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The Best Articles in Social Media Marketing

The most useful articles and videos in Social Media Marketing from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

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Top 5 Social Media Marketing Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Social Media Marketing by Refind users.

  1. Google Analytics: A Guide for Beginners from Builtvisible
  2. 14 Universal Digital Marketing Skills You Can’t Ignore
  3. How I'm Building My Social Media Empire
  4. Content Growth Framework: How To Operationalize A Content Engine
  5. 4 Ways to Find Your Target Audience On Social (& How to Reach Them)

Videos

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Long Articles

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Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Social Media Marketing, including:

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Gary Vaynerchuk

Family First. CEO of @Vaynermedia. 🐈‍⬛ Creator of @veefriends. Investor in Twitter, venmo, FB & more. Die hard @NYJets fan. @winetexts @vaynersports

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Tim Ferriss

Author of 5 #1 NYT/WSJ bestsellers, early-stage investor (http://angel.co/tim), Tim Ferriss Show podcast (900M+ downloads), founder of http://saiseifoundation.org

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Neil Patel

Co-founder of Neil Patel Digital. New York Times bestselling author, top 100 entrepreneur under 30 by Obama, and top 10 marketer by Forbes.

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Content Marketing Institute

We share how-to content marketing insights and guidance. Join us September 26-29, 2023 in Washington, D.C. for #CMWorld. PS, we really like the color orange.

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Blake Emal

Building & writing specifically for creators • Sharing everything I learn on the way • 3x Dad, 1x CMO, ∞ Creator

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Social Media Marketing, including:

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Social Media Today

Helping you make sense of the ever-evolving #SocialMedia and #DigitalMarketing landscape. Signup for our newsletter here: http://dive.pub/SMTtwitter

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Moz

The most trusted authority in online search with a powerful #SEO toolset proven to improve your brand's position. Whether big or small, we have the solution.

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Content Marketing Institute

We share how-to content marketing insights and guidance. Join us September 26-29, 2023 in Washington, D.C. for #CMWorld. PS, we really like the color orange.

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Social Media Examiner

The top social media marketing industry pros - all in one place! Join us for Social Media Marketing World - March 13-15, 2023, in San Diego, CA 🌴 #SMMW23

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SearchEngineJournal®

Follow us for the latest #SEO, #PPC, #socialmedia, & #content news, expert tips, insights, and ideas. Get our newsletter: http://bit.ly/2troYx7

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