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Top 17 Best Bloggers In The World Today

17 Bloggers You Have To Have To Read For Marketing

The last CEO I worked with had a strong passion for open source.
I remember one time we had this big release of a product coming up, and we went back and forth about releasing the data and code API to be used. Eventually our open source ideals won.

When I first got started in the marketing industry, I would have seen more success faster if I would have consistently followed some bloggers teaching in the industry. The problem is, sometimes the writing doesn’t’ resonate with you.

I wish I would have kept reading until I found someone that clicked.

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The chart above is one of the unlimited pieces of data proving that reading is awesome.

In that spirit, here are the top 20 people you should read, or at least check out to see if they resonate with you.

  1.  Neil Patel
  2. My opinion? The best in the industry, master of driving traffic and blog master. he runs 3-4 blogs, and has them all cranking out traffic. Guess what the blogs are about? How to drive traffic.

  3. Seth Godin
  4. Business genius and now marketing maverick. Seth can talk to you about starting business, specific challenges, and how to pick the right opportunity.

  5. Chris Brogan
  6. Chris is known for marketing specialized products in niche industries. He teaches principles that you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

  7. Peter Shankman
  8. I spoke with Peter at a startup conference in Tel Aviv, Israel. I’ll never forget my encounter with him. He’s the founder of Help A Reporter Out, and author of some great books.

  9. Rand Fishkin
  10. If you’re in the marketing industry, he’s the “I want to be like that guy” even if you don’t want to admit it. He’s built one of the largest marketing groups ever, and uses his blog as an outlet to talk….lucky us!

  11. Simon Sinek
  12. Start With Why, is the concept that has been one thing consistent in my life for years, and will stay. Look up his speech on Ted Talks if you’re not familiar, it’ll change your life.

  13. Robert Kiyosaki
  14. Famed author of Rich Dad Poor Dad and numerous other books that will change how you think about money and time. This one’s a must follow.

  15. Larry Kim
  16. Larry’s a founder of a successful start up, but for our benefit, he’s an active writer. Larry talks about life, leadership and all things marketing. It’s just the right amount of life+marketing.

  17. Tim Ferriss
  18. The author of Four Hour Work Week who is smart, capable, and write great stories. This guy can teach you how to build business to a big way, think big picture, visionary.

  19. Mari Smith
  20. She’s known as the Facebook lady, at least to me. you’ll learn everything you thought you knew and tons more about social from Mari.

  21. Aaron Lee
  22. Aaron runs an “ask me anything” type of blog and is on the Forbes most influential social media personalities list. He’s got actionable insights. Highly recommended for those who want homework.

  23. Jeff Bullas
  24. If you’re looking to start a blog of your own, learn how to write better business letters, or get into marketing, read Jeff’s work. He breaks things down in a way that seem simple and easy to accomplish.

  25. Sean Gardner
  26. Sean’s took Forbes.com number 1 spot as a social media power user a few years back and hasn’t slowed down. He write theory about marketing, sales, customer service and more.

  27. Drew Hendricks
  28. Drew’s a featured writer at Inc, Forbes and a few other top publications. He’s great speaker to, check out when his next speaking gig is and try to make it.

  29. Danny Sullivan
  30. He founded one of the largest digital marketing blogs out there, Search Engine Land, and still remains active as an editor,speaker and author/blogger.

  31. John Rampton
  32. John is the editor at large at Search Engine Journal, and now writes at Entrepreneur.com. John is a true visionary when it comes to digital marketing, follow his twitter and get a 5-10 year look into the future.

  33. Sandi Krakowski
  34. Featured on the Forbes 20 Women Social Media Influencers list, Sandi has made a name for herself and built a massive following around social marketing and how to drive traffic from social networks.

I realize that that’s a lot to go through, but the links I have are to their Twitter accounts. Certainly you can check out a few lines of text, right?

It only takes you less than 8 seconds to decide, and that was in 2013! Check out what NBCNews.com says about you.

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Happy reading!