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50 Top SEO Experts to Follow on Social Media (to Get Updated Tips & Advice)

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50_Top_SEO_Experts_to_Follow_on_Social_Media_to_Get_Updated_Tips__Advice-lstop SEO expertsLooking 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.

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2. Jordan Kasteler

Jordan is a senior SEO manager at Red Door Interactive.

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3. Bruce Clay

Bruce is an SEO pioneer who's been active in the industry since 1996.

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4. Rand Fishkin

Rand is the founder of Moz.

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5. Distilled

Distilled is an online marketing agency based in London.

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6. John Doherty

John is a marketer, entrepreneur & startup adviser.

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7. David Mihm

David is a local search engine optimization expert.

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8. Lisa Holton (Barone)

Lisa is vice president of strategy at Overit.

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9. Annie Cushing

Annie is vice president of marketing for YourTango.

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10. Vanessa Fox

Vanessa is the author of "Marketing in the Age of Google: Your Online Strategy IS Your Business Strategy".

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11. Moz

Moz is marketing analytics software for search & social.

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12. Ann Smarty

Ann is the founder of MyBlogU.

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13. Neil Patel

Neil helped start Crazy Egg & KISSmetrics.

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14. Avinash Kaushik

Avinash is an author & digital marketing evangelist.

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15. Matt Cutts

Matt oversees the webspam team at Google.

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16. Matt McGee

Matt is editor-in-chief at Search Engine Land & Marketing Land.

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17. Tom Critchlow

Tom is a digital marketing expert.

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18. Alex McArthur

Alex is a digital marketing consultant.

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19. Todd Friesen

Todd is a director of SEO at Salesforce.

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20. Garrett French

Garrett is founder of Citation Labs.

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21. Christine Churchill

Christine is president of KeyRelevance.

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22. Lisa Myers

Lisa is founder & CEO at Verve Search.

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23. Mike King

Mike is an SEO & lead generation expert.

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24. Barry Schwartz

Barry is the CEO of Rusty Brick.

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25. Larry Kim

Larry is founder of WordStream.

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26. Cyrus Shepard

Cyrus is a senior content & SEO manager at Moz.

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27. Dan Shure

Dan owns Evolving SEO.

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28. Ed Fry

Ed is general manager at

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29. TJ Welsh

TJ is director of marketing for Stryde.

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30. Marissa Mayer

Marissa is president & CEO of Yahoo!.

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31. Danny Dover

Danny is a storyteller & bucket list completer.

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32. Wil Reynolds

Wil is the founder of SEER Interactive.

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33. Michael Gray

Michael is owner & president of Atlas Web Service.

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34. Shane Barker

Shane is an SEO & startup consultant.

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35. Ash Buckles

Ash is an SEO manager at InterContinental Hotels Group.

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36. Raven Tools

Raven Tools builds powerful Internet marketing tools.

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37. Pubcon

Pubcon is one of the foremost social media & search marketing conferences.

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38. KISSmetrics

KISSmetrics is a formidable analytics company.

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39. SEER Interactive

SEER Interactive is an Internet marketing agency that specializes in SEO, PPC & analytics.

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40. Search Marketing Expo

Search Marketing Expo is one of the world's most popular search marketing conferences.

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41. Matt Siltala

Matt is an SEO expert at Avalaunch Media.

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42. Rae Hoffman

Rae owns Sugarrae. She is also co-owner & CEO of PushFire.

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43. Julie Joyce

Julie is the owner of Link Fish Media.

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44. Adam Singer

Adam is a marketing & technology columnist, speaker & investor.

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45. Duane Forrester

Duane helps manage Bing Webmaster Tools.

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46. Aaron Wall

Aaron is the founder of SEO Book.

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47. Eric Enge

Eric is the founder & CEO of Stone Temple Consulting.

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48. Bill Slawski

Bill is president & founder of SEO by the Sea.

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49. Kristi Hines

Kristi is a blogger who writes about SEO, social media & Internet marketing.

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50. Brett Tabke

Brett is the founder of Pubcon.

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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:

Pat Parkinson
Pat Parkinson

Pat is Chief Propaganda Officer & Brand Journalist at Post Planner. When he's not snowboarding, fly-fishing or traversing continents, he gets the dirt & spreads the word.

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