10 Must Read Social Media Marketing Blogs for 2018

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Social media is constantly changing, updating and developing. It continues to change how we receive information and it’s revolutionizing the way we work. There is an abundant amount of information in cyberspace about social media, but the question remains: where is the best place to look for social media help? Which blogs are the best social media blogs?

At SocialNicole we read a wide variety of resources to stay up to date on the trends and happening in social media marketing. The list is long and is more than most people have time to read or need to read to stay in the social media know. We have pared our list down to a group of 10 blogs that we recommend for those wanting to stay up to date with what’s happening in social media marketing without making their heads spin. These blogs are presented in no particular order and include a mix of social media only blogs and general business blogs as well.

1. Social Media Examiner

This blog has great content to introduce new users to all the different social media sites. Social Media Examiner helps with staying on top of trends and the latest news on any changes in social media channels.

2. Buffer Social

I am an avid fan of the Buffer app and we use it religiously as part of our social media tool arsenal at SocialNicole Digital. And this company practices what they preach with their content marketing. Their blog is packed full of great advice, useful tips and strategies to help any business succeed at social media marketing.

3. Marketing Tech Blog

This blog combines the ever-changing technology and the world of social media. Learn how technology and social media work together to be most effective in marketing.

4. Sprout Social

This is another tool we use at SocialNicole Digital every single day and their blog provides an abundance of advice and updates on social media, brand building and more. What I like about this blog is that they research the topics extensively and their advice is sound. I typically read more than one source when I am trying to validate my own theories and Sprout Social is never wrong.

5. Hubspot

Hubspot is known far and wide for their all-in-one marketing software that will make your marketing automation dreams come true. And while their product is not for everyone, they do an excellent job showcasing what they do with their own content marketing. They provide some of the most relevant, cutting edge social media and content marketing advice you can find both on their blog and through their many white papers, guides and resources that they happily provide you for free. If you want to see a content marketing program that works, this is the company and blog to follow.

6. Mashable 

Mashable is a very popular blog that provides a wide variety of news, ranging from social media to celebrity gossip. It has a mix of content that provides information about trends in technology, science, entertainment and more. While the content is more varied than some others on this list, it is the place to be if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of what is happening in the technology world (including social media marketing).

7. Socialnomics 

From their about page:

Socialnomics.com spawned from Erik Qualman’s #1 bestselling book of the same title. Our mission is to keep you in-the-know on the latest biz and buzz of tech. Think statistics, studies, stories, and surprises. Because of your efforts we have been able to reach over 25 million and growing.

Enough said. This is a must read blog.

8. TechCrunch

This is a large international news site, with topics ranging from startups to apps and everything in between. They have a social media category that is kept updated multiple times each day with all the latest social media news and advice.

9. Social Media Today

Social Media Today offers a wide mix of help for any social media confusion you may have! They offer details on content marketing, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, etc. and strategic ways to use social media. The authors’ backgrounds are diverse which gives this blog an advantage as they are able to bring many expertise and perspectives into one central location. If you are going to read just one blog on social media this would be a great choice.

10. Inc.com

This is another blog with a magazine approach similar to TechCrunch that offers a diverse range of business-focused topics, I really like their entrepreneur advice and of course they have a stellar social media category that is both useful and sometimes quite entertaining. For an-all around great business blog that also focuses on social media marketing – Inc.com is an excellent choice!

These blogs can get you started and help you with your social media questions. And don’t forget to subscribe to SocialNicole’s RSS feed for easy to follow social media marketing advice which includes do it yourself tutorials! Happy Reading! Photo Credit

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