait – Cornwall SEO

6 Sure-Fire Tactics to Re-Ignite Your Linkbait – ViperChill


The Huge Collection of Google Analytics Tipes – Search Engine Journal

Content Development:

How to Have a Constant Flow of Ideas – Social Media Trader

How a Good Title and Description Can Make or Break Your Social Media Submission – SEOmoz

Writing Headlines for Regular Readers, Search Engines and Social Media – Copyblogger

How to Write a Social Media Press Release – Copyblogger

The Unexpected Trap of Writing for Social Media – Copyblogger

Professional Services:

What Traits Define a Social Media Marketer – Techipedia


Tools for Engaging in Social Media – Search Engine Land

General Social Media:

A Beginner’s Guide to Social News Websites – Dosh Dosh

What the Hell Can Social Media Do for Me? – Social Desire

The ABCs of Social Media – Social Desire

How to Commit Social Media Suicide – Social Media Trader

The Limitations of Social Media – Blogtrepreneur

Building Consistent Traffic with Social Media – Vandelay Design

The New Social Media Democracy – NowSourcing

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About Steven Snell

Steven is a web designer, blogger, and freelance writer.


  1. Wow, great list!! Thank you so much for including me. 🙂

  2. Agreed – great list of excellent posts. I really appreciate that you would include my post amongst them!

  3. Awesome, cheers Steven 🙂

  4. Fantastic resource, will take a while to read all of this! At the moment I’m using social media to help me escape Windows Vista by raising donations to buy a Macbook – – this list should help me on my way!

  5. Super list, a good compendium.

    We all grow the market, opportunities and knowledge through collaboration.

  6. i’ve seen alot of these on google, but theres definitely some new ones and good ones.. best thing is its all in one place.. consider this page bookmarked!


  7. Great collection, it was definitely worth a bookmark. It going to take me awhile to get through all of these.

  8. Whew, that was an expansive list, thanks for your efforts rounding all that up!

  9. I write articles on ehow and although they are short some articles are good. I included just one of mine as website to see if would be something you’d like. Maybe you could add a section for ehow/bukisa/SHORT articles. THANKS for such a great

    RESOURCE LIST I plan to access it frequently to keep on top of what is happening.

    Some of the titles are very intriquing!

  10. Check out my link to over 100 articles on how to market a website – social media marketing

  11. Thanks for this, l will give you my thoughts, when l have read a couple.

  12. I’d like to suggest our social media strategy white paper as an addition to this list


  13. Great collection of articles here! Thanks for sharing!

  14. excellent article for SEO peple. im also new to this field. i hope this article browse me to long way.

  15. Top list – thanks for sharing.

    I’ll be burning the midnight candle reading these links.

  16. I’m not so sold on SMM as a SEO tool. Yes, it certainly has its place and adds to the strategy, but at the end of the day, organic traffic will always be where it’s at.

  17. You’ve got a wonderful weblog here! would you like to produce some invite posts on my site?

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