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.
#1: Buffer Social
Buffer Social regularly addresses questions many marketers have, answering them with authoritative, in-depth articles on cutting-edge topics.
#2: Jenn's Trends
Jenn's Trends is laser-focused on Instagram, but occasionally offers tips on social media marketing strategy and tactics.
#3: Peg Fitzpatrick
Peg Fitzpatrick combines resourceful content on a variety of social media platforms with practical advice for marketers.
RazorSocial delivers well-researched and comprehensive content on social media tools.
#5: Rebekah Radice
Rebekah Radice uses plenty of examples to support content that teaches social media marketers about topics that are important to them.
#6: Simply Measured
Simply Measured uses a data-driven, example-rich approach to help marketers understand best practices for using social media.
#7: Socially Sorted
Socially Sorted helps marketers learn to use all things related to visual content in social media.
#8: Sprout Social
Sprout Social publishes advice for marketers alongside insights from their own team.
#9: The Social Media Hat
The Social Media Hat features authoritative content that takes no shortcuts with explanations of what to do and how to do it.
Unmetric uses an analytical approach to uncover and share surprising insights into social media marketing.
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 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).
What do you think? Did you find something new to read? Share your thoughts and comments in the box below.