RESOURCES

Below are the blogs and websites that will help you succeed with your social media and digital marketing efforts.  Since there are tens thousands of websites covering news about social media and digital marketing, I always recommend going straight to the source to get accurate up-to-date information.

Facebook

Facebook Business Information for marketing on Facebook. news, success stories, tips, and other recommendations.

Facebook Business Manager Manage ad accounts, Pages, apps and the people who work on them — all in one place.

Facebook Brand Assets Find Facebook logos, images, product names and screenshots, and other assets and learn how to use them.

Facebook's Blog Newsroom updating on all changes happening on the social network.

Facebook for Developers Tools and support for developers for Facebook apps.

Facebook Help Center Get all your questions answered about Facebook.

Instagram

Instagram for Business Business content strategy tips, case studies, inspiration, advertising, resources, and more.

Instagram Brand Resources Everything you need to feature Instagram in your marketing, including logos, screenshots, and more.

Instagram's Blog The latest news from Instagram HQ and inspirational stories on businesses of all sizes around the world.

Instagram for Developers For developers who want to use the Instagram API Platform building non-automated, authentic, high-quality apps and services.

Instagram Help Center Get your questions answered and learn Instagram basics

Pinterest 

Pinterest for Business Start a business account or convert your exisiting account, learn about promoted pins, success stories, browser buttons, etc.

Pinterest's Blog News, inspiration, stories, and more.

Marketing Developer Partners (MDP) Partners who build tools and services to help businesses scale their presence and marketing on Pinterest and create a richer experience for Pinners.

Pinterest Help Center Get all your questions answered and check what problems the Pinterest team is fixing on the site.

Twitter

Twitter for Business The complete guide to growing your business with Twitter: Advertising, Twitter basics, and more.

Twitter Small Business Blog Your resource for the latest news, product updates, tips and success stories to help your small business succeed on Twitter.

Twitter Brand Assets Learn how to use the Twitter brand on your websites and in your marketing.

Twitter for Developers Where developers learn how to build with the Twitter platform.  Information on apps, the developer conference, etc.

Twitter Help Center Get instant answers for the most common questions and learn how to use 140 characters like a pro.

Twitter Status The best way to get updates when Twitter is down.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn Business Solutions Learn all about LinkedIn's Talent, Marketing, and Sales Solutions.

LinkedIn Brand Resources Find guides and downloads to help you get started with the LinkedIn brand, from logos and color to type and icons.

LinkedIn's Blog A source for insights and information about LinkedIn.

LinkedIn's Marketing Solutions Blog - Get up-to-date information about marketing and advertising on the platform.

LinkedIn Newsroom A handy guide on everything LinkedIn offers form members and for customers.

LinkedIn Help Get all your questions answered about building your profile, managing your account, and more.

Google 

Google Apps for Work - An all-in-one suite to communicate, store and create; everything you need to use Google for your business.

Google Analytics Improve performance across your sites, apps, and offline marketing. Use data to turn customer insights into action for your business.

Google Analytics Content Experiments This was previously Google Optimizer; enables you to do split testing on your websites.

Google Tag Manager Allows you to launch tags for your websites within minutes.  Tags allow you to measure traffic and website behavior.

Google Developers Everything you need for developing and growing apps.

Google Permissions Learn how to use the Google brand in your projects and marketing.

Google Webmasters Get support for your website with search console and other webmaster tools to help make your site more visible on Google.

Google Page Speed Insights PageSpeed Insights analyzes the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make that page faster.

Google Mobile-Friendly Test This test will analyze a URL and report if the page has a mobile-friendly design.

Google AdWords The paid search or pay-per-click advertising for Google.

Google Adsense Monetize your website by placing ads for your audience.

Google Alerts Monitor the web for your brand and other keyword phrases.

Google Trends See what topics are trending and compare search term trends over time.

Think with Google Google's source for insights, trends and research in digital marketing. Get creative inspiration, industry intelligence and best practices for your business.

Google My Business Connects you directly with customers, whether they're looking for you on Search, Maps or Google+.

Other Important Resources

FTC Endorsement Guides Rules and regulations on product placements, endorsements on social media platforms, social media contests, employee endorsements, online reviews and testimonials, affiliate and network marketing, etc.

FDA Social Media Guidance For Prescription Drugs and Medical Devices.

iab. Standards, Guidelines & Best Practices Ad unit guidelines for traditional advertising plus social media, mobile, etc.

Media Rating Council (MRC) Social Media Measurement Guidelines The guidelines establish a detailed set of methods, definitions and common practices for entities that measure social media activity.  The guidelines aim to improve practices and disclosures to ensure a more standardized environment in which social media can be monetized.

WOMMA The official trade association dedicated to word of mouth and social media marketing.