Following masters at their personal blogs and social media profiles is one of the easiest way to get best at SEO and stay updated with latest happenings in SEO and Internet marketing. So our team at Smartinfosys.net decided to research and create a smashing post listing 50 most influential personalities in SEO and Internet marketing which our readers can follow to stay updated with latest news and techniques in field of SEO and Internet marketing. So here the list is:
Note: This list is sorted according to the total number of followers in Google+ and Twitter forthe related person. So as per the simple calculation, you can assume the people coming first in the list to be more influential than all others preceding them in the list.
Danny Sullivan On Google Plus | Followers: 1760K Danny Sullivan On Twitter | Followers: 367K
Founding Editor, Marketing Land & Search Engine Land, covering Google, Facebook, Twitter, SEO, SEM & all things digital marketing, search marketing and search.
Matt Cutts On Google Plus | Followers: 286K Matt Cutts On Twitter | Followers: 317K
Matt Cutts is head of webspam team at Google & One of the most influential person in field of SEO. He has big contribution in Google’s fight against spamming. He also runs his own blog at mattcutts.com
Avinash Kaushik On Google Plus | Followers: 288K Avinash Kaushik On Twitter | Followers: 129K
Avinash is the co-Founder of Market Motive and the Digital Marketing Evangelist for Google. He runs a very famous Digital Analytics blog, Occam’s Razor, and he is author of best selling books, Web Analytics 2.0 and Web Analytics: An Hour A Day.
Dharmesh Shah On Google Plus | Followers: 14K Dharmesh Shah On Twitter | Followers: 221K
Dharmesh Shah is the founder and CTO of HubSpot. He also writes at OnStartups, one of the most popular startup blogs. He has been on the Inc.500 list 5 times accross 2 different companies.
Rand Fishkin On Google Plus | Followers: 67K Rand Fishkin On Twitter | Followers: 153K
Rand is founder of MOZ.com. He co-authored Art Of SEO from O’Reily media and he is very well known for his fresh perspectives on SEO.
Brian Clark On Google Plus | Followers: 51K Brian Clark On Twitter | Followers: 159K
Brian Clark is the founder and CEO of Copyblogger, a company that provides solutions for smarter content marketing. He is also the co-host of New Rainmaker, an online audio show debuting in January of 2014. He produces the local lifestyle site Your Boulder, which is about what’s happening in Boulder, Colorado.
Darron Rowse On Google Plus | Followers: 158K Darron Rowse On Twitter | Followers: 1.6K
Darren Rowse is founder of well-known blog, ProBlogger. He works mainly on two blogs – ProBlogger, Digital Photography School where he’s also published a growing library of eBooks. He is also a co-founder of ‘Third Tribe Marketing’, ‘b5media blog network’ and the co-author of ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six Figure Income (Wiley).
Barry Schwartz On Google Plus | Followers: 76K Barry Schwartz On Twitter | Followers: 47.5K
Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and has covered search news for over five years. Barry also maintains the Search Engine Roundtable, his own search blog that tracks discussions at the most active search engine forums.Barry is often quoted in publications such as Forbes, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Bloomberg, News.com, Publish and more.
Neil Patel On Google Plus | Followers: 12.5K Neil Patel On Twitter | Followers: 110K
Neil has helped large corporations such as Amazon, AOL, GM, HP and Viacom make more money from the web. He has been featured among top 100 technorati blogger at age of 21. He runs widely successful Quicksprout.com and he is co-founder at KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg.
Aaron Wall On Google Plus | Followers: 28K Aaron Wall On Twitter | Followers: 73.2K
Aaron is well-known SEO and founder of SEOBook.com. He widely known for his high ranking SEO training at SEOBook. He has been actively involved on the web as a publisher and SEO practitioner since 2003.
Michael Stelzner On Google Plus | Followers: 24K Michael Stelzner On Twitter | Followers: 74.1K
Michael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner an online magazine that helps businesses answer social media questions with useful ‘how to’ articles, in-depth case studies, expert interviews, and original research. He has also founded My Kids’ Adventures, an online activities guide for busy parents and written the books “Launch: How to Quickly Propel Your Business Beyond the Competition” and “Writing White Papers: How to Capture Readers and Keep Them Engaged.”
Joost De valk
Joost De valk On Google Plus | Followers: 34K Joost De valk On Twitter | Followers: 62.8K
Joost de Valk is an online marketeer / SEO & web developer with an addiction to WordPress, social media and blogging. He is WordPress/web developer, SEO & all round geek and owner of some famous WordPress plugins including Yoast SEO which have been downloaded more than 6 million times.
Christy Hines On Google Plus | Followers: 28K Christy Hines On Twitter | Followers: 54K
Kristi is a freelance writer, ghostwriter, and professional blogger. She writes about online marketing strategies including content marketing, search marketing, and social media marketing at her blog Kikolani. Her writing has been featured on over 50 blogs in the online marketing industry, including AdAge Power 150 blogs such as Social Media Examiner, Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Watch, ProBlogger, Business 2 Community, and KISSmetrics.
Maek Traphagen On Google Plus | Followers: 77.5K Maek Traphagen On Twitter | Followers: 3.9K
Mark Traphagen is probably the oldest SEO. He is the Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting, one of the leading online marketing agencies in the United States. He has been featured among top 500 Google plus users and has great hands on diverse subjects including SEO, social media marketing, link building, content marketing, writing, content production, blogging & speaking.
Matt McGee On Google Plus | Followers: 33K Matt McGee On Twitter | Followers: 26.1K
Matt McGee is Editor-In-Chief at MarketingLand.com and SearchEngineLand.com. Google Glass Explorer and creator of GlassAlmanac.com. Founder of www.atu2.com & author of 2008 book U2 – A Diary.
Andy Beal On Google Plus | Followers: 18.5K Andy Beal On Twitter | Followers: 29.6K
Andy Beal is entrepreneur, speaker, author and consultant in digital marketing. He is CEO of trackur and founding editor of Marketing Pilgrim.
Bill Slawski On Google Plus | Followers: 29K Bill Slawski On Twitter | Followers: 13.5K
Bill Slawski is the Founder and President of SEO by the Sea & Director of Search Marketing at Go Fish Digital and I like working with people with their web sites, to help make them easier to find, and easier to use.
Wil Reynolds On Google Plus | Followers: 14.5K Wil Reynolds On Twitter | Followers: 23.2K
Wil Reynolds is Associate at SEER interactive, a well-known marketing agency. He has been doing SEO since 1999 & he is portal strategist at Netmarketing. Avinash has received rave reviews for bringing his energetic, inspiring, and practical insights to companies like Unilever, Dell, Time Warner, Vanguard, Porsche, and IBM.
Ian Lurie On Google Plus | Followers: 14K Ian Lurie On Twitter | Followers: 22.7K
Ian Lurie is an Internet marketing blogger. Founder and CEO of Portent, Inc., SEO and all around curmudgeon. His content idea generation tool is believed to be best for creating viral content ideas.
Daron Babin On Google Plus | Followers: 1.7K Daron Babin On Twitter | Followers: 31K
Daron Babin is one of the promonant member of search marketing community. Daron started Webmasterradio.fm which was a popular podcast series about search marketing trends, techniques and other issues.
Dr. Pete J. Meyers
Dr. Pete On Google Plus | Followers: 11.9K Dr. Pete On Twitter | Followers: 19.4K
Dr. Pete Meyers is marketing scientist at MOZ. He brainstorms for making data cool and believes that best data and ideas are useless unless you can communicate them.
Will Critchlow On Google Plus | Followers: 7K Will Critchlow On Twitter | Followers: 23.2K
Will Critchlow is founder of Distilled.com. He has consulted with some of the world’s largest organisations and most famous websites, spoken at most major industry events and regularly appeared in local and national press.
Tom Critchlow On Google Plus | Followers: 12.8K Tom Critchlow On Twitter | Followers: 17.4K
Tom Critchlow was Vice President Operations and head of search for more than a decade at Distilled & he currently runs his own blog at tomcritchlow.com
Cyrus Shephard On Google Plus | Followers: 13K Cyrus Shephard On Twitter | Followers: 14.8K
Cyrus Shephard is wellknown SEO consultant. He loves tackling tough SEO problems and helping online businesses spread their online marketing message. He was editor of 2012 edition of beginner’s guide to SEO.
Ana Hoffman On Google Plus | Followers: 21.5K Ana Hoffman On Twitter | Followers: 5K
Ana Hoffman started TrafficGenerationCafe, focusing on various ways to increase website traffic like search engine traffic, social media traffic, networking, as well as how to convert that traffic into subscribers and buyers.In six quick months, her blog grew to be an authority on traffic generation. Her blog’s Alexa rank is lower than 15,000.
Gianluca Fiorelli On Google Plus | Followers: 11.7K Gianluca Fiorelli On Twitter | Followers: 14.6K
Gianluca Fiorelli is SEO & web marketer and famous MOZ contributor. He is founder of ILOVESEO.net and he has been in Internet marketing since 2003.
Ricard Baxter On Google Plus | Followers: 5.2K Ricard Baxter On Twitter | Followers: 17.7K
Richard is founder of SEOgadget. He works with his team, working in digital marketing and considering the future of web technology. He is blogger, writer and contributor to SEOgadget’s blog..
John Doherty On Google Plus | Followers: 8.6K John Doherty On Twitter | Followers: 14.2K
John Doherty is the online marketing manager at Hotpads.com. He had worked formerly with Distilled in NYC. He writes about marketing and his job on johnfdoherty.com.
Bruce Clay On Google Plus | Followers: 8.1K Bruce Clay On Twitter | Followers: 14.2K
Bruce Clay is an MBA from Pepperdine University. He runs one of the most successful and first-tier internet marketing & SEO company Bruce Clay Inc. Bruce also delivers seminars on SEO and Internet Marketing.
Todd Malicoat On Google Plus | Followers: 4.5K Todd Malicoat On Twitter | Followers: 17.3K
Todd is amongst Most influential entrepreneurs among SEOs with aim of building better website. He has contributed to many famous SEO blogs including MOZ, Stuntdubl & Market Motive digital marketing training.
Andrew Shotland On Google Plus | Followers: 13K Andrew Shotland On Twitter | Followers: 7.9K
Andrew Shotland is Founder, Proprietor of Local SEO Guide and had worked as VP product & Biz Dev at InsiderPages. He is a search engine marketer and local SEO expert.
Sarah Carling On Google Plus | Followers: 2.7K Sarah Carling On Twitter | Followers: 16.1K
Sarah Carling is co-founder of Obsedian edge Internet marketing company and she runs her own SEO blog at sarahcarling.com. She has written for search Engine watch and some other famous SEO communities.
Ross Hudgens On Google Plus | Followers: 3.8K Ross Hudgens On Twitter | Followers: 14.8K
Ross Hudgens is an SEO specializing in content marketing/link building. He runs a content marketing agency, SiegeMedia.com, based out of greater LA. His blog, RossHudgens.com, has many posts from him regarding his marketing philosophy.
Eric Ward On Google Plus | Followers: 7.1K Eric Ward On Twitter | Followers: 10.3K
Eric is widely known as one of the world’s top online content publicists, link building experts and linking strategists. Eric founded the Web’s first link building and web promotion services, called NetPOST and URLwire, in 1994. Today Eric publishesLinkMoses Private, a linking strategy advice newsletter with readers in 23 countries. Eric offers training and consulting to help companies maximize the impact of their online presence.
Larry Kim On Google Plus | Followers: 4.5K Larry Kim On Twitter | Followers: 11.1K
Larry Kim is Founder & CTO of WordStream, Inc. He is author at Search Engine Journal, WordStream, SEOmoz, Small Business Trends, Search Engine Watch, Forbes, Search Engine Land, Marketing Profs, Inc. Magazine, etc. He has wide knowledge of SEO and he writes about diverse interests including Internet marketing, AdWords, Social Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Small business and blogging.
Pratik Dholakiya On Google Plus | Followers: 1K Pratik Dholakiya On Twitter | Followers: 13.8K
Pratik Dholakiya is Entrepreneur & Internet Marketing Consultant. He is co-founder & VP of marketing at E2M Solutions and OnlyDesign. He runs his own blog PratikDholakiya.com and he has worked as an SEO team leader from 2008 to 2010.
Jon Cooper On Google Plus | Followers: 3.5K Jon Cooper On Twitter | Followers: 11.2K
Jon Cooper is the founder of Hyperlynx Media, Inc., a digital marketing agency, and a native od Tarpon Springs, FL who writes about link building on Point Blank SEO.
Dixon Jones On Google Plus | Followers: 4.5K Dixon Jones On Twitter | Followers: 9.7K
Dixon Jones is Marketing director at Majestic SEO – the largest Link Intelligence database on the planet. He is founding director at Receptional – a Web Marketing Agency in the UK. He also used to optimize for AltaVista and Inktomi when Google was not so major company.
Jim Boykin On Google Plus | Followers: 5.6K Jim Boykin On Twitter | Followers: 8.6K
Jim Boykin is founder and CEO of InternetMarketingNinjas and owner of Webmasterworld.com, Developer Shed, cre8asiteForums and Threadwatch.org.
Sujan Patel On Google Plus | Followers: 1.4K Sujan Patel On Twitter | Followers: 10.1K
Sujan Patel is the founder of Single Grain, one of the top Digital Marketing agencies in San Francisco, CA. With more than 10 years of Internet marketing experience, Sujan leads the digital marketing strategy for companies like Sales Force, Yahoo, Intuit and many other Fortune 500 caliber companies. His team handles multi million dollars PPC campaigns and helps them for large scale social promotion and increasing conversions.
Shaun Anderson On Google Plus | Followers: 5.8K Shaun Anderson On Twitter | Followers: 5.5K
Shaun anderson is search marketing expert and he is Director of Hobo which he established in 2008. He sometimes writes about Google SEO & online marketing on the Hobo blog.
Jason Acidre On Google Plus | Followers: 4.2K Jason Acidre On Twitter | Followers: 5.7K
Jason Acidre is young SEO Strategist from the Philippines. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Xight Interactive, an online marketing agency based in the Philippines. I’m also the author of Kaiserthesage, an online marketing blog.
Ruth Burr On Google Plus | Followers: 2.4K Ruth Burr On Twitter | Followers: 6.5K
Ruth Burr is currently the Inbound Marketing Lead at Moz. She loves on-site, technical SEO; quality content creation; and data-driven decision making. Her skills include SEO, SEO team building and training & inbound marketing.
Tom Anthony On Google Plus | Followers: 3.6K Tom Anthony On Twitter | Followers: 5.1K
Tom Anthony has strong background in Web Development and currently he is a Consultant at Distilled and global associate at MOZ.
Kaila Strong On Google Plus | Followers: 1.7K Kaila Strong On Twitter | Followers: 6.2K
Kaila Strong is director of Account Development at Vertical Measures, a successful Content, Social & SEO Marketing Agency in Phoenix. She develops strategic digital marketing campaigns for small and large business, B2B & B2C.
Ramsay Taplin On Google Plus | Followers: 2.3K Ramsay Taplin On Twitter | Followers: 5.1K
Ramsay Taplin is leader of the couch-based blogging army at BlogTyrant.com – a blog about making a living from the couch. Blog Tyrant has a wonderful community (known as the Tyrant Troops) which are a huge source of information and advice – often better than the articles themselves!
James Agate On Google Plus | Followers: 1.2K James Agate On Twitter | Followers: 3.6K
James Agate is founder of SkyRocket SEO, which is a link building and content production agency. The company specialise in scalable, authentic and robust linking strategies for digital marketing agencies and in-house SEO teams & its services include guest posting, content production & promotion, broken link building and citation building.
Ben Wills On Google Plus | Followers: 1.9K Ben Wills On Twitter | Followers: 2.7K
Ben Willis is CEO and founder of Ontolo.com, famous for its content marketing, link building and SEO tools. He enjoys business, philosophy and working for his company Ontolo.
Geoff Kenyon On Google Plus | Followers: 2.1K Geoff Kenyon On Twitter | Followers: 1.6K
Geoff Kenyon is an SEO and Online marketer currently working at Distilled as an SEO Consultant. He has written several famous posts for sites like MOZ.
Mathew Barby On Google Plus | Followers: 1.8K Mathew Barby On Twitter | Followers: 1.4K
Mathew is digital Strategist at Wyatt International with a Bsc honours degree in Business and Management. He is owner of Melted Stories travel blog and a regular columnist on technology for Wild Junket Magazine and He also runs his own Matthewbarby.com and Findmyblogway.com that gives resources, tools and advice for blog owners and writers.