Top SEO Blogs to Read and Follow (UPDATED)

Top SEO Blogs to Read and Follow (UPDATED)Do you have a solid SEO strategy in place for your small business?

Do you know exactly what you are doing, down to every last detail?

It doesn’t matter where you stand, you should always make time to learn from others.

One of the best ways to increase your knowledge on SEO, is to read SEO-related blogs. Pick out a few of your favorites, stay current with each update, and then implement any search engine optimization advice that could boost your business.

My Favorite SEO Blogs to Read

At this point, there is probably one big question on your mind: which marketing blogs should you read? Everybody has different tastes. Everybody is looking for something in particular.

You may not have time to read each and every one of these blogs on a daily basis. As long as you find your favorites and visit often, you will continually grow your knowledge of the marketing world.

That being said, here is a list of my favorite SEO blogs to read online:

1. The Google Blog: This is obviously a blog that never gets old. It’s always updated, it’s always correct, and it’s always something you should be reading. However, this blog is purely for the latest news from Google. You won’t find them giving tips on subjects you want to learn more about. For that, you have to read the others.

2. Moz: Moz has been in the SEO game since 2004, publishing some of the best guides available for beginners. They also publish quite a bit of advanced material and keep things very detailed, so just about any small business can benefit. They don’t report SEO news quite as much as the others, but they delve into popular topics frequently.

3. SEMRush: SEMRush is a company that does more than just blog (they offer one of the best SEO site audit tools on the market), so they really know their stuff. You’ll see guest authors on this blog occasionally and it’s always updated with the latest information.

4. Neil Patel: As one of the top internet marketing experts in the world, every post on this blog is well worth your time and attention. For example, this post focuses on social media trends that will shape your marketing strategy this year. If in-depth, detailed blog posts are your thing, Neil Patel won’t let you down.

5. Convince & ConvertAre you seeking more than basic advice on marketing? Are you interested in learning more about sales, branding, and advertising as well? Convince & Convert, thanks to its multi-author platform, will keep you full of top-notch advice and guidance spanning a variety of topics.

6. Content Marketing Institute: As the name suggests, this blog is all about content marketing. Yet another multi-author blog, you will pick up tips and advice from many of the top names in the industry. Every post, regardless of topic, is actionable, full of examples, and meant to never “leave you hanging.”

7. Backlinko: This blog is more than a cool name. For data driven posts, there aren’t many blogs that do it better. The same holds true when it comes to step-by-step guides. This post, entitled “SEO Campaign Case Study: 1,117 Social Shares and 15% More Organic Traffic (In 2 Weeks),” is one of the best examples of why this blog is an industry leader.

8. Quick Sprout: From content marketing to conversion rate optimization and everything in between, if it’s related to online marketing you can be rest assured that Quick Sprout has you covered.

9. TopRank: When it comes to practicing what you preach, the TopRank Blog is top dog. Post topics are varied, the information is actionable, and the authors come from experienced backgrounds. You can’t ask for much more when it comes to an online marketing blog.

10. HubSpot: With blog posts in multiple categories, including marketing, you can’t go wrong by adding this blog to your reading list. On regular business days, don’t be surprised if the marketing blog alone is updated with three to five posts. If you are interested in other categories, such as sales, there is even more content to digest.

11. Search Engine Journal: With a primary focus on search engine optimization, the Search Engine Journal blog is built with one thing in mind: helping you generate more organic traffic.

12. Search Engine Watch: If you enjoy Search Engine Watch, this blog should also be added to your RSS feed. Day in and day out, the team at Search Engine Watch posts content covering a variety of topics, including: SEO, PPC, analytics, and mobile marketing.

13. Aimclear: With a focus on many topics, including search engine marketing and all aspects of online advertising, the Aimclear Blog team will keep you full of all the best information and knowledge.

14. TopRank: There is a lot to like about this blog, including the fact that the content is never “rehashed.” Every title is unique. Every author (and there are many) takes a unique stance on the subject at hand.

15. MarketingProfs: There are hundreds upon hundreds of articles spanning almost every marketing category imaginable. The quantity alone should be enough to visit this blog. Once you come to realize the quality of the writing, you will find yourself coming back every day for more advice.

16. ReelSEO: Are you searching for a fresh take on an old marketing strategy? Video SEO could be just what you need. Learn everything you need to know at the ReelSEO blog.

17. Search Engine Land: For years, this blog has been a leader in the search engine space. If you care about Google algorithm changes, SEO advice, and case studies, among other topics, it will treat you well.

18. SEO Book: There are a few other “SEO focused” blogs on this list, but SEO Book is hard to beat thanks to its combination of content and video that teaches and informs.

19. Yoast SEO Blog: Yoast writes about several topics like General SEO, Usability & Conversion Rate Optimization, Analytics, eCommerce, Social Media and, of course, WordPress.


Even if you don’t read every update to each blog, a concerted effort to stay current will put you in position to achieve marketing success as your site grows.

Would you add any other trusted SEO blogs to this list? Which ones?

56 responses to “Top SEO Blogs to Read and Follow (UPDATED)”

  1. Cory Beevers says:

    Cheers for this post. Some of these i have already used before but some i haven’t ill take a look to see what new SEO information i can find.

  2. Charlie says:

    Hey Cory, Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment! If you have any recommendations I should check out let me know!

  3. Ruth Attwood says:

    Nice list, Charlie. I’d also suggest eMarketer, Econsultancy and The Drum for general digital news and insights – SEO doesn’t exist in a silo and an eye on the wider picture can be really beneficial.

  4. Charlie says:

    Hey Ruth, Thanks for taking the time to read my post and leave a comment. Also great recommendations! – Charlie

  5. Mary Christina says:

    Hi, good post with very useful data. It was really helpful and informative with nice list of blogs. Thanks for sharing with us your thoughts.

  6. Charlie says:

    Hey Mary,

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.


  7. Eric says:

    Nice list. I’d known about some of these (Moz, SEMrush, Yoast), but there are some interesting ones in here I hadn’t seen.

    Do you have an article comparing the different SEO tools (Moz, Majestic, Ahrefs, so on), either paid or free?

  8. Charlie says:

    Hey Eric, Thanks for stopping by! Take a look at this article on SEO tools: – Charlie

  9. raghavendra says:

    thank you so much for giving some links and publishing this article

  10. Charlie says:

    Tanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! – Charlie

  11. Nice work got to know about new techniques

  12. Cathy Sims says:

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  17. Alice says:

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  18. Charlie Rose says:

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  19. Tecsolo SEO says:

    Great list Charlie! I always try to stay updated on the ever changing SEO landscape and these 25 blogs are top notch as they always deliver amazing insights.

  20. Charlie Rose says:

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  21. Bibek says:

    Thanks for sharing your SEO blog list with us.It’s really informative sites and I surely gonna check one by one link you shared.I’ll surely follow you up and look forward for new updates.

  22. Great resources are explained !

  23. Great Stuff!
    Thanks for sharing this awesome article with us.

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  25. Stacystone says:

    I really like your post because it will be useful for readers so thanks for writing a such useful information.

  26. Charlie, this list is great!

    Can you tell me how good are the pages today since this article was published two years ago?

  27. Charlie Rose says:

    Great question! I try to keep up on this SEO blog list bi-annually.

  28. 10seos says:

    Great article. and very informative too. Thanks for sharing this list. I have following moz and neil patel. Thanks again for sharing this article.

  29. Mike says:

    Great article. great site.Thanks again for sharing these site list.

  30. Charlie Rose says:

    Thanks for leaving a comment! Which SEO blog is your favorite?

  31. Prince Sinha says:

    Hey Charlie, It was quite an informative blog. Thanks for sharing. I’m familiar with some of them, but others are a new discovery,
    I can add to my reading list.

    Thanks once again, Cheers!!

  32. Charlie Rose says:

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. Which blogs do you read the most?

  33. Vlado says:

    Nice list Charlie! I’ve never heard of Aimclear before.
    Also, I noticed that TopRank is featured 2x. Is it on purpose? If not, you could replace one with Mangools Blog 😉 (I know, a shameless promo, but of course the decision is up to you)

  34. aliza says:

    Very informative and Great article too… can you please tell me Best SEO & Internet Marketing Tools.

  35. Nice information. SEO is really useful for business website. It’s a very important part of business website. Thanks for sharing this so interesting post! I really want to be thankful for the way you have put it here.

  36. Alex says:

    A website should be SEO friendly in order to achieve good SERP for your websites

  37. Well this is definitely a good list. You can also read kaiserthesage blog

  38. Denys Dubner says:

    Hey Charlie.
    Great list. Thanks.
    I think Ahrefs is missing and, in my humble opinion, it may deserve a number 1-3 spot in the list since the content they publish is really useful for any SEO level.
    I wish you a nice remaining summer and good luck!

  39. Charlie Rose says:

    Yup I would agree. I plan on updating this post in the next month. Thanks for the tip!

  40. Paul Gordon says:

    Hey, very nice, helpful blog. I got too much knowldge from your blog.

  41. Andrew says:

    Good list. Have you ever read the Raven Tools blog? It doesn’t always focus on SEO, but it’s always very informative. I definitely like it more than SEObook. I’m also surprised that you didn’t include Seobythesea. If you’re advanced, you need to be reading it.

  42. Amazing informative blog on SEO…

  43. While all these blogs are great, I sometimes like to take a bit of a “Devils Advocate” approach and keep an eye on some of the more black/grey hat SEO people, like Matthew Woodward or Jacob King, you have any experience reading these guys stuff? Jacob King has a real unique style of writing that gives me a giggle.

  44. Charlie Rose says:

    Yea thats a good point. I should segment this a bit and include some of those guys. Who are your favorites?

  45. Sam Wilson says:

    Great post on top SEO blogs. Thanks for sharing the useful info.

  46. udit khanna says:

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful post about Seo Blog Sites.
    The blog mention in this list really awesome
    Here are some following list of blogs will assist you on your journey to SEO success, so, without any further ado, let us directly dive deep into the list-
    Growth hacker
    Search Engine Roundtable
    SEO Book by Aaron Wall
    SEO Inc Blog.
    Thank you.

  47. Manish Verma says:

    Thank you so much Charlie for these top seo blog list i really like this blog post.

  48. Ujwal Pandit says:

    I usually follow Moz, SEMRush, and Neil Patel whenever I have queries regarding SEO. There are many other SEO blog websites too which I found interesting and will surely have a look at it.

  49. Sachin Walia says:

    This is a great blog for someone who is having trouble in finding the right website that can help them in SEO. Great article!

  50. Caelan Cheesman says:

    Hi Charlie – great post!

    I must admit I am a great fan of Neil Patel.

    If you have been researching SEO and online marketing, chances are very high that you have heard about, and some of you may have even visited his site. Neil Patel is a very popular digital marketer who has been hired by many Fortune 500 companies and his site attracts amazing organic traffic.

    Moreover, he has a keyword tool called Ubersuggest.

    Now, there are probably thousands of free SEO tools available to us online, however, most of them are total rubbish or are so restrictive that you have to upgrade to the paid version in order to get any benefit from it at all.

    Ubersuggest is different and really is worth checking out along with Neil Patels blog.

    Thanks Charlie

  51. Kishan Vishwakarma says:

    Hi Charlie,

    A great foundation for beginners. I am a new bee to professional writing and I am not sure how to implement some of the points. But it feels right.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this post with us. Keep writing! is the key.

  52. Praveen Rathour says:

    Hello Mr. Charlie Rose,
    Thanks for your Blog List Provided here. I Am Happy to See this Great List of Popular Informative Blogs for SEO’s and Digital Marketers. Thanks A lot For This.

  53. Igor says:

    Nice list but no love for Ahrefs or SEObytheSea? Those are staples of our industry!

  54. Charlie Rose says:

    Yeah this list is old. We need to update it. Those are two solid suggestions.