There’s no shortage of blogs and websites that offer social media guidance, but which ones are worth following?
For a steady flow of solid insight and tips, bookmark these 15 standouts:
1. Buffer Blog
Buffer is a social media management platform. The company’s blog is a goldmine of helpful how-tos that cover the latest in social media tools, analytics and strategies.
Hootsuite is another social media marketing and management dashboard. Hootsuite’s blog provides prescient guidance that can keep you on top of the latest digital trends.
3. Social Media Today
This site provides news, trends and best practices around enterprise social media and digital tactics. Social Media Today is an independent, online community for professionals in public relations, marketing, advertising and social media, with tons of guest posts to chew on. Learn how to be a contributor to this website.
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4. Social Media Examiner
Founded by Michael Stelzner, Social Media Examiner is one of the world’s largest social media magazines. The website is geared toward helping businesses harness social media, blogs and podcasts to fuel success.
5. HubSpot Marketing Blog
HubSpot is an inbound marketing and sales platform. The HubSpot Marketing Blog attracts more than 2 million monthly readers—and for good reason. The blog covers everything you should know about trends related to marketing and social media.
Mashable is a multi-platform media and entertainment company. Mashable’s social media section provides the latest social media news, as well as tips on how organizations can effectively use new channels and platforms. Learn how to be a contributor to this website.
7. Marketo Marketing Blog
Marketo is a marketing automation platform. The company’s blog provides best practices on an array of digital marketing topics, including marketing automation and social media tactics.
Inc.’s social media section provides tips, techniques and tactics for savvy corporate social media promotion.
In addition to all those “rich and famous” lists, Forbes also publishes news and analysis about social media’s influence on business and marketing.
If you write or communicate for a living, this content hotspot is a must-read. Copyblogger’s social media section cranks out relevant, practical tips and advice to get the most out of social media activities. Copyblogger was founded by Brian Clark.
11. Content Marketing Institute
This website was founded by content marketing legend Joe Pulizzi. Bookmark the social media section for reliable, relevant tips to excel on a slew of digital platforms.
12. Ragan.com and PRDaily.com
Ragan Communications is led by Mark Ragan, a leader of the brand journalism movement. Ragan.com and PRDaily.com deliver news, how-tos and opinions on public relations, content marketing, social media, internal communication and speechwriting.
13. Business 2 Community
Peruse this sprawling website for loads of helpful articles about social media, email marketing, content marketing, sales and management. Learn how to become a contributor here.
14. Neil Patel’s blog
Serial entrepreneur Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg, a website optimization tool. He’s also a prolific blogger. Patel has been lauded for producing step-by-step posts that help communicators overcome common social media and marketing challenges.
Alltop, which was founded by Guy Kawasaki, curates social media news and headlines from across the web.
Matthew Royse is a digital marketing director of Forsythe Technology, a global IT firm in Chicago. A version of this article originally appeared on his blog, Knowledge Enthusiast.