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.
ViralBlog provides a daily stream of social media trends and inspiration through case studies and other interesting articles.
#3: Jeff Bullas
Jeff Bullas takes a close look at how businesses can get found online through social media.
Hubze has built an audience by focusing on social media trends and tips on social media marketing tactics.
#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.
#6: Pushing Social
Pushing Social from Stanford Smith provides practical blogging tips and resources from a fresh perspective.
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#7: Heidi Cohen
Heidi Cohen provides intelligent insights on social media tactics and trends, all while making the complex simple.
#8: MarketingTech Blog
MarketingTech blog provides a technology-focused approach to new media marketing.
#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.
SplashMedia provides interesting takes on strategy, tips and trends, while their SplashCasts offer some great success stories.
Congratulations to the winners! Be sure to check out these amazing blogs.
A special thanks to our judges: Andy Sernovitz (author, Word of Mouth Marketing and CEO, SocialMedia.org), Rick Calvert (CEO, BlogWorld) and Michael Stelzner (author, Launch and CEO, Social Media Examiner).
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