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.
#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.
Grow by Mark W. Schaefer flips content marketing on its head. His superb content consists of thoughtful experiences, which are devoid of ego and designed to help other businesses find success.
#3: Jon Loomer
Jon Loomer‘s core approach to content rocks. He shares fantastic, in-depth articles focused on Facebook that include experiments, real-life examples and supportive graphics.
#4: Convince & Convert
Convince & Convert‘s Jay Baer continues to raise the bar for seasoned marketers. This established thought leader creates consistent, quality content.
#5: Rebekah Radice
Rebekah Radice has a beautifully laid out blog that's easy to read. She is a strong writer who provides in-depth advice for novice to intermediate marketers.
#6: Socially Sorted
Socially Sorted‘s Donna Moritz shares solid content with thought-provoking and curiosity-driven headlines, along with great visuals.
RazorSocial, published by Ian Cleary, has tons of detailed articles for businesses. Plus, Ian's stellar software tool reviews include his favorite features, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to use them.
#8: Jenn's Trends
Jenn's Trends, by Jenn Herman, shares quality content while narrowing in on her niche: Instagram for businesses. Jenn's tips are helpful for novice to advanced marketers.
#9: Simply Measured
Simply Measured has well-written content, which includes outstanding data and hands-on reporting of actual case studies.
SocialBro provides quality posts on seldom-discussed topics. There are lots of gems of great advice on this blog.
Congratulations to the winners! Be sure to check out these amazing social media blogs.
The badge of distinction: If you're a winner, you can post the image you see here on your blog. Please link back to this page.
Special thanks to our judges: Douglas Karr (author of Corporate Blogging for Dummies and founder of the Marketing Technology blog), Nichole Kelly (author of How to Measure Social Media and CEO of Social Media Explorer) and Pat Flynn (founder of Smart Passive Income).
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