Wanted: Remarkable Marketing Blogs

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Aug 27

Since I’m having a bit of a blogging dry spell, I thought I’d turn the tables around and ask you for your marketing input: What are the best marketing blogs you know about?

James (Twilight) Manip

My youngest child is starting school in two weeks… which means I’m going to have a lot more time in my hands 😀

I imagine myself finally being able to keep up with the best of the best content out there. So I’m looking for good, no, remarkable marketing blogs to read regularly.

What I Should Be Reading (But Don’t Always)

To get things started, here are the marketing blogs in my RSS reader (in no particular order):

  • Clicknewz – Lynn Terry’s Internet marketing blog. I love Lynn and consider her one of my mentors. If you want to learn Internet marketing that’s profitable, full of integrity and without hype, then read Lynn.
  • Copyblogger – I’m not sure if Brian Clark and Sonia Simone’s blog counts as a marketing blog. However, it is about copy + blogging, which in my book adds up to marketing. So there you have it.
  • Glazer-Kennedy’s Insider’s Circle – For old-school, hard-nosed marketing that works in the real world.
  • Remarkable Communication – Each post in this blog is worth the wait.
  • Chris Garrett on New Media – Shy and soft spoken, it’s hard not to like Chris. Plus, he really knows all about marketing on the ‘net.
  • IttyBiz – I sometimes can’t have Naomi Dunford’s blog open when my kids are around. However, I enjoy her blog for its raw honesty. I like to read IttyBiz before I write; it helps me loosen up my own tone (Naomi, I used a semi-colon!). But not to the point of writing profanity.
  • Client Magnets Blog – Bernadette Doyle is one smart cookie. When she talks, I listen.
  • Seth’s Blog – Eh, does anybody NOT read this?
  • She-conomy – Because Stephanie Holland and I are both fascinated by the intricacies of marketing to women.
  • Heart of Business – I’m Catholic, Mark Silver is Muslim, so why was I drawn to his blog? Maybe because he’s the first marketer I ever heard say “spirituality” and “profit” in the same breath.
  • The Intrepid Mompreneur – One: we have the same name. Two: Alexis Neely is beauuuuuutiful. Three: She’s successful. Need I say more?

I do follow a number of other blogs that don’t appear here. For the simple reason that they’re not in my blog reader. These include blogs of those I consider my mentors and whom I interact with frequently enough for me to always end up on their blogs anyway.

You know, people like Nicole Dean, Kelly McCausey and Alice Seba, among others. Don’t feel bad you’re not on the list, ladies! You know I love you 😉

Your Turn

I’m sure I’m missing some other great marketing blogs out there. Do tell me: what other marketing blogs should I be reading? And why?

Thank you in advance!

Lexi Rodrigo

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Lexi Rodrigo is passionate about creating web content that helps extraordinary businesses to attract more prospects, create community, and make more sales.

  • Aaron says:

    MorePro Marketing’s Blog (http://www.morepro.com/blog) is a unique SEO blog in that it attempts to connect with visitors in layman’s terms. If you are new to SEO or online marketing, the blog presents basic strategies and useful terminology that won’t confuse the reader, sending them off in the wrong direction. It also covers a broad range of online marketing topics from blogging and social media to paid search management and link building.

    • Alexis says:

      @Aaron – Seeing that you are from morepro.com, I have some doubts about your objectivity. Nevertheless, I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt and publishing your comment, and leaving it up to the readers to decide 🙂

      • Aaron says:

        Alexis,
        I appreciate you giving me the benefit of the doubt. I might be a little bit biased, but I have read quite a few SEO blogs that don’t really do a good job of breaking the content down into digestible bits which is why I think our MorePro blog stands out. I’m curious to see what other blogs your readers come up with because much like you, I’m always looking to add to my knowledge base.

  • That’s a tough one and one that I have been trying to answer for myself lately. Lynn and Nicole are on my list, and I recently started following Susanne Myers. I have just last week purchased products both from her, and featuring her, and she is top notch. She knows her stuff.

    Connie Ragen Green and Jimmy D Brown are good, but I don’t “create” a lot other than my blogs. They still teach me things though.

    If you find some, please share!

    • Alexis says:

      @Angie – Thanks for sharing! I’ve been on Jimmy Brown’s list for some time now myself but don’t follow his blog. Connie’s a new discovery.

  • Mike Korner says:

    Here are three Lexi:
    -kissmetrics.com
    -hellomynameisblog.com
    -JimsMarketingBlog.com

    • Alexis says:

      Thanks for your usual help, Mike! Oooh, three new ones for me to check out. So exciting! Keep ’em coming!

  • Thank you for including me in such esteemed company! I am a relative newcomer to Internet marketing, having only started online 4 years ago. I have found that marketing is the key to everything we do, and honing my skills in this area has increased my income significantly.
    I also love teaching others how to build an online business, and look forward to sharing everything I know. Please let me know how I can help. The easiest way to connect with me is on Twitter @ConnieGreen.
    Connie Ragen Green

    • Alexis says:

      Awesome, Connie! I’m very pleased to make your acquaintance. I’ll certainly be connecting with you on Twitter 😀

  • Jason says:

    Hi Lexi, this is a great idea – I was just hitting the point of looking for new blogs to follow to, so it’s very timely =)

    Personally, I really like ConvinceAndConvert.com, which deals with practical social media strategy. Jay Baer somehow manages to make me feel smarter everytime I read it.

    Also good reads are DuctTapeMarketing.com and blog.asmartbear.com/

    Hope that’s useful!

    • Alexis says:

      Hey Jason! You’re right about Duct Tape Marketing. I do read that blog from time and time and listen to their podcast. ConvinceandConvert.com sounds just like what we’re all trying to do around here, LOL. Thank you!

  • Iain Gray says:

    I get a lot of value from http://www.marketingexperiments.com/ – they are great to read for ideas to improve conversion on your sites.

    • Alexis says:

      Good recommendation, Iain! I’m subscribed to their email newsletter and consider it a secret weapon. Shhhh!

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