Every sales professional looking to advance their career and skill set, from executive-level to rep-level, should subscribe to a few leading sales blogs to keep current on industry thought leadership. 

Although Google Search is a good place to start to find the top content for sales news and your sales questions, it does not do a great job identifying the best blogs. We’re here to help! We’ve combed the internet and asked sales experts for their favorites. The result: a list of the 14 top sales blogs to follow in 2014.

In addition to the great blogs we’ve listed below, make sure you are reading online material specific to your market. For example, anyone selling in the tech space should read TechCrunch daily – reading up on tech news will help you build rapport and engage with potential buyers.

So, without further ado…

1) Predictable Revenue – Aaron Ross

About: Sales news, tips, and case studies.

Written by: Aaron Ross, author of award-winning, bestselling book “Predictable Revenue.”

Updated: Every few weeks.

Favorite recent posts:

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2) Sales Benchmark Index

About: Sales effectiveness, tips and best practices.

Written by: Executive-level thought leaders at Sales Benchmark Index.

Updated: Daily.

Favorite recent posts:

3) Salesforce Blog 

About: Sales tips and best practices.

Written by: Thought leaders and sales experts at Salesforce.

Updated: 2-3 times a day.

Favorite recent posts:

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4) the funnelholic – Craig Rosenberg

About: Sales best practices and how-tos.

Written by: Craig Rosenberg, co-founder of TOPO, a research and consulting firm for sales and marketing organizations.

Updated: Every day or two.

Favorite recent posts:

5) Inside Sales Experts – The Bridge Group 

About: Sales best practices for pipeline generation and quota attainment.

Written by: The Bridge Group, an organization of Inside Sales consultants including President & Chief Strategist Trish Bertuzzi.

Updated: Weekly.

Favorite recent posts:

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6) Inbound Sales Articles – HubSpot

About: Tips and best practices to improve inbound sales.

Written by: Thought leaders at HubSpot.

Updated: Daily.

Favorite recent posts:

7) Fresh Sales Strategies – Jill Konrath 

About: Sales tips and best practices.

Written by: Jill Konrath, sales strategist, speaker and author of two bestselling books.

Updated: Daily.

Favorite recent posts:

8) OpenView Labs’ Sales Blog

About: Sales tips and best practices. (They have a SaaS blog too!)

Written by: Sales experts at OpenView Labs.

Updated: Every few days.

Favorite recent posts:

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9) Partners in Excellence – Dave Brock

About: Insights on a variety of business, sales, marketing, and leadership topics.

Written by: Dave Brock, President at Partners in EXCELLENCE.

Updated: Every day or so.

Favorite recent posts:

10) The Center for Sales Strategy

About: Sales strategy tips and best practices.

Written by: Executive-level thought leaders at the Center for Sales Strategy.

Updated: Daily.

Favorite recent posts:

11) Sales Source – Geoffrey James on Inc.

About: Sales, leadership, and innovation tips.

Written by: Geoffrey James, columnist for Inc.com and author of “Business Without the Bullsh*t.”

Updated: Daily.

Favorite recent posts:

12) SiriusDecisions

About: Sales and marketing best practices.

Written by: Thought leaders at SiriusDecisions.

Updated: Every few days.

Favorite recent posts:

13) Sales Pro Insider – Nancy Bleeke

About: Sales tips and best practices.

Written by: Nancy Bleeke, founder of Sales Pro Insider.

Updated: Every week or two.

Favorite recent posts:

14) Smart Calling Blog – Art Sobczak

About: “How-to tips and rants on cold calling, Inside Sales, ALL sales, and more.”

Written by: Art Sobczak, author of “Smart Calling,” named Top Sales Book of 2010.

Updated: Every few days.

Favorite recent posts:

Looking for an application that lets you read your favorite blogs all in one place? We recommend Feedly and NewsBlur.

The most successful people never stop learning. These blogs are an outstanding place to continue your education in sales! Which sales blogs do you follow?

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