5 Blogs to Subscribe To in 2013

5 Blogs to Subscribe To in 2013

As we come to the year end, I traditionally wind down by highlighting people and news to keep an eye on in the year to come.

This year is no different, (yeah, I’m predictable that way). Previously, I shared 5 bloggers for you to watch in 2013 – today, and in no particular order, here are 5 blogs you really should subscribe to in 2013.

1. The Future Buzz

I’ve been a fan of The Future Buzz for a long time. The analysis of social media and where it belongs in the marketing mix has always been great brain fodder. With Adam’s recent appointment to Google, the blog is taking a much deeper look at data and analytics and where that fits in the real-time web. Required reading for all marketers and business folks in general.

Subscribe to The Future Buzz here.

The Future Buzz

2. The Realtime Report

Social media and the digital space move pretty fast, and it can be hard to keep up without a good resource. Thankfully, The Realtime Report offers that resource. Covering social media, mobile and the real time web, The Realtime Report shares the latest trends, statistics, buzz and more on today’s movers and shakers. Well worth your time if you have any interest in social media.

Subscribe to The Realtime Report here.

The Realtime Report

3. SEOmoz

Sure, social media is redefining search as we know it – Google and their use of Google+ as the hub that binds social and search together is proof of that. However, SEO still plays a key role in being found online, and the guys at SEOmoz are just the people to help guide you in mixing social search and SEO perfectly. Their Whiteboard Friday sections are essential reading, as is the rest of their blog.

Subscribe to SEOmoz here.

SEOmoz

4. tickrblog

Sometimes you want a really easy read, one that you can skim and be done with in a minute or so. Other times, you want solid data, facts, in-depth information and more – the tickrblog provides that. Dissecting industry expert analysis and taking social media to where it really needs to be for businesses – lead generation and sales success – the tickrblog isn’t easy reading, but it is damn fine reading.

Subscribe to the tickrblog here.

tickrblog

5. AGBeat

The problem with many business blogs that purport to be for businesses of all sizes is that very often they’re not. Instead, they simply cater to organizations and enterprises that can afford the solutions on display. Thankfully, AGBeat isn’t one of these blogs. Offering tips, advice and reviews for all business, but in particular the small-to-medium business owner space, it’s a great read covering a multitude of news and industries.

Subscribe to AGBeat here.

AGBeat

So there you have it – 5 blogs that keep me thinking, and ones that’ll do the same for you. Next up I’ll be looking at 5 influence platforms for you to watch in 2013, so I hope you can join me then.

In the meantime, what blogs do you think we should be reading in 2013? The comments are yours.

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51 comments
Rajeev R
Rajeev R

Perfect choices.  SEOmoz is a great resourc. Thanks Danny

Rajeev R
Rajeev R

Perfect choices.  SEOmoz is a great resourc. Thanks Danny

Marjorie Clayman
Marjorie Clayman

Thanks for compiling these, Danneh Brown. I read Tickr and am familiar with the SEOMoz though I don't read it as often as I should. I've heard of the other 3 but need to read them.

Danny Brown
Danny Brown

SEOmoz is a great resource - i think people often assume it's just about SEO, but there's more to it than that. Cheers, miss!

Nikki Little
Nikki Little

Love SEOmoz. A lot of it is over my head, but it's still a great resource for any and all SEO updates/news.

Lani Rosales
Lani Rosales

i didn't. he had to pay ME in kittens in order to nary mention the name.

Karan
Karan

Thanx Danny all above blogs are really great. i love to read more informative posts like this. Thanx For Sharing with us

Lewis LaLanne - NoteTakingNerd
Lewis LaLanne - NoteTakingNerd

I signed up for all 5 of these thanks to you Danny! I'm very much looking forward to what happens to me as a result of what these sites bring to the table.

In my eyes there is no more important skill in business than that of getting people to give you money. Being really, really good at delivering a product or service comes right after this one. Or, would "driving projects to completion a.k.a. getting shit done" be after that?

I don't know. I think it's best to group them all together and call them the "Holy Trinity" for the business owner.

There is a woman by the name of Ashley Ambirge who is REALLY, REALLY good at showing people how to get the money and I highly recommend that anyone interested in doing so go check her out. But be forewarned: she's her own woman and isn't playing by the 5 P's rules - parents, preachers, police, professors, politicians - so she feels free to use cuss words on her site which makes her positively perfect for me, but maybe not for someone else reading this.

You can go check out her awesomeness here . . . http://www.themiddlefingerproject.org/20-ways-to-stand-out-from-the-crowd-without-swearing-or-having-a-rhinocerous-sized-marketing-budget/

Lewis LaLanne - NoteTakingNerd
Lewis LaLanne - NoteTakingNerd

I signed up for all 5 of these thanks to you Danny! I'm very much looking forward to what happens to me as a result of what these sites bring to the table. In my eyes there is no more important skill in business than that of getting people to give you money. Being really, really good at delivering a product or service comes right after this one. Or, would "driving projects to completion a.k.a. getting shit done" be after that? I don't know. I think it's best to group them all together and call them the "Holy Trinity" for the business owner. There is a woman by the name of Ashley Ambirge who is REALLY, REALLY good at showing people how to get the money and I highly recommend that anyone interested in doing so go check her out. But be forewarned: she's her own woman and isn't playing by the 5 P's rules - parents, preachers, police, professors, politicians - so she feels free to use cuss words on her site which makes her positively perfect for me, but maybe not for someone else reading this. You can go check out her awesomeness here . . . http://www.themiddlefingerproject.org/20-ways-to-stand-out-from-the-crowd-without-swearing-or-having-a-rhinocerous-sized-marketing-budget/

joey
joey

Required reading for all marketers and business folks in general. 2N4401

Claire Dunford
Claire Dunford

Perfect! Thanks very much Danny. That's my new year's resolution to find new blogs to read well underway!

Kat Lessin
Kat Lessin

Thanks Danny. 3 new resources for me. I always love when you provide real meat and resources. Have a prosperous 2013 everyone.

Dan Black
Dan Black

These looks likes some great blogs. I'm going to be checking them out and following them. Looking forward to reading your blog in 2013.

Dan Erickson - Author
Dan Erickson - Author

Great blogs on your list. Man. there are so many blogs and so little time. As a creative writer I need to balance between blog and writing, Nice site here, Danny. Just learned about it through Ryan Ridgway's.

Kristel Hayes
Kristel Hayes

Thanks Danny! Great list, and 3 of the 5 are new to me!

Cees Hoogerheide
Cees Hoogerheide

Thnx for the tips. I'm a fan of Jeffbullas.com check it out.

Lani Rosales
Lani Rosales

i didn't. he had to pay ME in kittens in order to nary mention the name.

Anneliz Hannan
Anneliz Hannan

In full agreement as top notch blogs with only one to add to my 2013 intake, AGBeat. Thanks for the tune-up. Have a wonderful New Year.

Nikki Little
Nikki Little

Love SEOmoz. A lot of it is over my head, but it's still a great resource for any and all SEO updates/news.

Keith Davis
Keith Davis

Hi Danny BrownI learnt all my SEO from SEOmoz so I have a bit of a soft spot for them.

Their Whiteboard Friday video series is a must watch.

Not only do you learn about SEO, but Rand Fishkin shows you how to hold attention with his enthusiasm.

I'll taje a look at the others.

BTW - what plugin is this facebook comment facility?

Keith Davis
Keith Davis

Hi Danny BrownI learnt all my SEO from SEOmoz so I have a bit of a soft spot for them. Their Whiteboard Friday video series is a must watch. Not only do you learn about SEO, but Rand Fishkin shows you how to hold attention with his enthusiasm. I'll taje a look at the others. BTW - what plugin is this facebook comment facility?

Danny Brown
Danny Brown

SEOmoz is a great resource - i think people often assume it's just about SEO, but there's more to it than that. Cheers, miss!

Marjorie Clayman
Marjorie Clayman

Thanks for compiling these, Danneh Brown. I read Tickr and am familiar with the SEOMoz though I don't read it as often as I should. I've heard of the other 3 but need to read them.

Tinu Abayomi-Paul
Tinu Abayomi-Paul

Only one of these is new to me. But that's enough, isn't it?

Danny Brown
Danny Brown

Awesome, great to hear Claire - hopefully you find them useful!

Danny Brown
Danny Brown

Great to hear they helped, Kat, and you have new blogs to check out - hope you enjoy, and here's to a great 2013! :)

Danny Brown
Danny Brown

Cheers, Dan, glad you could make it here and looking forward to hearing more from you in 2013, sir. :)

Danny Brown
Danny Brown

Hey there Dan, cheers mate, glad you found the post useful, and cheers to Ryan for introducing me to you - hope to see you around more and sharing your thoughts. Have a great New Year, sir!

Danny Brown
Danny Brown

Great to hear, Kristel, hope you enjoy!

Danny Brown
Danny Brown

I really should have charged $47 for this post...

Amy Vernon
Amy Vernon

I'm ditto with Tinu here. :) I know Joanna Lord at SEOMoz, and Adam, Tonia & some of the AGBeat folks are friends, but I'd not even heard of tickrblog until a couple months ago and still hadn't been reading regularly.

Tinu Abayomi-Paul
Tinu Abayomi-Paul

Oh not, I have an email subscription to Future Buzz. it's tickrblog. In fairness to you, my primary area is search so how could I not be subscribed to SEOMoz? AGBeat and Realtime are mutual friends.

So you're actually good Danny Brown.

Tinu Abayomi-Paul
Tinu Abayomi-Paul

Oh not, I have an email subscription to Future Buzz. it's tickrblog. In fairness to you, my primary area is search so how could I not be subscribed to SEOMoz? AGBeat and Realtime are mutual friends. So you're actually good Danny Brown.

Dan Black
Dan Black

I'm looking forward to learning from you. Have a great New Years.