A Big ol’ List of Online Marketing Blogs

by Peter Attia on January 10, 2013

A while back I wrote an article on teaching yourself SEO and I mentioned reading quite heavily. I gave a small blog list of places to get started and received a few requests for more, which I’ve finally put together.

These are all blogs that I personally follow, however following a large number of feeds isn’t for everyone. I would suggest at least taking a peek at a blog before subscribing, as this list is a mixed bag of actionable, vague, basic, advanced, and sometimes random content.

Obviously, this list is going to be SEO heavy, but there are other industry related sections in here as well. The list is in no particular order, this is just how they happen to be in my reader. Hope this works for you guys!

Search Engine Optimization

Since the term “SEO” has grown to meet a wide array of subject matters, these blogs are going to be geared towards a broader range of topics. If you’re just getting started with online marketing, these blogs are a good place to start. Not because the content is beginner level, but from the wide range of topics covered and how they can accent one another.

ClickzClickZ – Blog | Feed

post rocketPost Rocket – Blog | Feed

youmozYouMoz – Blog | Feed

seo-bookSEO Book – Blog | Feed

search engine landSearch Engine Land – Blog | Feed

sean revell01100111011001010110010101101011 – Sean Revell – Blog | Feed

branded3Branded3 – Blog | Feed

blueglassBlue Glass – Blog | Feed

bruce clayBruce Clay – Blog | Feed

portentPortent – Blog | Feed

distilledDistilled – Blog | Feed

hubspotHubSpot – Blog | Feed

marketing landMarketing Land – Blog | Feed

marketing pilgrimMarketing Pilgrim – Blog | Feed

matt cuttsMatt Cutts’s Blog – Blog | Feed

quick sproutQuick Sprout – Neil Patel – Blog | Feed

jason acidreKaiser the Sage – Jason Acidre – Blog | Feed

search engine journalSearch Engine Journal – Blog | Feed

search engine watchSearch Engine Watch – Blog | Feed

david naylorDave Naylor’s Blog – Blog | Feed

seo by the seaSEO by the Sea – Bill Slawski – Blog | Feed

seo chicksSEO Chicks – Blog | Feed

SEOmozSEOmoz – Blog | Feed

yoastYoast – Joost de Valk – Blog | Feed

higher clickHigher Click – Blog | Feed

aim clearAim Clear – Blog | Feed

nick eubanksNick Eubanks’s Blog – Blog | Feed

faviconKoozai – Blog | Feed

outspoken mediaOutspoken Media – Blog | Feed

point blank seoPoint Blank SEO – Blog | Feed

buzzstreamBuzzStream – Blog | Feed

seer interactiveSEER Interactive – Blog | Feed

Chris CounteyChris Countey’s Blog – Blog | Feed

techipediaTechipedia – Tamar Weinberg – Blog | Feed

viperchillViperChill – Glen Allsopp – Blog | Feed

triple seoTriple SEO – Chris Dyson – Blog | Feed

bill sebaldGreen Lane SEO – Bill Sebald – Blog | Feed

david cohenDavid Cohen’s Blog – Blog | Feed

blind five year oldBlind Five Year Old – AJ Kohn – Blog | Feed

anthony pensabeneAnthony Pensabene’s Blog – Blog | Feed

linkbuildrLinkbuildr – Blog | Feed

john dohertyJohn Doherty’s Blog – Blog | Feed

gaz copelandStoked SEO – Gaz Copeland – Blog | Feed

the saloon of literatureThe Saloon of Literature – Blog | Feed

rkgRKG Blog – Blog | Feed

kiss metricsKiss Metrics – Blog | Feed

Pay Per Click

If you’re trying to learn more about adwords, these are the blogs to keep up with. Some of them may veer in other directions occasionally, but the bulk of the content will be PPC focused. Through these you can learn more about how to properly set up your Google, Bing, and Social advertising campaigns. You’ll also see a lot of keyword research topics being covered, which can help you with your SEO efforts.

cardinal pathCardinal Path – Blog | Feed

google adwords blogGoogle AdWords Agency Blog – Blog | Feed

marin softwareMarin Insights – Blog | Feed

certified knowledgeCertified Knowledge – Blog | Feed

aquisioAcquisio – Blog | Feed

calculate marketingCalculate Marketing – Alan Mitchell – Blog | Feed

beyond the paidBeyond the Paid – Blog | Feed

alex cohenAlex Cohen’s Blog – Blog | Feed

wordstreamWordStream – Blog | Feed

ion interactiveIon Interactive – Blog | Feed

ppc heroPPC Hero – Blog | Feed

ppc chatPPC Chat – Blog | Feed

quality scoresQuality Scores – Blog | Feed

red fly marketingRed Fly Marketing – Blog | Feed

reightous marketingRighteous Marketing – Blog | Feed

web rankingWeb Ranking – Blog | Feed

search marketing insiderSearch Marketing Insider – Blog | Feed

Conversion Rate Optimization

I consider CRO one of the most important branches of online marketing, because of the hidden benefits of user experience, brand perception, brand trust, and of course the increased revenue potential. These blogs are a great way to learn what propels users through the conversion funnel, which is especially important if you’re doing any landing page testing. You’ll also see some pieces about which forms of content convert better, which is useful on both landing pages and web copy in general.

crazy eggCrazy Egg – Blog | Feed

wider funnelWider Funnel – Blog | Feed

unbounceUnbounce – Blog | Feed

conversion xlConversion XL – Blog | Feed

ux boothUX Booth – Blog | Feed

conversion scientistThe Conversion Scientist – Blog | Feed

ivespInvesp – Blog | Feed

content verveContent Verve – Blog | Feed

convertConvert – Blog | Feed

future nowFuture Now – Blog | Feed

visual website optimizerVisual Website Optimizer – Blog | Feed

online behaviorOnline Behavior – Blog | Feed

conversion rate expertsConversion Rate Experts – Blog | Feed

bryan eisenbergBryan Eisenberg’s Blog – Blog | Feed

copy hackersCopy Hackers – Blog | Feed

conversion voodooConversion Voodoo – Blog | Feed

marketing experimentsMarketing Experiments – Blog | Feed

get elasticGet Elastic – Blog | Feed

Public Relations

These PR blogs are heavily focused on content, customer relations, and social media. Basically anything with a focus on online brand perception. This is a great way to learn where, when, and how you should post news or promotions about your company and brand. There’s also a lot to learn from a reputation management perspective, for example learning how to deal with negative backlash within reviews or social media.

copy bloggerCopy Blogger – Blog | Feed

arik hansonArik Hanson’s Blog – Blog | Feed

danny brownDanny Brown’s Blog – Blog | Feed

dave fleetDave Fleet’s Blog – Blog | Feed

social media explorerSocial Media Explorer – Blog | Feed

top rankTop Rank – Blog | Feed

adam sherkAdam Sherk’s Blog – Blog | Feed

beyond the hypeBeyond the Hype – Blog | Feed

convince and convertConvince and Convert – Blog | Feed

brian solisBrian Solis’s Blog – Blog | Feed

rohit bhargavaRohit Bargava’s Blog – Blog | Feed

journalisticsJournalistics – Blog | Feed

pr dailyPR Daily – Blog | Feed

spin sucksSpin Sucks – Blog | Feed


Most of these blogs will cover startup leaders efforts, strategies, and insights. There aren’t typically a whole lot of actionable items in these posts, but it’s a great way to learn tactics business owners used to achieve steady revenue and growth. There’s also some good management and leadership advice to be learned through these posts, which can be important for advancing in your career.

a vcA VC – Fred Wilson – Blog | Feed

both sides of the tableBoth Sides of the Table – Mark Suster – Blog | Feed

mixergyMixergy – Blog | Feed

killer startupsKiller Startups – Blog | Feed

startup tunesStartup Tunes – Blog | Feed

steve blankSteve Blank’s Blog – Blog | Feed

sujan patelSujan Patel’s Blog – Blog | Feed

web strategistWeb Strategist – Jeremiah Owyang – Blog | Feed

chief marketing technologistChief Marketing Technologist – Blog | Feed

the entrepreneurial mindThe Entrepreneurial Mind – Blog | Feed

enrepreneurEntrepreneur – Blog | Feed

guy kawasakiGuy Kawasaki’s Blog – Blog | Feed

marketing profsMarketing Profs – Blog | Feed

seth godinSeth Godin’s Blog – Blog | Feed

duct tape marketingDuct Tape Marketing – Blog | Feed

small business trendsSmall Business Trends – Blog | Feed

venture hacksVenture Hacks – Blog | Feed

business insider war roomBusiness Insider – War Room – Blog | Feed

Relatable Interests

Most of these have little to do with marketing directly, however they occasionally cover topics that are loosely related and geared towards the tech industry.

adverblogAdverblog – Blog | Feed

Adverblog showcases some of the best advertising campaigns pulled off from small and large brands. These can be everything from tv commercials, to social media campaigns, but tend to be video focused. The campaigns are extremely creative and are great for some out of the box brainstorming.

betashopBetashop – Blog | Feed

This is Fab’s blog. Even though they’re not a marketing company, they occasionally share great industry related insight. For example, during the holidays they announced that nearly 60% of their holiday sales were mobile. Now, of course Fab has a very different e-commerce model than most, but the fact that the number is attainable at all is information worth knowing. It’s these kind of stats that keep me checking in on their blog.

pando dailyPando Daily – Blog | Feed

Pando Daily is really a mixed bag of all things internet. They talk about everything from VC funding and Google authorship to tablet comparisons and app revenue. The number of daily posts can be overwhelming, but their posts are consistently intriguing and worth a read.

dilbertThe Dilbert Blog – Blog | Feed

Seriously? Comics? Actually the blog has little to do with the Dilbert comics themselves. It’s comprised of thoughts from the creator himself, which are surprisingly relatable to anyone working in the tech industry.

google blogOfficial Google Blog – Blog | Feed

Little SEO value is gained from following the Google blog, but it’s a good way to get a sneak peek of what goes on indoors and get an idea of what they’re involved in.

Note: If anyone notices a dead link, please let me know.

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Sean January 10, 2013 at 11:14 am

Bit of deja vu, think we’ve been here before? :)

Thanks again for including the blog. Definitely checking out the PR/Conversion blogs. Quite a few I haven’t seen before.


Peter Attia January 10, 2013 at 11:21 am

Hah! I did another one that was similar with feeds, twitter, and email subscriptions. Was getting a few requests for strictly feeds, so I put this up :)



Rank Watch January 11, 2013 at 4:13 am

And you have done a great bid, Peter. I think there are a few notable ones like Inbound and Searchenginpeople, but still the list contains some of the top web marketers. I will recommend it to everyone looking for a marketing guide or info.


Dane Carlson January 10, 2013 at 11:28 am

Great list Peter! But you forgot my “little” entrepreneurial blog: Dane Carlson’s Business Opportunities Weblog (http://www.business-opportunities.biz)


Chris Countey January 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Thanks for including me in this awesome list, Peter!


porga January 11, 2013 at 1:05 am

Why all links and blogs are for English speaking market?
It is extremely difficult to do link building for other markets than English.

If someone could post list of German, Polish, Hungarian, Italian, French etc.. websites and blogs that are good for SEO purposes, that would be real jewel.


Ricky Shah January 11, 2013 at 5:08 am

Bi list…reallly a big list. I almost forgot but someone did offer an .opml file of SEO blogs.


Emma North January 11, 2013 at 5:09 am

Great list Peter, thanks for compiling this. It’s good to have a central resource for blogs and industry info.


Hillary Read January 11, 2013 at 6:52 am

Hey, Peter…great list. I’d love it if we were on it someday! We post daily (and you seem to have an appetite for reading). We also run FBPPC.com (Facebook advertising) and post daily there. Drop by and check us out.


Mel66 January 11, 2013 at 7:12 am

Great list, Peter! Thanks for including my blog. This is a fantastic resource for all marketers.


Victor January 11, 2013 at 12:06 pm

It’s always nice to know when someone you respect reads your company’s blog. WordStream is proud to be on this list!


Peter Attia January 11, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Cheers everyone! Glad you all like it!


Chris January 11, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Thanks for adding me :)


Steve January 11, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Holy smokes… this is a seriously insane list. Consider it tweeted, liked, upvoted, and +1′d! Nice work Peter


Jamie Farrelly January 12, 2013 at 3:50 am

Nice to see you mentioning lots of blogs that I visit nearly on a daily basis! Plenty of new ones in there too though so I’ll make sure I check them out. Thanks for the huge list – must have taken ages to put that together!


Ben Beck January 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Holy Awesome Peter!


I’ve been looking for a great list and this is it!

Appreciate it


Jason Diller January 13, 2013 at 5:48 pm


Great list bro. This is what it’s all about. Sharing the knowledge.

What’s the best google reader app for google chrome?


Peter Attia January 14, 2013 at 11:23 am

I’m honestly not sure for Chrome. I personally use the Reeder mac app which I’m happy with.


Sean January 14, 2013 at 7:16 am

The blog and feed for Clickz is the wrong way round bro.


Peter Attia January 14, 2013 at 11:21 am

Thanks Sean! Fixed!


Gaz Copeland January 14, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Great list Peter and thanks for the mention.

One question….when do you do any work!?


Peter Attia January 14, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Hah! I don’t read every post that comes through. I skim through titles till something catches my interest :) I also set time aside after work to finish up any reading.


Gabriella Sannino January 15, 2013 at 8:02 am

Nice list…I’ll have to share, and bookmark.


Gary Lee January 17, 2013 at 7:30 am

I am as big a trade blog junkie as anyone and you still had about a dozen sites I hadn’t heard of before. It must have taken you a very long time to get all of these together, just want you to know that the community appreciates your work. I know those PPC links are going to come in handy very soon for me ;)


Anita Clark January 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm

This is an incredibly good list that could keep readers busy for months! Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together…kudos to you Peter!


Simeon Howard January 19, 2013 at 12:55 pm

Your list has been added to my personal bookmarks. I have several close friends who are now trying to get some web-based start-ups off the ground, and this will come in very handy when I don’t have the time to help them myself. If you do ever come back to this list, I would love to see some additions about copy and blogging.


Andrew February 15, 2013 at 9:43 am

So much good content here! Great list Peter. We were wondering how to make the cut for the next one?


Peter Attia February 15, 2013 at 10:17 am

Thanks for the kind words and your interest Andrew! I chose blogs that I either saw on twitter often or had a tighter niche topic. Just keep churning out content industry leaders want to read and you’ll end up on lists much better than mine.



Andrew February 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Thanks again Peter. We’ll take your advice and keep working hard so that eventually, we can make it on a list just like yours.


Andrew March 28, 2013 at 10:43 am

Thanks for the great resource, Peter! I’m going to keep an eye on these in the future.


Steven Anderson May 7, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Oh baby! This is a fantastic list of blogs. My reader isn’t going to be able to handle all of these :)

Thanks for putting this together Peter!


Bryan July 24, 2013 at 4:39 am

This is a great list. Thanks for the resource, it’s truly helped.


Spook SEO August 13, 2013 at 3:18 am

Great resource. I’ve been checking out most of the blog that you mentioned but there were quite a number of them that I haven’t really heard about. Will definitely take a look at them. Thanks for the share!


nehajason November 5, 2013 at 2:54 am

Great article and very good resources. thanks for your valuable articles.


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