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The Top 50 Marketing Blogs To Watch In 2009

Top 50 Marketing Blogs To Watch In 2008
The Top 50 Marketing Blogs To Watch In 2009

After the success of last year's list we are ready to release the list of the Top 50 Marketing Blogs to watch in 2009. We searched all around the Internet looking for the best marketing blogs in a number of different categories. We've sorted them into nine different areas and if you're looking at building your marketing presence in 2009, these are the must read blogs for you to check out. Enjoy!

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The Winners

Small Business Marketing
Seth Godin's Blog
Online Marketing
Seth Godin
General Marketing
How to Change the World
Search Marketing
Search Engine Land
Guy Kawasaki
Search Enging Land
Social Media Marketing
Professional Online Publishing
Brand Marketing
Logic + Emotion
Trend Hunter
Robin Good
Login + Emotion

Small Business Marketing Blogs

Seth Godin1) Seth Godin's Blog
URL: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/
Last Year's Rank: #17

Seth Godin’s personal blog remains one of the most popular on the Internet. Here, he riffs on marketing, respect, and the ways ideas spread.

2) Duct Tape Marketing Blog
URL: http://www.ducttapemarketing.com/blog/
Last Year's Rank: #16

The ever-popular Duct Tape Marketing Blog continues to provide practical marketing ideas and strategies for small business.

3) Marketing Sherpa
URL: http://www.marketingsherpa.com/sherpablog.html
Last Year's Rank: N/A

Using case studies, surveys, and other techniques, Marketing Sherpa researches what works – and what doesn’t – in all things marketing.

Affiliate Marketing Blogs

ProBlogger4) ProBlogger
URL: http://www.problogger.net/
Last Year's Rank: #11

Editor Darren Rowse helps bloggers earn money through ProBlogger. He offers blog tips and news for both the professional and hobby blogger.

5) Dosh Dosh
URL: http://www.doshdosh.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

Dosh Dosh is a blog about making money online, about what works and what doesn't. Exposing fraudulent scams, Dosh Dosh aims to be the largest online repository of legitimate profit initiatives.

6) John Cow
URL: http://www.johncow.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

John Cow went live in July 2007 and has since been gaining steady momentum. The blog is a good starting point for all those interested in learning about how to make money from the Internet.

7) Garry Conn
URL: http://www.garryconn.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

A personal blog by Garry Conn where he provides tips on making money online, search engine marketing, blog tips, Internet marketing, search engine optimization, WordPress, blogging, social bookmarking and networking and more.

8) Uberaffiliate
URL: http://uberaffiliate.com/
Last Year's Rank: N/A

This blog is the “Confessions of a Super Duper Affiliate,” containing frequently updated affiliate marketing tips, tricks, news, gossip, rants, raves, and anything else that author Paul Bourque feels like posting about.

Online Marketing Blogs

CopyBlogger9) CopyBlogger
URL: http://www.copyblogger.com/
Last Year's Rank: #7

Brian Clark’s CopyBlogger blog continues to provide popular copywriting tips for effective blogging and online marketing.

10) Web Strategy
URL: http://www.web-strategist.com/blog/
Last Year's Rank: N/A

The focus of this career blog is to discuss on how web tools enable companies to connect with customers. It comes from Jeremiah Owyang, a Senior Analyst on Social Computing.

11) Pronet Advertising
URL: http://www.pronetadvertising.com/
Last Year's Rank: #6

Pronet Advertising is Neil Patel’s personal blog about his own experience with online marketing, giving you the inside scoop to help you find your way.

12) eMarketer
URL: http://emarketer.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

eMarketer provides the latest information relating to Internet marketing, advertising and demographics.

13) Court's Internet Marketing School
URL: http://courtneytuttle.com/
Last Year's Rank: N/A

Courtney Tuttle helps bloggers earn more money. In her Internet Marketing School, she discusses tips and techniques that help users learn more about online marketing and website/blog promotion.

14) Romow Internet Marketing Blog
URL: http://www.romow.com/blog
Last Year's Rank: N/A

The official blog of Romow Web Directory, this blog offers the latest on web design, Internet marketing and online promotions.

15) Marketing Pilgrim
URL: http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/
Last Year's Rank: N/A

Launched in 2005, Andy Beal’s Marketing Pilgrim continues to discuss news from the search engine industry, blogging, rss and other Internet marketing.

16) MarketingVOX
URL: http://www.marketingvox.com/
Last Year's Rank: #9

As its name implies, MarketingVOX is the voice of online marketing. It continues to be one of the most popular online resources for marketers and media professionals.

17) ChrisG
URL: http://www.chrisg.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

Chrisg.com is where Chris Garrett posts daily thoughts and advice on the business of new media, blogging and online marketing in order to teach readers how to create compelling resources, provide more value, build trust and loyalty, and generate more rewards.

18) Web Ink Now
URL: http://www.webinknow.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

Web Ink Now is a marketing blog by author and speaker David Meerman Scott. He blogs about the new rules of marketing and PR including online thought leadership and viral marketing strategies using news releases, blogs, ebooks, and online media.

19) GrokDotcom
URL: http://grokdotcom.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

GrokDotCom is a "slightly irreverent Online Conversion Rate blog" written from a “Martian perspective.” it covers topics including web design, marketing, copywriting, usability, SEO, relationship marketing and consumer psychology, and much more.

General Marketing Blogs

Guy Kawasaki20) How to Change the World
URL: http://blog.guykawasaki.com/
Last Year's Rank: #46

Guy Kawasaki writes one of the Internet’s most popular blogs on entrepreneurship, marketing, venture capital and evangelism.

21) Influential Marketing Blog
URL: http://rohitbhargava.typepad.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

This blog offers reflections on how to create compelling marketing, advertising and PR strategy.

22) Drew's Marketing Minute
URL: http://www.drewsmarketingminute.com/
Last Year's Rank: #48

In Drew’s Marketing Minute, Drew McLellan offers you his marketing tips to help you business generate customer loyalty and sales.

23) Marketing Profs
URL: http://www.marketingprofs.com/
Last Year's Rank: N/A

As its name suggests, this blog has been providing marketing news, opinion and commentary from a roster of marketing professors since 2000.

Search Marketing Blogs

Search Enging Land24) Search Engine Land
URL: http://searchengineland.com/
Last Year's Rank: #1

Editor Danny Sullivan brings you Search Engine Land, a hub for news and information about search engine marketing, optimization and how search engines work for searchers.

25) TopRank Online Marketing Blog
URL: http://www.toprankblog.com/
Last Year's Rank: #4

Lee Odden’s Online Marketing Blog offers digital marketing and public relations articles, resources and interviews on topics ranging from search marketing to social media to online public relations.

26) Search Engine Roundtable
URL: http://www.seroundtable.com/
Last Year's Rank: #2

A rotating roster of authors takes you through some of the most interesting and talked about threads in Search Engine Marketing forums. They scan the forums on a daily basis to bring out some of the most anticipated trends and topics in search marketing.

27) Search Engine Watch
URL: http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog
Last Year's Rank: N/A

Search Engine Watch provides news and tips about search engine marketing, search engine optimization, and searching the Web. It offers daily news and analysis of the search industry, including the latest on Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Ask.

28) Search Engine Guide
URL: http://searchengineguide.com/
Last Year's Rank: N/A

Search Engine Guide is an educational web site aimed at translating the search marketing world into something that small business owners can understand. Articles from the top names in the industry cover topics including SEO, PPC, SEM, blogging, social media, Adsense, Adwords, Google, Yahoo, MSN and Internet marketing.

29) BlogStorm
URL: http://blogstorm.co.uk
Last Year's Rank: N/A

BlogStorm is a blog discussing internet marketing and search engine optimization news and strategies. It is edited by Patrick Altoft, a search engine optimization and Internet consultant from the UK.

Marketing and Technology Blogs

ShoeMoney30) ShoeMoney
URL: http://www.shoemoney.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

ShoeMoney is a blog/diary from a person who makes a living online. It contains thoughts and opinions based on real life experiences.

31) Wired Studios
URL: http://www.wiredstudios.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

Wired Studios is a technology blog focused on search engine optimization, php programming, affiliate marketing, ebay scripts and web design.

32) Micro Persuasion
URL: http://www.micropersuasion.com/
Last Year's Rank: #31

Editor Steve Rubel explores how technology is transforming marketing, media, and public relations.

33) Buzz Marketing for Technology
URL: http://buzzmarketingfortech.blogspot.com/
Last Year's Rank: #33

From the man who currently serves as the Director of Global Field & Interactive Marketing for BearingPoint comes this blog all about marketing and creating buzz for technology.

Marketing and Advertising Blogs

Trend Hunter34) Trend Hunter
URL: http://www.trendhunter.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

Trend Hunter is a multi channel explosion of cool that caters to social leaders, industry professionals, and relentlessly creative individuals. Do you crave cool? Is your curiosity insatiable?

35) Gaping Void
URL: http://www.gapingvoid.com/
Last Year's Rank: #23

In Gaping Void, Hugh "cartoons drawn on the back of business cards" Macleod writes about marketing, advertising, Microsoft and even the wine trade.

36) PSFK
URL: http://www.psfk.com/
Last Year's Rank: #25

PSFK examines global trends in everything from advertising, branding, and design, to lifestyle, media, and publishing.

37) AdRants
URL: http://www.adrants.com/
Last Year's Rank: #21

In AdRants, Steve Hall brings you the latest news and trends in the marketing and advertising industry with attitude.

38) I Believe in Advertising
URL: http://ibelieveinadv.com/
Last Year's Rank: N/A

I Believe in Advertising offers one of the best selections of advertising and marketing around the globe. The daily blog is a good point of reference for advertising professionals and advertising agencies.

39) AdWeek
URL: http://adweek.blogs.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

Editor Tim Nudd's AdWeek presents the best and worst of advertising, marketing, pop culture and more.

40) Advertising/Design Goodness
URL: http://www.frederiksamuel.com/blog/
Last Year's Rank: #24

A daily updated blog about the best ads and designs around the globe, and the sometimes not so great.

41) Adland
URL: http://commercial-archive.com/
Last Year's Rank: #22

More than anything, Adland presents a valuable commercial archive of all the ads you missed and want to see, or saw and want to see again.

Social Media Marketing Blogs

Robin Good42) Professional Online Publishing
URL: http://www.masternewmedia.org
Last Year's Rank: N/A

This blog has everything communication experts need to know, providing the ideas, tools and resources to communicate more effectively with new media technologies.

43) PR 2.0
URL: http://www.briansolis.com/
Last Year's Rank: N/A

PR 2.0 covers the latest in social media, new PR, technology, Web 2.0 and Silicon Valley.

44) PR Squared
URL: http://pr-squared.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

Going strong since 2004, PR Squared digs deeps to show you the latest scenes from the trenches of PR 2.0.

45) 10e20
URL: http://10e20.com/blog
Last Year's Rank: N/A

10e20 is a blog offering a unique perspective on SEO, social media marketing, design, programming and being successful in today’s new media world.

46) The Viral Garden
URL: http://moblogsmoproblems.blogspot.com/
Last Year's Rank: #45

Mack Collier blogs about how companies can use social media to share control of its marketing message with its community of customers.

Brand Marketing Blogs

Login + Emotion47) Logic + Emotion
URL: http://darmano.typepad.com/
Last Year's Rank: #42

A David Armano’s Logic + Emotion exists at the intersection of Marketing, Brand Engagement Experience Design — where passive consumers become active participants.

48) Six Pixels of Separation
URL: http://www.twistimage.com/blog
Last Year's Rank: N/A

This blog provides marketing, advertising and communications insights with a focus on digital marketing, brand democratization, social media and everything next.

49) Brand Autopsy
URL: http://brandautopsy.typepad.com/
Last Year's Rank: #41

John Moore’s Brand Autopsy is the marketing physical your brand needs to get the edge.

50) Brand DNA
URL: http://branddna.blogspot.com
Last Year's Rank: N/A

Brand DNA offers Stan Lee’s thoughts and ramblings on the weird and wonderful world of brands and communications.


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