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Top Dog’s 10 Best Social Media Blogs in 2013

best social media blogs of 2013It’s that time of year again where Top 10-lists break the Internet and consume our attention until the first week of February. I have to be honest though, I really enjoy a great Top-10 list. It saves me time and effort by pointing right to the best of the best that year, without all the tedious searching.

Well I have taken the time to analyze the data from our Top Dog Social Media blog to find the absolute best and most popular articles that have been published this year.

Here are the factors that were considered when ranking:

  1. Overall traffic
  2. Social shares
  3. Time spent on page

I highly encourage you to take some time at the end of this year to review your web analytics in detail to find out which content resonated most with your audience. I did this last year and the information I got was paramount to my content marketing strategy this year, resulting in four times the amount of web traffic we got in 2012.

Without further adieu, here are 2013’s best social media blogs on our site!

1. 21 Steps To The Perfect LinkedIn Profile (2nd Time Winner)

Wow…I’m honestly blown away. This article was 2012’s most popular article and the updated version from early this year has continued to dominate our web traffic.

The most important thing on LinkedIn is having a fully complete profile that attracts your ideal clients. This guide takes you from a basic or rather incomplete LinkedIn profile to a client-focused masterpiece in 21 practical steps. Read it now!

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2. LinkedIn Etiquette: 20 Do’s & Don’ts

Are you turning people off on LinkedIn without even realizing it? Stop yourself from making mistakes that will cost you money, damage your credibility and turn off potential prospects by reviewing this comprehensive list of LinkedIn do’s and don’ts! Read it now.

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3. 25+ Social Media Tasks The Pros Never Forget

This article contains a printable checklist that you can use and integrate into your existing social media strategy. This is truly no-fluff content with over 25 daily and weekly tasks outlined to guide you to social media success. This blog post had all of the social media experts thanking us for this handy list that they could share with their clients. Read it now!

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4. 10 Commandments of Social Media Marketing

Every time we have shared this infographic it has resulted in a flurry of shares across Facebook and Pinterest. A while back I wanted to create more universal guidelines to social media marketing that could apply no matter what network you choose to use. This is what I came up with! Read it now!

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5. 9 Steps To Getting Started With LinkedIn Contacts

LinkedIn Contacts is easily the best addition to the platform all year and potentially even the best feature to be added to any social network in 2013. If you don’t know what LinkedIn Contacts is, stop everything you are doing and read this now.  

9 steps to getting started with linkedin contacts 

6. 19 Facebook Etiquette Rules For Business

How are your Facebook manners? The odds are high that your business has committed more than one of these 19 Facebook no-nos. Read it now!

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7. Is Facebook Organic Reach Dead?

This became one of the top articles of 2013 in just 3 days. I released this article and our website practically exploded with traffic after it made the front page of Reddit’s Technology page.

This topic has prompted a very heated debate and there are still many unanswered questions but this could be one of the most important articles you will read to prepare you for 2014. Read it now!

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8. How To Write The Perfect LinkedIn Headline

Most people have a really weak LinkedIn headline or are just plain doing it the wrong way. Learn the four simple steps it takes to have a dynamic headline that grabs the attention of your ideal prospects in seconds. This article will ensure that you have a click-worthy LinkedIn headline! Read it now!

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9. The Social Media Dictionary

Does new social media lingo that keeps popping up ever confuse you? Here is a great collection of commonly used terms in the social media world and a simple explanation breaking each one down.

A new version will come out sometime in 2014 so be sure to check it out and leave a comment to get your idea in the next edition!

Read it now!

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10. 5 Steps To Success With Social Selling

Whether you’re a sales leader, a sales professional or you are simply looking to increase your business, this article has all the nuts and bolts needed to get you effectively using LinkedIn for lead generation. Read it now!

Start social selling on LinkedIn with these 5 simple steps.

Honorable Mentions                                             

I want to take this opportunity to thank YOU for coming back to read our articles, commenting and for sharing them across the web. All of you have played such a crucial role in building Top Dog Social Media into what it is today and we are so grateful to have the opportunity to discuss important topics affecting businesses everywhere in the digital age.

Let us know in the comments what you really enjoyed on our site this year and how we can keep bringing you more of what you want in 2014.