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

Our third-annual social media blog contest generated nearly 600 nominations (almost twice as many as last year’s contest).

Our panel of social media experts carefully reviewed the nominees and finalists, analyzing the quality of their content, the frequency of posts and reader involvement (among other things).

With that in mind, here are ten blogs that need to be at the top of your reading list.

#1: Social Mouths

Social Mouths, the brainchild of Francisco Rosales, provides deep and honest looks at social media marketing and trends that impact our industry.

Social Mouths

The site contains detailed posts with real-world examples, and addresses new and difficult topics.

#2: ViralBlog

ViralBlog provides a daily stream of social media trends and inspiration through case studies and other interesting articles.


The site has excellent content with useful tips and advice.

#3: Jeff Bullas

Jeff Bullas takes a close look at how businesses can get found online through social media.

Jeff Bullas

The site has excellent content with solid social media insights.

#4: Hubze

Hubze has built an audience by focusing on social media trends and tips on social media marketing tactics.


The site contains a nice variety of media, including articles and podcasts.

#5: The Sales Lion

The Sales Lion from Marcus Sheridan is a blog that seeks to build community around inbound marketing, blogging, business and life.

The Sales Lion

The site fosters strong community with great participation through comments.

#6: Pushing Social

Pushing Social from Stanford Smith provides practical blogging tips and resources from a fresh perspective.

Pushing Social

The site contains creative, informative and readable posts with deeper-than-average advice.

#7: Heidi Cohen

Heidi Cohen provides intelligent insights on social media tactics and trends, all while making the complex simple.

Heidi Cohen

The site contains comprehensive and thoughtful content.

#8: MarketingTech Blog

MarketingTech blog provides a technology-focused approach to new media marketing.


The site covers a variety of topics and media, including radio and video.

#9: Likeable Media

Likeable Media keeps readers current on industry trends and new tools while also providing strategies and tactics for using Facebook and social media marketing.

Likeable Media

The site contains very current information on new tools and platforms.

#10: SplashMedia

SplashMedia provides interesting takes on strategy, tips and trends, while their SplashCasts offer some great success stories.


The site features great use of a video show as well as diverse postings with good in-depth content.

Congratulations to the winners! Be sure to check out these amazing blogs.

top social media blogThe badge of distinction: If you’re a winner, you can post the image you see here on your blog and please link back to this page.

A special thanks to our judges: Andy Sernovitz (author, Word of Mouth Marketing and CEO,, Rick Calvert (CEO, BlogWorld) and Michael Stelzner (author, Launch and CEO, Social Media Examiner).

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  • Keith Griffis

    Thans so much Kathy. I am hoping can be on here next year. I appreciate all the resources you provide and knowledge you impart. Social Media Examiner embodies the sense of community we should all strive for on our own sites.

    Have a Great Day!

  • Ben

    Great list – I only knew Pushing Social (which is awesome). Will check out the others. 

  • SEOcopy

    Great list Cindy… I recognize a few while I get o explore some new ones! Enjoy your week and stay warm!

  • heidicohen

    Thank you so much! I am really touched. A big shout out to my readers. Congrats to the other winners. Happy marketing, Heidi Cohen

  • Cindy King

    Congratulations Heidi!

  • Cindy King

    These are a great selection this year! 

  • Cindy King

    Pushing Social is one of my personal favorites!  Love the work Stan does there.

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  • Nick Pryke

    Nice list there guys…well done to all the winners! Who knows, maybe next year we’ll see iStrategy on there!

  • bob warren

    You Rock, Have a Super Monday!

  • Francisco Rosales

    Thanks to @cindyking:twitter @mike_stelzner:twitter and the team, I’m honored to make it to this year’s list!     

  • Morgan Barnhart

    Congrats to the winners! They deserve it! :)

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  • Jorgen Poulsen

    Thank you very much for a interesting list. Knew quite a few of them and the rest has been added to my RSS feed. What surprised me was that 3 of them didn’t have an RSS feed. :(

  • Tara Husband

    Hope this year we all focus on fresh content with different perspectives – pushing this time in history even further!  Creative picks @mike_stelzner @cindyking

  • Scott Ayres

    Wow! Wow! Wow!!! Mike and everyone at SME thanks so much for adding Hubze to this list! We work very hard to give great content to our followers!!! And we love Social Media Examiner!!!

  • Guest

    Love Love Love Sales Lion… Not only is it completely golden… but He really is the more genuinely nice guy…. Shared Lunch with him at Blogworld

  • Stanford Smith

    I’m lip syncing “This is How We Do It” and calling my momma.  Huge thanks to PS Fans and the crew at SME.  

  • Brian DeKoning

    Congrats to all the fine blogs that made this list! Nice to see some fresh choices in there too.

  • John Bauer

    Thanks for the info I will have to check these out as I am just getting into business.

  • Jeff Korhan

    Who came in 11th?  Just kidding – it was a thrill to be a finalist.  Congrats to all and thanks SME for all you do for small businesses!

  • MMscolieri

    Being new to the SM world, I recently discovered a few of these winners (Hubze and Splash…) and thrilled to see they are on your top 10 list!  Can’t wait to explore the others to find the best of the best.  Thanks SME for aiding my path to sm success!! 

  • Devani Anjali

    Congratz to those blogs! They look very informative and well developed….something we can all learn from for our various websites! :-) I like Social Mouths, Likeable and Splash Media!  

  • Khuebschen

    Wow!  There are many I do not currently follow yet. Thank you for the new sources of information.  Love your site, of course and faithfully read.

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  • Douglas Karr

    What an incredible honor – thanks so much for the selfless recognition and promotion you continue to provide the industry!  Wow – I’m totally humbled!

  • Liberty Avenger

    AWESOME!! Thanks so much for doing this, and look at our blog to see where we placed the badge!

  • Melissa Reyes

    This is a fantastic list and all the award recipients really do deserve it. Thank you all for your hard work and for being an inspiration to the rest of us! 

  • Dragan Mestrovic

    Great blogs! Congratulations to the winners. :)

  • Renay San Miguel

    An absolutely perfect way to start our week…Splash Media is honored to be included on this list. Thank you so much for the encouragement and validation!

  • Cindy King

    Hey Francisco, Social Mouths is rocking!  Did you see the image of the Facebook Page comparison on last Saturday’s weekly review?

    Just look at the engagement score on your Facebook Page! Congrats on doing a great job over there!

  • Cindy King

    Congratulations Scott!

  • Cindy King

    Which 3 Jorgen?  I checked to make sure I had all of them in my Google Reader this morning and did not have any issues.  I can’t remember which one, but one blog did not have an easy to find RSS button so I had to add the subscription directly into Google Reader and it popped up immediately. 

    Some sites prefer to promote their email subscriptions instead of RSS feeds.  I feel that’s their business decision and this choice may fit their specific business goals. Luckily Google Reader is able to pick up the feeds I’m interested in.

  • Cindy King

    Congratulations Stan!  Very happy you made it this year!

  • Cindy King

    Couldn’t agree with you more!

  • Cindy King

    Congratulations Doug! It’s great to have you on this list!

  • Tracy Terry

    To Repeat Jeff Korhan, it was a thrill to be a finalist.  We were so excited and checking back to your blog often anticipating the winners list!  Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to Social Media Examiner for everything they do.  If you don’t mind us mentioning we were in your top 20, we’d love to create something and link back to your website from our blog.  Let us know.  Thanks, again and Congrats to all!

  • Mary E. Trimble

    My goal is to be more Social Media savvy. Seeing how these successful bloggers go about it was helpful. Thanks!

  • Spiro

    Congrats to all the winners.

  • socialmediamonthly

    Congrats to all the winners! We love all of your blogs and learn from them everyday, we are always looking for contributors to our magazine, The Social Media Monthly! Please find us on twitter for more info– @socialmediamonthly

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  • freelancer

    Great list, Congrats.

  • lee wilson

    Very helpful for marketers, for sure will bookmark and track in furture

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  • Dewaldt Huysamen

    Congrats to all the winners

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  • shez

    Hello Cindy! my vote goes to Jeff Bullas or Social Mouths. You mentioned some great blogs in this post thanks for that :-)

  • Sookie Shuen

    Congratulations Jeff! :)

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  • Joshua Gilmer

    Congratulations to the winners. Hopefully Huebris will make the cut next year 😉

  • Laura Click

    Thrilled to see two of my favorites – Pushing Social & The Sales Lion – on the list! Congrats to Stanford, Marcus and all of the winners!

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  • Henry Louis

    Hi Cindy! Nice collection of Social media Blogs. I have lot of interest to spend much time in social media. This post would be more helpful to me. Thanks for sharing. Keep updating.

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  • Television Jobs

    Cindy, great list you information will help move us forward with social media blogs. 

  • Vince

    The Hubze Site you listed gave me a malware virus. Horrible!!

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  • Rick Noel, eBiz ROI, Inc.

    Congrats to the top 10 winner and thanks Cindy and the team for coming up with this awesome list. For sure if this same list was published by any other leading Social Media blog, then we all know who #1 would be :-) taking absolutely nothing away from Francisco Rosales’ Social Mouths!

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  • Rebecca Sims

    I love Social Mouths! Thanks for the tip

  • Anshul

    Love social mouths and pushing social!

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  • Steve Nicholls

    Hi guys

    Well done to the winners
    We hope that next year you will see us on here next year

    Some great site

  • Nelson Ta


    Do you know of any Social Media Blogs that allow guest writers? I would really like to get my foot through the door, but I am not sure where to start.  Do yo have any suggestions?

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  • Abel Pardo

    Congratulations to the winners, I liked some of them and discovered new ones. Good decision 😉

  • oosman

    Congrats to the winners!

  • Addy Babwani

    Nice work…i must say…:)
    Congratz to all winners…

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  • Sonia

    Social Mouths is my favorite, but now I have some new blogs to check out. I love reading new content and these blogs look awesome.


    This is a very good post.  Interestingly I only knew of one of these blogs before read for this post (Heidi Cohen).

    With your content, it shows me where to pay attention. It also shows me in what area to focus.This site’s post motivates me to work harder and prayerful hope to be on this list in the future.

  • Dallas SEO

    Wow! very amazing points… I was also searching such content for a long while and at last I found it here. I like 4th one “The Sales Lion” blog. Social media marketing is a nice medium to promote your business.

  • Kwiklike

    This is a great list.  I will be back often to keep up to date on all things social.  Thank you for compiling the list.

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  • Cleakstar

    Thanks for this wonderful list. I’ve got a social network where i allow free self promotion and advertising. Once you join, you get featured on the homepage, post topics on the blog and there is also an ecommerce page for members to advertise and sell their products. Its called Cleakstar

  • reddy

    All of the winners are great resources to learn.

  • Thomas Mitchell

    These are some of the fabulous blog on social media to gain something
    fruitful from it. Going through some of the blogs I felt that they
    deserved to be winner. Hope one day I will be in this list too. 

  • Sohail Qaisar

    Where is Mashable?

  • #NickWalz

    social media is taking over the world ! thanks for these blogs to check out 

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  • Lynn Brown

    Thanks Cindy this is a great list to refer to.  I just Googled “top social media blogs” and your article was listed as #1…. I look forward to visiting these sites and to share them as well.  Thanks again.

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  • social media blog

    Great! Your article was being listed as one of the top ten social media’s I Googled a while ago. 

  • dinky

    it is nice to see hubzee in the list. i am a regular read of this blog.

  • Amit Shaw

    Wow really super. All list are new for me. Would love to visit all sites one by one.

  • OmarVanegasvallejo

    I would like to share these video using qr codes with a budget of only 40 dollar 

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  • Social Media Company

    Great List, I hope you continue this each year.

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  • Twitter Management

    Thanx for information,
    I already do most of those things…I was hoping you’d have some new, super cool ninja stuff that I’ve not heard of! 

  • Guy Manningham

    One of my favorite quotes is “I see so far because I stand on the shoulders of giants.” It’s great to check out what the big dogs are doing and incorporate their tactics without recreating the wheel. Thanks for the info.

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  • Ningsang Jamir

    Awesome list..i’ll be on the list in 2014..:-)

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    Five Star Painting “Although I have belonged to Yelp for some time I am typically not one to write reviews.

  • Wilson Black

    I am trying to put my blog in these list. And i will be there very soon

  • Harpal

    Thank you very much for a interesting list after the penguin update most of the people turned to social media its very useful for me thanks Cindy 

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  • Rkyuruki

    What do you think of crowd funding sites like Indiegogo raising capital for new social media websites?

  • Shaun

    Debatable list 😉 – But so happy Social Mouths is on top. They definitely deserve it.

  • TechPeacock

    cindy how did you came to know about these sites are top sites…???

  • James Barisic

    Some absolute gems there. Congrats to them all!

  • janisf11

    I love Social Media Examiner.  I have learned a lot from that site.  Everyone should join their forums.  There is amazing opportunities there.  I also am excited about Hubze Blog.Jeff Bullas has awesome information.  I am glad I found him..  Their information is amazing and right on. I plan to look at all the Trackbacks.  The more informed I am, the better I can serve my clients. 

  • Michael A. Stelzner

    Thanks for your kind words Janis!

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  • Burgandy

    Good post!

  • Tweety John

    Social media marketing has now become the most priority option for a website’s popularity. i liked this blog.

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    Seems like an interesting list

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  • Desiree

    Hmm I’ve heard of maybe 2 or 3 of these blogs. What qualifies them to be in the Top 10?? I’ll have to check them out on my social media sources and see for myself 😉

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  • The Honey Badger

    I agree. Pushing Social is a good one. It made it into my reader. Thanks for compiling this list Cindy.

  • Healthcare Marketing

    I’ve never heard of any of these blogs. I’ll check them out. Some of them look really good.

  • Healthcare Marketing

    I’ve never heard of any of these blogs. I’ll check them out. Some of them look really good.

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    It was really excellent post. Thanks a lot for sharing this nice information with us. I’ll definitely visit your blog again.

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  • begonia

    great blog.. congrats to the winners

  • Venus Brown

    Thanks Cindy for providing such a wonderful resource to your visitors. Whenever it comes to “best of anything”, I make it sure to dig SME once.

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  • Andy Kuiper – SEO Analyst

    Clearly some sites I wouldn’t have suspected would be rated this high… thanks Cindy :-)

  • Alex

    Thank you SME for this amazing thought and share. Congrats winners !

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    You have posted some relevant information regarding the best social media sites, this will surely help us in our internet marketing journey. You have given us enough knowledge and added us with enough learning that will surely help us.

  • Alex Smith

    Thanks for such a good resource.. I will follow them and I hope I will get more and more information from these blogs..

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    nice media plays vital role in 2013

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