Navigating the blogosphere can be daunting to both newcomers and old-hands. In the world of small business leaders and SEO, it’s only more difficult to know what’s worth your time. There are a ton of small business influencers pouring their blood, sweat, tears (and link-juice) into creating useful content for you to consume and benefit from. If you’re just trying to get involved, you may be left scratching your head and wondering “where do I start?”
Wonder no longer! Over the past few years I’ve continually curated my own “best of” list of active blogs targeted at you, the serious entrepreneur interested in optimizing your site. Below you’ll find the best 10 small business SEO blogs that you need to be following today. Maximize your efficiency and don’t waste time on anything but the best. Happy reading!
10 Best Small Business SEO Blogs
Whitespark provides great tools and services to their clients, but they also have an engaging and irreverent SEO blog that shouldn’t be overlooked. While posts aren’t as frequent as voracious readers like myself might hope, it should still be on your radar because the material they do publish is must-read and can be highly technical!
Details details details. The posts you’ll find here are in-depth and lengthy. Avinash covers some really useful stuff and gets way into the nitty-gritty. If you want to just glance through posts to get some cool ideas, this is not the place for you. But if you want to seriously learn and improve, take the time to pore over his content and you will be rewarded!
Orange Soda provides online marketing solutions for small businesses, and their blog is a great place to get an inside look at their strategies (which are often highly innovative). Marketing success is often found outside the box, and these guys aren’t afraid to go there. From SEO to PPC and email marketing ideas, these guys cover it all. I only wish there were posts every day!
Ok, so you probably found HubSpot when you first googled… well… anything related to SEO or small business internet marketing. But there’s a reason for that. This list would be incomplete without including them. If you were going to pick one blog, this should probably be it if only because of the staggering volume of quality content they both produce and share on a daily basis.
Lyndon Antcliff writes the majority of entries in this fantastic blog focused on SEO and how small businesses can increase their internet exposure. Whether he’s writing about headline selection, the benefit of incorporating surveys into your content, or listing useful and free research tools, Lyndon regularly brings an interesting and fresh perspective to the table. No recycled content to be found here!
So, in fairness, we’re biased because this is our blog, but we believe it belongs here! It may not have already been in your RSS feed, but you can fix that today. There’s an abundance of user-ready strategies and plans here for both novice and experienced SEO-inclined business owners. For instance, if you’re just getting started in SEO, using their “On-Page SEO Checklist” will save you a bunch of time and headaches, and help you get your page ranking in your niche.
Mike Blumenthal may not have the prettiest or most comprehensive blog, but there’s no denying the value of such specific insights into how to optimize google + and google local listings for your small business. It’s often overlooked by marketers as an afterthought, but Mike’s posts will open your eyes to the importance of “getting it right” with regard to google + and google local search SEO.
John Jantsch is the man for the job if you’re boot-strapping a business and/or are working with a limited budget. Keep on top of the ever-changing tech landscape and enjoy guest-posts from other small business influencers. He’s also written a number of free e-books and the critically acclaimed print book The Referral Engine. This is a seriously killer small business and marketing blog.
This is a fantastic resource for any small business owner. There’s a weekly round-up of notable pieces in a variety of subcategories, informative articles on search data analysis and other SEO specific topics, and twitter recaps to keep you up to date. The articles are well-written and the variety of bases covered makes it a powerful ally to entrepreneurs both big and small.
So this is another one that, let’s be honest, you probably know already. But it’s too essential to be overlooked. Moz is responsible for some of the most important tools and innovations in SEO over the last decade. Their blog constitutes a peek inside their genius minds and I guarantee every post will leave you with at least one new and valuable idea.
This article was written by Sam, who is a marketing coordinator at RankPay, a San Diego based affordable SEO services provider. He does a little bit of everything, but is passionate about writing. He’s also the proud father of the office mascot, Zig the SEO dog.