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Marketing, Business, & Tech Blogs to Read

Convince and Convert | Thoughtful posts on content and social media marketing.
Copyblogger | Content marketing and copywriting articles.
Search Engine Land | Must-read news about search marketing & search engines.
Moz Blog | Articles on modern-day SEO and inbound marketing.
Seth's Blog | Pithy marketing and business posts from Seth Godin.
Social Media Examiner | Social media marketing how-tos, research, case studies, and news.
ProBlogger | Blogging tips applicable for all inbound marketers and content creators.
Official Google Webmaster Central Blog | Stay up to date on changes to Google.
Search Engine Watch | Articles on everything related to search engine marketing and optimization.
Matt Cutts | Gadgets, Google, and SEO.
Inside Facebook | Articles on Facebook and the Facebook Platform for developers and marketers.
AllFacebook | Articles on Facebook news, Facebook marketing, and using Facebook for business.
HubSpot's Inbound Hub Blog | Articles about all things inbound marketing and sales.
Content Marketing Institute | Content marketing strategy, research and how-to advice.
Priceonomics | Data crawling, visualization, and analysis.
Harvard Business Review | Business articles and case studies. | Digital marketing insight for CMOs.
A List Apart | Articles about the state of the web, design, content, UX, industry, and business.

Find Content to Share / Get Inspired

Quora | Find common questions and answers related to any topic.
Brain Pickings | "A human-powered discovery engine for interestingness."
Reddit | "The front page of the internet" with countless sub-communities, all voting up the best content.
TED Talks | Listen to "ideas worth spreading" from remarkable and inspiring people.
Medium | Thought-provoking ideas and stories from writers all over the world.
Feedly | Create your own one-stop destination to read all the blogs and news that matter to you.
Popular Quotes | Check out popular book titles, which books your network is reading, or share quotes from prominent authors.
Most Popular News on Alltop | Check out the top stories across multiple news sites.
StumbleUpon | Stumble upon all kinds of great resources based on your interests.
Writers on Writing | A complete archive of the NYTimes Writers on Writing column to inspire you to write.
PSFK | Highlights the most unique, artistic, and creative things happening in marketing.
The Latest | Surfaces the best links on Twitter into one easy-to-use list.
Facebook Studio | A Showcase of Successful Social Marketing to Use For Inspiration

Free Social Media Tools

Topsy | Twitter search, monitoring, and analytics.
GaggleAMP | Leverage employees, partners, customers, and fans to share social content.
Buffer | Schedule social media posts to publish later.
Twitter Chat Schedule | Know which Twitter chats are happening when.
Click to Tweet | Create customized 'Tweet This' links.
Pinterest Social Plugins | Embed 'pin' buttons and other plugins into your site or blog.
Twitter Social Plugins | Embed Twitter share buttons and other plugins into your site or blog.
Facebook Social Plugins | Embed Facebook share buttons and other plugins into your site or blog.
LinkedIn Social Plugins | Embed LinkedIn share buttons and other plugins into your site or blog.
Followerwonk by MOZ | Twitter Analytics, Follower Segmentation, Social Graph Tracking, & More

Free Content Creation Tools

Font Squirrel | Handpicked free fonts for graphic designers with commercial-use licenses.
Google Fonts | Grab new and different fonts to spruce up your site pages, presentations, ebooks, and more.
5 Free Infographic Templates | Create 5 different infographics in PowerPoint.
The Essential PowerPoint Template for Killer SlideShare Presentations | You don't have to create your SlideShare presentation from scratch with this template.
5 Essential Blog Post Templates for Any Marketer | Get in the habit of writing 5 different types of blog posts with these fill-in-the-blank templates.
How to Create Ebooks From Start to Finish [+ 5 Free Templates] | Customizable InDesign and PowerPoint templates to save you time when designing downloadable ebooks.
50 Pre-Designed Calls-to-Action for Your Customization | Create your own CTAs with this PowerPoint template.
75 Free Stock Photos Ready for Use Anywhere | No royalties, fees, or worries.
160 Free Stock Photos with a Business Theme Ready for Use Anywhere | No royalties, fees, or worries.
Pictaculous | Upload a photo to generate a color palette.
Placeit | Generate product screenshots in realistic environments, such as a computer, smartphone, or tablet screen.
Creative Commons Search | Find images and content you can adapt and/or use for commercial purposes.
Compfight | A Flickr image search tool that works better than Flickr search itself.
Unsplash | 10 new high-resolution, free-to-use photos every 10 days. | Create infographics and online charts.
Squarespace Logo | Create a simple logo for anything for free. | Check your spelling and grammar! | Find synonyms and antonyms when you're writing.
WordHippo | Find similar or opposite words, words that rhyme, words that have a specific ending, and more.
Canva | Simple graphic design for blogs, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, and more.
Butterick’s Practical Typography | Learn the basics of typography and why it matters in writing, marketing, and design.
Word2CleanHTML | Convert Word documents to clean HTML to insert into your CMS of choice.
Storify | Curate and collect content (ex: tweets from an event) into one place to tell a story.
Hack Design Toolkit | Discover the best design tools based on the type of project you're working on.
Hack Design Lessons | Get a free crash course in graphic design put together by professionals.
CopyPasteCharacter | Copy and paste common text symbols.
Pixabay | Find and share outstanding free images you can use commercially.
Coffitivity | Listen to different background noises to get you in the mindset to create.
Adobe Kuler | Create color schemes for design projects.

Miscellaneous Web Tools

Annual Marketing Budget Template | An Excel spreadsheet to use as the basis for your annual budget planning.
URL Decoder/Encoder | Turns encoded JavaScript URLs from complete gibberish into readable gibberish.
URL builder | Create URLs with tracking tokens to measure the performance of individual links / content.
KnowEm Social Media Optimization (SMO) Tool | Test your site to see if your content is optimized for social sharing.
Google Webmaster Tools | Manage how your website is indexed by Google so you can maximize your visibility in search engine results pages.
Übersuggest | A keyword research tool based on Google suggested searches.
Lorem Ipsum Generator | Generate dummy text to use in content projects before actual copy is finalized.
Bitly | Create, share, and track short URLs.
Every Second on the Internet | Visualizes the amount of content uploaded to the web every second.
IFTTT | Create your own if:then rules for the Internet to get time back in your day.
Pocket | Save content you don't have time to consume now for later.
Rapportive | Pulls in social accounts so you know who your email contacts are around the web.
Balsamiq Mockups | Sketch wireframes for any project. 7-day free trial.
Google Trends | Analyze trends in search volume.

Free HubSpot Tools

HubSpot's Marketing Grader | Grade your inbound marketing efforts and get suggestions.
HubSpot's Blog Topic Generator | Get a week's worth of blog post suggestions.
Signals by HubSpot | See who opens your emails.
HubSpot's A/B Test Calculator | Find out if your test results are statistically significant.
RetweetLab | Find out what content you tweet gets retweeted most and when.
HubSpot Academy Certification Programs | Become Inbound Marketing Certified for free.
HubSpot's Marketing Resources Hub | Free marketing tools, ebooks, webinars, templates, and statistics.
SocialShareCheck Chrome Plugin | See how many social shares the web page you're on has gotten.

Must-Read HubSpot Resources

Free Ebook | SpotNotes: 5-Minute Guides for 5 Top Marketing Books
HTML Hacks for Marketers: Decoded | Learn the most common HTML hacks every marketer should know.
Free Ebook | The Marketer's Pocket Guide to Writing Good
Free Ebook | Design It Yourself: The Marketer’s Crash Course in Visual Content Creation
Free Ebook | How to Generate Leads Using Facebook
Free Ebook | An Introduction to Pinterest for Business
Free Ebook | Introduction to LinkedIn for Business: How to Use LinkedIn Company Pages
Free Ebook | 5 Simple Tips for Generating Leads on Twitter
Free Ebook | How to Master Facebook Marketing in 10 Days
Blog Post | A Step-by-Step Guide to Flawless On-Page SEO [Free Template]
Blog Post | 30 Terrible Pieces of Social Media Advice You Should Ignore
Blog Post | 11 Simple (But Critical) Tips for Creating Better Landing Pages
Free Ebook | How HubSpot Does Inbound: Creating a Content Machine
Free Ebook | The 30 Greatest Lead Generation Tips, Tricks & Ideas

Miscellaneous Must-Read Marketing Articles

Tom Fishburne: Marketing Worth Sharing | The Marketoonist's notes from a Google keynote on creating marketing people actually care about.
Moz: The Brand of SEO and the Trend of Inbound Marketing | Thoughts on modern-day SEO, or what it takes to get found on the web today.
Fast Company: Seth Godin on Permission Marketing | Thoughts on how the web will change the way marketers reach consumers.
Google: 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web | An interactive ebook on how the web works.
The Oatmeal: How to Get More Likes on Facebook | A comic on how not to grow a Facebook fan base.
The Technium: Better Than Free | How to create value when so much can be copied.
The Oatmeal: Making Things | A comic on thoughts and musings about making things for the web.
For Entrepreneurs: Optimizing Your Customer Acquisition Funnel | How to clear blockages in your sales and marketing funnel.
Brain Pickings | Advice on Life and Creative Integrity from Calvin and Hobbes Creator Bill Watterson
LinkedIn Today: My First Job: Will (Happily) Work for Free | Career lessons from Byron Deeter.

Marketing-Related TED Talks

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are | Video on
Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice | Video on
Philippe Starck: Design and destiny | Video on
Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man | Video on
Derek Sivers: How to start a movement | Video on
Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce | Video on
Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread | Video on
Dan Cobley: What physics taught me about marketing | Video on
Renny Gleeson: 404, the story of a page not found | Video on
Joseph Pine: What consumers want | Video on
Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story | Video on
Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral | Video on
Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius | Video on
Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from | Video on

Marketing-Related SlideShare Presentations

The Undeniable Authority of the Social Customer | Learn how consumer behavior has changed and what to do about it.
10 Things Your Customers Wish You Knew About Them | Learn how to better understand your customers.
Digital Strategy 101 | Explore core concepts, deliverables, and thought-leaders in the digital marketing space.
Rethinking the Mobile Web | Rethink designing websites for mobile devices.
Upworthy: 10 Ways To Win The Internets | Learn what Upworthy knows about winning attention.
Crap. The Content Marketing Deluge. | How not to create content that's simply more noise.
The Brand Gap | How to bridge the distance between business strategy and design.
What Would Steve Do? 10 Lessons from the World's Most Captivating Presenters | Learn how to captivate an audience like Steve Jobs.
You Suck At PowerPoint! | "It's not the program that sucks, it's you."
7 Tips For Getting Featured on SlideShare | Learn what to do to get your presentations featured.
10 Powerful Body Language Tips for Your Next Presentation | Improve the way you present yourself for greater impact.
How to Become a Better Speaker | Get the confidence and tips you need to become a better speaker.
Displaying Data | Use these 5 principles to present your data in the clearest possible way.
Design Your Career | Figure out what's really important and make some new choices for 2014 and beyond.
Why Managing Sucks and How to Fix It | How to make a few simple, impactful changes to management behaviors.
How to Build SEO into Content Strategy | How to intertwine SEO and content in ways that make sense.
The Seven Deadly Social Media Sins | What your brand should avoid on social media.
Can't Buy Me Love | Rand Fishkin on how to earn your audience's attention without spending a fortune.
The Evolution of Advertising: How Consumers Won the War for Their Attention | Learn how the advertising industry has evolved over the last century.
How To Create Presentation Slides That Are Out Of This World | Spice up your next corporate presentation.
86 Revealing Charts From the 2013 State of Inbound Marketing Report | 86 insightful charts to use in your next presentation.

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