The internet is an ocean of news and voices clamoring for your attention, and like many industries, the news about the internet on the internet is one of the noisiest. Where are the best places to review reliable information about breaking news in the world of internet marketing? Here are a few of my favorites:
I am personally a big fan of aggregate newsfeeds, as I find them an excellent way to cull information quickly from a variety of popular sources, as well as find new sources of information. Alltop is one of my favorites as it has a tremendous diversity of topics, and I enjoy reviewing multiple subdomains of Alltop, including the Internet Marketing and SEO topics among others. I enjoy Alltop’s interface as it is clean and simple, with a lot of links to industry leading blogs and articles, and a dearth of annoying advertising blocks and popups.
Inbound is like a very zoomed in version of alltop – that only displays articles that are specific to the ‘inbound marketing’ community. What makes Inbound.org unique is that questions can be posted by users, you can catch up on the weekly best of Inbound with their digest, and you can sort through the articles with a variety of standard filters including Trending, All Time (most popular), Most Discussed, and Most Read, among others.
3. The Moz Blog
I love the Moz blog mainly because the Moz team does a ton of research on a lot of compelling topics, and then lays that research out step by step in a way that can be followed, and even replicated if so desired. I imagine the team over at Moz as a group of mad internet scientists – cooking up a storm of analytical madness in their beakers and then sharing their magical marketing goo with the world. Of course, we all love and geek out over Whiteboard Friday and definitely use it as a main source of weekly knowledge updates.
Search Engine Land recently updated their interface, it is now very magazine-like, with large tiled top story images that hearken a Windows 8 aesthetic. I’m still deciding whether I like it or not, and it looks like the team is still working out a few kinks here and there. The quality of the articles are always high and you never need to worry about being led astray with inconclusive evidence or dubious techniques through these articles. Altogether, Search Engine Land is a top notch source for news and information regarding search engine and online marketing
Barry Schwartz is great. Over here at Ignite we are a big fan of his weekly video recaps – and often sit down together on a Friday afternoon to review the rundown. On the whole, Search Engine Roundtable is a great place to review some of the more technically oriented news that’s happening in the Googlesphere (as well as Yahoo and Bing) and Barry pumps out an impressive number of articles per day.
Of course, my favorite source of internet marketing news is right here at our Ignite Visibility blog 😉 – we’re always striving to bring the most relevant and latest news to our readers. What are your favorite online marketing blogs?