When it comes to finding great tutorial blogs related to technology, there just aren’t that many. There are literally millions of tech blogs, but frankly, most of them suck. I’ve been blogging about technology for over 4 years now and the landscape has changed dramatically. Earlier you had sites churning out hundreds of tutorials a week, mostly short and useless. With the Google Panda algorithm change, only the really good tutorial sites lasted.
There is eHow and WikiHow, but this article is mostly on technology tutorial blogs, which are really a dime a dozen. Most of the sites I will mention have been around for years and have been pumping out great content since the beginning. It’s no wonder they get huge traffic and tons of subscribers. If you’re looking to spruce up your tech skills or want to learn more advanced tech tricks, then check out the list below.
Most of these tech blogs cover a wide array of topics, so you’re not just stuck learning about only Apple products or only Microsoft software. They cover everything from home networking to media streaming to backup solutions to Windows error messages, etc. You get the drift by now, here’s the list.
#1 How-To Geek
The How-To Geek is one of the best sites out there for tech tutorials. The creator and head writer is a technical guru who knows how to write about complicated technical topics in a very easy to understand manner. The site gets over 11 million page views a month and is one of the top 2,000 sites in the entire world in terms of traffic.
They have a great navigation system, which makes it easy to find exactly what you are looking for. A Features section lets you browse only the best and most in-depth articles where you can learn all kinds of good stuff. They also have a very active forum where you can post questions and usually get an answer back in a few hours, if not quicker.
What I like most is the fact that it’s super fast loading and has minimal number of ads. Even some of the good tutorial blogs I will mention below have a lot of ads and take forever to load even over a fast connection. And to top it off, they have a great mobile version of the site that automatically loads for you when browsing on your phone or iPad or other mobile device.
# 2 Digital Inspiration
Digital Inspiration has been one of my favorite blogs since I learned what a blog was. It’s also been around for a very long time and the creator and only author, Amit Agrawal, is a genius at finding useful bits of information and converting them into awesome posts. Half the time, I don’t even know how he figures this stuff out because I’ve never even heard about it anywhere else.
And that’s also the reason why his site ranks in the top 1,500 sites in the entire world. With easy-to-understand and totally helpful tips, Digital Inspiration is one blog that I visit daily. His site also loads instantly and the ads just blend right into the theme. Amit is also one of the first professional bloggers in India and earns a great living making money from AdSense on Digital Inspiration.
MakeUseOf is another tech blog that has grown leaps and bounds over the last 2 to 3 years. It was started by one guy, Aibek, who is still the managing editor, but now includes lots of writers, editors and researchers. They pump out 5 to 10 articles a day, all of which are high quality and useful.
What makes MakeUseOf stand out is the fact that they also have written a bunch of guides on everything from iOS to WordPress to Ubuntu to Office, etc, etc, etc. They have a ton of guides and they are all free! Each guide is fairly lengthy and goes into great detail about the specific topic.
The other feature that makes their site stand out are the Best Of lists. They have hundreds of Best Of lists on everything from software to computers to tablets and anything else you can think of. If you’re like most people, you probably read a best of list somewhere on the web at least a few times a week. MakeUseOf has the distinction of being in the top 1,000 sites in the entire world, which is pretty darn hard to do.
You’ve probably already heard of Lifehacker at some point. Or if not, you probably have visited their site without knowing it while searching on Google. They are the epitome of a tips and tutorial blog. Most of their posts are short and succinct, but they always help you fix a problem, learn something new, or make things better.
Lifehacker is also a top 1,000 site and has a huge following. Not only does it provide great tech tutorials, it also has a lot of repeating themes such as “Ask the Readers”, “Stuff We Like” and “Tips Box” that people have come to love.
Even though AddictiveTips has not been around for as long as some of the other sites mentioned, it’s on a roll. It’s already in the top 3,000 sites and it’s moving up fast. My favorite aspect of AddictiveTips is the theme. It’s fresh, clean and professional looking, while having a tech touch to it also.
The site posts quite frequently and covers everything from free software to Windows 7 to mobile devices and lots more. The tutorials are always useful and in-depth. You can tell someone took the time to test out whatever they wrote about. I’m sure AddictiveTips will be in the top 1,000 sites soon enough with their excellent content and easy-to-understand writing style.
Think I missed a great site? If so, post a comment and let us know what your favorite tech tutorial blog is. Like I mentioned, there are lots of tech blog and lots of tutorial blogs, but if you want both and want something good, these are the sites you should check out. Enjoy!