2009 Big List of B2B Marketing and Sales Blogs

Galen De Young ( @GalenDY ) | August 28, 2009 · 73 comments | B2B Social Media

Big-List-B2B-Blogs
With all the micro-blogging, I’ve often wondered whether the number of bloggers who actually create original, substantial content is decreasing. Don’t get me wrong, you can create meaningful thought in 140 characters, but it’s a lot easier to write 140 characters (no matter how well crafted) than it is to consistently create original content for a blog. And that ease may have driven many to abandon blogging or not even consider blogging when there is a relatively easy way to start “blogging” on Twitter.

It’s been more than two years since anyone had tried to pull together a list of B2B marketing and sales blogs. Jon Miller of Marketo did it in early 2007. When we reviewed that list, we found a lot of those blogs were no longer active.

So we went searching…

And we found some really great B2B blogs. More than 200 of them. Hats off to all who made the list! Thanks for your continuing contribution.

In pulling this list together, blogs had to meet the following criteria:

    • The blog had to have recent posts
    • The blog had to be active for at least three months
    • If new, the blog had to already have a decent amount of relevant content
    • The blog didn’t have to be entirely B2B, as long as the content was relevant to B2B
    • If the blog had few recent posts, it needed to have substantial historical content

Although we spent a great deal of time, I’m sure we’ve missed some great blogs. Perhaps even some obvious ones. If you know of others, please let me know. We’ll review them for the above criteria and add them as appropriate.

If you want to import the 2009 Big List of B2B Marketing and Sales Blogs into your RSS reader, here’s a link to the opml file: Right-click on the link and save the file, then import the file into your reader. Mac users, control-click and save.

We’ll update the list and the OPML file every month. If your blog is on the list, feel free to display a Top B2B Blogs badge on your site.

How do blogs get on the list? We’ll keep our eyes open for other B2B marketing and sales blogs that meet the criteria above and meaningful standards of writing quality, usability, design, and posting frequency. If you know of another’s blog that meets the above criteria and should be considered, please let us know via our contact form.

Special thanks to Mike Marn, who helped research and evaluate a tremendous number of blogs.

[Latest Update: December 14, 2009 — Now 231 B2B blogs!]

Don’t forget to also check our latest eBook on B2B Email Marketing Best Practices. More than 130 best practices, strategies and tips for B2B email marketing.


Leave a Comment

{ 62 comments… read them below or add one }

Mac McIntosh - The B2B Sales Lead Expert(tm) August 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Galen, Wow! What a list! Thanks to you and Mike Marn for all the work putting this together.

I’m honored that Sales Lead Insights ™ made the list!

Sincerely,
Mac McIntosh
mcintosh@sales-lead-experts.com

Reply

Robert Lesser August 29, 2009 at 11:13 am

Galen & Mike,

Thanks for taking the time to publish the B2B blog list.

It’s great to help build out the B2B community with efforts like this.

P.S. Thanks so much for including my Acquiring Minds blog.

Reply

Ardath Albee August 29, 2009 at 1:52 pm

Hi Galen and Mike,

Thanks very much for this comprehensive list. Definitely bookmarked it immediately!

And thanks very much for including my Marketing Interactions blog.

I’d like to suggest the addition of Tom Pick’s Web Market Central blog:
http://webmarketcentral.blogspot.com/

Reply

Galen De Young August 29, 2009 at 5:15 pm

Hi, Ardath

You had me worried for a minute there. It clearly would have been an omission to forget Tom’s blog, so I had to scan the list again. It was there, near the bottom…starts the “The WebMarket…”. Thanks for the comment and for tweeting the post. If you think of any others, please let me know.

Have a great weekend!

Galen

Reply

Kimberly Yow August 30, 2009 at 1:01 am

Fantastic list! I added a fair number of the blogs to my RSS list. Thanks for posting!

Reply

Ian Brodie August 30, 2009 at 11:56 am

Hi Galen & Mike,

Well done for pulling together such a comprehensive and high quality list – and glad that my blog sneaked in under the radar somehow!

It’s one of the ironies of technology that we now have the technology to make our own, unique tailored lists of relevant blogs for us – but not the time to do so. You’ve really saved a lot of people a lot of time & research pain in producing this.

Rgds

Ian

Reply

Ardath Albee August 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm

Hi Galen,

Whew! I always forget “The” with Tom’s blog. :-)

Thanks,
Ardath

Reply

trish bertuzzi August 30, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Galen and Mike…thank you so much for including the Inside Sales Experts blog. We have learned so much from so many of the others you mention – it is an honor!

Reply

Mark W Schaefer August 30, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Wow. Nice work and thanks for including {grow}! This deserves a tweet!!

Reply

Adam Needles August 31, 2009 at 9:22 am

Hi, Galen and Mike.

Thanks for the shout-outs for Silverpop’s Demand Generation blog and for my personal Propelling Brands blog — both of which I write for.

We’re honored to be part of this list — a great group of peers w/ great resources for B2B marketers.

Cheers,
Adam

Reply

Kyle Flaherty August 31, 2009 at 9:56 am

Thanks Galen and Mike for including my blog in this great resource.

Also wanted to let you know that we actually changed the URL so that we could talk even more about B2B marketing, we are now at http://www.dancewithstrangers.com (title is explained in the about).

Thanks again, Kyle

Reply

Galen De Young August 31, 2009 at 10:25 am

Thanks for the info, Kyle. We updated things.

Reply

Patrick Maness August 31, 2009 at 11:01 am

Galen / Mike –

Thank you so much for including our blog (MLT Creative) and for compiling a list of so many other great B2B blogs.

Thanks!

Patrick

Reply

Bryony Thomas August 31, 2009 at 11:07 am

Thank you for this – a fantastic resource for any B2B marketer. Here’s hoping the Clear Thought blog makes it onto your list next year. We focus on small businesses, with an emphasis on sales funneling. We’re only eight months in to blogging proper, will certainly take inspiration from this group of true leaders: http://www.clear-thought.co.uk/in_thought/

Reply

Rebekah Donaldson August 31, 2009 at 12:02 pm

Thanks man. Hey — what do you think about whipping up a badge for listees? I’d be happy to add it to our sites w/ link. — Red

Reply

Galen De Young August 31, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Great idea! Thanks. We’ll get one together.

Reply

Galen De Young September 1, 2009 at 11:12 am

Thanks, Red, for the idea! We’ve now posted two different badges you can use to place on your site if your blog is listed above. You can click on the link above or go here to get a badge http://www.proteusb2b.com/top-b2b-blogs-badges.php

Reply

Steve Woods August 31, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Great list! Thanks for putting this together, it’s a fantastic resource. I found a fair few I wasn’t aware of.

Reply

John August 31, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Kudos to the team, Great job Galen and Mike, Thank you.

Regards,
John Pinto

Reply

Cris Rominger September 1, 2009 at 2:31 pm

Thanks Galen and Mike! It’s great to have an updated list – lots of good stuff out there. Appreciate your efforts – and our badge is up!

Reply

Galen De Young September 1, 2009 at 8:11 pm

Fantastic. Thanks for ths suggestion!

Reply

Michele September 1, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Thanks for putting Brain Vibe on the list!

And, thanks for the overall list. I’ve got new places to check out.

Cheers,
Michele

Reply

Joe Pulizzi September 1, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Fantastic list Galen. I’m honored to be included. Thanks

Reply

Hugo E. Martin September 3, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Thanks for include my blog on media and marketing in your impressiv list of B2B Marketing Blogs …
btw., the blog is bi-lingual EN/DE ..

Reply

Galen De Young September 4, 2009 at 7:11 am

Thanks, Hugo. We’ve changed it on the list to indicate it’s bilingual.

Reply

{ 11 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: