If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you’re always hungry for more knowledge. You want the latest and the most cutting edge tips and tricks in the best sales blogs.

Some of the very best in cutting edge information can be found on sales blogs and forums. But, there is one thing to keep in mind. While blogging makes it easier for you to get useful information, it also makes it easy for bad information to reach you. Hence, it is crucial to be able to tell the difference between quality and poor sales blogs.

How to Recognize the Best Sales Blogs

There are several basic criteria to look into. Check if the blog has been publishing quality content for many consecutive years. Has its author been interviewed by and published in major publications and popular podcasts?

Does the author of the blog use a lot of real world examples and stories about successful people and sales? Or is every post theoretical and hypothetical? Does it read like a case study or a textbook?

We have rounded up the following list of the best sales blogs that provide you with sales insights from leaders in the space. In addition, we have linked to a few of the blog articles on those sites that are worth your time!

LeadFuze Cold Email Sales Blog

  1. How to Cold Call Email – Cold Email Strategies that Generate Real Leads
  2. How to Find an Email Address by Name – The Best Sales Teams Can Find ANY Email Address
  3. I Hated Cold Calling So I Used Cold Email Outreach to Grow a 7 Figure Business

Predictable Revenue Blog

  1. The Art of the Semi-Personalized Cold Email Campaign
  2. Predictable Recruiting: How to Scale Your Hiring the Same Way You Scale Your Sales
  3. 6 Email Subject Line Tricks that Actually Work

Alen Majer

  1. Myth #15: Introverts are terrible at sales.
  2. Why Staff Training is so important
  3. How to visualize data, boost motivation and surpass your sales goals

Sales Benchmarking Index

  1. 9 Simple Sales Enablement Tips to Implement Now
  2. Getting it Right: Your Foolproof Formula For Talent Strategy
  3. What Should Be Inside Your 2016 Sales Plan?

Partners in Excellence

  1. Sell The Vision, It’s Easier Than Selling The Product!
  2. Can Your Sales People Lead A Business Conversation?
  3. 93.2353% Of Plan

LinkedIn Sales Solutions Blog

  1. The Sales Professional’s Ultimate Guide to LinkedIn Profile Optimization
  2. Social Selling Tips of the Week: What Are You Counting on?
  3. How B2B Selling Has Changed and Why It’s a Good Thing

Hubspot

  1. 30 Phrases That Kill an Introductory Sales Email
  2. How We Doubled Our Sales Connect and Qualification Rates With One Simple Change
  3. How to Write a Sales Email That Actually Gets a Response

Salesforce Blog

  1. Effectiveness Meets Efficiency: How Successful Leaders Manage Both
  2. We’re Only Now Tapping the Potential of Mobile Marketing: 3 Predictions for 2016
  3. Challenge Your Marketing Team to These Three Goals in 2016

SalesLoft Blog

  1. Three Key Elements for a Successful (and High-Powered) Sales Development Organization
  2. Mapping the Process Behind Your Sales Development Metrics
  3. Sales Development Efficiency: Not All Appointments Are Created Equal

John Barrows Blog

  1. My Sales Predictions for 2016
  2. How I Knew I Was Going to Lose a $200K Deal
  3. If my mom can do it, so can you

Sales Wars

  1. Why Sales Development Relies on the Art of Conversation
  2. Transform Your Prospects into the “Champion” to Their Boss When B2B Prospecting
  3. B2B Sales and Marketing Lessons Learned: Hard Work & Statistics

Salesfolk

  1. The Cost of Personalizing Your Sales Emails
  2. How to Use Cold Email to Get Inside Any Organization
  3. Why Your Marketo Emails Don’t Get Opens or Responses

Saleshacker

  1. Fool’s Tale: A True Story of Sales & Marketing Automation Failure
  2. The #1 Killer of All Sales Deals and What to Do About It
  3. The 6 Dumbest Phrases Sales People Used in 2015

Adaptive Business

  1. 10 Plus Personalized Ways to Say Thank You!
  2. Social Listening – Sonar for Salespeople
  3. Traditional vs. Modern SDR Workflow

The Center for Sales Strategy

  1. Ugh. Another Boring Sales Meeting?
  2. Sales Performance Metrics: Teams That Keep Track of the Score Are More Successful
  3. Peer-to-Peer Coaching: Your New Secret Weapon + More

Sales Pro Insider

  1. 13 Tough Sales Audit Questions You Must Answer to Grow in 2016
  2. Don’t Make This BIG Mistake When Hiring Salespeople
  3. 3 Sales Coaching Hacks You Can Start Today

InsightSquared Blog

  1. The SaaS Startup Guide To Crossing The Chasm
  2. The Science Of Sales Operations With Darlene Grant Of Dyn
  3. Faster Revenue Growth: Make Sure You Excel At The Upsell

Sales Engine

  1. How to Use Data to ‘Sell Personally’ to B2B Customers
  2. Why Saying “I Don’t Know” Gives You More Power Than You Think
  3. A Salesperson’s Storytelling Guide: Product, Customer, & Industry

A Sales Guy

  1. The NEW Sales Leader – It’s about empowerment and enablement.
  2. PROBLEM VS NEED – Why You Shouldn’t Sell to a Customer’s Need
  3. LEARN HOW TO GROW YOUR REACH WITH “TAUGHT LEADER” CHRIS BROGAN

Fresh Sales Strategies (Jill Konrath)

  1. Why It’s Good I Lack Confidence Going Into 2016
  2. A Totally Underused Strategy to Optimize Sales
  3. I Finally Had the Guts to Ask This Sales Question — The Answer Surprised Me

The Sales Blog

  1. You Will Be Punished
  2. Lower Price Equals Increased Risk
  3. The Hustler’s Playbook: Hustlers Have Dreams Bigger Than Their Fears

Selling Power

  1. Silent Revolutionaries: The Death of Field Sales
  2. 3 Sales Presentation Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore
  3. Two Reasons iPad BYOD Programs Never Work for Field Sales

Heavy Hitter Sales Blog

  1. The Seven Deadly Sins of Salespeople
  2. The Physiology of Sales Calls
  3. Best Books for Salespeople

Inside Sales Experts Blog

  1. HOW LOGMEIN USES PERSONALIZED SALES FORMULAS
  2. NEW THINKING FOR A NEW WAVE OF SALES CANDIDATES
  3. PRODUCTIVITY HACK: CUSTOMIZE CHROME SEARCH

John Farrington’s Blog

  1. Brick Walls and Customer Focus
  2. Whatever got you where you are today will not be sufficient to keep you there in 2016
  3. “New Age” Selling Requires “New Age” Management

Score More Sales

  1. What Sales Can Learn From Girl Scouts
  2. Best Last Minute Client Gifts
  3. Write Better and Grow Sales

Sales Productivity Blog

  1. Predictive Sales Analytics: The New Normal?
  2. 3 Sales Myths You Don’t Want to Fall For
  3. “Incentives Drive Behavior” Cracking the Code with Predictive Analytics

Dan Waldschmidt

  1. THOSE STUPID LITTLE THINGS.
  2. WHINERS, WIMPS, AND STONE COLD WINNERS.
  3. JUST DO ONE THING THAT MATTERS.

Your Sales Playbook

  1. The 4 Things Every Sales Rep Should Know About Prospecting
  2. What’s Your Plan To Bring In New Business?
  3. Understanding The “When The Student Is Ready” Thing

Switch and Shift

  1. 3 Bad Managers who are Actually Awesome
  2. The Top 10 Organizational Culture Crises of 2015
  3. Why CEOs Should Care About Open Financial Data (And How to Use it To Their Advantage)

Matt on Marketing

  1. Four great sales & marketing webinars you don’t want to miss
  2. A 10 Step Pipeline Performance Checklist
  3. Three B2B Marketing Wishes for 2016

Fearless Selling

  1. SELL LIKE YOU’RE ON THE HIGHLIGHT REEL
  2. “I WONDER IF YOU CAN HELP ME…”
  3. I HOPE YOU DON’T USE THIS STUPID SALES TACTIC

Millenial CEO

  1. Why Social Video’s Biggest Impact Will Be On Collaboration Not Marketing & Sales!
  2. The Real Millennial Challenge: The Skills Gap
  3. Should SMEs Be Worried About Mobile Device Management?

Selling Fearlessly

  1. How to Achieve Differentiation When Selling a Commodity
  2. Never Allow Yourself to Succumb to Paralyzing Regret
  3. So, are You Oblivious to the “Obvious”?

The Sales Hunter

  1. Quit Fighting Yourself and Close the Sale!
  2. High-Profit Selling: How Leaders Impact Their Teams’ Success
  3. 10 Questions You Need to Ask to Ensure a GREAT 2016

Sales Training Connection

  1. Beating the competition in an undifferentiated market
  2. Sales training – too important to be owned exclusively by training
  3. Bridging the abyss – From sales rep to sales manager

Fill the Funnel

  1. DIY Holding You Back From Success?
  2. LinkedIn, tear down this wall!
  3. Beware The Rise Of The Instant Expert

Top Sales Dog

  1. Why Dave Kurlan says you should be wary of ‘likable’ sales candidates
  2. The case for off-the-shelf sales training
  3. Why is it so hard to train salespeople to shut up?

Sales & Marketing Effectiveness

  1. Does Strategic Alignment Really Matter? Here’s How to Calculate its Impact
  2. The Important Questions Every Marketing Leader Should Be Able to Answer
  3. Rentokil’s Secret Formula: An Exclusive Look Inside Their Strategy

Web Ink Now

  1. Sales Basics: We’re All Selling Now
  2. Marketing Basics: Buyer Personas
  3. Dear Twitter: Please Don’t Do It

Sharon Drew Morgen

  1. Motivation Is An Inside Job
  2. Miscommunication: The Reasons, The Cure, The Prevention
  3. Sellers Ask the Wrong Questions

The Science and Art of Selling

  1. Myth #15: Introverts are terrible at sales.
  2. Why Staff Training is so important
  3. How to visualize data, boost motivation and surpass your sales goals

The Pipeline

  1. Proactive Prospecting
  2. GAP Selling
  3. You Can Play Nice or You Can Play To Win

Sales Training Tips and Advice

  1. 5 Tips for Bringing Your A Game to Every Sales Meeting
  2. Sales appointments are a lot like golf: Don’t let that last shank affect your next swing!
  3. 4 Steps to Irresistible Sales Calls

B2B Lead Generation

  1. 4 Steps to Lead Nurturing: Walking the buying path with your customers
  2. Optimizing Lead Distribution for Higher Conversion
  3. Lead Generation That Converts Leads into Sales Opportunities

The LEADSExplorer Blog

  1. How many benefits to cramp in one email?
  2. Beyond Known Borders: The International Expansion
  3. When pricing requires more explaining than your product

Gavin Ingham

  1. SIT UP! ARE YOU LISTENING?
  2. 100 DAYS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE – THE #100DAYHABIT.
  3. 37 PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING AN AMAZING LIFE

Business Sales Tips for Introverts

  1. Top Ten 2015 Actually Revealing Blogposts for #Introverts
  2. Labels serve a purpose but are they any good? #introverts
  3. Business Networking Tip: How to Make and Utilize Contacts, Not Lose Them

Dave Stein’s Blog

  1. Breaking Bad News
  2. Selleration on Selling Intelligence
  3. Follow the Money

The Sales 2.0

  1. Winning Sales Performance Management. No Analytics Needed.
  2. Stay Connected. Be Smart. Sell Better.
  3. Battling the 57% – Buyers Buy Different Things

Closing Bigger

  1. #Podcast on Sales Coaching and Sales Process with Leanne Hoagland-Smith
  2. Using Thought Leadership to Fill Your Social Sales Funnel #Podcast
  3. The 9 Immutable Rules of Social Selling (Video Series) for 2016 #socialselling

Engage Selling

  1. How to Raise Your Prices Without Getting Burned
  2. Stop Cold Calling and Start Doing This
  3. Your Greatest Leverage Tool in Sales

Anthony Cole Training

  1. The 5 BEST New Year’s Resolutions for Sales Management
  2. Are Excuses Affecting Your Sales Success?
  3. Are You on the Right Track?

Thoughts on Social CRM and Analytics

  1. Big Data and Customer Journey Analytics
  2. Top 5 Reasons Why Big Data and Analytics Projects Fail
  3. From Data to Information to Insights: Changing Role of #CIO

Sales Lead Management Association Blog

  1. White Paper Review: ROI of a Web-To-Print Solution
  2. 10 Most Popular 2015 Sales Lead Management Radio Progams
  3. 10 Inspirational Leaders in Software and Web Applications

Star Results

  1. How Do You Start Your Day?
  2. Survey Highlights Sales Management Skills and Development Priorities
  3. 10 Qualities of a Great Executive Coach

Topline Leadership

  1. How a Good Sales Coach Gets Better
  2. Why Many Top Salespeople Don’t Get Better
  3. Gaining the Sales Team’s Acceptance When You Get Promoted

The Leader’s Brand

  1. SALES ENABLEMENT: PERCEPTION VS. REALITY
  2. (UN)SUCCESS(FUL)ION PLANNING
  3. THE CARROT & THE STICK

Marketing Mirror

  1. Creative Audi Ad
  2. Interesting OOH Advertisement
  3. Best Desi Food – for the joy of cooking & dining out!

Bob Phibbs, the Retail Doctor

  1. How To Regain And Keep Your Luxury Brand Legacy From Fading
  2. Rebuild Your Retail Sales By Removing Emotionless Apathy
  3. Retail Sales Report From The Mall: Customer Service On Life Support

John Hirth’s Commentary on Sales

  1. “I’ll give you the business if you can beat my current price…”
  2. Clear out your “locker”…
  3. Hurry…fix my sales problems!

Increase Sales Coach Blog

  1. Frankenwords Are The Stone Soup In Workplace Culture
  2. Effective Social Media Marketing Educates
  3. Reading Your Pathway to Incredible Inspiration

OpenView Labs

  1. How to Evaluate Business Culture During the Interview Process
  2. 26 Daily Sales Goals Your Team Should Be Tracking
  3. The Future of Marketing: 3 Trends that Will Define 2016 (and Beyond)

The Funnelholic

  1. The Dawn of Predictive Sales Development
  2. The Dead-Simple Guide to Start Sharing Content as a Sales Professional
  3. Expanding the New Frontier of Account Based Marketing

Bill Caskey

  1. USING LINKEDIN FOR SALES – BRYNNE TILLMAN
  2. SALES TERRITORY EXPANSION: BLESSING OR CURSE?
  3. 3 VIDEOS THAT WILL RADICALLY SHIFT YOUR CLIENT POSITIONING AND RESULTS

Marketo Marketing Blog

  1. 5 Lead Generation Lessons You Learned in Kindergarten
  2. 5 Psychology Tips for Salespeople That Would Have Made Freud Buy
  3. It’s Show Time! 6 Sales Demo Tips from Stage Performers

Ian Brodie

  1. How To Create 100 Ideas For Blog Posts, Emails and Other Content
  2. Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever By NOT Doing Things
  3. How To Motivate People To Refer You More Often

Eye on Sales

  1. When Prospects Ask “What’s the Price?” Question
  2. Softening Statements to Get Prospects Talking
  3. The Proper Way to Handle a Call in Lead

Accidental Negotiator

  1. How To Deal With The Bogey Man When He Shows Up In A Negotiation
  2. In Negotiating, Loose Lips Sink Ships
  3. Five Ways That Negotiators Can Deal With Tough Customers

Your Sales Management Guru

  1. The Opposite Side of the Interview Table
  2. 10 Sales Kick-Off Meeting Idea’s
  3. Sales Management & Discipline

VanillaSoft

  1. 7 Ways to Be More Effective in Your Sales Calls
  2. The Five Tips for Better Appointment Setting Calls
  3. How to Coach Your Agents Using Call Metrics

Solution Selling Blog

  1. WHY SOLUTION MESSAGING MATTERS
  2. 2016 PREDICTIONS FOR THE SALES PROFESSION
  3. PLANNING FOR EFFECTIVE TERRITORY COVERAGE

Rain Selling Blog

  1. 7 Keys to Turning Cold Prospects into New Clients
  2. Infographic: 8 Tips for Beating Your Sales Goals in 2016
  3. What Defines a Top-Performing Sales Organization?

Richardson Sales Enablement

  1. Stop, Look, and Listen! Adapting Learning for the New Workforce
  2. Sales Management Tip: Create More Sales Coaching Moments
  3. Implementing a Sales Team Cadence to Build Accountability and Results

Lattice-Engines Sales Enablement

  1. Predictive Marketing 101: How to Operationalize your Predictive Scores
  2. Intent Data: Find Buyers Before They Come Knocking On Your Door
  3. The Shift to Account-Based Marketing

Grow My Revenue

  1. 3 Areas Leaders Will Tackle in 2016
  2. The Difference Between Free Consulting And Building Trust
  3. Secret To Recruiting The Best Salespeople To Grow Your Business

BaseCRM

  1. 5 Ways to Optimize Your Sales Process With Email [Webinar Recap]
  2. 8 Habits of Quota Hitting Account Execs
  3. How To Build A Metric Driven Sales Team

Velocify

  1. A Perfect Storm is Brewing in the Inside Sales Profession
  2. 5 “How To’s” to Maximize your Sales Results in 2016
  3. 12 Gifts to ELEVATE your Sales Game in 2016

People First

  1. 12 Surefire Ways to Connect With Buyers
  2. Consider this New Year’s Resolution: Stop Selling & Start Leading!
  3. 15 Sales Books that Will Help You Sell More

CloserIQ

  1. 11 Perfect Holiday Gifts for Salespeople
  2. 3 Sales KPIs To Track When Onboarding New Hires
  3. SDR Essentials – A Hiring Checklist

Pipeliner CRM

  1. Should You Focus on Individual Strengths or Weaknesses to Improve Sales?
  2. You Buy from People You Trust, Not Those You Like
  3. Five Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your People

Live Hire

  1. Why Engagement Analytics Will Be the Bedrock for Sales Performance in 2016
  2. Top Strategies to Strengthen Alignment Between Inside and Field Sales
  3. 4 Ways Analytics Provide New Sales Insights

Don on Selling

  1. Are you a sales lead squatter?
  2. Today is Humiliation Day
  3. List of Major Sales & Marketing Events 2016

Knowledge Tree

  1. Top 40 Predictive Analytics Tools
  2. Get Your 2016 Marketing Plan Cleaned-Up
  3. 11 B2B Marketing Trends for 2016

 

Do you have a favorite author or sales related blog that should be on this list of the best sales blogs?