Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news.
Finalists: Top 10 Social Media Blogs 2014
We received over 600 nominations for our fifth-annual Top 10 Social Media Blogs contest (the blogosphere’s biggest contest for social media blogs).
The list of 22 finalists is pretty impressive! See for yourself below.
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). They are currently finishing up their reviews of these sites.
Here are the finalists (in alphabetical order):
- Amy Porterfield
- Bloggers Make Money
- Boom Social
- Brands With Fans
- Christian Karasiewicz
- Danny Brown
- Jenn’s Trends
- Jon Loomer
- Likeable Daily
- Post Planner
- Pushing Social
- Simply Measured
- Social Media Frontiers
- Socially Sorted
- Socially Stacked
- Top Dog Social Media
Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.
What’s New This Week?
Here’s what was really hot in 2013.
As you scan these articles, you’ll find great ideas you can put to use today.
Here are 10 of our most popular articles of 2013.
Top 10 Social Media Marketing Articles
#1: New Facebook Marketing Research Shows What Works: The latest research on Facebook marketing shows interesting trends and opportunities. Use this to update your Facebook marketing with the latest findings.
In 2013, we saw some big changes.
Major platforms made serious strides toward monetization and there was a massive rise in visual marketing.
To find out what the new year may have in store for social marketers, we asked 11 social media pros what they think is coming our way.
Here’s what they had to say.
And if you’re curious, here were the 2013 predictions.
#1: The Resurgence of Advertorial
Several trends and technologies will reach maturity in 2014 spawning considerable disruption in social media, but I believe native advertising and sponsorship will have the greatest impact. It’s a back-to-the-future scenario.
We asked our writers to share their favorite social media blog posts.
What follows is a gold mine of content you can apply to your marketing in 2014.
#1: Enlarge Your Digital Footprint for More Effective Online Marketing
I love this post by Barry Feldman because it emphasizes content promotion (which is all-important) and includes a comprehensive list of specific actions.
It’s a great overview for beginners. But the pros may also find a few tactics they aren’t using.