Looking to get your website on Page 1 of Google?
Welcome to the club. :)
Many businesses live or die by their search rankings. And these days, if you're not on Page 1, you pretty much don't exist!
"Search Engine Optimization" or SEO can help!
But how do you to learn SEO when you have so many other things to do in your business? A good place to start is by following top SEO experts on social media.
This will help you stay current on SEO best practices -- and keep SEO top of mind as you run & build your business.
With this in mind, I compiled the list below of 50 top SEO influencers to help get you started. Read it & follow some of the best minds in SEO.
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50 Top SEO Experts to Follow on Social Media
Note: the people on this list were selected in no particular order.
1. Danny Sullivan
Danny is the founding editor at Search Engine Land & Marketing Land.
2. Jordan Kasteler
Jordan is a senior SEO manager at Red Door Interactive.
3. Bruce Clay
Bruce is an SEO pioneer who's been active in the industry since 1996.
4. Rand Fishkin
Rand is the founder of Moz.
Distilled is an online marketing agency based in London.
6. John Doherty
John is a marketer, entrepreneur & startup adviser.
7. David Mihm
David is a local search engine optimization expert.
8. Lisa Holton (Barone)
Lisa is vice president of strategy at Overit.
9. Annie Cushing
Annie is vice president of marketing for YourTango.
10. Vanessa Fox
Vanessa is the author of "Marketing in the Age of Google: Your Online Strategy IS Your Business Strategy".
Moz is marketing analytics software for search & social.
12. Ann Smarty
Ann is the founder of MyBlogU.
13. Neil Patel
Neil helped start Crazy Egg & KISSmetrics.
14. Avinash Kaushik
Avinash is an author & digital marketing evangelist.
15. Matt Cutts
Matt oversees the webspam team at Google.
16. Matt McGee
Matt is editor-in-chief at Search Engine Land & Marketing Land.
17. Tom Critchlow
Tom is a digital marketing expert.
18. Alex McArthur
Alex is a digital marketing consultant.
19. Todd Friesen
Todd is a director of SEO at Salesforce.
20. Garrett French
Garrett is founder of Citation Labs.
21. Christine Churchill
Christine is president of KeyRelevance.
22. Lisa Myers
Lisa is founder & CEO at Verve Search.
23. Mike King
Mike is an SEO & lead generation expert.
24. Barry Schwartz
Barry is the CEO of Rusty Brick.
25. Larry Kim
Larry is founder of WordStream.
26. Cyrus Shepard
Cyrus is a senior content & SEO manager at Moz.
27. Dan Shure
Dan owns Evolving SEO.
28. Ed Fry
Ed is general manager at inbound.org.
29. TJ Welsh
TJ is director of marketing for Stryde.
30. Marissa Mayer
Marissa is president & CEO of Yahoo!.
31. Danny Dover
Danny is a storyteller & bucket list completer.
32. Wil Reynolds
Wil is the founder of SEER Interactive.
33. Michael Gray
Michael is owner & president of Atlas Web Service.
34. Shane Barker
Shane is an SEO & startup consultant.
35. Ash Buckles
Ash is an SEO manager at InterContinental Hotels Group.
36. Raven Tools
Raven Tools builds powerful Internet marketing tools.
Pubcon is one of the foremost social media & search marketing conferences.
KISSmetrics is a formidable analytics company.
39. SEER Interactive
SEER Interactive is an Internet marketing agency that specializes in SEO, PPC & analytics.
40. Search Marketing Expo
Search Marketing Expo is one of the world's most popular search marketing conferences.
41. Matt Siltala
Matt is an SEO expert at Avalaunch Media.
42. Rae Hoffman
Rae owns Sugarrae. She is also co-owner & CEO of PushFire.
43. Julie Joyce
Julie is the owner of Link Fish Media.
44. Adam Singer
Adam is a marketing & technology columnist, speaker & investor.
45. Duane Forrester
Duane helps manage Bing Webmaster Tools.
46. Aaron Wall
Aaron is the founder of SEO Book.
47. Eric Enge
Eric is the founder & CEO of Stone Temple Consulting.
48. Bill Slawski
Bill is president & founder of SEO by the Sea.
49. Kristi Hines
Kristi is a blogger who writes about SEO, social media & Internet marketing.
50. Brett Tabke
Brett is the founder of Pubcon.
Many people on this list are household names among the rank-and-file of the Internet marketing world.
Others in this post are newer kids on the block.
But you can never have too many connections in an industry that changes as quickly as SEO. This list of 50 only scratches the surface.
But hopefully it introduced you to some important players you hadn't heard of before.
Please recommend this post to your friends who want to learn more about SEO & post the names of your favorite search celebrities in the comments below.
These lists will make it easier to follow these folks on Twitter & Facebook:
- Follow These SEO Experts (Twitter)
- SEO Experts to Follow on Social Media (Facebook)
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