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15 top sources for social media news, tips and advice

Sean Huxley // 10th April 2018

Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and just about everything else on the internet is constantly changing.

It’s important to keep up to date with news, tips and advice about all things social and digital to keep you on the top of your game.

We have created a list of resources that will build you into a social media pro!

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1. Buffer

Buffer is a social media management platform. The companies blog section offers extensive social media tips and advice on tools, strategies and analytics. One of the best sources of social media advice on the internet.

 

2. Mashable

Mashable is a digital media website that offers the latest social media, tech, science and culture news. They do a great job with content across their Facebook page, so be sure to follow them.

 

3. Hubspot Marketing Blog

With more than 2 million monthly readers, Hubspot covers everything you need to know about social media. They also tell you how long it takes to read a post – a very handy feature.

 

4. Hootsuite

Another management platform with a spectacular blog section. This blog will make you a social media pro in no time. Also, the website is very clean and super easy to use.

 

5. The Verge

The Verge was founded in 2011 in partnership with Vox Media. The Verge is a great website that covers tech, social, culture and everything in between. They post plenty of content so make sure you follow them on Facebook to keep up to date with everything.

 

6. Social Media Today

social media todayThis website is perfect for keeping you up to date on trending topics, social marketing, digital strategy, content marketing and influencers. This is one of the best websites that encompasses all things social media.

 

7. Wired

This website is aesthetically very pleasing to browse. You can browse business, tech, gear, ideas, science or just scroll through the home page. They deliver original video content regularly. One of the best.

 

8. Marketo

Marketo is another social media management platform that deliver exceptional social media advice through their blog section. Don’t let the cluttered website fool you, there is quality content to be found that focuses on Facebook engagement tricks.

 

9. Copyblogger 

copybloggerIf writing is a large part of what you do, check out Copyblogger. They provide relevant content to keep your social media writing creative and inspired. A must for all social media writers.

 

10. Inc.

Inc.’s social media toolkit section provides tips and marketing advice for the social media pro. The website is inclined to be very heavy on advertisements but if you can put up with that, give it a go.

 

11. Social Media Examiner 

Founded by Michael Stelzner, Social Media Examiner is one of the world’s largest social media websites. The website is aimed at helping businesses harness social media, blogs and podcasts to help them succeed. Although the website has some great content, the website is extremely outdated and can be difficult to use.

 

12. Engadget

The social media section of Engadget is a great source of social media news. They tend to focus on social media changes and don’t deliver much content on how to grow your brand. They also have great content on Tech and gaming if that interests you.

 

13. Digital Marketing Institute 

This is a great source of information on content marketing, customer experience, eCommerce, Email marketing, SEO and much more. Browse by category or most popular. The website is clean and easy to use.

 

14. Buzzsumo

buzzsumoBuzzsumo allows you to Analyse what content performs best for any topic or competitor. For example, search what is the most shared piece of content for ‘social media’ on the web. You can search key influencers and gain a greater understanding about a successful strategy.

Note: Buzzsumo is a paid service. They offer a free 7-day trial to see what it’s all about.

 

 

 15. The Wall Street Journal: Tech News Briefing

wall street journalThis is a podcast that can be found across most platforms including Spotify and iTunes. Each podcast delivers a 5 – 10-minute update on current social and digital media news. A great way to catch up with social media news while walking to work. The Wall Street Journal also have a tech section that covers some social media news – view it here.

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