Are you looking for some great social media blogs to add to your daily reading? Look no further!

Our seventh-annual social media blog contest generated over 300 nominations. A panel of experts carefully reviewed the 20 finalists based on their content quality, post frequency and reader involvement.

Here are the top 10 social media blogs you should add to your regular reading list in 2016.

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Discover the top 10 social media blogs for 2016.

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social media case studiesWe received over 300 nominations for our seventh-annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest (the blogosphere’s biggest contest for social media blogs)!

As in the past, the list of 20 finalists has some returning reader favorites and some new titles for our judges to consider.

The Judges

Our judges include Ann Handley (chief content officer for MarketingProfs, author of the book Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content and co-author of the best-selling Content Rules), Darren Rowse (founder of ProBlogger.net and author of ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income) and Neal Schaffer (founder of Maximize Social Business and author of three books including Maximize Your Social).

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Read on to find out if your favorite social media blog is a finalist.

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Explore the finalists for 2016’s Top 10 Social Media Blogs.

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social media case studiesWe’re now accepting nominations for our 7th annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest and we’re looking for the blogs you read and found most valuable in 2015.

This is the biggest contest for social media blogs and the winners will be promoted in our 430,000-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 tell us why you like the blog (only your first nomination counts).

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Nominate your favorite blog in the 7th Annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs Contest.

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social media reviewsHave you heard about the changes to Google+?

Want to know how the redesign affects you?

To help marketers understand what to expect, we recently explored the new Google+ and asked notable experts to weigh in with their thoughts on the new design.

In this article you’ll discover whats changed with Google+.

Why Marketers Should Care About Google+

Before we dive into the specifics of the new Google+ updates, it’s important to address what these updates mean to social media marketers as a whole. Since news about the breakup of Google+ products began in early 2015, some marketers believed it was the beginning of the end of Google+. These thoughts were further supported when Google announced the separation of Google+ from it’s other products.

But now, we can see it’s not the end for Google+. “Google+’s new changes are a sure, and comforting sign Google+ is here to stay at least for the undetermined future,” predicted Jesse Stay, author of Google+ Marketing for Dummies. He added, “It shows Google is still putting money and resources into the website, and still sees it as a product worth spending money on.”

In terms of marketing, businesses that want to reach people who are passionate about something will find it easier to do so with the new changes to Google+.

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social media reviewsAre you active on LinkedIn?

Wondering about the recent changes to groups?

LinkedIn groups have been redesigned to make interactions more seamless and valuable for members.

In this article you’ll discover how marketers can find, join and use the new LinkedIn groups.

What the Changes Mean

LinkedIn completely overhauled its groups interface, so the desktop and app versions are the same. The Groups app is available on iOS, and the Android version is coming soon.

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social media reviewsDid you miss Social Media Marketing World 2015?

Last month thousands of marketers converged yet again on San Diego for the world-class Social Media Marketing World (#SMMW15).

Here are my seven takeaways from the conference—seven things you need to know.

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Are you looking for some good social media blogs to read? Look no further!

Our sixth-annual social media blog contest generated over 600 nominations.

A panel of social media experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists. Each of the social media blogs was analyzed based on a number of factors, including content quality, post frequency and reader involvement.

With that in mind, here are 10 social media blogs to put at the top of your reading list.

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Discover the top social media blogs of 2015.

#1: Buffer Social

Buffer Social, which has one of the best curated blogs in the social media space, provides well-researched, comprehensive content that’s useful for all levels of social media marketers.

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Buffer Social offers the best tools and strategies to keep you up to date on social media.

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social media reviewsDid you know new changes are coming to Facebook as of January 1, 2015?

Want to know what it all means to marketers?

If you’re like most people, you won’t want to sit down and compare line-by-line to find out the exact changes. That’s why we’ve done it for you.

In this article I’ll share the information you need to know about Facebook’s new terms and how the changes may impact how you use Facebook.

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social media reviewsWe are accepting nominations for our 6th 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 320,000-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 (comments with links automatically go into moderation for review and will be posted within one day).

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