What makes an Internet marketing blog great? That was the question I asked myself as I browsed through hundreds of female-owned blogs to compile this list. In the end, I discovered that great blogs all have a few things in common.
First, of course, they provide valuable content. Second, they have a strong voice or point of view, and third, they have something unique that makes them stand out. All of the blogs on this list have those qualities and more.
I am pleased to announce the winners of the first annual
“Top Women’s Marketing Blogs” Awards.
1. Tiffany Dow’s Blog (Overall Winner) – Congratulations!!
Tiffany Dow’s Blog is owned and operated by Tiffany Dow. Tiffany used to be a ghostwriter to the gurus…ya know…those big Internet marketing hot shots. She has turned the tables and is offering her own marketing advice after seeing so many people get taken advantage of from behind the scenes in her ghostwriting job.
Tiffany makes it a point to only offer ethical tips and advice, and I believe is one of few marketers with integrity and honor. Thus, if you are concerned about being taken advantage of or crossing the line between legal and illegal marketing techniques, this is a good site to visit as Tiffany is upright and really cares about helping others.
2. Brass Tack Thinking
Amber Naslund is the VP of Social Strategy at Radian6 and the owner of Brass Tack Thinking. Naslund doesn’t use her blog to simply tell people what to do or how to do it. She actually tells people why they need to implement certain strategies. This type of information is essential if you are going to excel at Internet marketing.
3. She Takes on the World (Best Blog Design)
Business owner Natalie MacNeil started the She Takes on the World blog in 2006 in order to share her experiences and help others find success. Her blog provides marketing strategies for online and offline businesses. Additionally, she provides interviews with people at the top of the business and marketing industry. This is a great place to go if you want inside information in an easy to read format.
4. PR SarahEvans.com (Best Blog for Visual Learners)
Sarah Evans is the owner of the public relations and new media consultancy firm Sevans Strategy, and also publishes the blog PR SarahEvans.com. With stats, info graphics and products, this blog offers several tools that can help Internet marketers thrive. Additionally, Evans stays on top of the latest Internet marketing news, so you always know you’ll get the latest information when you visit the blog.
Rae Hoffman-Dolan is the CEO of Sugarrae SEO Consulting and runs the Sugarrae blog. She uses her blog to provide people with information on Internet and affiliate marketing. She gives people a wide range of tips, and even provides readers with information on how to find the time to work from home. The advice is top notch, and she has a personalized style that allows readers to feel an instant connection.
6. Who is Rachel Jackson.com
Internet Relationship Marketer Rachel Jackson is the owner of the blog Who is Rachel Jackson.com. She uses the blog to teach people about Internet marketing and networking for home based businesses. Her tips are easy to follow and concise, making this a great blog for beginners.
7. Conversation Agent Blog
As the owner of Conversation Agent, LLC, Valeria Maltoni has provided digital brand strategies to Allstate, GE Appliances and more. Now she is using her skills to help others via the Conversation Agent Blog. Visitors can access blogs, articles and podcasts related to marketing. This is a great resource for Internet marketers of all levels.
The MogulMom was created by business owner Heather Allard in 2006. Allard and her contributors blog about joint ventures, affiliate marketing, social networking and more. These are not generic tips, but instead, Allard and the other writers find fresh information that can really help Internet marketers. Additionally, the blog features interviews with successful marketers and business people.
9. The Work at Home Wife
The Work at Home Wife was founded by Angie Nelson. Nelson opened a virtual assistant business in 2007, and then opened up her blog to help others who are interested in working from home. The Work at Home Wife provides tips and information on a wide range of topics, including affiliate marketing and traffic statistics. Additionally, Nelson takes readers through her own experiences as a work at home wife.
10. What’s Next? Blog
Senior Creative Technologist B.L. Ochman is the brain behind the What’s Next? Blog. Just as the name suggests, Ochman doesn’t focus on what has been popular in the past. Instead, she stays on top of current trends and helps people use new techniques. From opening your mind to new social networks to using advanced techniques to measure Twitter influence, you’ll be able to find a new path when you read this blog.
11. Market Like a Chick
Market Like a Chick was created by Coree Silvera. Silvera uses her sales and marketing background to provide easy to follow tips and advice for marketers. Whether you want more Twitter followers or you need help creating fresh content, Market Like a Chick has tips for you. Also, don’t let the name scare you off, since Market Like a Chick has information that both men and women can use.
12. Women Entrepreneurs
Women Entrepreneurs is owned and operated by Internet marketing consultant Jenny Kerr. Kerr and her writers provide sound advice for people who are just starting out with an online business. Additionally, she provides motivational posts so readers can stay on track. This is a great blog to visit if you need the facts and want to be inspired in the process.
13. KDPaine’s PR Measurement Blog
Katie Delahaye Paine is the CEO of KDPaine & Partners, which is a research and consulting company. In addition to running her company, she operates KDPaine’s PR Measurement Blog. Paine’s blog teaches readers how to measure public relationships, reputation and brand image. Basically, people can use the tips and techniques to find out if their Internet marketing campaigns are working.
14. SEO Woman
Internet marketer Adrienne Doss owns and operates SEO Woman. This blog provides lots of useful information, and really stands out, thanks in large part to Doss’ personalized approach. Along with her personalized approach, she offers “Freebie Fridays,” where she answers Internet marketing questions from real people. This type of accessibility really makes this blog special.
15. Sista Sense
LaShanda Henry is a work at home mom, entrepreneur, business owner and web coach. Also, she has one of the top blogs in the industry with Sista Sense. Her blog features information from her speaking sessions, along with tips on using social networks and other techniques to drive traffic and sell products.
16. RJ’s Internet Marketing Services Blog
Online business owner Rita Cartwright runs RJ’s Internet Marketing Services Blog. Cartwright, who has a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing, started her own online business in 2002. While she was marketing the business, she developed a passion for Internet marketing. Now, she has funneled that passion into her blog, where she gives useful tips and information to readers. Most of the information is in depth, so people can use this blog to learn from the ground up.
17. Debi’Z SEO
Debi Zylbermann is the founder and CEO of Debi’Z SEO. She is a Qualified SEO Professional, and uses her blog to provide helpful tips in an easy to understand format. People of all levels can access the tips and implement them easily, thanks to her simple language and graphics.
18. Market Mommy
Online business owner Dawn Berryman is the founder of the Market Mommy blog. Berryman shares her tips and observations in a conversational and engaging way. Additionally, she reviews products and interviews professionals. While this isn’t as heavy on Internet marketing as some of the other blogs on this list, readers will still have access to lots of tips and information.
19. Katie Freiling
Katie Freiling is an Internet entrepreneur, coach and speaker. Additionally, she runs the Katie Freiling blog. The blog includes marketing and motivational posts, along with videos. If you want to work on personal development while learning Internet marketing, this is a great blog to visit.
20. Connie Bensen
Community Strategist Connie Bensen specializes in social networking and branding and uses her blog to teach her specialty to others. Bensen provides specific tips and techniques that marketers can use. Additionally, she uses her strong understanding of the market to develop and share new strategies. Thus, this is a great blog to go to if you want cutting edge Internet marketing strategies.
21. Startup Princess
Startup Princess was founded by Kelly King Anderson in order to help women entrepreneurs learn and connect. The blog gives advice on starting a new business, and also provides a wealth of Internet marketing tips. If you’re on the fence about starting a new venture, stop by this blog and read the different posts. They’ll help point you in the right direction.
22. Traffic Generation Café
Internet marketer Ana Hoffman owns and operates the Traffic Generation Café. Hoffman covers blogging, SEO, social media, link building, list building and traffic conversion in a conversational way that is easy to follow. Since the information is so easy to follow, the Traffic Generation Café is perfect for Internet marketers of all skill and knowledge levels.
23. The CEO Mamma
Web entrepreneur and small business owner Tamyka Washington is the woman behind The CEO Mamma. Washington specializes in social media marketing, but also covers other topics such as blogging and making money online. Readers can use the blog as a resource as they try to build a presence online.
24. V3 Integrated Marketing Blog
Shelly Kramer is the Founder and Chief Imagination Officer of V3 Integrated Marketing and Kramer & Co. Additionally, she provides the content for the V3 Integrated Marketing Blog. The blog has lots of information, but really shines when it comes to social media. From organizing Twitter lists to building influence on Facebook, Kramer provides real solutions for marketers.
25. Search Marketing Gurus
Liana “Li” Evans is the creator of Search Marketing Gurus. She has a style that’s different from many of the blogs on this list. While most blog posts are short and sweet, Evans provides meaty posts that are chock full of information. If you want to get concepts and details, this is the blog to visit.
I want to thank all of you for suggesting blogs that you believe to be valuable. If you didn’t see your blog listed, it may be because they were not Internet marketing blogs, which is what this category was about, Internet Marketing blogs that are owned by women.
I looked at each and every one and in some cases, tears came to my eyes to see the wonderful difference these women are making in lives……caring about people that are hurting and needy. Thank you so much for sharing!!
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