We get lots of emails from our viewers asking about how they could stay updated on search engine optimization and video marketing? We always tell them to follow industry leaders in their niche so they get current happenings in their niche.
Industry experts share their knowledge, how to guides, case studies and analytics so their followers stay updated with the latest information. They are always ready to help their followers and they are passionate in their niches that make them try new things, analysis, test, improve current scenarios, and solving current problem in their industries.
One of the easiest things to learn anything from experts is follow their footprints. In this digital era we can follow our ideals and industry leads on various social media sites. Here is a short list of SEO experts who you should follow to learn SEO and stay updated on search engine optimization.
Here is a list of SEO masters you should follow to stay updated on latest happenings on search engine optimization, in no particular order.
1. Matt Cutts
Matt Cutts is the head of the webspam team at Google. The best way to stay updated with Google algorithm changes is Matt Cutt’s feed. If you have any interesting question on SEO just shoot a tweet to Mr. Matt Cutts and he would answer it because that’s what he does but your question has to be interesting.
2. Rand Fishkin
Rand is the founder of Moz, co-founder of Inbound.org and the Art of SEO.
Moz is one of the most popular SEO site to follow. MOZ’s metrics like Domain authority (DA) and Page Authority (PA) are one of the parameters of search engine optimization. It has various tools for SEO experts in keyword research, keyword difficulty etc.
3. Aaron Wall
Aaron is the founder of SEO Book and PPCblog. He is an avid blogger and shares his knowledge on SEObook.
SEObook offers different lessons on blogging and the community is focused on search engine optimization.
4. Danny Sullivan
Danny is founding editor of Search Engine Land. he has been writing SEO and online marketing article since 1995. He also serves as Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media and you can follow his personal blog Daggle.
5. Barry Schwartz
Barry Schwartz is CEO of RustyBrick, Inc. He is also Founder of Search Engine Roundtable. Prior to Rustybrick he worked as news editor for Search Engine Watch and Search Engine Land one of the popular SEO sites.
6. Andy Beal
Andy Beal is CEO and Founder of Trackur which is an online reputation monitoring tool. He is one of the gurus in online reputation management who you should follow to increase your brand reputation. He is author of Repped: 30 Days to a Better Online Reputation. He is also Founding Editor of Marketing Pilgrim.
7. Adam Heitzman
Adam Heitzman co-founder and managing partner is co-founder and managing partner of HigherVisibility. He helps businesses by their tools and sharing information on SEO, online marketing and discusses the latest topics and trends.
He uses his 10+ years of experience to help his client grow his businesses.
8. Bill Slawski
Bill Slawski is president and founder of SEO by the Sea. He is also Sea Director of Search Marketing for Go Fish Digital. He have been engaged in professional SEO, and internet marketing consulting since 1996. He specialises in Google patents and that’s why he spends most of his time on researching patents.
9. Aleyda Solis
Aleyda Solis is an international SEO consultant and entrepreneur. She founded orainti.com, a mobile and technical SEO consultancy which helps businesses to succeed with organic search marketing.
She has 7 years of experience doing Search Engine Optimization for European, American and Latin-American companies. She writes on Search Engine Land, State of Digital, Moz many more SEO sites.
10. Dan Petrovic
Dan Petrovic founder of Dejan. He is a web author, innovator and a highly regarded search industry event speaker. His online free tool Algoroo analyzes and tracks SERPs fluctuations which really helpful for SEO experts and consultants.
11. Joost De Valk
Joost de Valk is the founder and CEO of Yoast founded in 2010. Yoast is one of the most popular and must have WordPress plugin for on-page SEO. He has developed numerous such plugins to help website rank on search engines.
He runs podcast SEO and various topics which you should not miss.
12. Jon Cooper
Jonathan Cooper (Jon Cooper) is founder of Hyperlynx Media, a digital marketing agency and he blogs about search engine marketing and link building on PointBlankSEO.com. He is a digital nomad, link builder and an entrepreneur.
He has been helping businesses build quality links by various creative techniques for over 5 years.
13. Mark Traphagen
Mark Traphagen is Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting.
He specialises in Google Authorship and there are very few people who has tremendous knowledge on Google Authorship. If you have any question on Google Authorship he should be the first person you should expect an answer. Just ask him on Twitter and you might get the reply from him.
14. Julie Joyce
Jule Joyce is owner of the link building company Link Fish Media, Inc and co-founder of SEO Chicks. She has 12 years of experience in IT consisting of programming, technical writing, quality assurance testing, search engine marketing and optimization, pay per click management, SEO project management, technical project management, and link building.She enjoys cannibal movies and Swedish crime novels.
She specialises in link building. If you want to learn link building go follow her blog.
15. Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse founder of Problogger, indeed! he is a pro blogger every blogger should follow. he is also a speaker, consultant and founder of several blogs and blog networks, including b5media, digital-photography-school.com, twitip.com, SnapnDeals etc.
They have got close to 8,000 posts with blogging advice, tips, and in-depth tutorials alongside the latest blogging trends. If you wanna be a problogger and want to learn seo, writing, content creation, content marketing etc this is a right place and person to follow.
16. Brian Clark
Brian Clark is CEO of Copyblogger, Rainmaker Digital, host ofunemployable.com and curator of further.net. He is a solution for smarter and effective content creation and marketing. If you want to learn copywriting Copyblogger is a perfect place to learn all aspect of copywriting and promotion.
17. Kristi Hines
Kristi Hines is founder of Kikolani, Contentpromotionplan and Kristihines.com. Kristi Hines is a freelance writer, ghostwriter and business blogger. She is one of the pro bloggers who writes and shares about SEO, social media & Internet marketing, ghost writing, freelancing, copywriting on her social media channels.
18. Mike Blumenthal
If you want to get better understanding of local SEO and you serve to local businesses then Mike is the right person to follow. He specialises on Google Places, Google Maps and Local Search Optimization and shares his knowledge of wisdom on his social media accounts. He knows how tiny details can make big difference and he is the person who can narrow down the SEO to local SEO.
He helps local search work for consumer and business alike.
19. Tadeusz Szewczyk
Tadeusz Szewczyk helps people with blogs, social media and search. He is one of the path breaker who don’t rely on Google for traffic. He believes in direct traffic from social media and content marketing.
20. Loren Baker
Loren Baker is Founder of Search Engine Journal and Co-Founder of Foundation Digital (a digital marketing strategy & development agency.), he is also an advisor for Alpha Brand Media.He is well known and trusted SEO guru who new digital marketers and bloggers follows.
He is Awesome At: SEO, Social Media, Content Marketing, Blogging, Entrepreneuris.
If you have any questions regarding SEO, SEO consulting, blogging and content marketing, social media just ask him on social media and who know you may get reply from him.
21. Neil Patel
Neil patel is founder of CrazyEgg, Hello Bar and KISSMetrics. He shares everything from “aha” to “oh shit”, the way he analyze and test different things on his own blog. He shares his failures and successes. That’s why he calls himself an analytics junkie. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue.
He specialises in Search Engine Optimization, Internet Marketing, Conversion Optimization and Growth Hacking.
22. Joe Hall
Joe Hall is founder of hallanalysis.com, Hall Analysis LLC and 22 Media LLC. He is a web developer, writer, marketer and artist who works for development of small and medium scale businesses and nonprofit organizations.
23. Geoff Kenyon
Geoff Kenyon is an online marketer. He helps drive revenue for startups and established brands by driving traffic to their websites by various methodologies. He is director online marketing houzz, distilled and Calpoly. He loves moutain biking, Do-it-yourself stuff. He loves wine and he brew wine at home.
He focuses growing businesses through content and search.
24. Mike Ramsey
Mike Ramsey is founder of Nifty Marketing and NiftyLaw. He is heavily involved in digital marketing, entrepreneurship, and investing.
His Specialties: Local Search, Content Marketing, Web Development, Search Engine Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Branding, Design.
25. Ann Smarty
Ann Smarty is founder of MyBlogU, MyBlogGuest, TwChat and SEOSmarty. She is brand manager of NinjasMarketing & co-founder of ViralContentBuzz.com. She has been sharing her internet marketing knowledge for 7 years. Her interests are Social Media, Content Marketing and Blogging.
Here is a short list of people who are spending most of their time on the internet to make it a better place for everyone. They analyse share their knowledge with all of us so we could learn how to rank, how to learn, how to track and how to grow our online businesses and blogs.
There would be many influencers we might have missed but you can let us know in the comment. We are really excited to read your views on our list and looking forward to hear new influencers from you.