39 Fantastic Inbound Marketing Blogs You Ought to Be Reading

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In August 2011, we did a round-up of the 23 best inbound marketing blogs on the internet. But that was soooo two years ago, and it’s high time we gave that list a refresh, don’t you think?

I spend a lot of time reading these bad boys, and so do my colleagues here at HubSpot. But I’m always looking for new reading material! So read through this list — keeping in mind these are not ranked in order of awesomeness, but in order of alphabeticalness — and let me know if there are some other amazing blogs we should consider for next year’s list! I hope this gives you some new reading material to enjoy with your morning coffee.

39 Fantastic Inbound Marketing Blogs to Start Reading Today

1) Adhere Creative

A full service inbound marketing and branding agency, Adhere Creative’s blog specializes in explaining branding and design from an inbound perspective.

 

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2) B2B Inbound

With a focus on B2B marketing, this blog will be great if you fall into the B2B niche, and are trying to learn more about inbound marketing strategies and tactics that apply specifically to you.

 

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3) Being Peter Kim

Peter Kim delivers his blog posts about social business in short, easy to digest snippets.

 

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4) Bluleadz

This blog covers all aspects of inbound marketing — from top-of-the-funnel tactics, to conversion optimization, to nurturing and analytics.

 

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5) Convince and Convert

This blog will always provide you with thoughtful posts about the issues forward-thinking inbound marketers should be well versed in.

 

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6) Copyblogger

If you’re looking to improve your content creation skills, make no mistake that this blog is one of the best places to stop off.

 

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7) Danny Brown

This is a thoughtful, well-designed blog that doesn’t just spit out the same old topics. Come here for interesting analysis of topics inbound marketers should be concerned with.

 

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8) echogravity

While covering a range of inbound marketing topics, this blog has some excellent sales-themed content for the marketer working closely with their sales organization.

 

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9) Find and Convert

If you’re looking for a blog with comprehensive coverage of digital and inbound marketing topics, look no further — the content quality here is top notch!

 

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10) For Entrepreneurs

This blog is, hands down, one of the best blogs for any current or aspiring entrepreneur, but particularly those in the SaaS space. You’ll learn about all aspects of growing a business today via totally fluff-free content from David Skok. I dare you not to learn something.

 

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11) Full Quota

I’ll just tell you how Full Quota describes its content, since they pretty much nail it. This content is for “modern marketers who love blogging, SEO, social media, and data.” Sounds good to me.

 

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12) Go Time Marketing

On this blog, you’ll learn practical tips that you can execute right away in your inbound marketing strategy.

 

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13) Guy Kawasaki’s How to Change the World

If you want to keep your finger on the pulse of the marketing world, it’s a good idea to follow this inbound marketing thought leader. You’ll be inspired by his content every time you read it.

 

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14) Heidi Cohen

If you visit this blog, you’ll see the phrase “actionable marketing expert,” and it aptly describes the content you’ll read — I guarantee you’ll walk away with something you can actually do to be a better inbound marketer.

 

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15) IMPACT Branding & Design

IMPACT Branding & Design’s blog is great because not only will you learn about all the facets of inbound learning … it’ll also be fun. No need for education to be boring, am I right?

 

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16) in2communications

This blog will help you learn about marketing throughout the entire funnel — from top to bottom — through the lens of digital marketing techniques.

 

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17) Inbound

You’ll enjoy reading the well-written, truly thoughtful posts on this inbound marketing blog. I also recommend you check out their debate series.

 

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18) Inbound Marketing Agents

The content here is written with some serious flair — learn about inbound marketing concepts with a smile on your face!

 

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19) Jeff Bullas

This blog by Jeff Bullas is excellent for the social media marketer who enjoys thoughtful, in-depth content that provides specifics on how to be successful.

 

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20) Kuno Creative

This blog is great for inbound marketers working for an enterprise — and anyone who enjoys really, really pretty blogs. I mean, they’re a creative agency, after all!

 

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21) Lynton Web

Great images, great writing, and great advice: Lynton Web’s inbound marketing blog in a nutshell.

 

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22) Market8

This blog will teach you how to generate leads using inbound marketing via content that’s enjoyable and easy to consume.

 

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23) Marketing Pilgrim

Read this blog not only for its good advice and personable writing, but because it does a great job at staying on top of industry news and data.

 

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24) MarketingProfs

This blog, frequently featuring Ann Handley (you may have heard of her), publishes thought provoking content and new research for the sophisticated marketer.

 

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25) PR 20/20

This blog is particularly excellent at teaching inbound marketers and agency owners how to be better content creators, and publishes thought leadership well worth the read from authors like Paul Roetzer, author of The Marketing Agency Blueprint.

 

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26) Precision Marketing Group

This is one of those blogs that every B2B inbound marketing professional should add to their weekly reading list.

 

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27) ProBlogger

This is another blog that is superb for marketers trying to improve their content creation chops. (And really, who isn’t?)

 

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28) Savvy Panda

This blog is perfect for a more technical inbound marketer with an interest in or experience with SEO and web design.

 

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29) Search Engine Land

This publication isn’t just about SEO — it’s one of the foremost authorities on the subject. Go here, regardless of skill level, to learn about modern day SEO and stay up to date on important news.

 

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30) SEOmoz

This is where SEO thought leaders hang out and write content. Period. End of discussion. Go here to learn a thing or twelve about SEO. Their content is ridiculously comprehensive, and extremely well researched.

To not learn something, you’d have to have your eyes closed and fingers in your ears.

Have I made my point yet? ;-)

 

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31) Seth’s Blog

If you have a short attention span and crave thoughtful insights, this blog is for you — you’ll enjoy short posts chock full of great business insights that’ll make you a better inbound marketer.

 

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32) SherpaBlog

Whether you’re a B2B or B2C marketer, MarketingSherpa’s blog will provide you with in-depth analysis of new research that helps you better understand the inbound marketing industry.

 

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33) Social Media Examiner

In addition to the adorable mascot, you’ll learn from some of the foremost thought leaders on social media marketing when you consume this engaging blog content.

 

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34) Social Media Today

Social Media Today should be bookmarked for daily reading — they generate high-quality content about interesting, creative, and innovative topics every inbound marketer should care about.

 

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35) The Inbound Marketing Company

This blog is excellent for anyone trying to learn more about inbound marketing, but their content has an excellent focus for SMB marketers, in particular.

 

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36) Tomorrow People

This is another inbound marketing blog that makes content and education much more fun, combining great writing, plenty of images and visualizations, and entertaining topics.

 

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37) WebInkNow

A blog written by HubSpot Marketer-in-Residence David Meerman Scott, be sure to stop by here to learn more about inbound marketing, public speaking, and of course, newsjacking! (Psst, the author of Web Ink Now’s blog kind of wrote the book on the subject. Literally.)

 

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38) WebMarCom

This blog is excellent for in-depth, high quality, comprehensive educational inbound marketing content.

 

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39) Whole Brain Marketing

The content on this blog is up-to-date with content about current inbound marketing trends that is well researched, relevant, and accurate. The advice you find here won’t steer you wrong.

 

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What other awesome inbound marketing blogs should we be reading? Share your recommendations in the comments!

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