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11 Great Blogs for Internet-Based Business Advice

What’s your favorite blog for Internet-based business advice?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only nonprofit organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The YEC recently published #FixYoungAmerica: How to Rebuild Our Economy and Put Young Americans Back to Work (for Good), a book of 30+ proven solutions to help end youth unemployment.

top internet business blogs

1. Start with SEOMoz

The Daily SEO Blog from SEOMoz is filled with articles on marketing, brand building, community management and more. The company embraces transparency and often shares their own strategies and metrics to better help other online companies. Using the advice from the SEOMoz blog, we’ve managed to increase our traffic by 10 times in the past year. Thank you, SEOMoz!

- Bhavin Parikh, Magoosh Test Prep

2. New Perspectives from Elad Gil

Elad Gil’s blog provides a thought-provoking perspective with advice that’s packed with information. It’s targeted towards entrepreneurs at various stages of their life cycles. He gives an honest point of view and actionable advice on team building, financing, exits and industry trends. Elad sold his startup, Mixer Labs, to Twitter and currently is Director of Strategy there.

- Karen Moon, StyleMusée

3. Opt Into Unbounce

What Oli Gardner and his team have built with the Unbounce blog is amazing. This is my favorite because they have incredibly useful infographics on the process of internet marketing. Very few blogs go as in-depth on internet marketing as Unbounce. Make sure you check out their “Noob Guide to Online Marketing,” which is a great cheat sheet to continuously grow your company’s brand online.

- Lawrence Watkins, Great Black Speakers

4. Make Use of Mixergy

I love these targeted interviews from Mixergy that I can watch with Andrew Warner and his guests. Generic advice just isn’t as valuable, and being able to watch the guest adds another dimension. The interviews are inspiring and always leave me with ideas, tactics and strategies to implement in my business.

- Kelly Azevedo, She’s Got Systems

5. Learn From @ASmartBear

@ASmartBear is a really insightful blog for startup entrepreneurs, founders and CEOs with a focus on marketing and customer acquisition. Jason Cohen, the author of the blog, previously built a multi-million dollar company without VC money, and then sold it for cash.

- Matt Mickiewicz, Flippa

6. Anita Loomba for More Media

Anita Loomba has created a fantastic social media and online marketing blog that displays visual infographics and provides relevant and valuable information for anyone looking for ways to get a handle on their social media. You can subscribe to her blog through email too, which helps when you’re on the go and not at your computer!

- Stacey Ferreira, MySocialCloud

7. The @KISSmetrics Marketing Blog

The @KISSmetrics Marketing Blog has some of the best Internet marketing advice I have ever found. They are wonderful about breaking down complex techniques into step-by-step instructions. It’s one of the few business blogs online where I don’t feel like I have wasted 10 minutes of my life, reading the same old advice rehashed over and over again, like elsewhere!

- Seth Kravitz, Technori

8. Find Fred Wilson on AVC

Fred Wilson, a VC and principal at Union Square Ventures, has a daily blog called AVC that he has written for years. His posts are insightful (check out the archives too!), but even more valuable is the comments section, which often runs hundreds of comments deep. Each post is a dense discussion of savvy Internet-based business advice from entrepreneurs, VCs, marketers, sales folks and more.

- Aaron Schwartz, Modify Watches

9. Vin Vacanti’s How To Make It as a First-Time Entrepeneur

Yipit co-founder and CEO Vin Vacanti writes a blog that is full of thoughtful, honest, actionable and inspiring lessons. Especially relevant to the first-time entrepreneur, but really relevant to just about anyone, each of Vin’s posts is a winner.

- Derek Flanzraich, Greatist

10. Peek Into PandoDaily

PandoDaily offers a great alternative to actual insightful news in the Silicon Valley, and the interview they do with prominent investors and founders are great for interesting insights and learnings.

- Jesse Pujji, Ampush|social

11. Read Neil Patel at Quick Sprout

Big supporter of Neil Patel’s blog at Quick Sprout. He consistently publishes high-quality, resourceful articles on Internet-based advice. Definitely recommend following it.

- Ben Lang, EpicLaunch

About the Author: The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.
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    Great tips for those starting online!