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    The world of digital marketing is constantly changing, and in today’s fast paced work environment, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on the latest SEO and digital marketing tactics.

    And let’s not forget the countless self-declared “experts” who claim to drink from the holy grail of internet marketing but instead flood our minds with outdated information.

    It’s a lot to take in.

    Thankfully, there are plenty of credible resources on the web that will teach you all things digital marketing, and better yet, keep you relevant. From posts bursting with visually appealing content to those packed with a variety of technical tips, here are the top blogs to follow for the most current SEO and digital marketing related content. Ready to learn? Grab a cup of coffee, kick back and enjoy!

    Blogs to Help You Stay Relevant




    What They Talk About:

    • All things marketing, including content, SEO, and digital

    Why they’re great:

    • Post frequently
    • Easy to browse posts by topic and skill level
    • Daily “What You Need to Know” post featuring relevant world, tech and marketing news that is a great way to start your day



    What they talk about:

    • Everything SEO

    Why they’re great:

    • Massive resource of info with everything you ever wanted to know about SEO
    • ‘Whiteboard Friday’ videos with great tutorials and insights on to a variety of SEO topics
    • Personal blog from Moz co-founder Rand Fishkin with a glimpse into the world of Moz
    • Developer blog with great case studies and tools


    What they talk about:

    • Guides on SEO, content marketing, and analysis

    Why they’re great:

    • Sexy blog layout 
    • A great angle on the psychology behind why different facets of digital marketing work and don’t work
    • Weekly ‘Lunch Break with Michael King’ section with video interviews on a variety of digital marketing topics

    Social Media Examiner

    Social Media Examiner
    What they talk about:

    • Everything social media

    Why they’re great:

    • Provides information and tips for every social media channel 
    • Includes resources for getting started with social media
    • Weekly social media marketing Podcasts to help marketers discover what works


    What they talk about:

    • Personal blog of Neil Patel (founder of KissMetrics web analytics tool)

    Why they’re great:

    • A great personal tone in the articles that shares both the successes and failures in Neil’s experience working with companies
    • Does a great job of breaking down techniques for digital marketing success in easy steps
    • Lots of tips and case studies to follow


    What they talk about:

    • Great articles in the world of digital marketing 

    Why they’re great:

    • Their “Great Finds” section covers a variety of topics ranging from creative services to SEO news
    • Extensive list of relevant blogs to check out
    • They have an extensive international reach including social media platforms


    What they talk about:

    • A multitude of blogs focused around digital and social marketing

    Why they’re great:

    • Clean layout with an eye catching, beautiful design
    • Founder and evangelist of Aimclear, Marty Weintraub, gives his personal insight and expertise in their blog and Twitter stream
    • Updated blogs about Aimclear’s interviews, speaking engagements, and social news


    What they talk about:

    • Digital advertising and digital marketing

    Why they’re great:

    • Ability to submit your own creative campaigns in their ‘Submit Campaign’ section
    • Search blogs through tagged keywords
    • Easy article finds with their ‘Popular Post’ section

    Search Engine Watch

    What they talk about:

    • Provides tips and information about the search engine industry

    Why they’re great:

    • Wide variety of search engine related topics to choose from
    • Articles are color coordinated by topic and easy to navigate through
    • The “Trending” sidebar provides additional articles


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    What they talk about:

    • Copywriting, blogging, and content marketing 

    Why they’re great:

    • Extensive library of e-books, seminars, webinars, and forums
    • Posts 5-6 articles a week
    • Subscription is free

    Search Engine Roundtable

    Search Engine Roundtable
    What they talk about:

    • All things SEO & SEM 

    Why they’re great

    • Provides Google, Bing, Yahoo and other SEO news updates and tools
    • Delivers specialized topics in the search engine marketing field through guest posts
    • Offers a centralized collection of the most interesting threads covered in SEM forums

     Seth’s Blog

    What they talk about:

    • Personal blog from marketing guru and author, Seth Godin

    Why they’re great:

    • Has a rich amount of stories and philosophies drawn from Seth’s experience
    • Frequent posts on a variety of topics
    • Offers useful tools and resources

    Search Engine Land

    SearchEngine Land
    What they talk about:

    • SEO & SEM overviews, videos, guides and step by step “how to’s.”
    • Loads of information about Google and Bing search engine guides

    Why they’re great:

    • A whole category dedicated for “How To” articles 
    • Search function to scan all article entries
    • Easy access to Marketing Land’s categories/blog topics
    • Great source for ways to optimize your website or social brand

    The only constant in digital marketing is change and the key to survival is dedicating time to learning and soaking up all the juicy SEO news out there. The wealth of SEO information at our fingertips can be quite daunting, so we suggest dedicating an hour everyday to reading these informative blogs. Here at Gravitate, we have found that discussing recent blog posts each day keeps us informed and ahead of the pack when it comes to SEO strategies.

    Did we miss anything? Tell us your favorite SEO blogs in the comments below – we would love to add them to our morning blog-storming (aka blog reading + brainstorming) session!

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