101 OF THE BEST SITES ONLINE RIGHT NOW (PART 4)

101 Of The Best Sites Online Right Now (Part 4)

Welcome to Part Four of the 101 Best Sites Online Right Now series. This part of the series covers a group of websites that I spend my day job as, so I've been really excited to put them together for you. It's pretty unbelievable that we're getting to the end of this five month series, but it's been great! I hope you've enjoyed it too. 

There's something great planned for the final series and extra snippets of goodness for you when the series finishes - you know I'd never leave you hanging ;)

So get ready to come across some great new websites. To read the first three parts of the series, just click on the links below.


Now onto part four - the group is Social Media


Best Social Media Sites

61. Social media examiner

As a budding social media enthusiast, Social Media Examiner was one of the first blogs I came across that helped teach me a lot about this topic. They cover everything and then some. The team know that social media is always changing and they're one step ahead of the game. For everything you need to know about social media in one place, this is the site you need.

Their Best Posts:

Where to even start! They publish content almost every day and each post deserves to be read.

Where They Are On Social Media:

Twitter
Google+
Pinterest 
LinkedIn


62. The Buffer Blog

Now I know I'm not the only one who has big love for the Buffer blog. They're unique, transparent, detailed and love talking about social media. I got in touch with them to see what they thought made them different to all the rest:

Let me share with you one of the quotes that Kevan shared in an interview that might be a good one to use:

"One of the main goals we have for our content is for it to be immediately actionable for the reader." 

Their Best Posts:

I can't pick three out. Honestly, you won't find content like this anywhere else. 

Where They Are On Social Media:

Twitter


63. Iterate Social

This has been one of my favourite blogs for a long time. I got in touch with Elizabeth, the blogger behind Iterate Social to find out what makes her unique:

"You have been told you should and you have to. There are all of these rules that contradict each other. They send you spinning in circles and break down your confidence. People you, your story matters, but...it doesn't really matter. You just need to find your voice, you just need to tweet at the right time, you are doing everything wrong and tips will fix it. 
Guess what? Rules change all of the time. I work with you to figure out your goals and what you can do on social media to meet those goals. Let's tailor a strategy that will work for you. You are not like the rest of them, so stop acting like it."

Three Of Her Best Posts:

Where She Is On Social Media:

Pinterest
Instagram
Twitter


64. Rebekah Radice

Rebekah Radice is a social media goddess. Through her blog, talks and services, she aims to teach you how and why you're using social media, how to implement a plan that creates consistency, and how to analyse and improve your social media results. She's the best and I'll tell you why - her content is real, from her own experiences and really easy to implement and understand. Go check her out right now!

Three Of Her Best Posts (but read them all):

Where She Is On Social Media:

Facebook
Instagram
Google+
LinkedIn
Pinterest
Twitter


65. Razor Social

RazorSocial goes into the depths of social media marketing. Not only do they review how to use different social media channels, they also go into detail about the tools you can use to measure your results. I got in touch with Ian, the founder, to find out what he thinks makes RazorSocial unique. Here's what he said:

"RazorSocial provides marketing technology to help you build a community and generate profits online."

Three Of Their Best Posts:

Where They Are On Social Media:

Facebook
Twitter
Google+


66. Post Planner

Many of you will have heard of Post Planner - they're really good when it comes to Facebook. What's great about their blog is that they tell you how long each post takes to read (I always love little things like that!) I won't give you a list of their best posts. If you're looking for everything you need to know about Facebook, this is the place you need to be.

Where They Are On Social Media:

Twitter
Google+
LinkedIn
Pinterest


67. Hootsuite Blog

Now I know a lot of you will have used Hootsuite to schedule your social media posts, but how many of you have come across their blog? They know everything there is to know about social media - they've also just announced you can now schedule Instagram posts with the Hootsuite tool which is SO great.

Three Of Their Best Posts:

Where They Are On Social Media:

Twitter
Facebook
Google+
Instagram
LinkedIn


68. Chloe Social

Chloe is the bomb. Notice how her brand name has the word "social" in it? So you totally know what she's about. Chloe was one of the first bloggers I came across who blogs purely about social media. You know she know what she's talking about because she does it for her career and she presents the information to you in a completely accessible way. Plus, you also get a real insight into her personality, which is awesome!

Three Of Her Best Posts:

Where She Is On Social Media:

Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest
Google+
LinkedIn


69. Twitter Blog

Well, I couldn't do a round up of the best social media blogs out there without mentioning Twitter's blog, could I? Twitter is and always will be my favourite platform. This blog gives you everything you need to know to use and keep up to date with Twitter, and even gives you some fun insights too.

Their Best Posts:

This blog is great for keeping up with the latest Twitter news and trends so it's best to always keep an eye on it.

Where They Are On Social Media:

Twitter


70. Social Fresh

Social Fresh is for people who are serious about learning social media marketing and want to put it into action. Numbers don't lie, right? They've got over 20,000 newsletter subscribers that get a different actionable tip every week. They know what they're talking about.

Three Of Their Best Posts:

Where They Are On Social Media:

Facebook
Twitter


71. Social Media Explorer

Social Media Explorer gives a fresh outlook on social media. The posts on their blog usually cover very specific topics, but ones that you'll be able to get a lot of ideas from for your own social media.

Three Of Their Best Posts:

Where They Are On Social Media:

Twitter


72. Jon Loomer

Jon Loomer applies social media strategies that make a difference. Instead of me doing all the talking, I thought I'd take this from his about page:

"I never do business with someone without first getting to know them personally. It's important to get a sense of values, work ethic and experience to determine whether there is a match in philosophies.
The focus of this website is to help you make a difference with social media, specifically Facebook. I have more than five years of experience with Facebook from a business point of view, and I've applied that in one very eventful year for my own business. Whether your goals are revenues, brand awareness, conversions or something else, I can help."

Three Of His Best Posts:

Where He Is On Social Media:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Instagram



73. Socially Stacked

One of the team at Socially Stacked were happy enough to give me a quote for this series:

"Socially Stacked is where business owners, advertising agencies and graphic designers can find useful information, advice and insights about using social media marketing campaigns to build a loyal customer base. We make sure our posts include lots of jargon-free tips."

Three Of Their Best Posts:

Where They Are On Social Media:

Facebook


74. Kim Garst/Boom Social

Did you know that Kim Garst made thousands of pounds in just 20 minutes on her own, doing a Periscope? That's impressive. 

So, there are thousands of social media experts out there. Why would you listen to Boom! Social?
We are different, entirely different!
We believe in transparency and free flowing information and we have followed our own advice to build one of the largest, comprehensive and most successful digital platforms anywhere.

Three Of Their Best Posts:

Where They Are On Social Media:

Twitter
Facebook
Google+
LinkedIn
Pinterest


75. Socially Sorted

Socially Sorted is a new website I've only come across recently. What makes them different is that put a big focus on visual social media. This is obviously really important, especially as Instagram, a purely visual platform has surpassed Twitter in it's amount of users. This is a great site to keep on your radar.

Three Of Their Best Posts:

Where They Are On Social Media:

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
Pinterest
Instagram


76. Jenn's Trends

We're feeling the girl power in this post when it comes to blogs about social media - next up we've got Jenn. Here's her purpose.

"My goal in my blog is to bring you relevant social media and business trends and discuss their applications, implications and benefits. It will write from my perspective about the things I enjoy and use regularly. When I write a how-to post, it will be clear, detailed, and as helpful as possible. I also write with sarcasm, random rants, and other feelings. I believe that you should feel like you and I are really sitting down, having a conversation when you read my posts."

Three Of Her Best Posts:

Where She Is On Social Media:

Google+
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
Pinterest


77. Simply Measured

The first thing you see when you go to Simply Measured's website is "better social starts here". They put all their effort into creating the best content possible on a really deep level. Definitely one to watch.

Three Of Their Best Posts:

Where They Are On Social Media:

Twitter
Facebook
Google+
LinkedIn
Instagram


78. Social Bro

Social Bro is not only a really useful social media tool - it also has a blog that produces great content too. This is another one that is all about Twitter and gives you really high intense articles. They cover everything, important topics, popular hashtags, case studies and everything you need to learn how to use Twitter effectively. 

Three Of Their Best Posts:

Where They Are On Social Media:

Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn
Google+


79. Social Mouths

Kick-ass social media and business advice? Hell yeah! 

"SocialMouths is my vehicle to deliver free advice on what takes to be successful online. I mostly talk about blogging, social media, web traffic, content marketing, conversion and email marketing.
The goal is to provide massive value on a weekly basis with a 0% bullshit attitude."

Need I say more?

Three Of His Best Posts:

Where He Is On Social Media:

Facebook
Twitter
Google+
Pinterest


80. Peg Fitzpatrick

Peg Fitpatrick is a social media marketing pro. You know how they say to leave the best till last? Well here you go:

"Social media is my passion. And my job. I'm here sharing my professional experience working day to day in the trenches of social media, marketing, and blogging. I work with global brands and leaders in the social media sphere every day. I've spearheaded successful social-media campaigns for Motorola, Audi, Canva, Google, and Virgin as well as having been a brand ambassador for Kimpton Hotels. I work with the best brands and make them even better!
In my writing, I’ll share social media marketing tips and tricks, provide positive inspiration and answer social media questions through the content that I create and curate. 
What sets me apart? I’m an innovative idea girl that follows through and gets the job done. Social media is my career, not just a hobby."

Three Of Her Best Posts:

Where She Is On Social Media:

Google+
Pinterest
Facebook
Instagram


That's it for part 4! Watch this space for the final part of this series that will go live next month

 If you have any recommendations, feel free to send them my way. Stay tuned to this series for a FREE bonus when it's complete!


Which of these sites do you already enjoy? Will you be checking out the ones you don't know? Let me know in the comments


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