Want to learn more about
search engine optimization (SEO)?
Then you should learn from the top SEO experts.
top SEO blogs and publications is a good start. So is attending SEO conferences. But don’t stop there.
SEO is such a giving community. We share strategies, tactics, tips, tools, data, and so much more on social media and at conferences – as well as in articles, research, and blog posts.
You will definitely learn something new every day from this list of 140 SEO experts. Follow them if you want a free SEO education.
How This List Was Compiled
The term “SEO expert” is thrown around a lot these days.
Do a Google search for [seo experts to follow] and you’ll find plenty of lists.
Here’s the thing about most of these lists: they’re usually deeply flawed in one way or another.
Generally, top SEO expert lists:
Are just a sneaky way for an unknown author to get himself or herself on a list filled with experts and look like a big-time SEO expert. Are published by unknown SEO agencies or companies purely for the purposes of attracting links and shares. Include people who, while brilliant in other areas of marketing (social media, content marketing, etc.), aren’t really SEO experts. Include people who no longer are really involved in SEO (or never really were practitioners). For example, while Matt Cutts, the former distinguished engineer who was head of the webspam team at Google, might be great on a list if it were still 2013 – it’s no longer 2013. Include popular “experts” who share bad information that give the industry a bad name. (We won’t name any names here.)
That’s why I wanted to put together this list of today’s top authorities and experts you should be following if you want to learn about SEO today.
This post isn’t meant to reward everyone who has ever been an SEO professional or includes the acronym SEO in his or her job title. It also isn’t intended to be a popularity contest that confuses expertise with social media follower counts.
The people on this list are all actively doing SEO now – or they’re sharing SEO information, knowledge, and insights (either via social media, contributing to publications or blogs, or speaking at conferences).
These SEO people really know their stuff. Follow them if you want to grow your skill set and knowledge.
1. Barry Adams Follow @badams on Twitter Follow Barry on Facebook 2. Jono Alderson Follow @jonoalderson on Twitter Follow Jono on Facebook 3. Alicia Anderson Follow @A_K_Anderson on Twitter
4. Dawn Anderson Follow @dawnieando on Twitter Follow Dawn on Facebook 5. Benj Arriola Follow @BenjArriola on Twitter Follow Benj on Facebook Read Benj on Search Engine Journal 6. Adam Audette Follow @audette on Twitter
7. Loren Baker Follow @lorenbaker on Twitter Follow Loren on Facebook Read Loren on Search Engine Journal 8. Aleh Barysevich Follow @ab80 on Twitter Follow Aleh on Facebook Read Aleh on Search Engine Journal 9. Ashley Berman Hale Follow @BermanHale on Twitter Follow Ashley on Facebook 10. Seth Besmertnik Follow @Besmertnik on Twitter Follow Seth on Facebook 11. Andy Betts Follow @andybetts1 on Twitter Follow Andy on Facebook 12. Alan Bleiweiss Follow @AlanBleiweiss on Twitter Follow Alan on Facebook Read Alan on Search Engine Journal 13. Mike Blumenthal Follow @mblumenthal on Twitter Follow Mike on Facebook 14. Chris Boggs Follow @boggles on Twitter Follow Chris on Facebook 15. Michael Bonfils Follow @michaelbonfils on Twitter Follow Michael on Facebook 16. Elmer Boutin Follow @rehor on Twitter Follow Elmer on Facebook 17. Jim Boykin Follow @jimboykin on Twitter Follow Jim on Facebook 18. Rob Bucci Follow @STATrob on Twitter Follow Rob on Facebook 19. Doc Sheldon Campbell Follow @DocSheldon on Twitter Follow Doc on Facebook 20. Christine Churchill Follow @ChrisChurchill on Twitter Follow Christine on Facebook 21. Catfish Comstock Follow @SEOCatfish on Twitter Follow Catfish on Facebook 22. Jon Cooper Follow @joncooperseo on Twitter
23. Will Critchlow Follow @willcritchlow on Twitter Follow Will on Facebook 24. Anna Crowe Follow @annaleacrowe on Twitter Follow Anna on Facebook Read Anna on Search Engine Journal 25. Brent Csutoras Follow @brentcsutoras on Twitter Follow Brent on Facebook Read Brent on Search Engine Journal 26. Annie Cushing Follow @AnnieCushing on Twitter Follow Annie on Facebook 27. Dave Davies Follow @beanstalkim on Twitter Follow Dave on Facebook Read Dave on Search Engine Journal 28. Brian Dean Follow @Backlinko on Twitter Follow Brian on Facebook 29. Stoney deGeyter Follow @StoneyD on Twitter Read Stoney on Search Engine Journal 30. Joost de Valk Follow @jdevalk on Twitter Follow Joost on Facebook 31. Pratik Dholakiya Follow @DholakiyaPratik on Twitter Follow Pratik on Facebook Read Pratik on Search Engine Journal 32. John Doherty Follow @dohertyjf on Twitter Follow John on Facebook 33. Rae Dolan Follow @sugarrae on Twitter Follow Rae on Facebook 34. Rhea Drysdale Follow @Rhea on Twitter Follow Rhea on Facebook 35. Victoria Edwards Follow @TallChickVic on Twitter Follow Victoria on Facebook 36. Eric Enge Follow @stonetemple on Twitter Follow Eric on Facebook Read Eric on Search Engine Journal 37. Erin Everhart Follow @erinever on Twitter Follow Erin on Facebook 38. Melissa Fach Follow @SEOAware on Twitter Follow Melissa on Facebook 39. Shelly Fagin Follow @shellyfagin on Twitter Follow Shelly on Facebook 40. Gianluca Fiorelli Follow @gfiorelli1 on Twitter Follow Gianluca on Facebook 41. Rand Fishkin Follow @randfish on Twitter Follow Rand on Facebook 42. Duane Forrester Follow @DuaneForrester on Twitter Follow Duane on Facebook 43. Glenn Gabe Follow @glenngabe on Twitter Follow Glenn on Facebook 44. Greg Gifford Follow @GregGifford on Twitter Follow Greg on Facebook 45. Casie Gillette Follow @Casieg on Twitter Follow Casie on Facebook 46. Andrew Girdwood Follow @AndrewGirdwood on Twitter Follow Andrew on Facebook 47. Damon Gochneaur Follow @DamonGochneaur on Twitter Follow Damon on Facebook 48. Dennis Goedegebuure Follow @TheNextCorner on Twitter Follow Dennis on Facebook 49. Keith Goode Follow @keithgoode on Twitter Follow Keith on Facebook 50. Bartosz Góralewicz Follow @bart_goralewicz on Twitter Follow Bartosz on Facebook 51. Mike Grehan Follow @mikegrehan on Twitter Follow Mike on Facebook 52. Emily Grossman Follow @goutaste on Twitter Follow Emily on Facebook 53. Jenny Halasz Follow @jennyhalasz on Twitter Read Jenny on Search Engine Journal 54. Joe Hall Follow @joehall on Twitter Follow Joe on Facebook 55. Brian Harnish Follow @BrianHarnish on Twitter Follow Brian on Facebook Read Brian on Search Engine Journal 56. Christopher Hart Follow @chris_hart on Twitter Follow Chris on Facebook Read Chris on Search Engine Journal 57. Bill Hartzer Follow @bhartzer on Twitter Follow Bill on Facebook Read Bill on Search Engine Journal 58. Joy Hawkins Follow @JoyanneHawkins on Twitter
59. Marie Haynes Follow @Marie_Haynes on Twitter Follow Marie on Facebook 60. Jim Hedger Follow @jimhedger on Twitter Follow Jim on Facebook 61. Jon Henshaw Follow @henshaw on Twitter Follow Jon on Facebook 62. Simon Heseltine Follow @SimonHeseltine on Twitter Follow Simon on Facebook 63. Carrie Hill Follow @CarrieHill on Twitter Follow Carrie on Facebook 64. Bill Hunt Follow @billhunt on Twitter Follow Bill on Facebook 65. Gary Illyes Follow @methode on Twitter Follow Gary on Facebook 66. Mark Jackson Follow @MarkJackson on Twitter Follow Mark on Facebook 67. Ammon Johns Follow @Ammon_Johns on Twitter Follow Ammon on Facebook 68. Dixon Jones Follow @Dixon_Jones on Twitter Follow Dixon on Facebook 69. Kelsey Jones Follow @wonderwall7 on Twitter Follow Kelsey on Facebook Read Kelsey on Search Engine Journal 70. Kristopher Jones Follow @krisjonescom on Twitter Follow Kris on Facebook Read Kris on Search Engine Journal 71. Ryan Jones Follow @RyanJones on Twitter Follow Ryan on Facebook Read Ryan on Search Engine Journal 72. Julie Joyce Follow @JulieJoyce on Twitter Follow Julie on Facebook 73. Jordan Kasteler Follow @JordanKasteler on Twitter Follow Jordan on Facebook 74. Michael King Follow @iPullRank on Twitter Follow Mike on Facebook 75. Jeremy Knauff Follow @JeremyKnauff on Twitter Follow Jeremy on Facebook Read Jeremy on Search Engine Journal 76. Topher Kohan Follow @Topheratl on Twitter Follow Topher on Facebook 77. AJ Kohn Follow @ajkohn on Twitter Follow AJ on Facebook 78. Kim Krause Berg Follow @kim_cre8pc on Twitter Follow Kim on Facebook 79. Cindy Krum Follow @Suzzicks on Twitter Follow Cindy on Facebook 80. Brian LaFrance Follow @blafrance on Twitter Follow Brian on Facebook 81. Joe Laratro Follow @jlaratro on Twitter Follow Joe on Facebook 82. Heather Lloyd-Martin Follow @heatherlloyd on Twitter Follow Heather on Facebook 83. Laura Lippay Follow @lauralippay on Twitter Follow Laura on Facebook 84. Ian Lurie Follow @portentint on Twitter Follow Ian on Facebook 85. Trond Lyngbø Follow @TrondLyngbo on Twitter Follow Trond on Facebook 86. Casey Markee Follow @MediaWyse on Twitter Follow Casey on Facebook 87. Debra Mastaler Follow @debramastaler on Twitter Follow Debra on Facebook 88. Josh McCoy Follow @JoshuaCMcCoy on Twitter Follow Josh on Facebook Read Josh on Search Engine Journal 89. Brian McDowell Follow @brian_mcdowell on Twitter Follow Brian on Facebook 90. Sha Menz Follow @ShahMenz on Twitter Follow Sha on Facebook 91. Bryson Meunier Follow @brysonmeunier on Twitter Follow Bryson on Facebook 92. David Mihm Follow @davidmihm on Twitter Follow David on Facebook 93. Roger Montti Follow @martinibuster on Twitter Follow Roger on Facebook Read Roger on Search Engine Journal 94. Paddy Moogan Follow @paddymoogan on Twitter Follow Paddy on Facebook 95. Kate Morris Follow @katemorris on Twitter 96. John Mueller Follow @JohnMu on Twitter
97. Britney Muller Follow @BritneyMuller on Twitter
98. Lisa D. Myers Follow @LisaDMyers on Twitter Follow Lisa on Facebook 99. Dr. Pete Myers Follow @dr_pete on Twitter Follow Pete on Facebook 100. Lee Odden Follow @leeodden on Twitter Follow Lee on Facebook 101. Beau Pedraza Follow @beaupedraza on Twitter Follow Beau on Facebook Read Beau on Search Engine Journal 102. Scott Polk Follow @scottpolk on Twitter Follow Scott on Facebook 103. Jeff Preston Follow @jeffreypreston on Twitter Follow Jeffrey on Facebook 104. Bridget Randolph Follow @BridgetRandolph on Twitter Follow Bridget on Facebook 105. Wil Reynolds Follow @wilreynolds on Twitter Follow Wil on Facebook 106. Adam Riemer Follow @rollerblader on Twitter Follow Adam on Facebook Read Adam on Search Engine Journal 107. Dave Rohrer Follow @daver on Twitter Follow Dave on Facebook 108. Conrad Saam Follow @ConradSaam on Twitter Follow Conrad on Facebook 109. Kristine Schachinger Follow @schachin on Twitter Follow Kristine on Facebook 110. Barry Schwartz Follow @rustybrick on Twitter Follow Barry on Facebook 111. Eli Schwartz Follow @5le on Twitter Follow Eli on Facebook Read Eli on Search Engine Journal 112. Paul Shapiro Follow @fighto on Twitter Follow Paul on Facebook 113. John Shehata Follow @JShehata on Twitter Follow John on Facebook 114. Carolyn Shelby Follow @cshel on Twitter Follow Carolyn on Facebook 115. Chris Sherman Follow @CJSherman on Twitter Follow Chris on Facebook 116. Andrew Shotland Follow @localseoguide on Twitter Follow Andrew on Facebook 117. Omi Sido Follow @OmiSido on Twitter Follow Omi on Facebook 118. Matt Siltala Follow @Matt_Siltala on Twitter Follow Matt on Facebook 119. Grant Simmons Follow @simmonet on Twitter Follow Grant on Facebook 120. Bill Slawski Follow @bill_slawski on Twitter Follow Bill on Facebook 121. Jennifer Slegg Follow @jenstar on Twitter Follow Jennifer on Facebook 122. Ann Smarty Follow @seosmarty on Twitter Follow Ann on Facebook 123. Aleyda Solis Follow @aleyda on Twitter Follow Aleyda on Facebook 124. Stephan Spencer Follow @sspencer on Twitter Follow Stephan on Facebook 125. Patrick Stox Follow @patrickstox on Twitter Follow Patrick on Facebook Read Patrick on Search Engine Journal 126. Michael Stricker Follow @RadioMS on Twitter Follow Michael on Facebook 127. Kaspar Szymanski Follow @kas_tweets on Twitter Follow Kaspar on Facebook 128. Brett Tabke Follow @btabke on Twitter Follow Brett on Facebook 129. Dan Taylor Follow @taylorDanRW on Twitter Read Dan on Search Engine Journal 130. Shari Thurow Follow @sharithurow on Twitter Follow Shari on Facebook 131. Leslie To Follow @itsleslieto on Twitter
132. Marcus Tober Follow @marcustober on Twitter Follow Marcus on Facebook 133. Bas van den Beld Follow @basvandenbeld on Twitter Follow Bas on Facebook 134. Ashley Ward Follow @ashleymadhatter on Twitter Follow Ashley on Facebook Read Ashley on Search Engine Journal 135. Frank Watson Follow@AussieWebmaster on Twitter Follow Frank on Facebook 136. Mindy Weinstein Follow @mindyweinstein on Twitter Follow Mindy on Facebook Read Mindy on Search Engine Journal 137. Fili Wiese Follow @filiwiese on Twitter Follow Fili on Facebook 138. Rob Woods Follow @robdwoods on Twitter Follow Rob on Facebook 139. Tony Wright Follow @tonynwright on Twitter Follow Tony on Facebook Read Tony on Search Engine Journal 140. Joe Youngblood Follow @YoungbloodJoe on Twitter Follow Joe on Facebook Read Joe on Search Engine Journal
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