social media reviewsWe are accepting nominations for our 5th annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest, the biggest contest for social media blogs.

We are looking for your nomination for the Top 10 Social Media Blogs. The winners will be promoted in our 230,000-reader newsletter and announced on Social Media Examiner.

How to Nominate

Please make a single nomination of your favorite social media blog by commenting below and including why you like the blog (only your first nomination counts). Be sure to include a link to the blog.

To be considered, a blog must be nominated by multiple people. Make your nomination by January 6th, 2014.

The judges: Our judges include Lee Odden (author of Optimize: How to Attract and Engage More Customers by Integrating SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing and CEO of TopRank Online Marketing), Denise Wakeman (founder of The Blog Squad™) and Neal Schaffer (author of three books, including Maximizing LinkedIn for Sales and Social Media Marketing). Judges’ blogs are not eligible.

contest judges

Winners will be selected based on the quality of their content, the frequency of their posts, reader involvement and their blog’s ranking (in that order). Think part readers’ choice and part Oscars.

2013 badgeThe winners will be announced here in February and also in our newsletter. Click here to see our 2013 Top 10 Blogs contest winners.

Note that our judges will decide the final winners.

Go ahead and enter your nomination right now in the box below and be sure to let your friends know about this contest.

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  • Oliver J
  • is my favorite blog because I got a lot of tips and techniques about Facebook advertising and most probably power editor.

  • Dave

    I’ve been reading these pages for a while now, always good to have all the latest info in one place – recommend!

  • Noel Donnellon

    Straight forward blog on using social media for small business. Easy to follow for newbies and great for updating the more experienced.

  • Adrien

    I guess I will be the first to comment and vote! I am voting for Jim Joseph’s blog…very up to date with meaningful information and insight that I can take back to my daily routine. Not only does he write interesting comments but it’s inspiring…have you read his book on the brand experience? Real good stuff! Here is the link to his blog: Thanks! Adrien

  • Though I have my own blog about Social Media and other Digital Strategies, but I will nominate here. Ian, is connected with me on Facebook, Twitter and other places; The way he explains stuff and the insights that I see on his blog are tremendous! I am not sure if there is any social media tool that exists but is not talked about on RazorSocial.

    Ian, is also a great person! he was the one who guided me about my site and how to make a presence. Thanks Ian.


  • Stacey Moonshine


    Media Beard

    Helpful and interesting digital marketing content for B2C and B2B consumers. Media Beard ensures the content is up to date with the latest trends and changes within the digital marketing and social media industry which is always incredibly helpful when creating and executing a digital marketing campaign.


  • Trevor Gillespie

    Hi. I would like to nominate the spiderworking blog. I find Amanda Webb’s content, knowledge and information very inciteful and useful. Have a happy Christmas. Thanks, Trevor

  • Helen
  • Paul O’Mahony

    Hello, I would like to suggest . The primary reason is the fact that it sticks very specifically to the topic of social networks and provides all the latest info, a one stop shop for the social media enthusiast 🙂

  • Mili

    My favorite is because it has the latest news and anyone can learn the most important strategies to use it for your business plus the latest changes in social media.

  • Shalen

    I nominate 🙂

  • Angelo

    I would like to nominate Top Dog Social Media (

  • I’d like to nominate This blog is always full of quality content, and tips that are informative and easy to follow and implement.

  • Please explain why 🙂

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  • Michael A. Stelzner

    Social media examiner is best one many reasons .

    1- We can get almost everything in your weekly newsletter about social networks

    2- 100s of posts related to business marketing using social media and social media related tools .

    and Michael A. Stelzner is inspiration for people like me , who are trying or learning blogging and social media marketing stuffs.


    and i would like to take my recommendation for my second second choice [ ] , its my blog but i don’t think i am ready to take part in this contest , i need to learn more from you guys thanks.

  • Bryan Foster

    I nominate ftw!

  • I would like to nominate for a great guide on Social Media Tools and Insights

    Omkar Mishra

  • Koal Powers for the win!

  • Sam Ashe

    I like because they are THE best of the best, run by reliable and professional people only offering the top quality and service of everything they do.

  • Kelvin Gee

    I’d like to nominate Oracle Social Spotlight at Twice a week, Michael Stiles, provides thoughtful insights about the social media industry, everything from content marketing, social hiring, mobile marketing, social selling, branding, etc. Each blog post is carefully written and thought-provoking. I ALWAYS get something out of it. And even though the blog is from Oracle, it never pushes or peddles product. It’s always about good content.

  • Angelo D

    I nominate Top Dog Social Media. They have consistently put out great content and infographics this year.

  • Minal Ruhela

    Though I have been following many blogs here in India, I personally like as they provide real insights if certain campaign or strategy has not worked, which others unfortunately don’t. It is easy to point out what should not be done but difficult to say what can be done. They present a problem and address it using a crisp, solution-based approach.

  • Jennifer Longmore

    I nominate Lisa Manyon of because she is offering new paradigm marketing and copy writing strategies that are about speaking to people’s challenges and offering solutions rather than poking at people’s ‘pain’ with a hard sell

  • Nikunj Wadhawan

    url , Reason- Digital Insights is a social media blog that has posts which are sync with the current ongoing topics. Digital Insights nurtures and even gives opportunity to new talent.

  • Kimberly A. Kline

    I nominate Jenn’s Trends from Jenn Herman
    Being a complete “non-professional”, Jenn has really helped me get a handle on using Social Media to promote my own blog and business. Check it out and you will see she does a great job!

  • Sarah Allshouse

    The Sony Community Blog is the best!

    Its Sony employees that talk about their use with Sony products. Pretty cool 🙂

  • I nominate the because they have all kinds of killer explanations on how to build your social marketing on Google Plus!

  • Gary Matthews

    I’d like to nominate — the Digital Insights blog by Harsh Ajmera. I’ve learned a lot not only from the blog, but via personal interaction with the author, whom I find very helpful and accessible.

  • I guess I can’t nominate my current favorite blog so I’m looking forward to checking out all the blogs that are nominated. Blog on!

  • David Friedrichs

    This blog provides insightful, brief commentary on current events and trends in the industry. The author is a hard working, up and coming social media / digital marketing enthusiast.

  • Ajay

    I really like this blog – . It’s hard to find blogs that uses data and insights to back their writing. Mobile is the way to go these days and it’s good to learn more about mobile trends.

  • Ajay

    I really like bcoz of the data and insights that it provide about mobile trends. Data with writing takes the blogging to the next level.

  • Kim S

    We’ve gotten so much from the Post Planner folks. As someone newer to managing a Facebook page – it got us off the ground and running very quickly! I credit it for a lot of our success.

  • Katie Staab

    timely and relevant for a wide audience, yet well-connected to the local community:

  • Liz Gross

    I’ll nominate for a repeat mention on this list. I found him through last year’s list, and I really appreciate his in-depth, original perspective on Facebook for business. He’s also really conversational on Twitter with his readers!

  • Shannon Lemos

    Hi, is my favorite blog. It is filled with up to date information on social media and social media marketing. I find it very easy to follow and very informative. I can always count on receiving incredible amounts of knowledge as well as tips, tricks, and tools. If you have not checked it out, I highly recommend that you do. It ‘s a good one !

  • Great list of sites already mentioned. I would have to select the Post Planner blog. Not only has this been a great tool to use but the blog has provided great insight and practical tips on how to improve both your Facebook Marketing and Social Media marketing. The blog portrays these in a fun and entertaining way. Over the last year especially has grown a great deal. Here is the link to the blog . Hope you guys take the time out to consider them 🙂

  • Jennifer Mathers

    My pick would be a proven powerhouse when it comes to helping you to understand the impact that social media has on your business and marketability.
    They provide start up strategies for new business as well as advising established business owners on Trending within these medias. Keeping current is key.

  • I would like to nominate, a new approach to social media blogging. Easy to ready and entertaining posts on social media advice, trends, news and how-to tips in form of “top ten lists.”

  • Angelo

    Apologies…I did not think my original comment posted, this is a duplicate.

  • Makattack

    I vote hands down! They’re content is always up to date and very helpful.

  • lisamanyon

    I recommend Seth Godin’s blog because he is brilliant

  • Lee Futcher

    I nominate Top Dog Social Media ( because the value and intricacy of their content. Top Dog clearly spends a great amount of time on writing their content, and you can see how thousands of readers soak up their content and have converted into loyal fans who read, share, and like every piece Top Dog creates. LF

  • Amber — Amy’s insights into social media marketing are always actionable and she focuses on ENGAGEMENT and relationship marketing rather than just how to get the most number of followers.

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  • Lisa Malcom, The Social Suite

    I nominate Post Planner because they have created one stop shopping source for me when it comes to social media marketing. I manage multiple clients and Post Planner is my go to source to find relevant content to share on behalf of my clients as well as providing me with the latest updates, tips, tools and trends all in one place! The customer service rocks as well!

  • Ian rocks!

  • Gina Fiedel

    I’ll nominate The Social Media Hat for the wide ranging, stellar and reliable posts covering Social Media. Mike Allton is wildly prolific and hosts insightful guest bloggers also. I am impressed with his knowledge and like that he includes other related topice such as SEO, Marketing and Tools.

    If I could nominate two, I would also nominate GPlusGeek. John Dietrich and Michael Bennett are outstanding in their commitment and generosity in
    helping users understand the ins and outs of Google+. They deliver their
    guidance in the most friendly, helpful way imaginable and are utterly
    accessible for assistance when called upon.

  • David Hyatt

    I suggest Jon Loomer @ for always keeping us up to date any upcoming changes, and rembering to inlcude those little details that make a big difference.

  • I agree..Jon really enjoys the little details of Facebook marketing and advertising and writes about the results of very interesting ‘experiments’ that he conducts to optimize lead gen and sales through Facebook.

  • Why can’t you nominate your current favorite?

  • Daily Egg ( is really good if you are not a super quant person but you want to improve your analytic skills to better understand how social media affects your marketing efforts.

  • The excellent Australian blog at deserves consideration. Jeff himself is a good writer who seems to have a very pragmatic take on social media and he seems to have surrounded himself with a very capable staff. You won’t typically find posts on the ‘philosophy’ of social media, but rather their takes on some of the challenges and how they are approaching them.

  • Yeah I missed that, Ian #YouRock
    Thanks Scott 🙂

  • I want to nominate Brands With Fans where I am the editor and founder. The blog is focused on social marketing for professionals. We’ve grown to a weekly publication with an audience of marketers who enjoy advice from various marketing experts within and outside of my organization. This year we’ve featured Jay Bear, social marketing leaders in large organizations like IBM and the San Diego Chargers, and actionable tips from our regular contributors.

  • Since I’m a judge, I figure I should not show bias. Maybe that’s an incorrect assumption though.

  • I want to nominate because Ryan really get’s what it takes for non social media blogs to be successful. His posts and podcasts feature some of the best and brightest thought leaders in social media, and social and content marketing today.

  • Barry Tubwell

    My pick HANDS DOWN is Jon Loomer of This guy brings it DAILY, he shares all of his info freely and he is always right onto of anything facebook related FAST. Jon is my guy !!!!

  • I nominate the Postplanner blog []! Always timely info, always useful!

  • OH.. Yeah you’re probably right about that one!


    They not only offer up posts on what the best tools in the industry are (from top industry experts), they also include how to use them effectively. Love that they’re thinking social media, while also going outside of the actual platforms to talk about techniques that can be used across all social platforms (great example: their recent post on “how to optimize images for the web”). Thanks for the opportunity to vote!

  • the_peg_is_in

    I nominate Brands With Fans blog from Fandom Marketing: They provide a constant stream of expert advice on all aspects of community and social marketing which I find really useful.

  • Jennifer Jenkins

    I would like to nominate Top Dog Social Media, a power house in their field, supporting their clients through the loops and twists of the ever trending maze of social media. No client is too big or too small to take advantage of their command and awareness of the industry.

  • Donald Kevin Thomas

    I’d like to cast my vote for Melonie’s tips are always helpful, she’s generous with her content and it’s easy to follow and implement.

  • Ginger
  • If a blog has won in the past, can it be nominated again?

  • Evan Burr Hands down. With all the noise and info flying around now about social media, and only so many hours in the day, I try to find reasons NOT to keep reading a given pub. With Jon, it was impossible. Regarding Facebook advertising especially, Jon’s blog is essential reading. That’s all there is to it.

  • John Dietrich

    Thanks for nominating our blog Wade!

  • John Dietrich

    I’d like to nominate because we provide a unique set of short 3-5 min tutorial videos on how to use Google+ These videos are designed with busy people in mind, and our commitment is to keep that person in mind!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks for the nomination 😉

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thank you so much Sam for nominating us! I really appreciate it.

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks Koal.

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks so much Bryan!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thank you Julie, I really appreciate your support!

  • Naomi Lehane

    I would love to nominate its always a great site to get tips on social media for the noobs and professionals alike.

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks Shalen, you rock!

  • Brooke Ballard

    I think a super, duper #AwesomeSauce nominee would be SteamFeed. They write on several topics, spark intense conversation, and are aimed at doing social and online marketing RIGHT (and provide the clout, Klout and helpful hints to get it done).

  • Michele Weisman

    I nominate Likeable Media’s blog “Likeable Daily,” which consistently provides daily top social media content, trends and analysis.

  • I’d like to nominate a blog I write for, They have a good mix of content that’s relevant to the modern digital PR, community manager, or marketing professional. Topics flow from influence marketing (which is hot right now!), PR best practices, blogger outreach, and the intersection of content and influence. They have a multitude of real professionals writing for them, and the content is never dull 🙂

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  • Angela Quisumbing

    I’m a huge fan of Brands With Fans by Fandom Marketing: They share a lot of great articles on social marketing. Plus, they have a fun and easy to read format.

  • Jennifer Kent

    I nominate Top Dog Social Media (

    Very informative blog posts every week with amazing infographics and great stats, tips and tricks on social media, especially LinkedIn!

  • I’ve really been enjoying the InNetwork blog:

    They offer a mix of best practices for influence marketing, PR/blogger outreach, and social media in general. Also, they’re Canadian. 🙂

  • Pat Farren Jon Just keep on providing great and up to date information on Facebook ads and loads more that is happening everyday in the mad world of social.Top Blog #jonloomer

  • Thanks Brooke! 🙂

  • Thanks Danny! Really appreciate it 🙂

  • I’d like to nominate Jon Loomer as well – great in depth content on Facebook and Facebook advertising. I’ve featured his work on a couple of my podcasts already ( – Using Facebook with CRM in Sports) and he got a lot of kudos on latest Beers, Blokes & Business episode on Facebook (018: Facebook, what’s up Zuck? I hope to interview Jon to feature him in 2014, quality guy who I met at #SMMW13

  • Thanks Gina!! That’s very nice to hear.

  • Wendy

    Amamda @ Spiderworking is always 1st with social media platforms latest news and updates & her step by step “Cool Tool” guides are fool proof!

  • I would like to nominate:


  • Kelsey Cole is my go-to. The team lead by renowned SM expert Melonie Dodaro is insightful, cutting edge and witty. I rely on their regular posts and newsletters for honest, educational and cheeky news in the communications world. It’s the real-deal with no BS social strategies that actually work. I believe they made Top 25 yesterday, and after the development I’ve seen over the last year I highly endorse their nomination for a Top 10 placement.

  • Thanks Kim!!! Means a ton!

  • Thanks Ravi!! You rock my man!

  • Good call, Steamfeed is excellent.

  • Thanks, whoever you are!! Make sure to tell Mike and the judges why so they can consider your nomination!

  • Thanks so much Lisa!

  • Thanks so much Shannon!

  • John you should be on this list!

  • Please explain why 🙂

  • Please explain why!

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  • I’d second the nomination for InNetwork. It’s a great mix of experts in a wide variety of topics. I like that there’s a sense of humor and that the bloggers don’t take itself too seriously.

  • alexandra macleod – thought leaders on all things social

  • I’d like to nominate the Orbit Media blog: It’s highly practical content, Andy Crestodina’s posts are practical and use fun and quirky metaphors which make his writing highly appealing and a great way to teach. Take The Anatomy of a Marketing Chicken as an example:

  • I have been really enjoying Jon’s posts as well. He is in the trenches everyday doing Facebook marketing and brings his experience to his writing.

  • Lynn Egar I love when I read something and it feels like as if someone is littlerally speaking it to me. Found it very easy to follow, great detail, well done 🙂

  • Gerry Michaels great social media content from those that are doing the job. Awesome community, and the authors are easily accessible if you want discuss further. Consistently good material. Excellent authors providing excellent content

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks for much for your vote Donald!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks for your vote Jennifer!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks so much for your vote Jennifer, I really appreciate it!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks so much for your vote Lee, you rock!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Awe, thanks for your vote and kind words!

  • Donald Kevin Thomas

    Hey thank you!

  • Please consider SteamFeed ( Great resource for social media, and many topics tangible!

    The community of authors are credible practitioners on their topics, so the advice and insights can be acted upon immediately. Plus, a friendly crew with a lot of style.

  • janenns

    Top Dog Social Media gets my vote!

    Practical tips I can put to use now (:
    What I especially like are the tips and strategies on the use of LInkedIn. There is a ton of stuff out there on FB and Twitter, but not as much on Linkedin.

  • – As co-founder of SteamFeed I’m not sure if I’m allowed to nominate it but I love the content that all the writers contribute so much I figured I would give it a shot. 🙂

    With over 50 consistent once-a-month social media and marketing authors SteamFeed is great resource for small businesses, marketers, bloggers, community managers, and people who just love using social media. Our authors write from experience which keeps the quality high. 🙂

    Thanks for considering us!

  • Much appreciated Danny. 🙂

  • Thanks Gerry!

  • I agree with Always great actionable articles. 🙂

  • Thanks Brooke!

  • Craig Rennick

    I want to nominate the InNetwork blog
    If you’re interested in social media outreach – these guys are the best source around.

  • Kal

    Hi Cindy,

    Has to be a serious contender. Melonie gathers together upto date info on what’s working and what’s not, particularly on LinkedIn.

    Considering that she is rated #1 isn’t a surprise. Her posts are easy to understand and tips are bite sized enough to get you logging in and updating your profiles, posting quality content and engaging your audience.

    Melonie gets you motivated to implement strategies by giving you relevant reasons and stats to back them up.

    What I really like about topdogsocialmedia is that I can use it as a jumping point to other resources. There is nothing like having someone you trust recommending the goto guy for FB ads for instance.

    If you’re serious about social media then you have got to have the top dog in your inbox.


  • Beth N
  • I would like to nominate because they consistently strive to create timely content that offers real value to their readers.

  • Jenn Herman

    OMG! Kimberly, thank you so much for the nomination! Your support is always so generous and I couldn’t do it without readers like you 🙂

  • Jenn Herman

    I would like to nominate
    Mike Allton is a supremely talented blogger with endless amounts of information on everything business owners need to know about social media marketing. He has consistently been my go-to-source for all things Google+ related.
    His posts range from the basic levels of understanding for newbies into the field up to technical discussions for seasoned professionals.
    Beyond just his wealth of knowledge, however, he is a very genuine and friendly person who is always willing to help others learn.

  • Marilyn

    Top Dog Social Media Melonie’s blogs are short, to the point, take less than a minute to read and are packed with great ideas and info!

  • Norma Davey
    Being in the Chamber of Commerce industry, it is a challenge to find industry specific social media information. Frank does a remarkable job of not only giving us the information, but staying current and making sure we have the ‘latest information’.

  • Jackie Griffith

    I second the nomination!

  • Jackie Griffith

    I follow them religiously and value their opinions!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thank you for those very kind words Kelsey!

  • Kimberly A. Kline

    I really meant it Jenn! You have made the huge task of understanding social media a lot easier with your straight forward posts and generous way you are there to help!

  • Nikol Murphy

    This was the second blog I started following after SME waaaay back when. It has a beautiful design, has timely, consistent, and well thought out content. The author is accessible via social media. He was the first blogger that I followed to “get Google+”.

  • Jeff Sieh

    I’d also like to nominate Mike is always up-to-date on breaking news as well as the trends that are happening in the social media and tech community. He also takes the time to answer questions in his comments on his blog and posts.

  • My vote goes to This blog provides valuable and consistent content that is easy to understand which makes it easy to implement. Love the infographics!

  • Andy Newbom

    totally biased but the Brands with Fans blog is really well down and practices what they preach by giving away free what they most want to sell. They give away all of the secret social media sauce. and its not just one single platform or business type. well done.

  • David Schwartz

    I am a big fan of it offers a great range of information that talks to both a novice and an experienced digital marketer. The compliment of writers keeps the fresh contenting coming, while offering real actionable steps. If you haven’t given it a try, do yourself a favor and check it out. And, when you do make sure you say hi to DJ, Daniel and Gerry.

  • Meroman

    Without a doubt, I will Nominate . Melonie Dodaro “the founder” is one of the best SM coaches and influencers out there and always provide Super Great Quality content and newsletter which is very informative and helpful. For me She is the “Queen of LinkedIn”. Many Thanks for her and for her Prestigious Team.

  • CedarBrown

    I’m definitely nominating Steamfeed ( because there is such a great variety of content and an excellent set of authors with varying degrees of experience. It’s nice to hear and learn from them on a daily basis. The community is incredible, helpful and friendly too.

  • I would like to nominate the Social Solutions Collective. This is a fabulous group of social media professionals who publish quality content teaching businesses and individuals how to do social media right and with intent.

  • Manish Ahuja

    I would like to nominate Digital Insights – I follow a lot of blogs in social media space, this one is not that popular but they have a unique way of putting things. The first article I came across was ‘Twitter tools for Businesses’ here

    They have done a great job with many articles like this. I just subscribed after I read that first article.

  • gets my vote. Mike Allton does a great job covering all the “hats” we need to wear as social media managers (for our own brands or our clients’). He has a healthy mix of feature updates/coverage and thought-provoking discussions related to etiquette and blogging.


    I have been following Jenn for a while now. She makes my life so much easier, trying to keep up with all that’s going on Social Media.
    The thing that I appreciate the most, she doesn’t just follow the mainstream opinion, but forms her own and is always open for a great discussion.
    Short said…she is real.

  • I second Mike/The Social Media Hat!

  • Kasey

    I nominate Jenn’s Trends at ! Jenn’s blog has great content, easy to read and a ton of helpful information.

  • I nominate Jenn Herman at Jenn’s Trends. I love her blog because she speaks english not tech or jargon on how to make the most and get the most out of the different platforms. I have learned so much from her posts. She is also extremely interactive. I don’t know how she makes everyone one who tweets, comments, links, or post feel like they are the only person in the world. She is a real jem!

  • Allison Stickney

    I also nominate Jenn’s Trends! Awesome information that keeps me on my toes as I try to start up my own home business using a lot of social media.

  • Though @scottayres:disqus Did not accept my Friend request on Facebook but I will vote for his blog Because i found great statistics related articles with greatest examples. One more thing i like about scott is he is very funny guy in real life as well in his blog posts too with 2 to 3 funny lines. I am inspired with all of the social media experts and i also started my own blog ( ) this year in July. With my hard work might be my blog also will be nominated in next few years.

  • Nitin Luthra

    I would like to nominate because they have been doing a great job being constant and up to date with their posts, their tips and best practices really help build a better social community and their “5 things to learn from” series.

  • Deborah

    My nomination goes to for Melonie’s amazing ability to engage people and provide thought provoking content.

  • Priyanka Ravani Punamiya

    I would like to nominate The reason being not only does it provide global perspective but even insights which are all latest and are updated with time’s always. The only thing constant in social media is “Change” and they highlight all those changes in their on-going articles as well. it is a one stop shop for all your latest happenings on social media.

  • Thanks so much Jenn!

  • Thanks a lot Jeff!

  • Thanks Stephan!! #YouRock

  • Tasneem_Alnajjar

    Without doubt I give my vote for Social Media Examiner
    1- The dsign is fabulous
    2- They have enrichment & organized Content , topics , reviwes ..
    3- Very skilled and talented writers.

    It is just attracting me @ every time I log into it.
    I love this blog 🙂

  • Thank you so much John! Pity there wasn’t podcasts for the awards because I just love Entrepreneur on Fire!

  • Thanks you so much Harsh!

  • Thanks Scott, you guys do also!

  • Thank you so much Omkar.

  • You deserve it well Ian!
    Glad to have you around, seriously.

  • Thank so much Minal for the nomination 🙂 It means a lot!

  • Thanks you so much Nikunj

  • Thanks Gary! You are of-course a great G+ friend of mine.
    Enjoy conversations with you much 🙂

  • Thank you so much Manish!

  • Totally agree with you Stephan, Mike has done a great job there. I follow and share a lot of articles from his site.

  • Love their info-graphics 🙂

  • Neha Puri

    I would like to nominate because I really like the diversity in topics discussed around Social Media.

  • Dave Moore b/c they consistently offer executable information in their articles. Concise and always on point with real world examples

  • Olga Andrienko

    I have already noticed many people vote for the blog I would pick 🙂 It’s
    Ian provides outstanding information about the tools, that it structuring my work and helping me optimize the time. He leads me to the resources and ideas and RazorSocial has 100% valuable information, I have never read anything that I’d regard as insignificant.

    Generally, I read only three blogs on SMM now: Social Media Examiner, RazorSocial and Seth’s Blog. SME is to track general trends and follow the discussions, RazorSocial is for tools and Seth is for inspiration 🙂

  • Jason King

    I nominate Jenn Herman for Jenn’s Trends. The main reason for my vote is the topics Jenn covers. Her blogs always cover topics which readers want to know about and ALWAYS add value. So many blogs have ridiculous calls to action making them and their company the main selling point, Jenn however makes the reader and the topic the star of the blog. Jenn writes one of the few blogs that makes me stop and think deeply about the chosen subject, by far my favourite blogger 🙂

  • Bin Teo

    Nominating! it is a fantastic resource for honest, actionable and high quality content on how to do digital right! Also, their community of authors have a rich diversity of experiences and are incredibly friendly. I entered the social media scene as a shy newbie, so props to Daniel for encouraging me to engage. Overall, I have learnt a lot since subscribing to them 🙂

  • Jonathan J Darrow

    By far, my choice is Jenn’s Trends… It is not only very informative, but written in a real-world and friendly style that encourages reader engagement. Good luck Jenn! Mike Stelzner, you rock buddy!

  • Tarun Verma

    They provide depth and deal with different social -media properties

  • Carla

    I would like to nominate I love the content that Jenn shares with her audience. She consistently puts out useful information on social media management. But what is really great about her is she is truly social. She interacts with her audience in a way that makes this social stuff really enjoyable. For me Jenn is definitely one to watch!

  • Thanks David! 🙂

  • Thanks Cedar! 🙂

  • Thanks Kim! 🙂

  • Thanks Keri! 🙂

  • Thanks Zontee! Appreciate it 🙂

  • Thanks Josh! Appreciate the nomination! 🙂

  • Thanks DJ! 🙂

  • Mehul

    One of my top favorites, this had to be nominated. Very informative, has it’s own distinct style and uncluttered interface make it a joy to read. Super stuff!!

  • Jen Olney

    I would like to nominate – a site where you always get value for your time on various topics in social media, marketing and more. Great writers, great community and a wonderful team.

  • India White

    I’d like to nominate the InNetwork Blog: It has great/useful content related to Influencer marketing and where PR/Marketing intersect. Great list of contributors as well! 🙂

  • Pamela D Napier

    Jen’s Trends ! She’s has helped me with my passion… social Media for businesses ! She posts great articles & tips !

  • I’m proud to have done this with you DJ! 🙂

  • Thanks Gerry!

  • Kim Yuhl

    Hi Michael. I would like to nominate SteamFeed. The consistent amount of quality content that is generated on daily basis is impressive. There is timely coverage on important industry changes, discussions and assessments of current trends and actionable social media marketing advice appropriate for beginners and experts alike. Would love to see them make the list!

  • Valerie Keast

    I’d like to nominate the InNetwork blog ( for keeping their content at the cutting edge and still conversational 🙂

  • Chris Keevill is tops for me. The blog is tall, dark and handsome…oh wait no … thats Hebert. The contributors keep it light and topical…and always fresh

  • ChecMark

  • Philip Gardner

    I nominate Jon Loomer who I feel offers the best training on Facebook advertising.

  • christopher de mers

    I’d like to nominate Jenn’s Trends for Social Media management. Jenn’s articles are not only topical and current but she avoids the trap many other SoMe gurus fall into, i.e., falling in love with themselves as they proclaim their guru-ness. Jenn offers solid advice with practical tips and experiential knowledge. Well-written, it is one of the few blogs I read regularly.

  • for his honest and transparent sharing; unique and useful content that stands out from the cookie cutter stuff.

  • Nomination: Socially Sorted ( Donna is constantly posting relevant and up to date information always with a touch of humour and plenty of original content. She excels at visual marketing and her writing style is excellent.

  • Brian Jeffcock

    InNetwork is one of the leaders in emerging marketing techniques (specifically affiliate/influencer marketing). Their blog is full of great case studies and are always sharing best practices and new processes.

  • Daniel Fanaberia “Don’t start my morning without it” – me

  • This was a tough choice, but I’d like to nominate His posts are always spot on and his analysis thorough. You can always count on a measured, well-thought-out approach to social media from him.

    I know this doesn’t count, but have to give a hat tip to and

  • EKeevill

    Leading edge content on influencer outreach –

  • terrygo

    I nominate Experience:The Blog by Augie Ray ( Unlike most blogs, it is not a rant of personal opinions but incredibly well researched and thoughtful. That is not to say that Augie sits on the fence, he has his view but backs this up with evidence. It is well written, professional and I always feel compelled to share it.

  • Martina Wax

    I nominate Danny Brown:

    He’s consistently one of the most thought-provoking bloggers on the web today, and tackles a lot of topics others don’t. He has a strong but fair opinion, and always encourages his readers to question his thoughts, and treats us as equals. Definitely my favorite blogger.

  • Hic Mena
  • jpdelal

    The best Facebook Advertising Blog:

  • fisherfilip

    Jon Loomer: Through his blog I do my job well.

  • Kimberly Paine

    I nominate Jenn’s Trends, at I work in social media and there are a ton of people I “should” follow, but Jenn consistently has the most practical, actionable, real advice. She doesn’t blindly follow industry trends but tries to find what really, truly works.

  • treb072410

    Great post Cindy.. THanks for sharing!

  • Kenny

    “I nominate InNetwork’s blog ( because they give great advice.”

  • Emeric

    Making a choice is a torture 😉 I can’t! I have to name two of them.

    The first one is, his Facebook marketing / Facebook ads content is the best I’ve seen. There are other good Facebook marketers out there, but Jon is definitely the one that goes the deeper into things, especially technical ones.

    The other I LOVE is Ian Cleary is the best blog about social media tools I’ve ever come across. His insights are üder helpful. And even though Social Media is my area of expertise, I keep discovering new tools thanks to his scouting the social media tools ecosystem for us!

    I know this is not the rule, so just pick a coin, throw it in the air and make a random selection of you can’t accept my entry as it is! I just can’t have a unique preference among these two 🙂

  • Thanks for the nomination Bin, and glad I played a small role in your social success! Honoured! 🙂

  • Kelsey Cole

    I only speak the truth 🙂

  • Thanks Jen! Appreciate the nomination 🙂

  • Thanks Kim! Appreciate it 🙂

  • Oh my, glad you think so highly of me Chris! 😛 LOL!

  • Thanks so much for the nomination Brian! Appreciate it 🙂

  • Haha, thanks so much! 🙂

  • Thank you so much Olga, I really appreciate your feedback and vote!

  • Cara

    Nominating the Likeable blog ( for the best in social media news!

  • I very much enjoy Danny Brown’s blog as well! Good choice! 🙂

  • John Knight

    Simply Measured blog, great tips and really good data.

  • I’d like to nominate The blog is fresh, edgy and provides valuable social media and marketing content.

  • Richel

    Jenn’s Trends

    Jenn has great information that is always current and provides insight that I can take and apply right to what I am doing. She also is there to answer questions and I can tell you that she was the first social media site I have been on that actually responded to a comment I made through her Facebook page. She’s just a rockstar and I don’t miss connecting with her on Facebook or Instagram everyday!

  • Lany

    I want to nominate This website run by Wade Harman is an exceptional website that creates great content for those in the business and online space equally. You can great tips on how to move your business into an online space, tips about SEO and the power of Social Media that we hold in the palm of our hands. Wade also highlights guest bloggers to give them an opportunity to share their content with a different set of viewers. As a whole, is one of my go to sites to keep me updated on changes going on and the direction that I should follow.

  • Bryce

    I would like to nominate: InNetwork Inc. ( They have great content about marketing, influencer outreach, pr, blogging, social media and much more. The authors present the content in fun, innovative ways and its always a treat to read!

  • Gorba

    I nominate InNetwork’s blog ( because they give great advice.

  • Thanks for the nomination!

  • Thanks Dave!

  • joeymuller

    Jon Loomer! Not only are his topics super relevant and thoughtful, but he himself is a poster child for how to promote a product/service/blog using social media. His pubcasts are pretty clever, too.

  • Rich – Great content!

  • Dave Lyons

    I would like to nominate Jenn’s Trends at as my favorite blog about all things Social Media. Jenn Herman is very knowledgeable about a variety of SM networks, and always posts helpful tips about various aspects of using those networks effectively. Additionally, she is a true professional in her ability to quickly reply to postings from others, either to answer their questions or simply to welcome them. I have learned a lot from Jenn’s Trends and look forward to continually learning from Jenn!

  • Nastasia

    I nominate InNetwork’s blog ( because they give great advice

  • Thanks so much Sarah! 🙂

  • Thanks! 🙂

  • Both great choices! Love Ian Cleary’s blog 🙂

  • Thanks so much Bryce! Appreciate it 🙂

  • Appreciate the nomination! 🙂

  •, without question. I’m thrilled with the quality of Francisco’s tips and advice, particularly with respect to email marketing. Practical and easily implemented.

  • Christine

    Socia Mouths ! Love Francisco’s work.

  • ADoolaher

    I nominate Social Mouths! Huge marketing ideas given in easy to understand bites.

  • Diego Fagiani

    I want to nominate because of its consistent and actionable advice week after week.

  • Thanks Jen!

  • Love all the the support! So awesome Kimberly. 🙂

  • Thanks Bin! Much appreciated friend. 🙂

  • Thanks Cedar!

  • I love this community. 🙂 You guys are the best. Thanks a ton David!

  • Smanuel

    I nominate InNetwork’s blog ( because they give great advice.

  • Thanks Christine! I appreciate that.

  • I’d like to nominate the InNetwork blog oriented to influence marketing, PR, social media, content and measurement. There is a thriving community of professional bloggers contributing content here that is leading edge, thoughtful and educational for millennials and established professionals alike.

  • I nominate because of the high quality of content he delivers. He is more than generous with his knowledge. That show the love he has for his visitors.

  • Mallie Hart

    Thanks so much for the nomination, Mandy! Thrilled to have your endorsement!

  • Gerry Michaels

    You ROCK Keri

  • Gerry Michaels

    We are off and running…

  • Gerry Michaels

    Thanks Kim, love ya lady

  • Gerry Michaels

    You are the man David

  • Gerry Michaels

    So awesome Cedar…thanks

  • Mallie Hart

    Steamfeed is a great site with great reads from some very smart and savvy authors.

  • Gerry Michaels

    Thanks so much Bin….appreciated

  • Gerry Michaels

    Thanks Buddy, you are the best

  • Gerry Michaels

    Thanksgiving Kim, you ROCK!!!

  • Gerry Michaels

    Love Danny’s stuff as well

  • Sara Nickleberry

    I nominate Social Solutions Collective. They feature a wide variety of social media topics from a diverse group of writers. I love that their mission is the intent to do social the right way.

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you so much Richel! It’s readers like you who make it a joy to write my blog!

  • Bhandari

    I nominate InNetwork’s blog ( because they give great advice.

  • I’m sure I speak for a lot of people when I say this, but nominating just one is REALLY difficult because there are so many awesome social media blogs out there.

    That said, I’d go with

    Here’s why:
    I’d like to think I have a strong grasp on social media marketing as the leader of a pretty successful social media marketing agency. But Jon’s blog is one of the few that I can honestly say I continue to learn from and more importantly, get validation on tactics and strategies we implement at our agency. Jon’s consistent with publishing his content and it’s always very timely to big news announcements that relate to Facebook. was a close second for me though.

  • Jenn Herman

    Thanks Kimberly! I really appreciate your continued support and am so glad you enjoy the blog!

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you so much Christopher! That is a huge compliment that I don’t take lightly!

  • Jenn Herman

    Thanks Pamela! I appreciate it!

  • Jenn Herman

    Thanks Carla! I love having passionate readers like you and appreciate all your support!

  • Jenn Herman

    Thanks so much Jonathan! And, yes, Mike Stelzner definitely rocks 🙂

  • Jenn Herman

    Wow! Thank you so much for your kind words Jason! I’m fortunate to have you among my readers!

  • Jennifer G. Hanford

    I nominate the Social Solutions Collective blog: They provide information about a myriad of social media topics and tips which are useful for everyone, no matter what their industry.

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you so much Allison! I always love helping those new to the social media world!

  • Jenn Herman

    You are so sweet, Julia! It is my pleasure to have such wonderful readers like you who make it easy to connect with! Thank you for your support!

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you so much Kasey! I really appreciate it 🙂

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you Yvi! I am honored to have readers and supporters like you!

  • Jaan Kruusma
    and ofcourse SME.
    Why? Because they are worth it 🙂
    Mainly due to good content!

  • Mallie Hart

    Thanks for the nomination, Sara. We couldn’t do this without our readers and our fabulous writers!

  • Bin Teo

    My pleasure Gerry!

  • I’d like to nominate SocialMouths because it has practical quality articles from more than one expert. It’s not just informative but action-driven content.

  • Hi guys!
    I have to say, is my bet. Because in this blog you can find a lot of useful and free! stuff in email marketing, facebook and others.
    I love this blog.
    My numer one!

  • AngelaM

    I nominate InNetwork’s blog ( because they give great advice!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks for the nomination, are you able to include why you vote for us so your vote will be considered?

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thank you soooo much! 😉

  • I nominate Their content is always spot on, there are a number of expert contributors, and Francisco isn’t your average social media content/marketing guy. He throws a personal touch on everything he puts out, and makes sure his content is not only relevant, but actually helpful.

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks Erica, I appreciate you taking the time to vote for us!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks for your vote Marilyn!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Awe, thanks so much Kal. Your kind works mean so much!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks Jan, I really appreciate it!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Koal are you able to share why you are nominating us? I think that must be included.

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Shalen are you able to add a sentence that says why you are nominating us please?

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks for the vote Jackie!

  • ChecMark

    Does “hot” count? lol Seriously, you are extremely knowledgeable in the field of social media and I always look forward to reading your valuable insights.

  • Thanks so much @fiona_lucas:disqus – that means a lot coming from you. I love your book! I have given it to my kids school as well as reading it in preparation for my 7 year old being so interested in technology. I am still sitting here wondering who to nominate for these awards as I have so many top runners and we can only nominate once! SO many great blogs to choose from! Just love watching this community get excited about it every year.

  • Jason King

    You’re very welcome Jenn, best of luck 🙂

  • Thank you Emeric!

  • Thanks Daniel!

  • Emeric

    Thanks @danielghebert:disqus 🙂

  • Emeric

    You’re welcome @iancleary:disqus, I hope they will take my vote for you and @jonloomer into account 🙂

  • Sarah Garrison

    I nominate

    They cover all things social media, and have some amazing authors! It is the site I go to when I have questions about social media.

  • Jenny Brennan

    I’d like to nomianate two if I may… because he makes the complexity of Facebook marketing and its updates easy to understand and secondly, Ian has crafted a super niche in a very noisey online world, as a busy community manager and VA he always shares in depth info about the best tools that help me to save time and be more productive 🙂

  • Shally Fisher

    Post planner!

  • Darcy is extremely informative Social Media Trends Blog. Jenn is enthusiastic and passionate about about Social Media Management. Her topics are always current and relevant to my needs as a small business owner. If you don’t already subscribe, you should!

  • CreativeJen

    Post Planner … … Content is always current, valuable and thought provoking!

  • Philip Nyren

    I nominate: Jenn provides great Social Media Management tips for small businesses.

  • Guest

    I nominate Francisco Rosales He’s clear, concise, leads by example

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you so much Darcy! I am always grateful for your continued support!

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you Phil! It’s always an honor to have your recommendations and support!

  • Jean Duchaine

    A good collective work with right experiences

  • Would like to nominate Consistently posting great informative content – really like what they have been able to build in a short period of time. Awesome, authentic views on the social space! Cheers

  • Richard Atkins

    Amazing content for anyone in SM industry. Daily inspiration, news, tips, insights,etc… Great style too.

  • Bryan Marsden

    I think it’s been mentioned elsewhere, but I would say Danny Brown:

    I remember finding him the first time he won here (three years ago, I think, then last year too), and I haven’t been disappointed since. Thanks for introducing us!

  • Luis, I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate your nomination. Thanks a lot my friend.

  • And SocialMouths loves YOU Beatriz! Thank you very much for your nomination.

  • Whoa! Thanks Dian, it means a lot.

  • Thanks Patrick!

  • Thank you!

  • Thanks Diego, I appreciate that!

  • Thanks Annie, appreciate the nomination.

  • KKKKaty

    Post Planner!

  • P

    I nominate InNetwork’s blog ( because they give great advice.

  • I would like to nominate the Social Solutions Collective. This blog is consistently updated with practical, quality content. It covers such a wide range of topics, it has become my go-to source for all things social, digital marketing, and tools!

  • Beth_Thompson

    I nominate SocialMouths, Francisco Rosales, – his is a vital voice!

  • galia

    I want nominate for the information content, its relevancy, and because it’s just always interesting and very informative to read.

  • @DannyBrown is definitely one great blogger and influencer. My vote goes to him and his blog –

  • Wow, thank you Ajay!

  • Agreed! Jon Loomer’s blog is definitely a go-to resource for Facebook insights.

  • Gary Thompson

    I nominate for his valuable content and meaningful comments

  • Thank you Jean

  • Miriam Fagiani

    I nominate because of the easy and practical content he constantly provides.

  • Thanks Alexandra, your support is really appreciated 🙂

  • Pragati Bidkar

    I recommend Mike Alton’s The Social Media Hat. Mike doesn’t hold back!
    His posts are detailed and informative and provide top value.

    Hope many people check out Mike’s blog and vote for him. All the best, Mike!

  • Thanks Jenny!

  • Dinesh Prajapati

    I would like to nominate Digital Insights they have great social media resources. The best thing I found there is a different angle to everything they come up with. the articles are easy to understand. the site has very less advertisements as of now!

    I think they really deserve this honour.

  • Luan Wise

    I’d like to nominate @muddywall

    Great mixture of relevant content (slightly biased as I am one of the authors!) and very well managed by @jamestodman

  • Thanks Noel 🙂

  • Many thanks Trevor. have a great Christmas yourself 🙂

  • Thanks so much Naomi 🙂

  • Thanks Wendy 🙂

  • Thanks so much Lynn 🙂

  • Luke Priest

    I was trying to think of a blog that isn’t massively popular like Mashable or anything and the one that I thought of was Muddywall ( ) the design of it is simple and it is always full of really interesting stories and is constantly adding value to others over their selves which is highly important to succeed in the social media industry.

  • Akash Agarwal

    I am little bit confused about this topic. Can anyone explain, actually what to do here.

  • Paula Lydon is my nominated blog. Straight forward, relevant and interesting!

  • Thanks Luan! Really appreciate the nomination 🙂

  • Nancy Georges

    I would like to nominate @silkcharm

  • Carl

    I would love to recommend Have been using them for awhile great great bunch and have had no problems. Very good company to check out

  • Mallie Hart

    Thanks so very much for giving us a shout out, Jenn. We’re thrilled with our authors, new and old, and we’ve got big plans for 2014!

  • Mallie Hart

    Sarah, thanks so very much for chiming in with the SSC as your recommendation. We’re thrilled with you!

  • Mallie Hart

    Thanks so very much, Michael. Your nomination means the world to us. And such a complimentary nomination it was. You’ll make us blush!

  • Great resource to read Ian..Keep the awesome stuff coming 🙂

  • Thanks Nitin 🙂

  • Thanks Neha..We hope to keep it that way 🙂

  • Thanks Mehul for your Vote.Helps to keep us going 🙂

  • Hi Akash, You have to vote (paste the link) of your favorite Social Media Blog for 2013 to nominate your choice

    Hope that clears it up 🙂

  • chris_rainey – Christian does an amazing job of delivering timely and extremely usable content through his blog. His writing style is down to earth and free of buzz word fluff. One of the best things about his blog is that with almost every post there is an immediate takeaway or action item. The Christiankonline blog is definitely worthy of being on the list!

  • vinod vishwakarma

    I would like to nominate (omkar mishra) for his blogs on social media and insights…

  • vinod vishwakarma

    I would like to nominate ( Omkar Mishra ) for his blogs on Social Media and Insights.

  • Socialmouths has been super helpful to me – the free content that Francisco shares is excellent and I’ve been reading that for 3 years as a subscriber. I’ve also used some pay services which included generous amounts of material for the modest investment.

  • Sarah Pender

    Scott Ayres I am nominating Scott because he is awesome at keeping the public informed on the latest updates for social media. Scott also let’s us know who to trust and who not to trust in the internet world. Keep up the good work Scott!!!


  • Jenn Herman

    Thanks Dave! I’m so glad you enjoy the blog and get so much out of it. I always appreciate your support and really appreciate you voting for me!

  • Rob Drachler

    These guys post informative content in a simple way and they post funny content that is good for a laugh as well.

  • Janet E Johnson – Excellent social media content that is easy to read, follow and implement. Scott and Josh go above and beyond in their content on their blog.!

  • Antonio Ciarleglio

    I nominate Melonie Dodaro’s blogs are insightful, creative, positive, original. Contain the right balance of humour, facts and personal opinion, Melonie offers personal responses to comments as often as possible, listens to feed back and always responds positively, she communicates on a level playing field, offers useful hints and tips on networking and how to best use social and business media networks. Melonie is resourceful, professional and friendly. She is simply the best !!

  • I nominate for its rich and valuable content, you can actually learn how to exploit social media.

  • ShannonLBuck

    Social Media Examiner is my favorite. The articles posted to this blog have aided me in building my own blog. They have taught me most of what I know about social media to this point.

  • Kathy Sands-Boehmer

    I love Sierra Tierra Social Media Marketing! Lisa Kalner Williams knows a lot about social media and has been instrumental in giving me ideas about how to improve our website’s presence.

  • Lita

    I’ll nominate!

  • Thanks so much Janet!!

  • Thanks Sarah!

  • Sadler Croft

    Funny stories from the real world!

  • Lark Lindholm

    “I nominate Top Dog Social Media ( They deliver great social media content every week!”

  • Thanks so much Chris, I appreciate that.

  • Thanks Gary!

  • Thanks Beth, I appreciate the nomination.

  • I would like to nominate Pam Moore and her blog: Pam writes with insight on social media trends and with passion, helping readers to grab hold of the necessity of the human side of technology and social media. Pam also embodies the “social” of media with her activity online and with her responsiveness and further engagement in the comments area of her blog.

  • Alejandro Rosaels

    “I nominate for his valuable content”

  • Johnny

    Simply measured!

  • Teresa de Grosbois
  • Thank you Luke for the nomination and your kind words 🙂

  • Thanks Paula 🙂

  • Rod Simmons

    I nominate ( Post Planner. Back in April, Scott done a story on my facebook page. Gave me some constructive criticism to improve our business. Because of his advice, our page made a 180 and doing very well. Josh and Scott are always available for questions or advice.

  • Easy choice for me – Danny Brown.

    Straightforward insights without writing the same stuff others in his niche write about, and respects his community, even when they disagree. And very humble, which is rare in social media when you look at some of the top bloggers in it.

  • Antonio Ciarleglio

    I nominate Melonie Dodaro’s blogs are insightful, creative, positive, original. Contain the right balance of humour, facts and personal opinion, Melonie offers personal responses to comments as often as possible, listens to feed back and always responds positively, she communicates on a level playing field, offers useful hints and tips on networking and how to best use social and business media networks. Melonie is resourceful, professional and friendly. She is simply the best !!

  • Melonie Dodaro is the top LinkedIn expert on Earth in my book. I highly recommend her.

  • Thanks! 🙂

  • Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Thanks so much Jayme! Appreciate your contributions, and the support 🙂

  • Thanks so much! 🙂

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thank you so much for your kind words Antonio!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks Lark, I really appreciate the nomination!

  • Robert Caruso

    I would like to nominate Ian of as well.

  • Robert Caruso

    If I could vote for two, I would add also!

  • Russ Banister

    Big fan of Melonie seems to be at the leading edge of what’s happening in the social media world and always has great tips and advice!

  • Antonio Ciarleglio

    My pleasure Melonie. You absolutely deserve to win !! Good luck !!

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  • Mike Bowers I get tons of insights from Melonie and her visual, step-by-step tutorials, webinars and overall content is excellent!

  • Rasto Kirn

    I vote for, since reading their posts my linked in connections doubled!

  • Janet

    Word up, John. Simply Measured’s blog is awesome.

  • Jade

    Hey Johnny, thanks for the shoutout! Hoping we get a nom this year 🙂

  • Birgitte Melnick

    I nominate Melonie Dodaro is terrific, a like all her articles and she makes social media easy to understand. To me she is number one.

  • I’m going to make a nomination for our Big Ideas Blog by Infusionsoft. We have grown and nurtured the blog from zero page views to netting over 25K monthly views in less than two years. Our content is geared for the present-day entrepreneur and small business owner. Our lovely Andrea Parker (@parkersplash) has a fantastic editorial calendar and manages relationships with numerous guest contributors inside and outside the company.

    We frequently discuss social media without trying to repeat what others have read elsewhere. Likewise, we allow for guest contributors to submit content to us for review and offer greater exposure to the small business community.

    Check it out at


  • Thanks Tyler!

  • Thank you so much Robert.

  • Elaine Cameron

    My favourite blog is – Amanda really understands her target audience and constantly delivers useful tips/tools on a range of Social Media topics in simple ‘non-jargon’ language that SMEs can relate to and embrace in order to make a difference to their strategies and campaigns. And no matter how experienced I think I am at Social Media, Amanda always delivers with something new !

  • Robert Caruso

    My pleasure man

  • Dustin Rocks! I’ll second that nomination.

  • Thanks Robert! Appreciate the support 🙂

  • Thanks Harsh!

  • Thanks so much Pragati!

  • Robert Caruso

    of course!

  • My vote: Mike Allton is not only a blogging beast with mountains of amazing content but, a really nice guy to boot!

  • Hi Michael, A few of reasons why I nominated Razorsocial blog. One, he is on top of pretty much every useful social tool with reviews of how they can be used, making note of whether they are free or not. Also the general social marketing tip posts have been very helpful. Aside from that, Ian has been very helpful responding to email inquiries that I have written him. It’s pretty refreshing to get a one on one conversation with someone in the know.

  • This is tough, so many outstanding blogs that are a must read for me.
    But if I had to choose one, I’ll submit Mike Allton is an indefatigable blogger who has his fingers on more pulses than he has fingers.

  • I’m a great fan of !

  • Two blogs that I’ve really started paying more attention to this year: 1) The awesome lifehacking tips coming out of the official Buffer blog ( I always end up coming back to read them a second time later. Also, fantastic engagement from the team at Buffer always. 2) Jim Dougherty at does a great job curating content from all over the place. And he’s a good dude too 🙂


    Very informative, timely and useful blog about social media itself as well as social media marketing and social media tools.

  • You just made my day Nikol! 😀

  • Appreciate it Lany! Loves your communities too!

  • johnp

    The up-and-coming blog is one of the most informative and relevant sites for knowledgeable, experienced bloggers and newbie ‘wanna-be’ people who think they want to blog – but don’t know HOW or WHY or WHAT or WHEN or WHERE ….and back to HOW again!!
    If you read something and only learn one thing or get one idea, it’s good use of your time. If you want to read just one bucket at a time from the well of knowledge of blogging, this is the well to use!! Well worth consideration!!

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  • Marilyn Suttle

    Lisa Manyon offers insightful marketing perspective in her Write On Creative
    blog – The Business Marketing Architect

  • CarrieThru

    I love Lisa Manyon’s She always shares information that makes it easy for me to communicate with my clients and prospects in a way that feels good and not pushy. She always has something that I can do immediately.

  • Thanks so much Elaine 🙂 You made me blush!

  • I nominate Jenn’s Trends, at Jenn provides great news on social media happenings, is an Instagram fanatic, and always seems to have something new and great posted…endless supply of great content.

  • Nikol Murphy

    Glad to hear it Dustin. You are fabulous. 🙂

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thank you so much Birgitte, I really appreciate you taking the time to nominate us!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    So glad to hear that Rasto and thanks for nominating us!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks Mike, you rock!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Thanks Russ, you’re the best!

  • Melonie Dodaro

    Aw, thanks Jeff, that means a lot! And thanks for the nomination!

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you so much, Brian! I appreciate your kind words and your vote!

  • I would like to suggest here – This blog has potential to stand for year 2013 – best social media blog because this blog has provided so many tips through attractive infographics and posts even though has featured on official blog and their infographics are published on and as well.

  • Tom Young

    I nominate Francisco Rosales at

  • Alex Carson

    I would like to suggest as I regularly blog for them and for such a small blog they get a hell of a lot of views in small time so they must be doing something right 🙂

  • Danielle Farley is a blog I read everyday always has something new and interesting to read on there

  • John Kroner

    The SMF blog I don’t think has been around very long and seems to have nearly 3/4 million blog views impressive

  • Deborah Garner

    I nominate social media frontiers hard work is paying off

  • Social Media Frontiers, Great Blog

  • Mike Rowan

    Pop International Galleries – WOW! They keep it alive, informative, fun and ACCESSIBLE!!! Awesome page!!!

  • Andy Newbom

    I nominate brands With Fans Blog because they give away their secret social marketing sauce

  • Wow, there are so many great social media blogs (not the least of which is this one!). Can I be cheeky and nominate the one I write for daily?!

    James, Alex, Cara, Nick and I write about online marketing tips for small business. Come visit!

  • Kayla Hensley

    I would like to nominate I have followed Jenn since the start of 2013 and have enjoyed EVERY post since then! Sure it is social media in nature, but Jenn has a fantastic way of exuding her playful personality while making the posts informative and creative. I especially love her February 2nd post entitled, “Run Your Social Media Like an Ice Cream Parlor.” Witty and fresh, her blog keeps me looking forward to each and every post!

  • Casey Lightbody gets my vote. Donna’s posts never fail to deliver. They are insightful, practical, creative and original. You’ll walk away learning something new every time…guaranteed!

  • Susan

    I like for the clear writing, great tips and information that is useful.

  • Veronica Sheather

    Socially Sorted …on top of it, current, user-friendly, fantastic graphs & reference material, easy how-to’s…sorted!!! Thank you clever lady :))

  • Celina Johnson

    Socially Sorted from Australia!
    Always valuable, up to date, consistent info and I just love Donna’s writing voice. Oh and did I mention she’s an Aussie 🙂

  • Punit Shukla

    I would like to suggest for providing the latest and informative content related to SEO industry. Thanks to Techmagnate infographics which makes the information clear. I can easily get the SEO updates from their blog.

  • Chandrakant Joshi

    Hi. I would like to nominate the because it provides the latest news and anyone can learn the most important strategies to use it for your business plus the latest changes in social media.

  • Amaresh Choudhary

    I would love to recommend for up to date information on the different Social Media and SEO aspect. Take a look once.

  • My vote goes to Post Planner blog. I like the way they write with great statistics and interesting topics. @scottayres:disqus is the man who’s articles i enjoy a lot.

  • I have nominated social media frontiers as I like their blog which are nicely explain the details with collect the info from root label !!

  • Thank you so much Susan!

  • Karen Mulligan

    i would like to nominate Danny Brown:

    He has helped my business really get social media and not just for building fans. I’m looking forward to learning more from him as I take on my first employee in January.

  • Jenn Herman

    Thank you so much Kayla! I’m so happy you enjoy the blog and I am grateful to readers like you who make it that much more fun for me 🙂

  • Helen Wilkie

    I nominate because it discusses not only the “how” of all the things we can use social media for, but also the “why”. In other words, it has a strategic as well as a tactical component, which in my eyes makes it extra valuable. Click-by-click instructions are all very well, but the platforms change so often that these instructions are quickly obsolete. However, if you understand the principle of why you are doing something, it’s easy to adapt to the updated version. Top Dog Social Media — and Melonie Dodaro — rock!

  • Thank you Tom!

  • Florent Le Mens

    I’d like to nominate Hot In Social Media Lot of great stuffs, tips and news on this website

  • Thanks for the nominalization Florent Le Mens!

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  • Joanne Del Core

    “I nominate for his valuable content”

  • Chiara is my suggestion. I like the way Gerry ties together multiple social medias, and his infographics are graphic and informative. He avoids information overload and provides pointed and useful tips.

  • Kimberly Rotter

    Brands with Fans, for sure. As a small business owner who, unfortunately, handles her own social marketing, I appreciate that they are willing and able to dumb it down for me and provide tips in chunks I can handle. After all, they’re the pros, not me.

  • Thank you so much @veronicasheather:disqus – that is lovely of you to say… I am glad you find it useful and I am really chuffed that you like the how-to’s as that is the type of post I love to read, so I really really appreciate the mention!

  • Thanks so much @celinajohnson:disqus – thanks so much for your mention – that is great feedback and really really appreciated!

  • Raina Lutz

    I’d like to nominate
    Her blog is full of useful content, tips that are useful, simple as well the regular emails she sends are always a good reminder to go get her newest updates on the blog. I don’t have time to keep so in touch with everything thats going on with social media – Melonie does it for me. I love that!

  • Thanks so much @mikegingerich:disqus!

  • Thanks so much Casey!

  • Michael Dryga

    I would like to nominate social media frontiers as I am enjoying their blog content. Ithink everyone should check them out.

  • While most social media blogs end up recommending enterprise software or discussing ways for teams to manage social media, Socially Stacked provides suggestions and solid information that small businesses and single-person agencies can use.

  • Lisa Moffa

    I find very helpful when new features launch. And I like that the blogger does cover both droid and iphones with hands on tutorials that I refer friends to since I’m a droid user.

  • Thanks a lot Charles!

  • Thanks so much Ray! I really appreciate that.

  • Thank you Susie!

  • Thanks Jeffrey! That’s appreciated.

  • Way to be cheeky! 🙂

    I’ll second that nomination. You guys write great stuff, and I’ve enjoyed getting to know you and your brand!

  • Sharonda Stewart

    I nominate Sandi Krakowski and A Real Change. She is a Social Media lady that rocks AND encourages you along the way.

  • Jen Thomas

    For me it has got to be John Paul Aguiar and Money Dummy Blog.. John consistently shares useful, timely quality information, he NEVER spams..have been subscribed to his blog for 3 years now..very very rarely sells..and even then..very email entrapment here…AND his info is good, simply presented..and he himself is such a gallant gent..thanking everybody for shares,likes and rt’s… definitely my number one..

  • Owen Hemsath

    I’ve been following Jo for 3 years. She has great training, insight, and a delightful personality. Jo focuses on tools and techniques- so “how” to do something vs “what” to do. This makes her blog more of a guide then just a stop on your daily stroll thru Feedly.

  • Connie

    Would love to nominate the VerticalResponse Marketing Blog at

    The blog is an awesome resource for small businesses who don’t have a lot of time to spend learning the (always changing) ins and outs of social media. There’s fresh content every day on marketing/social media trends and news, and posts run the gamut from action-oriented tips like “How to Use Twitter’s New Timelines” to more strategic topics like “Can Customers Go From Liking to Buying on Social Media?” There’s also a video series called “What’s New Weekly” that covers the latest in social media every week, and another video series, “Facebook Friday,” that discusses what’s happening at Facebook and how it affects SMBs.

  • HURR

    I want to submit Demandforce’s Small Business blog for consideration!

    I might be biased, but I love the fun tips geared towards small businesses trying to better their online presence. Plus the fun staff photos 🙂

  • Kevin
    This blog is amazing! They help small businesses succeed. Plain and simple. Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. For a company like this to come out and help these companies thrive is exactly what we need. As for the blog, they come up with extremely original ideas packed with useful content. These people have nailed social media marketing and small business marketing so the people at the businesses can focus on what they’re good at. Not only are they great at what they do, they’re also extremely engaging and fun to talk to! After helping small businesses for the past 10 years, I think it’s time for us to help this little company right back 🙂

  • Chipper Nicodemus

    I’d like to nominate the VerticalResponse Marketing Blog ( They are a great resources for small businesses to get awesome info about all things small biz.

  • Sarah Burchard

    The Vertical Response marketing blog has single handedly taught me everything i needed to know about marketing my small business. Wether it is email marketing, blogging or social media this is your one stop shop for clear concise marketing tips. You will take something away from it to put into use every time, I guarantee it.

  • I nominate Jay Baer’s Convince and Convert blog . It’s a wealth of information. What I like about the blog the most is its focus on strategy instead of tactics. Jay really “gets” social. I know that because his interesting concepts have really helped me deepen my understanding of the social media world!

  • Paul provides great up to date information, often with a unique take. they also include humor and are interesting to read. they post daily, and for me it’s a must-read.

  • James Glover

    Once a Day Marketing blogs provide knowledge, strategy, tactics and the inspiration for companies to brand and market every day. 500 blogs posted over the last two years including 260 video blogs. All blogs based on the 7Ps of Marketing and themed by Smart Monday, Strategic Tuesday, Action Wednesday, Recon Thursday and Digital Friday. Visit

  • Marianne Ten Once a Day Marketing blogs have been providing current, topical information around branding and marketing for the past two years. These daily blogs are a wonderful resource for busy business owners, providing many simple and effective strategies and tactics to use to grow your business.

  • Jimmie Lanley

    The Social Media Hat by Mike Allton
    Mike’s blog is intensely practical while not avoiding the more philosophical aspects of social media that make you think. I always come away from his posts enriched with specific action points and a sense that I have well-invested my online time. Plus Mike is a great guy. I know him via Google Plus. He is generous with his knowledge and sincerely cares about his audience.

  • Nikhil Choudhary

    I want to support 2 sites here

    1. Digital Insights, – Great content, a recent startup but have capabilities and skills to get things viral. I have seen some of their posts have tremendous virality and quality as well.

    2. Top Social Media, – Again amazing content and lot of tutorials.

  • Breeanna Straessle

    I nominate The Vocus Blog (, produced by my company, because it offers practical, fun and actionable articles about social media marketing for businesses and nonprofits.

    Articles are published multiple times a day to deliver fresh, real-time content about everything from Snapchat marketing to how to market like the artist icon Banksy.

    One of the best things about The Vocus Blog is that it sparks a lot of discussion on social media with its loyal readers and thought-leaders from around the world!

  • Aw, thanks Mike! 🙂

    The Social Media Hat ( ) is awesome too!

  • Sylvia

    I would like to nominate the Demandforce Blog because it is geared towards social media for small businesses. They help small business owners grow their businesses by strengthening their connections with their current customers and also expanding their reach to potential customers. []

  • Dorien Morin-van Dam

    I nominate the Social Solutions Collective

    It’s an incredibly active blog as they publish 2-4 times/day with up-to-date articles on all things social, including email marketing, social media platforms, content, design, web, SEO and much, much more. With over 25 writers, the content is varied and dynamic.

  • Sam

    The one I tend to read the most is because it is useful, timely, and relevant for me as a b2b marketer.

  • Sarah Bauer

    Heidi Cohen’s blog ( ) wins my vote for delivering consistent, thoughtful, and incredibly relevant social media marketing tips and advice that can be applied to campaigns and strategies for businesses of all sizes.

    Her style is concise, without pretension, and stripped bare of technical jargon and buzzwords. I visit her site every day!

    Sarah Bauer
    Navigator Multimedia

  • Lynda The Content Marketing Cardiology. Absolutely brilliant, relevant information that is specific and useful everytime, and particularly helpful to the small and home business owners.

  • LadaHrbacek

    I nominate because they consistently deliver great content.

  • John Kwon

    Socially Stacked at – Timely and informative, particularly when it comes to Facebook tips and marketing.

  • Mark
    Great writing with helpful tips.

  • Dana Sullivan Kilroy consistently posts content that is designed to educate small business owners who are looking for social media tips and tricks. The content is aimed at people who don’t have huge marketing/social budgets — lots of simple strategies.

  • Kathy McGovern

    I’d like to nominate as its a straight-shooting, user friendly blog targeted toward small business owners who may or may not have the social media knowledge needed to promote their business. The VerticalResponse blog offers great tips and advice for either a novice or advanced user.

  • Chelsea Hejny

    I want to nominate ShortStack’s blog, Socially Stacked. I admit, I am a little biased because I work on ShortStack’s content team, but based on the feedback we get from our thousands of blog readers, I think we’re doing things right 🙂 Most of our content is for small business owners who are eager to learn how to use and make the most of Facebook. We try really hard to make sure all of Socially Stacked’s content and free resources are top notch and thus, worth reading.

    Okay, horn blowing over 🙂 haha Thanks SME for giving me a chance to nominiate Socially Stacked!

  • Kacey Burr

    I would love to nominate the Demandforce blog! They do an awesome job of posting fun, relevant, and extremely helpful information that not only benefits small businesses but everyone can enjoy and appreciate.

  • I nominate because of the depth of Facebook ad optimization examples.

  • Steven Murgatroyd

    The best blog around for Internal Communications by a long way. Rachel is on the cutting edge of IC and her blog is THE place to go and find out what my peers are working on, thinking about and looking at. Her blog is so well respected that pretty much every communicator worth anything is desperately trying to be featured on her blog as it’s a surefire way to show that you’re doing the right thing

  • I’d like to nominate Jamie Turners 60 seconds marketer blog. Lots of useful practical tips and information

  • I’d like to nominate the 60 Second Marketer ( The content is always insightful and practical (and well-written to boot). Jamie Turner really knows his stuff, and it shows in both his posts and the guest posts he selects. His eNewsletter is one of the few I actually click on because I know it will take me to top-notch content every time.

  • Keeley Powell

    I enjoy reading because Stan uses real blogs as examples and keeps in constant contact with his readers.

  • I’d like to nominate Pushing Social (; Stan’s posts are always timely and provide great insight into building a better blog. I also enjoy his ebooks and they have really made impact on social media influence and the growth of my blog.

  • Linda

    It has to be Stan’s blog –
    He writes in everyday, jargon-free language, giving practical, simple to use tips. He is able to empathise with his readers, wherever they are along their blogging journey.
    There’s no question! Stan’s the Man!

  • Stanford Smith

    Thank you Linda!

  • Stanford Smith

    Thank you Chris. Looking forward to seeing how your blog grows in 2014!

  • Stanford Smith

    Keeping it Real Keely 🙂


    My reasons: Have been following Stan Smith for more than a year and he his blog is a perfect example of how folks should go about blogging. His concise posts have been very helpful to me.

  • JJ Mat Dj – Mattia Nicoletti

    I want to nominate because its tips are always very useful (I read a lot of articles on blogs and there are often the same advices…) Happy New Year!

  • I nominate The help is intensely practical and presented very clearly. Excellent ideas and practices succinctly explained.

  • I will go for “Social Samosa”: one of the best Indian social media blog focusing on social media news, case studies, campaign review, strategy reviews, interviewing social media gurus.and lot more.

    And if I can make a second one will go for “Pushing Social”: I know it has already won the title of top 10 social media blogs title. But the one thing I like about this it focuses on each aspect of blogging & content marketing to the core.

  • angela hart
    This is my favorite blog because Christian Karasiewicz:
    1. Provides helpful insights about social media strategy

    2. Answers the questions that are on everyone’s minds
    3. Helps us to understand and work with the changes that get implemented (often without notice to users) on Facebook, twitter, google and other social media sites

  • Glenda Childers

    I would like to nominate for its practical, usable and generous information.


  • I’d like to suggest the 60 Second Marketer, Jamie Turner’s blog: I like it because it covers social media from a very ROI-centric approach for a growing small or mid-sized firm, or even a corporation. Jamie covers the bases, from the mechanics of each platform, customer and prospect engagement, content marketing. But he always goes to the bottom line: how can I use social media to drive business, to drive revenue, to drive sales? That’s the missing link most blogs don’t adequately cover, and that’s what I like about the 60 Second Marketer.

  • Sara Marberry

    Social Media Examiner is, of course, my favorite! But I also like Stan Smith’s Pushing Social and Michael Hyatt’s Intentional Leadership.

  • Tanya

    1. It’s in 6th grade English
    2. It’s not putting out the same old content as everyone else.
    3. Good how-to’s and interesting perspectives on topics.

  • tracysestili

    I’d like to nominate because a lot of heart and soul goes into that blog. It’s simple and informative.

  • Greg

    I would like to nominate Pushing Social. Stan a great mentor…

  • Chelsea Hejny

    Thanks, Mark! 🙂

  • Chelsea Hejny

    John, you rock! Thanks for all your support.

  • dgmattichakjr

    Stan Smith at Pushing Social is easily my favorite social media blog- I have especially appreciated being involved with Stan’s informative webinars from which I have learned a lot about how to succeed in the blogosphere.

  • Pushing Social by Stanford Smith. Consistently useful articles — and plenty of them! — with practical tips about how to use your blog to create awareness and drive investment. Plus Stan is super responsive and helpful one-to-one. He does not ignore his readers.

  • SEO Guy

    I totally agree with this nomination and could not have said it better myself.

  • SEO Guy
  • Erich R Willner

    I nominate as the best social media learning blog for people who
    are promoting their ideas and training courses.
    PushingSocial posts news methods and techniques frequently. These are specially useful
    because they are focused on immediate application to learn how to make improvements
    and to increase number of readers, to make more money from one’s own blog.
    Erich R Willner

  • Jamie Clark Samples

    I would like to enthusiastically nominate Pushing Social!

    Why you may ask? It is a common sense, easy to read blog. There are always great graphics and the author responds to comments on social quickly. It is nice to see transparency in a blog. Business does not need to be complicated and Pushing Social always provides content that allows for the reader to pull simple tips and encouragement to grow their business! They are #1 in my book!

  • I value the knowledge base that have introduced me to, especially over the past year.

    It is through their posts on Facebook, links and blogging that I have learned the tools in how to develop our Facebook pages organically retaining fan interest. I have also found fantastic resources such as Jon Loomer and even here, Social Media Examiner, through the Pagemodo posts.

    They get my #1 Vote for these reasons.

  • Pushing Social


    What you do not find in

    Any reference you need or want in terms of blogging, Social Media and Marketing you
    can find it on

  • Thanks so much for the nomination, Kathy! Keep up the great work.

  • Thanks, Lita! Could you give a word or two, re: my blog? It will help the judges, Thanks so much for your nomination!

  • Lisa Voncino is comprised of over 30 authors who write on all sorts of topics related to social media. Always a great read!

  • ellenscherr

    I’ve been reading the Pushing Social ( blog for years and believe it’s one of the best – whether you’re a newbie or been blogging for years. Stan’s information, resources and workshops are simply the best in helping you be successful AND make money! Stan is extremely knowledgeable in all areas of blogging, social media, and business, and is a super great guy!

  • RandyBowden

    I nominate, a blog filled with top talent sharing top thought about today’s marketing trends! A daily must read resource.

  • Daveda

    I nominate Kim Garst – Her blog is filled with great information that is applicable not only for the professional marketer but also for the every day person who is using social media to grow a profitable business.

  • RThomp

    I nominate for his valuable content. Francisco’s posts are always interesting and helpful, and he’s one of the friendliest, most generous people I’ve come across when it comes to sharing information and time!

  • Beth –

    I’d like to nominate because Kim Garst is very present and “there” for all her followers. She presents tons of great info about social media and inspires her followers.

  • Dashburst

    Extensive blog that publishes 6-10 posts per day with valuable news, tips, and insights covering the social media landscape.

  • I would vote for Kim Garst at Always great, practical information without always trying to sell something. Very much into connecting with her followers and building a relationship.

  • Heather Santo

    I vote for Kim Garst.
    Her blog provides business owners invaluable free content every week. It’s not just some little hints at something bigger. It’s step by step USEFUL and powerful information. Every issue is jammed packed and amazing. No business owner should be without it.

  • Thanks so much for the nomination, Dorien!

  • Thanks so much for the nomination, Lisa! Means the world to the whole gang at SSC!

  • Nicole Guillaume

    I would like to nominate
    I have learned so much from Kim, and her tips have helped me to overcome challenges and obstacles in my own business (and even my life). Her blog is only the beginning, as her value and personality come alive on Facebook and Twitter too.

    I believe that Kim is one of the undervalued visionaries of our time, and I truly believe that one day, people may see her in the same light as Walt Disney. He bought property where he saw the opportunity for Disneyland – a place that families could enjoy together. Kim saw social media and saw the opportunity for small businesses to rise to the same level of larger corporations. She saw the opportunity to teach small business owners to reach out to the world using social media to build relationships, promote products, and change the way business is done today.

    I am truly grateful for all I have learned from Kim, and I can’t think of anyone more worthy of this nomination than her. 🙂

  • My vote goes to Kim Garst and Boom! Social for providing a HUGE amount of value on a consistent basis covering all aspects of social media. This is a great resource for businesses and marketers are any level. Each post is digestible and offers some great action steps that helps generate real value. Good luck to everyone nominated! 🙂

  • Thank you! I appreciate the kind words.

  • Thanks Lada, I appreciate your nomination!

  • Shelley Webb

    I nominate Kim Garst at because the information that she presents is timely, relevant and is presented in an easy-to-understand manner.

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Thanks so much for your nomination, Daveda!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Beth, thanks so much!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Mike, those are golden words that feed my whole intent behind my business! Thank you!!

  • Janet Harllee

    I’d love to nominate Kim Garst’s Blog. She is down to earth, sincere, and always shares helpful information in a way that is not confusing! I have learned key steps that has saved me time on social media. Kim keeps us informed of changes in the social media world.
    Kim’s blog rocks!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Heather, thank you so much for the kind words and for the nomination! Appreciate you!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Wow! Honored would be an understatement! Thank you so much, Nicole!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    I would like to nominate Ian has a great site that is packed with valuable info. What I love about him is he has an amazing relationship based style that keeps him connected to the latest and greatest info. This is going to continue to propel his business and keep him top of mind as a valuable source of information when it comes to social media.

  • Edmund Lee

    Nominating Kim Garst’s blog ( Kim provides some amazing blog content on a week in and week out basis to serve her community. Not only is her content thorough, but she also provides tips that help people get measurable results on Facebook, Twitter, and the other online channels.

  • Hi Michael I’d like to nominate Pushing Social here: I really enjoy Stan’s insights, consistency and also the fact that the advice he gives can be implemented immediately with results. There are only a few blogs out there that have a very clear cut strategic approach that works. His work has little fluff and great approaches and that makes him stand out in the space in my opinion.

  • I’d like to nominate Kim Garst’s blog, Like so many, I
    have learned so much from Kim! The tips and information she provides have helped me overcome
    challenges and obstacles in my business.

  • Lora Zill

    Pushing Social, because Stan talks to me as a peer, not as someone with no clue.

  • Rebecca Turkovics

    I would have to nominate Kim Garst. She is one awesome woman. She shares valuable information, is always there to lend a helping hand and has taught me more than I begin to say about not only social media, but being true to oneself online.

  • Patricia

    I’d like to nominate Kim’s content is full of helpful information and has been helping small business owners with great tips and techniques

  • Jerry Katz

    Kim Garst ( – I’ve learned something everyday since discovering Kim. She is renlentless on helping people understand and use Social Media better in every way! The Lady gets my vote!

  • We nominate Donna Moritz from

    She freakin rocks the house when it comes to creating images that drive traffic on social media. She is THE expert on visual social media. We’re currently doing her course, and after watching one video, we applied one simple tip that raised the roof on our facebook engagement. We’re so stoked with all we are learning. DIG her!

  • Marianne Rom

    I would love to nominate Donna Moritz from Socially Sorted. Donna without doubt is the Visual Marketing Queen in Australia and I still haven’t come across anyone quite like her anywhere else in the world. She has an amazing eye for design and really knows what colors work! Donna’s knowledge and understanding of social media is amazing and her blog is full of useful tips and content that rocks and even better she does it with humor. Go Donna!
    Best regards, Mel Rom – Social Ediquette

  • Prajapati

    Digital Insights –

    Helpful and interesting social media marketing content for brands and marketers. I specially love the social media audits they do for certain brands, though I am not aware how they choose brands, will ask the team there.

  • Jackie Harder

    I nominate Kim Garst of Boom! Social Media. Kim consistently puts out high-quality content that is easy to understand and — more importantly — easy to put in to practice. Her goal is to give people the tools to help them succeed in this very busy social media world and she does an admirable job. I have worked with her for more than six months and have found her advice to be completely on the money.

  • I would like to nominate Kim Garst I have learnt so much from her blog over the year just gone. She’s so helpful to everyone.

  • Rod Arnold

    There are so many good ones out there, but my go to blog for a comprehensive view of social media news and how it relates to business would have to be . One of the best social media resources on the internet.

  • I nominate The Vocus Blog ( because it offers fun and informative content about social media marketing for businesses. I also like the recaps from webinars by different guests.

  • ronellsmith

    I’m saying…

  • bethheilman She is one of the most amazing people on the planet. Knowledgeable, warm and caring, and totally invested in the success of her audience!

  • James Brackpool

    For an interesting and practical social media blog that many of you may not have heard of try The Social Sign In App Blog (

    The articles are easily digested, without lacking detail and a very useful read.

    James Brackpool

  • Ayesha

    I nominate the Vocus Blog, delivered by my company, because not only is it a highly effective “go to resource” for all things Marketing, Social Media, & PR; our blog articles bring added value to my prospects who are interested in learning more about the Vocus tools.

  • Thanks Randy! Appreciate it 🙂

  • I would nominate 4 blogs and the reasons why.
    1. Social Media Examiner. The whole concept is giving useful information and tips going straight to the point. The selection of guests is world-class. I follow 20 industry experts I listend to for the 1st time here on SME. The quality of the audio is very good on both sides of the interview. From a non-native English speaker standpoint, this is a double plus.

    2. Amy Porterfield: Her insights are very practical and although she focuses on Facebook, her tips and comments cover several platforms. Her conversational, yet professional style make her very easy to listen to.

    3. Convince&Convert: Jay Baer is very knowledgable and the comments are really worth taking into account. I’ve learned several tips for my small business from big brands in his podcast. A minor downside is the quality of the audio of his guests, since he interviews via Skype I guess.

    4. Go Media: Even when Go Media is a Graphic Design podcast, they share very valuable information on how to run, promote and maintain a business, in a broader perspective beyond just a social media strategy. Their episode “Comoditization of Design” is a masterpiece.

  • shirleywilsonsocial

    I would like to nominate The information Kim Garst shares on her blog is so authentic and helpful. She really knows her audience and gives them the information they need in a voice they can understand. When reading Kim’s blog you feel like you are learning from a friend.

  • I agree – Both Jon’s blog and Ian’s blog are terrific resources in the social media marketing space! 🙂

  • I love Tracy Sestili’s Social Strand. She always has really useful tips and tricks for the social media/community manager. She writes in a down-to-earth tone that is easy to understand without insulting one’s intelligence. I particularly loved her post about a day in the life of a social media manager, where she takes the reader through a typical week. Since reading that article, I have modeled my schedule after hers and I am much more on top of things!

  • I think I’d have to say they have consistent quality content covering social media, marketing and everything that’s worth talking about as far as building and growing a social business. I don’t write for them as often as I used to, but they are still my first port of call when I want to gauge what’s going on.

  • Christie

    I want to nominate Lisa Kalner Williams’ SierraTierra blog ( – her comments are insightful about and relevant to the requirements of social media marketing; a huge help to me!!

  • Stanford Smith

    Thanks Lora. That is one of the most authentic nominations I’ve read. I appreciate you.

  • Stanford Smith

    Thank you Ebele. You guys keep me on my toes. We’ll be stepping it up in 2014 so stay tuned.

  • Stanford Smith

    Thank you Ellen. You’ve been a big part of some cool stuff at Pushing Social. I appreciate you sista

  • Stanford Smith

    Thank you Oscar. You da man.

  • Stanford Smith

    You rock Jamie. Thanks for taking the time to nominate PS.

  • Stanford Smith

    Thank you Erich!

  • Stanford Smith

    I really think you should be on this list too Claire. You are doing great things with Clairification. Perhaps you should start a Top 10 for Nonprofit Social Media Blogs

  • Stanford Smith

    Glad to have you on the Webinars too. We are going for one a week in 2014. Hopefully I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew 😉

  • Stanford Smith

    Thank you Greg. I know you hate doing this “nomination” stuff thanks for taking the time. Also thank you for your “private” and honest advice from time to time.

  • Stanford Smith

    Thank You Glenda!

  • Stanford Smith

    My man. Thanks for the nod Don. Talk to you soon Brother.

  • Stanford Smith

    Wassup JJ. Thanks for the nomination. Can’t wait to get to know you better this year.

  • Stanford Smith

    Thanks for being a leader in the PS Community Malhar. I can always depend on you to show up and step up.

  • DonnaGilliland

    Social Media Examiner is my first choice because of the well rounded, regular and cutting edge content about digital marketing. The writers know their topic and they are excellent at teaching via the written word. Instructing via the written word is not an easy task.

    The Social Media Examiner blog is my first choice. It is like a one-stop library for learning about digital marketing. Pop in, look up a digital marketing topic and you will probably find a post right here! It’s also a great place to learn about other valuable blogs.

    Speaking of well rounded, this blog has a Podcast, a Networking Club, not to mention the stellar online events. It’s an education hub for marketers.

    In closing, I want to mention a few blogs that I find great value in reading. Below is my short list:

    * (co-founder of

    * (Founder of The Blog Squad)

  • Ben

    I hope it’s not too late for me to nominate a blog! I nominate SimplyMeasured:

    Here are the top 5 reasons why:

    1. They’re a great source of news and I follow them religiously to keep abreast of what’s going on (e.g.;
    2. They can break down complex thoughts, metrics that are usually taken for granted, and other analytics topics in plain English, easy for anyone to understand:
    3. A blog about social media, digital marketing and especially analytics does not have to be boring, and they know that! They often mix current events and trends with analytics to show that data can be found anywhere. Here’s an example: ;
    4. They’re happy to share trends and make data-based predictions, which shows that they don’t just describe their awesome social media tool, but they also use data to show marketers one very important skill: proactive thinking (e.g.
    5. Lastly, but definitely not least, it’s my regular (and reliable) source of inspiration for my own professional life as well as my own blog (

  • Francis Unson

    Why do I nominate The Vocus Blog ( )? They look back at their own work through their case studies and offer compelling evidence that their product suites in online marketing, PR, and email marketing work, whether a client wishes to increase sales, exposure, or generate new leads. You are never out of the industry loop when you follow their blog for tips on marketing, social media, PR, or even email marketing. Their RSS feed has a permanent residence in my Feedly.

  • tracysestili

    Thanks Heidi! And I’m glad you liked that blog so much. Happy New Year to you! Hope to see you at MarketingCamp this year.

  • tracysestili

    Thanks Tanya! I tend to get a varied level of expertise reading my blog and it’s nice to know that someone appreciates my writing style after all of these years!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Shirley, thank you so much!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Beth, thanks much for the nomination!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Thanks, Rod!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Thanks, Mark!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Thanks much, Jackie!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Thanks, Jerry! Much appreciated!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Thanks, Patricia!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Thanks, Rebecca! Appreciate the vote :-)!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Jess, thanks so much for the nomination!

  • Andrew

    Social Solutions Collective

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Edmund, appreciate you, my friend!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Janet, thanks a bunch!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Shelley, thanks!!

  • Kim Garst ツ

    Chloe, appreciate you!

  • I nominate BlogPaws: – in terms of social media tips, information and ideas for the pet blogger and microblogger, this website has changed my career life.

  • Shannon Baker

    I nominate the Social Solutions Collective! There are articles on every social media platform there is and they are helpful whether you are a newby or a seasoned social media user! I’ve learned many inside tips from the articles and have been able to use social media tools more effectively because of the how to articles on their site!

  • Thanks so much, Andrew.

  • OF course, it must be We launched our community to support pet bloggers in 2010 and have been committed to social media education, ever since. Not only do we hold a conference where experts share knowledge, we work with brands looking to learn better social skills, and we build in an element of giving back – donating to shelters and rescues from all over the world. BlogPaws understands the tremendous power of social media and the inherent responsibility that it brings to an organization. We are ever working to learn more ourselves, stay true to our mission, and bring more understanding of the human animal bond to pet parents and pet people, everywhere.

  • Katrina – Great resource for small business moms with lots of practical social media tips.

  • I nominate (Thinking Outside The Sandbox). They offer great tips for utilizing social media, especially for bloggers.

  • Stephanie kandray is a great resource where just about anyone can and helpful information .

  • David

    I vote for Social Solutions Collective. There are some very well written pieces on this site!

  • Jessica A

    I LOVE I’m a mommy blogger myself and they always have tons of helpful posts. I currently have 3 tabs worth of content open with 4 more I want to open. (My husband will kill me if I open another tab without reading what I currently have open though. 😉 )

  • Catherine

    I would like to nominate because they are a blog that typical mommy bloggers and business owners can relate to. They break down how tos in a way that is easy to follow with lots of images. They have worked hard to reach their readers and prepare content for what they are looking for.

  • sharon

    I second the referral for TOTS ( It is a blog that I can read and understand. I appreciate that there are many authors, who all share their knowledge with us readers!

  • Melissa Mendez TOTS has a large variety of great content. I am one of the contributors, but only a few posts, the ladies behind TOTS are awesome and hardworkers, and they treat us contributors really well.

  • Thanks so much Caz and Craig! That means so much coming from you guys as I am constantly inspired by what YOU are doing with your blog! Can’t wait to hear more about what you guys are doing! That’s awesome!

  • Thanks Mel! I really appreciate it! I am glad you find my blog useful – and a little humorous lol.. I love simple, how-to helpful stuff, so I am so glad to hear that it helps you too! ….can’t wait to share more this year. Some cool tips coming – stay tuned!

  • dgmattichakjr

    I am sure that you will provide just as much value for participants at one a week as you have for the ones that I have been involved with Stan. Keep up the good work mate!

  • Amy

    All these are great! I’d like to nominate Social Solutions Collective – for the variety and amount of content they share. Great perspectives from the authors on social media, tools, customer service, marketing and more!

  • OK, so at the eleventh hour and much deliberation (soooo many great blogs), I would like to nominate @Melonie Dodaro from Top Dog Social Media She is consistently posting up super super helpful content, step by step, how-to visuals and it is her visual content that gave her the edge for me. And the fact that she is super invested in building community and giving giving giving great advice, not just on her blog but on Facebook and other platforms like LinkedIn. She may be a well respected LinkedIn expert but she really does know her stuff across all platforms and breaks strategy down into what works, no fluff. Well done Melonie – I have been “watching” you last year (ha ha) and 2013 was your year of awesome content!

    PS this was a tough choice (and I had it narrowed down to Melonie, @Ian Cleary (awesome posts and great writer) and @kim_garst:disqus (love her posts, social content and LOVED her interview with Mike on Twitter) – they are all awesome blogs – the clincher was that Ian and Kim were in the Top 10 last year (hugely well deserved) and Melonie came very close in the top 24 – I would like to see her hit the Top 10 this year. I am all about sharing the love!

  • I’ll second the nomination of ( Great fresh content and always engaging.

  • If allowed multiple nominations:

    #2 is for

    1. Earliest Social Media Campaign Review Blog for and from India
    2. Dependable Insights
    3. Brave (read unbiased) reviews of social media campaigns
    4. They always listen, these folks always listen and share worthy advices

  • Welcome

  • Welcome Kim

  • Thanks so much, Amy! We so appreciate your nomination!

  • I’ll let the old name, misspelled, slide, Megha! LOL. Thanks!

  • I’ll let the old name, misspelled, slide, Megha! LOL. Thanks!

  • Thanks so much, Shannon. Have a lovely day!

  • Thanks so much, Shannon. Have a lovely day!

  • Janet Harllee

    You are so welcome!

  • Janet Harllee

    You are so welcome!

  • Shannon Baker

    My pleasure Mallie! Enjoy your day as well and I wish you and the collective the best!

  • meghasuccess

    oh lawdy what the heck is my problem? LOL clear illustration of mommy fog

  • meghasuccess

    oh lawdy what the heck is my problem? LOL clear illustration of mommy fog

  • I second it!

  • I second it!

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