10 social media advice blogs that will help build your brand

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If you aren’t aware, social media is kind of a big deal right now! With established platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, and new emerging platforms such as Snapchat and Periscope, if you want to effectively market your brand in the digital era and uphold a constant stream of communication with your audience, knowing the ins and outs of each social media platform is vital. While some experimentation is always recommended to see what works in your particular niche, it’s always best to solicit advice on how to best use social media from the experts. For this reason, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best social media advice blogs on the internet.

1. Social Media Examiner
Probably the most comprehensive blog on this list, Social Media Examiner generates an abundance of high quality social media related content every week. If you’re looking for information about practically any facet of social media imaginable, you’re likely to find it in the Social Media Examiner search tab.

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2. Gary Vaynerchuk
Although his use of profanity and direct tone of voice is not up everyone’s street, it’s impossible to deny the high value delivered by Gary Vaynerchuk. As the founder of Vaynermedia, Gary Vaynerchuk uses his blog/video series as a way to impart the social media tips which have helped his illustrious client list (including Dove and Pepsi Cola) to dramatically improve their digital engagement.

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3. David Meerman Scott
Although David Meerman Scott writes on a variety of marketing/PR related topics (he is particularly renowned for his content on the subject of newsjacking), his social media advice cuts through the fluff and is immediately actionable.

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4. Top Dog Social Media
Blogger Melonie Dodaro really takes her time when crafting her articles and always substantiates her claims with hard evidence, making her advice hard to dispute. While she writes about all social media platforms, she is renowned for her in-depth knowledge of LinkedIn, gaining her the unofficial title of Canada’s #1 LinkedIn Expert!

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5. Jon Loomer
For those interested in boosting their engagement using Facebook, you won’t go wrong with spending a few hours digesting some of the great content on Jon Loomer’s blog. While most social media experts impart knowledge on a range of social media platforms, Jon Loomer only discusses Facebook, which is his USP.

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6. Brian Solis
Brian Solis is a futurist, acclaimed author, digital marketer and great public speaker. Instead of churning out traditional utility-themed articles, Brian is known for his philosophical content and future predictions. His posts are incredibly sophisticated so definitely not something to skim through while multitasking with other activities.

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7. Duct Tape Marketing
Duct Tape Marketing is the home of John Jantsch, an author renowned for his practical advice on small business marketing. Social media is a common theme on the Duct Tape Marketing blog, and the advice is typically succinct and immediately actionable. Duct Tape Marketing also features an abundance of guest posts from small business owners and marketing experts, providing a diverse range of knowledge to its readership.

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8. Amy Porterfield
Amy Porterfield’s blog/podcast is teeming with high quality advice for practically every social media platform available. She interviews many guest experts on her podcast, which results in a smooth, unrushed dialogue that is perfect for listening to while commuting to work or exercising at the gym.

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9. Jason Falls
To give you some idea of what to expect from Jason Falls, he is the author of two books, one of which is titled: No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing. As expected, his blog content is distinctly non-fluffy, direct and thought provoking.

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10. Kim Garst
Kim Garst’s excellent blog posts cover the niche of social media marketing for small businesses. She imparts expert advice and writes with a distinct, conversational tone, which makes for easy reading.

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