6 Great Accountants Blogs

Best blogs for accountants

Over the next 12 – 18 months we believe that almost every accountancy firm will have a blog and start blogging. Simply because the benefits to having a blog are so strong, the cost to getting a blog running so low, and running a blog, actually saves most accountancy firms or senior partners valuable time!

Perhaps unsurprisingly there are a lot of bad, early blogs out there! As you will see from the examples below many make the simple mistake of having the blog separate from their website – making usability a pain and you lose out on the great SEO benefits of a blog.   Some firms will even be setting up a blog as an apparent afterthought to the website, and actually competing against its main site for Google rankings! Not least because Google values fresh, new, social content much more than a static website.

So here are 6 great accountants blogs + any that readers choose to add through comments

 

1.  HFM Tax | Well Integrated Blog | Simple to Navigate and Use

The HFM Tax blog, although relatively new, has some excellent things going for it:

  • Well thought through
  • Blog appears in the main navigation of the website
  • The Blog is integrated into the site so when you visit the blog it looks and feels like you are still on the HFM website
  • The blog shows short articles with read more options
  • The HFM blog draws in social feeds such as the HFM tax Twitter feed

www.hfmtax.co.uk

 

2.  Cheap Accounting | Clear well written Blog | Good Content

The Cheap Accounting Blog is a well-written Blog that has been nicely designed and is clear to read. 

  • Blog content excellent for Search Engine Optimisation
  • Blog therefore ranks well
  • Topical, relevant information
  • Links to previous blog articles easy to see

The Cheap Accounting blog is a good quality, structured blog.  What lets it down is the lack of integration between the blog and the website.  The blog is hard to find from the main site, and if you click the website Icon on the right it re-loads the primary site in a new window.

www.cheapaccounting.co.uk/blog

 

3.  MAGIC Chartered Accountants | Funky, Cool and Different

If you have not seen Magic then its worth a look, they have a well designed blog that contains some good content. 

  • Nice clean design
  • Ranks and appears well on Search Engines
  • Navigation at the top of the blog enables visitors and readers to find out more
  • Short articles with read more option
  • We love the logo

So the Magic blog has a lot going for it, but once again unlike the HFM blog it has not been well integrated with the MAGIC website so users end up either being on a blog or on the website.

www.midlandsaccountancy.co.uk

 

4.  Caplan Associates | Well integrated | Great Design | Good Content

The Caplan blog is a great example of a well-designed, developed and integrated blog. 

  • Integrated with the website
  • Blog in main site navigation
  • Well designed blog with good content
  • Good search facility
  • Socially connected

If you visit the senior partner’s profile – Philip Caplan, on LinkedIn his blog also appears in his personal profile page visible to all his connections

www.developyour.biz

 

5. TWD Accountants | Integrated | Regular Content | Good design

The TWD blog is a great example of a blog that is added to on a regular basis and that is integrated with the site and has been well developed.

 

  • Integrated into website main navigation
  • Well designed, developed and thought through
  • Regular, well written content
  • Styled and appears like the rest of the website
  • Good search facility

The TWD blog has a lot of positives going for it, what it lacks is integration into its social media marketing, there are no twitter feeds etc.

twdaccounts.co.uk

6. Dental CPAS | Highly Industry Specific | Massive Content | Over 50,000  page views

Before you all comment that this is not a UK example, we know, but we wanted to provide an example of a blog that’s been going for a while that is highly focused and industry specific.  The big advantage to this is optimisation, everything that appears on this blog will be relating to the dental industry.  The result?  It will rank for the keywords that the practice really desires whilst developing a strong industry brand.

The blog itself is not brilliantly designed nor integrated, but is a great example of what firms could be doing in niche markets like dental, heath, vetinary, farming etc 

www.dentalcpas.blogspot.co.uk

 

We hope you find these examples helpful and if you would like any further help or advice on your current or new blog just post a comment below.

Please also add any accountancy blogs (including your own) to the comments, if you think they are good we will add them to a future list

Comments
ShirleyM's picture

lol - am I missing something?

ShirleyM | | Permalink

I looked at a few of those links ... their latest blogs are months old! Why did you choose those links?

Old Greying Accountant's picture

I did waste 5 minutes ...    1 thanks

Old Greying Acc... | | Permalink

... looking at all these.

I'm an accountant and I got bored, I hate to think what the punters think.

I don't think I would want any clients that would be drawn by these sites, they are likely to be D4's!

Caplan the best, but even that too cluttered, too fussy and people don't want to scroll up and down the page for basic info.

MissAccounting's picture

Own agenda?    1 thanks

MissAccounting | | Permalink

Might have been a bit harsh with my original post, sorry!

The number one entry is well out of date and seems the majority of the sites are made by yourself?

Thanks for the comments on great accountants blogs

Insight Marketing | | Permalink

Thanks for the comments above regarding this post.

 

The list we have put together is 6 great accountancy blogs, each for different reasons.  We know from working with hundreds of accountants is that time is a major challenge.  Not all good blogs can or will be updated regularly so we are realistic and have included some with frequent blogs and over 50,000 page views.  Others have not posted in months but still have some great things going for them.

 

If you and other readers have seen other good or great accountancy blogs let us know and we will view them and see if we can develop the list together.

 

Anti sales?  Anti Marketing?  Anti Promotions?

 

The blogs provided represent a good example of what is possible through multiple providers not just us.

 

As one reader has correctly pointed out there is no value in the backlinks due to AW no follow policy so no hidden sales message there.

 

So lets get back to the real issue here – great examples of accountant’s blogs

 

If you have seen one or two you are impressed with – let us know we will review them and improve the list for the benefit of all.

 

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pogoshogo | | Permalink

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