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These Are the 35 Best SEO Blogs According to 127 Readers

We asked 127 professional marketers and SEOs to share their favorite SEO blogs—and what they love about them. Here are the 35 blogs they recommended.

Jessica Greene Jessica Greene on September 23, 2019 (last modified on September 25, 2019) • 27 minute read

More than 14% of marketers and SEOs visit 20+ SEO blogs each week.

Of course, the bulk of marketers—nearly 75%—have a more measured approach to learning about SEO and keeping up to date with the industry, visiting only 1-5 SEO blogs weekly.

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I’m currently in the 11-20 range, but I want to be in the 20+ range. Why? I often run out of blog posts to read before I’m ready to stop reading. 

So here’s my confession: I pitched this survey a little selfishly so I could expand my own reading list (though I’m certain the results will be useful to others in the same situation).

The problem I was having was that all of the top-ranked articles about the best SEO blogs have the same big names: Backlinko, Ahrefs, Moz, Search Engine Roundtable/Land/Journal. And most are recommendations from one person—the author of the post.

Where better, I thought, to get a diverse array of ideas than through a Databox survey where it’s not just one person’s recommendations, but dozens (and in this case, 127 different people’s recommendations).

It worked! After reading through all of the responses, I will—going forward—fall into the group of marketers who read 20+ different SEO blogs each week.

If you’re interested in expanding your reading list like I was, here are the 35 SEO blogs our respondents recommended. 

The recommended blogs are also listed in order of the number of recommendations that each received in case you want to be in the 1-5 per week range and just want to find a few of the best SEO blogs to follow.

Editor’s note: After you’ve learned how to implement the SEO tips and strategies you learned by reading these blogs, track the performance of your efforts using one of our 200+ templates that display data from more than 70 tools like Google Analytics, HubSpot, Ahrefs, SEMrush, and more.

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The 35 Best SEO Blogs

To kick off the survey, we asked our respondents to rank a few of the more popular SEO blogs in terms of how highly they would recommend each. 

Backlinko, Ahrefs, Moz, and Search Engine Journal topped the list, and those same four blogs also received the most recommendations in the free-text section of the survey (with 19, 13, 10, and 10 recommendations, respectively).

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Of course, our respondents also recommended a lot of other SEO blogs that weren’t included in the poll above. 

Here are the 35 SEO blogs our respondents recommended, listed by the number of recommendations received and—when the number of recommendations was equal—sorted into alphabetical order:

  1. Backlinko (19 recommendations)
  2. Ahrefs (13 recommendations)
  3. Moz (10 recommendations)
  4. Search Engine Journal (10 recommendations)
  5. Search Engine Land (6 recommendations)
  6. Search Engine Roundtable (6 recommendations)
  7. SEMrush (6 recommendations)
  8. Neil Patel (5 recommendations)
  9. Blind Five Year Old (3 recommendations)
  10. Detailed (3 recommendations)
  11. SEO by the Sea (3 recommendations)
  12. Google Webmaster Central Blog (2 recommendations)
  13. GSQi (G-Squared Interactive) (2 recommendations)
  14. Marie Haynes Consulting (2 recommendations)
  15. Webris (2 recommendations)
  16. Yoast (2 recommendations)
  17. Alexa (1 recommendation)
  18. Aleyda Solis (1 recommendation)
  19. Botify (1 recommendation)
  20. Digital Marketing Institute (1 recommendation)
  21. Evolving SEO (1 recommendation)
  22. Flow SEO (1 recommendation)
  23. Gaps (1 recommendation)
  24. Grow and Convert (1 recommendation)
  25. Growth Machine (1 recommendation)
  26. Hike (1 recommendation)
  27. Hobo (1 recommendation)
  28. Kaiserthesage (1 recommendation)
  29. Mangools (1 recommendation)
  30. Orbit Media Studios (1 recommendation)
  31. Robbie Richards (1 recommendation)
  32. SEO Theory (1 recommendation)
  33. SEOno (1 recommendation)
  34. Terakeet (1 recommendation)
  35. The Search Herald (1 recommendation)

1. Backlinko (19 recommendations)

I could have written an entire blog post using just the responses from the 19 people who recommended Backlinko’s blog. However, you’re probably better off reading Backlinko’s blog posts than 2,500 words about the Backlinko blog, so I’ll just share a few of the highlights:

  • “Brian Dean knows his stuff. He practices what he preaches, and all of his strategies are in the form of case studies, which shows it’s all tried and tested.” (Adnan Rehan, Smart Hustle Income)
  • “Backlinko’s content itself is extremely well written. When someone asks me how to write great SEO copy, I send them to Backlinko and ask if the content they write for their site is just as good.” (Alexander De Ridder, Ink Content, Inc.)
  • “It is not verbose and did not confuse us when we were starters with a lot of incomprehensible jargon.” (Saurabh Jindal, Talk Travel)
  • “Most of the blogs are long-form content and guides, so you will get all the information related to the topic in a single blog post.” (Maggie Simmons, Max Effect Marketing)
  • “It is the most well-composed content hub for SEO, spanning from content for absolute beginners to the most advanced trends. You can read it whether you’re just about to start learning about SEO or you’re a game player yourself.” (Nick Galov, Review 42)
  • “When I first started with SEO, I began reading this blog to learn the basics, and through each well-researched article, I quickly ranked my agency and created millions of dollars in new business through inbound marketing.” (Aalap Shah, 1o8 Agency)
  • “Backlinko offers great strategies for backlink building and uplisting your strongest content.” (Devin Pickell, G2)
  • “He doesn’t sugar coat things and pretend there is a secret formula to good SEO like many ‘gurus.’ He just provides helpful and actionable tips that can be used by all companies for SEO and link building.” (David Lee, CPD Online College)
  • “He also takes the time to reply to his blog comments, which is a nice touch.” (Holly Callender, Pro-Sapien Software)
  • “Brian is constantly curating and updating his content. One of the dangers with SEO blogs is that content quickly becomes stale and out-of-date. Because Brian is on top of things, this doesn’t happen.” (James Pollard, The Advisor Coach)

“Backlinko should be the starting point for anyone looking to wrap their head around SEO,” says Alexander Porter of Search It Local.

2. Ahrefs (13 recommendations)

“Ahrefs is the SEO blog I recommend to people,” says Jonathan Aufray of Growth Hackers. “They publish very detailed guides on how to improve your SEO, and they always illustrate the strategies they share with case studies and examples so it’s easy to replicate their techniques.”

Twelve other respondents agreed with Aufray, citing these things that they love about the Ahrefs blog:

  • “Ahrefs has some of the most practical and applicable SEO content in the industry. Between their blog and YouTube channel, you can learn a ton about SEO—with immediate tutorials on how to implement what you’ve learned.” (Gary Morris, Grafted-In)
  • “The thing that sets Ahrefs apart is that they recognize there is no one right way to do SEO. The Ahrefs blog has allowed my mind to merge multiple ploys and come up with a unique SEO game plan.” (Sarah Kirksey, Direction)
  • “Ahrefs does an excellent job of breaking down the why and the how of SEO in ways that allow you to experiment with the methods directly.” (Jarie Bolander, The Daily MBA)
  • “I like that Ahrefs’ team runs experiments and does its own research to prove their point of view.” (Marina Pilipenko, actiTIME)
  • “Ahrefs has informative guides that can be referenced by people at all levels of SEO, and writers (Joshua Hardwick) that are authoritative in the industry and can simplify complex SEO concepts for anyone.” (Jarrod Miller-Dean, Housecall Pro)
  • “Ahrefs’ posts are kept updated, which is particularly important in the SEO industry where a technique may become redundant or ineffective overnight.” (Richard Howe, Colour Rich)

“The Ahrefs blog may be well-known, but there’s a reason for that,” says Hot Juice’s Jon Deak . “It is excellent.”

Related: Here’s How to Use Ahrefs for SEO (According to 97 Marketers)

3. Moz (10 recommendations)

“Moz does the best job of keeping me updated on the latest SEO trends, strategies, and tactics than any other blog,” says Kent Lewis of Anvil Media

“As a business owner and lead sales guy, I find their content is highly digestible and not overly technical. They are excellent writers and make it fun and easy to learn, especially via Whiteboard Friday videos. Other blogs are far too technical for my executive role,” Lewis says.

Nine other respondents also recommended the Moz blog. Here’s what they love about it:

  • “They have a Learning Center that is a great resource for when you start working in SEO. For the more advanced SEOs, I recommend following Moz’s Dr. Pete Meyers on Twitter. I like how he covers topics such as algorithm updates and technical SEO.” (Rens van der Windt, iwoca)
  • “They partner with a number of prominent people/companies in the industry, which makes them the best resource available.” (Bryan Coles, RKD)
  • “It covers everything you need to know about SEO without being overwhelming. From beginners to experts, the content is easily digestible.” (Morgan Lathaen, thumbprint)
  • “After working in search for a few years, I still turn to Moz when looking for answers to tough SEO questions. What started as me googling questions aimlessly online has led to me going directly to Moz’s site and searching for the answers I need.” (Sam Olmsted, Search Optimism)
  • “The posts are always highly actionable and provide a clear pathway for how to implement them. Even if you are a veteran of SEO, this blog will have lessons to teach you.” (Casey Hill, Bonjoro)
  • “Their content is a great mix of theoretical, practical, and editorial, and we really appreciate their ‘Top 10’ newsletter, giving us a quick way to keep abreast of the changes in the digital marketing industry.” (Andrew McLoughlin, Colibri Digital Marketing)

“This blog isn’t just for marketers,” says Alex Membrillo of Cardinal Nashville SEO Company. “Any business owner will benefit from the advanced insights shared on Moz’s blog.”

4. Search Engine Journal (10 recommendations)

Ten different respondents recommended Search Engine Journal. Here’s what they had to say:

  • “Search Engine Journal’s newsletter has been my primary learning resource since I entered a search role and has been instrumental in my growth as an SEO specialist.” (Reece Cambron, Lucid Agency)
  • “The quality of the content is among the best in the industry. Moreover, it’s crafted and published in a way that’s very easy to consume.” (Jaykishan Panchal, E2M)
  • “Search Engine Journal publishes the best SEO news, interviews, and how-to guides.” (Mohsin Ansari, Troop Messenger)
  • “They also do a great job of including actionable posts for beginners as well as deeper trends/news insights for the SEO pro.” (Matt Secrist, BKA Content)
  • “I find that even at my level (I’ve only been in SEO for a little less than a year) the information is clearly articulated and easy to understand.” (Renezen Benedicto, INC Media Services)
  • “They send a daily newsletter which is not only packed full of new developments in the industry but also, more importantly, actionable insights based on the updates. It doesn’t just tell you what’s happening, it also tells you what to do about it!” (Louis Watton, Shiply)
  • “Search Engine Journal gets right to the heart of the matter and covers all of the important SEO topics in a simple, easy-to-understand format.” (Tom Buchok, MailCharts)

“Search Engine Journal has many highly qualified and trustworthy authors who can offer different perspectives on complicated subjects,” says Giselle Bardwell of Kiwi Creative. “We often send articles from Search Engine Journal around the office and to our clients who are looking to learn more!”

5. Search Engine Land (6 recommendations)

“Search Engine Land is probably the best overall blog for keeping up-to-date with the SEO landscape,” says Takeshi Young of Optimizely. “They cover pretty much every change to Google and other search engines that could affect SEOs, and they have some top-notch SEOs on their staff.”

“Search Engine Land is my go-to for SEO news, algorithm updates, other things digital marketing related,” says Wes Marsh of BCA Technologies. “They cover the news but also have lots of big-rock guides that can help readers fully comprehend the ever-changing world of SEO.”

“Search Engine Land always has the latest news when it happens,” says Shane Griffiths of Clarity Online. “Their sources are authenticated and trustworthy, and they often link to sources and SEO blog chatter about updates when they’re happening.”

“Search Engine Land is one of the most accurate and well-written news sources in the world of search,” says Omar Fonseca of Medicare Plan Finder. “It is the best site to keep up with the overall search industry!”

6. Search Engine Roundtable (6 recommendations)

“I have been practicing SEO for over 10 years and have consistently followed many popular SEO and digital marketing blogs, but one stands out above the rest: Search Engine Roundtable,” says Tim Dugan of Web Services CT.

“Search Engine Roundtable covers the latest in SEO and Google updates, ranging from local SEO to more advanced SEO news and tips.”

“If you’re a startup or small business owner, Search Engine Roundtable is the perfect resource as it offers valuable and timely SEO updates backed by research, as well as contributions from the community.” 

“Barry Schwartz, the writer for Search Engine Roundtable, is frequently in touch with Googlers like John Mueller, and he shares his Q&As back with his audience. Even spending as little as 5 or 10 minutes per day on their site, you’ll always walk away having learned something.” 

“Barry is relentless when it comes to reporting on such news, so if you’re looking to keep up to date with the ever-changing SEO community, check out Barry’s site,” Dugan says.

As Garrett Sussman of Grade.us says, “Just knowing all of the various updates and tests that are happening on search engines is probably the most important way to improve your SEO.”

“And in addition to search engine updates (that are happening across global, local, and ecommerce), Barry Schwartz has been producing some excellent video interviews with the top SEO experts in the field,” Sussman says.

“I read Search Engine Roundtable not just to stay updated but also as a great starting point for researching/planning next steps on meeting the latest search engine standards or getting that newest feature on SERP,” says Rafayel Begoyan of Renderforest.

Irena Zobniów of Insightland also points out that “Schwartz writes about search engines other than Google.”

7. SEMrush (6 recommendations)

“I’m a huge fan of the SEMrush blog,” says Sam White of Truck Driver Academy. “The articles are well written and provide context for SEO that can be difficult to see when you’re living inside the fishbowl.”

Gabriel Bertolo of Radiant Elephant agrees: “I trust and follow them because as an SEO tool, their job is to stay on top of current and ever-changing best practices.”

“The SEMrush blog publishes a wide range of helpful digital marketing articles in addition to the ones that focus solely on SEO,” says Sameer Somal of Blue Ocean Global Technology. “And the SEMrush team has a rigorous publishing filter to ensure that all posts are original, offer new insights, and avoid repetition.”

Paul Lovell of Always Evolving SEO recommends a couple of different features of the SEMrush blog: “The Google News Digest keeps you up to date on any bits you may have missed in search, and the Weekly Wisdom gives you some real, actionable tips and tricks to help your SEO perform better.”

“While the inexperienced would surely get something out of the SEMrush blog, this is not the place I would send them to start,” says David Leonhardt of The Happy Guy Marketing. “This is a blog that helps experienced online marketers take an already successful SEO strategy even higher.”

“The SEMrush blog is our go-to resource for all things SEO because they have content from the top industry experts,” says Eric Melillo of COFORGE. “Additionally, they have access to online training and webinars to further our SEO knowledge.”

8. Neil Patel (5 recommendations)

Five respondents recommended Neil Patel’s blog. Here are some of the reasons why they think it’s a great resource for people who want to learn more about SEO:

  • “Neil produces a lot of video content, and for me, video is better than text.” (Maksym Babych, SpdLoad)
  • “He shares accurate information on how you can do SEO correctly, and he will explain it to you in very simple words—either through his articles or a YouTube video post on his blog.” (Ashish Thakkar, JimmyThakkar.com)
  • “He shares detailed and comprehensive strategies in long articles, which are always illustrated with step-by-step information and include actionable insights.” (Ahlem Mahroua, b.HYPE)
  • “Neil offers countless content in a variety of forms, including webinars, short video clips, podcasts, and long-form blog posts. He uses data and experience to illustrate exactly how businesses can make actionable changes and see real results.” (Sam Maizlech, Glacier Wellness)

“Neil Patel’s blog is great because it gives you detailed information and how-tos in plain, simple language that is easy to follow and implement,” Caroline Sumners says.

9. Blind Five Year Old (3 recommendations)

“I would recommend Blind Five Year Old, a blog named after the philosophy that you need to treat search engines like a blind five-year-old if you want to lead them in the right direction,” says Ben Johnston of Sagefrog Marketing Group. “It’s written by A.J. Kohn, a marketing executive who has been in the game for 20+ years.” 

“He writes engaging, in-depth articles on everything from search intent to link acquisition models. While the posts are infrequent, when one finally drops, it is worth the wait,” Johnston says.

Tom Donohoe of Tom Donohoe Consulting agrees: “Blind Five Year Old is an amazing SEO blog. AJ Kohn publishes in-depth guides on topics that most SEOs don’t know exist. If you’re looking to level up your SEO game, this blog is a must-bookmark.”

“AJ is data-driven and provides deep insights and thought-provoking posts on many aspects of the SEO industry, including updates, tools, and strategy,” says Brian Jensen of Congruent Digital

“Blind Five Year Old isn’t monetized and doesn’t accept guest posts. It’s simply a seasoned expert sharing his experience and ideas as they relate to SEO, marketing, and advertising. 

“While it’s certainly not the most popular SEO blog, AJ’s posts have considerably more substance than the competition,” Jensen says.

10. Detailed (3 recommendations)

“Detailed is a one-stop destination for SEOs and online entrepreneurs who are looking for detailed and practical tips and tricks they can actually use to grow their own and their clients’ businesses,” says Sam Harris of Smart Home Vault.

Content Kapow’s Priscilla Tan agrees: “Glen Allsop is one of the few SEO talents who’s insanely generous with everything he’s learned. He shares the latest insights he’s uncovered by working with clients and breaks down complex SEO concepts into digestible, actionable steps.

“As a content marketer who’s recently gotten into the weeds of SEO, I’ve found his blog to be an amazing resource,” Tan says.

“Glen hardly ever posts on his blog, but when he does post something, it’s pure gold,” says Lily Ugbaja of FindingBalance.Mom. “He specializes in finding SEO gaps of competitors and rare tactics you won’t find anywhere else.”

“With Glen, it’s not the standard, boring ‘optimize your meta tags,’ ‘get high-quality backlinks,’ ‘become an authority….’ It’s different, it’s refreshing, and it works,” Ugbaja says.

11. SEO by the Sea (3 recommendations)

“SEO by the Sea is the only SEO blog that analyzes and explains the importance of Google’s search-related patents,” says Stephen Jeske of MarketMuse. “You can learn a lot about search directly from the search engines.”

Borislav Ivanov of Best Response Media also recommends SEO by the Sea: “Bill Slawski’s articles are extremely useful, systematic, and based on white papers and patents. They help bring a little more clarity to how search engine algorithms work.”

“SEO by the Sea is for anyone who’s wanting to read thoroughly researched and tested information about technical SEO,” says Zeal Agency’s Ratko Ivanović. “It’s an amazing resource.”

12. Google Webmaster Central Blog (2 recommendations)

“If I had to choose only one SEO blog, I would pick the Google Webmaster Central Blog,” says Mathias Neves of HiMama. “There are a lot of rumors when it comes to SEO, and there is no better option to get real information than going straight to the source: Google itself.” 

“Since Danny Sullivan joined the team, they have been updating the blog more often, and I find it an irreplaceable source of information,” Neves says.

Found’s Imogen Davies agrees: “If you want to be sure that the information that informs your work is 100% accurate, then there is only one place to go: the Google Webmaster Central Blog.”

“This is information directly from the source. The blog gives you useful insights into what Google is working on, what they are releasing, and any news or updates to be aware of.”

“Sometimes, it can be a bit convoluted, but there are some real gems in there for people who want to stay up to date with and learn more about SEO. Especially useful are the links to the guidelines documentation and the related content that is offered up from most of the articles,” Davies says.

13. GSQi (G-Squared Interactive) (2 recommendations)

“Glenn Gabe offers great deep dives on the major Google updates and changes in web publishing,” says SEOBook’s Aaron Wall. 

“Reading his blog for deep dives on the big updates and following him on Twitter will keep one up with just about everything important that’s happening in search without all the hype, noise, agenda and/or self-promotion that are common from many other sources.”

“If there are key concepts tied to an update, he’ll share them. If there is a cool new feature in a tool like SEMrush, he’ll mention it. If there are important changes to web browsers or the online ad ecosystem, he is also on top of that sort of stuff.” 

“His work allows me to be lazier with following everything because I figure he will catch most everything worth catching,” Wall says.

“GSQi is a great addition to the Google Webmaster Central Blog,” says Tatiana Buyanova of Travelpayouts. “From the official source, you can learn what happens, and then from this blog, you can learn what to do.”

14. Marie Haynes Consulting (2 recommendations)

“If you want to stay up to date on the latest Google algorithm activity—including real-world examples of the impacts of algorithm changes—I would recommend Marie Haynes’ blog,” says Revenue River’s Juliette Tholey. “Even Google itself recommended her writings on E-A-T. She is a true expert.”

And Donna Duncan of B-SeenOnTop recommends listening to Haynes’ podcast: “For the price of a half-hour a week, you can keep up to date with what’s happening and learn a few evergreen tips, tricks, and suggestions that are always useful to know.”

15. Webris (2 recommendations)

“Ryan Stewart has an amazing depth of knowledge and experience that he demonstrates in the Webris blog,” says Joe Edgley of Amplified Marketing. “What I love about it is that he gives away actionable advice and strategies that really work.” 

“Most of the content Ryan writes about is backed up by data and case studies, which is great because I know that what Ryan is talking about has been tried and tested. Often times I’ll find great little hacks that I haven’t seen/read/heard about anywhere else, making a lot of his content quite unique,” Edgley says.

PressPad’s Wojciech Szywalski agrees: “Webris provides a unique view to SEO as a foundation—not a separate thing—for successful content marketing. Unlike other SEO companies, they are very transparent with their processes and approach to SEO.”

16. Yoast (2 recommendations)

“One SEO blog I find the most helpful is Yoast,” says Lisamarie Monaco of InsuranceForBurial.com. “I recommend Yoast because they go into detail on what your SEO strategy should be—from choosing your focus keywords to how to schema your article.

They provide the dos and don’ts of SEO.” 

“If you follow their techniques, tricks, and tips, Yoast will help you improve your site immensely,” Monaco says.

Alistair Dodds of Ever Increasing Circles agrees: “From a technical SEO standpoint, there is none better. They provide comprehensive guides on everything from site speed optimization to security, meta tags to schema mark-up. They also update posts based on the latest WordPress updates and Google algorithm changes.” 

“It’s a highly valuable asset if you are looking to build longevity into your site optimization implementation,” Dodds says.

17. Alexa (1 recommendation)

“Alexa is a solid SEO blog,” says Jordan Peterson of Coalition Technologies. “They write blog posts across four categories: SEO, competitive intelligence, analytics, and content marketing (the latter three mostly as they relate to SEO).” 

“The posts are mostly focused on actionable best practices with a lot of deep dives, and there are also some ebooks that go deeper still on some SEO topics.”

18. Aleyda Solis (1 recommendation)

“If I had to pick just one SEO blog to recommend, I’d recommend Aleyda Solis’ blog,” says Haley Anhut of Clean Origin.

“She breaks things down into easily digestible pieces and provides a lot of free tips and tricks to use in your everyday SEO. Her agency is also one of Moz’s recommended SEO agencies, and her blogs often appear in their ‘Top 10’ email.”

19. Botify (1 recommendation)

“For technical SEO nerds who love to deep dive on data, I recommend the Botify blog,” says Kyle Douglas of Revium. “Specific, insightful takeaways and long-form (I’m talking three-to-four-part post series) investigations on SEO topics mean that this blog is a consistent part of my learning.”

20. Digital Marketing Institute (1 recommendation)

“I regularly visit the Digital Marketing Institute blog to keep up to date with the latest industry news,” says Caroline Fahy of Wolfgang Digital. “They provide relevant, high-quality marketing tips that are useful in helping businesses improve their visibility online.”

21. Evolving SEO (1 recommendation)

“Although Evolving SEO is podcast-oriented, the information is specific enough to be useful,” says Mike Falahee of Marygrove Awnings. “The podcast is all about interviewing those who are knowledgeable enough about the topic to go in-depth about a specific area.”

22. Flow SEO (1 recommendation)

“Flow SEO offers a myriad of firsthand SEO tips from Viola Eva, a regular speaker on the SEO circuit,” says Mailbird’s Andrea Loubier. “Additionally, there are also tips on exploring content creation and marketing.”

23. Gaps (1 recommendation)

“I strongly recommend following Glen Allsopp; his blog is Gaps,” says Victor Antiu of Sleek Bill. “Many publish content about SEO, but posts his are actually detailed and researched.” 

“It’s not fluff content; it’s a free education in advanced SEO techniques, market research, and case studies.”

24. Grow and Convert (1 recommendation)

“I love Grow and Convert’s blog because it has SEO tips alongside case studies showing the results of implementing those tips,” says Aazar Shad of Userpilot. “They also help me up my content marketing skills as well.”

25. Growth Machine (1 recommendation)

“I really enjoy Nat Eliason from Growth Machine,” says Sam Bretzmann of Local SEO Machine. “They have done good work and are very transparent in their processes. They provide a really good example for aspiring agencies.”

26. Hike (1 recommendation)

“I would recommend Hike’s blog, which is a UK startup targeting startups,” says Tom Beavan of Tom Beavan Websites

“I find they are particularly good at giving hints and tips along with producing multiple video Q&As on their Vimeo channel. They also have a Facebook group that allows people to ask questions and get genuine advice from industry experts.”

27. Hobo (1 recommendation)

“One blog I’ve recently discovered is Hobo,” says Oksana Chyketa of Albacross. “The peculiar thing about this blog is that there are not many blog posts. But all of them are written by one person—Shaun Anderson—whose experience in marketing is over 20 years, and all of the articles are really extraordinary.” 

“The posts usually pass the 5,000-word mark. They are well-structured, and they cover every aspect of the given topic. From now on, I would definitely recommend this blog to everyone who wants to dive deep into SEO.”

28. Kaiserthesage (1 recommendation)

“Kaiserthesage is my main choice and probably not recommended enough,” says Daniel Daines-Hutt of Ampmycontent.

29. Mangools (1 recommendation)

“Mangools’ writers write long, detailed guides, and the way they edit them is wonderful,” says Tihana Drumev of Best Response Media. “Even if you don’t use their tool, you can learn a lot about SEO, and their guides are often updated with new tips that are relevant to the changes in the SEO field.”

30. Orbit Media Studios (1 recommendation)

“There are only a few marketing blogs whose posts I absolutely cannot miss, and Orbit Media’s blog is one of them,” says Zack Reboletti of Web Focused

“I regularly bookmark and reference their posts (oftentimes months or years after they’re written) in my business—both internally while executing SEO-related strategies and by referring them to friends, colleagues, and even my clients.”

31. Robbie Richards (1 recommendation)

“To put it simply, Robbie is awesome,” says Daniel Reeves of Dandy Marketing. “His blog contains absolutely tons of valuable, actionable advice, with free templates, step-by-step guides, and checklists.”

“He offers a paid course as well, and you’ll soon consider signing up once you see the value he provides for free. I did.”

32. SEO Theory (1 recommendation)

“I like to stay up to date by reading SEO Theory,” says Clockify’s Marko Maric. “It’s mostly written by veteran SEO Michael Martinez. He covers every aspect of search engine optimization that matters, and he doesn’t cover other marketing practices like a lot of other blogs do.”

“If you want to learn pure search engine optimization and read about things that are based on facts that can be traced back to Google patents and statements from Google’s employees—not based on guesses or (unintentional or intentional) misinformation—SEO Theory is the right kind of blog for you.”

“It may look unimpressive at first glance, but that’s because it’s aimed at people who take SEO seriously and know that doing SEO is more than just trying out the latest tool and incorporating some fancy new buzzword into your vocabulary.”

33. SEOno (1 recommendation)

“I enjoy reading SEOno by Steve Morgan,” says Will Hatton of Hotel Jules. “He is a solopreneur like myself, so I find all his tips very helpful—and also feasible.” 

“I don’t have a large team, and I am very hands-on, so it’s important that I read SEO advice that doesn’t have to be scaled or that can be done in a reasonable amount of time by one person.”

34. Terakeet (1 recommendation)

“I recommend the Terakeet SEO blog,” says Jonas Sickler of ReputationManagement. “It offers a fresh perspective on SEO topics through the lens of enterprise companies. So while the subject matter is similar, the challenges, solutions, and considerations are unique to large brands.”

35. The Search Herald (1 recommendation)

“The Search Herald ticks all the boxes,” says Geoff Meakin of Cost of SEO. “It’s updated daily with all the latest breaking news in the SEO industry, so instead of having to trawl all the different blogs, they’re all in one place.”

What’s the Best Way to Follow Your Favorite SEO Blogs?

Now that you (hopefully) have a long list of new SEO blogs to follow, you might be wondering what’s the best way to stay up to date with those blogs. The most common way to get updates about new articles is by subscribing to each blog’s newsletter, though a lot of people just visit the blogs they enjoy regularly.

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Personally, I’m a fan of RSS and use Feedly as my RSS reader.

And finally, if you’re looking for one more SEO blog to add to your list, consider subscribing to our newsletter here at Databox. 

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Jessica Greene
Jessica Greene writes about marketing, business, and technology for B2B SaaS companies. A former writing instructor and corporate marketer, she uses her subject-matter expertise and desire to educate others as motivation for developing actionable, in-depth, user-focused content.
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Marketing   |  Dec 6

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How to Measure the Performance of Updated Blog Posts with Databox

Learn how to create a Databox dashboard to track the performance of individual, updated blog posts using data from Google Analytics and Search Console.

Marketing   |  Dec 6

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How to Find & Update Old Blog Posts to Boost Your SEO Using Databox

If you’re ready to enjoy the SEO benefits of updating your old blog posts but aren’t sure which posts need updating, this guide will show you how to find out.

Marketing   |  Dec 6