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68 SEO Experts To Follow On Threads

A list of SEO experts to follow on Threads to help get you started on the platform and join this new social media community.

Instagram Threads, the new social media platform on the block, is looking like a strong contender to be adopted as a new SEO hangout.

The social media space in the SEO community has seen a lot of disruption over the last year.

Twitter has always been a core favorite hangout until Elon Musk bought it, and many people began to ditch the platform.

Although Mastodon launched in 2016, suddenly, at the beginning of 2023, many SEOs saw it as a new Twitter alternative after renouncing the bird app.

Although promising initially, the decentralized platform has limitations in connecting with other servers, and establishing the SEO community was constrained as people were divided between different servers.

Then Bluesky came along – and yet again, SEO people waited to see if this would catch fire. As yet, apart from a few early adopters, it hasn’t seen mass uptake or threatened the domination of other platforms.

For over a year, LinkedIn has been enjoying a resurgence with a lot of activity in the community. Many SEO pros historically vocal on Twitter have started posting long messages about case studies and thought leadership on the platform.

One real positive about being part of LinkedIn is the absence of politics, outrage, and snarkiness that is consuming Twitter.

LinkedIn is professional and a great platform to showcase what you are working on and share ideas about work.

And then, Instagram Threads launched on July 5 at 7:00 p.m. EDT.

It achieved 2 million sign-ups in the first 2 hours.

In 24 hours, it had 30 million. It took ChatGPT two months to get 100 million followers. Threads took five days.

It took Twitter two years to get one million followers; Instagram took two and a half months. Threads did this in less than an hour.

Will Threads manage to sustain and create a new SEO community? At this point, we can’t say.

We jumped on the platform quickly within the first few days as it was launching and watched countless people we knew in the community come on board.

It has a fresh feel to it and was like a reunion of old friends together that hasn’t been felt in some time. A buzz and vibe of excitement and interest felt like Twitter from many years ago.

For new users to a platform, one of the first things to do is follow people and build your follow list.

Threads doesn’t currently support hashtags, so it’s even more important to follow the right people to find the discussion you want to participate in.

For anyone in SEO, we’ve compiled a short list of SEO experts to follow on Threads to help get you started on the platform.

This list isn’t intended to be exclusive, all-encompassing, or any statement about who is considered to be better than anyone else.

It’s compiled from experts in SEO who are already active on Threads, and we included current Search Engine Journal authors.

An expert is someone who we consider to contribute significantly to the industry through social media and speaking, and through posting content that offers value.

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Search Engine Journal Staff On Threads

Search Engine Journal Contributors on Threads

Not all of the SEJ community are currently on Threads, so we have only included the ones that are active so far.

  1. Andrew Shotland
    Founder of Local SEO Guide.
    Read Andrew’s posts on SEJ.
  2. Benji Hyam
    Co-founder of Grow and Convert.
  3. Dixon Jones
    CEO at Inlinks.
    Read Dixon’s posts on SEJ.
  4. Frederick Vallaeys
    Co-founder of Optmyzr.
    Read Frederick’s posts on SEJ.
  5. Kevin Indig
    Growth Advisor.
    Read Kevin’s posts on SEJ.
  6. Kevin Rowe
    Founder of PureLinq.
    Read Kevin’s posts on SEJ.
  7. Kristopher B. Jones
    Growth Advisor, Founder of LSEO.
    Read Kris’s posts on SEJ.
  8. Lidia Infante
    Senior SEO Manager at Sanity.
    Watch Lidia on SEJ.
  9. Ludwig Makhyan
    Co-Founder of Mazeless.
    Read Ludwig’s posts on SEJ.
  10. Mordy Oberstein
    Head of SEO Branding at Wix.
    Read Mordy’s posts on SEJ.
  11. Motoko Hunt
    International Search Marketing Consultant at AJPR.
    Read Motoko’s posts on SEJ.
  12. Navah Hopkins
    President at Navah Hopkins LLC.
    Read Navah’s posts on SEJ.
  13. Ron Lieback
    Founder of ContentMender.
    Read Ron’s posts on SEJ.
  14. Ruth Everett
    Technical SEO at SearchPilot.
    Read Ruth’s posts on SEJ.
  15. Ryan Jones,
    SEO lead at Razorfish
    Read Ryan’s posts on SEJ.


Who to follow on Threads

SEO Experts To Follow On Threads

As mentioned above, this isn’t an exhaustive or exclusive list and only includes SEOs that were active on Threads in the first few weeks. All of the names below are well worth following for their expertise and community contribution.

There might be lots of names we have missed, and this is not intentional, or any rating of the SEO community.

  1. AJ Ghergich
    SEO consultant.
  2. AJ Kohn
    Founder of Blind Five Year Old.
  3. Aleyda Solís
    International SEO Consultant.
  4. Amanda Natividad
    VP of Marketing at SparkToro.
  5. Andrew Charlton
    Managing Director of Crawl Consultancy
  6. Areej Abuali
    Founder of Women in Tech SEO.
  7. Barry Schwartz
    Founder of Search Engine Roundtable.
  8. Bastian Grimm
    CEO at Peak Ace.
  9. Brett Tabke
    Founder of PubCon.
  10. Brie E Anderson
    Analytics Consultant.
  11. Brodie Clark
    SEO Consultant.
  12. Bryan Eisenberg
    Author of Call To Action and Waiting For Your Cat To Bark.
  13. Chris Green
    Analytics Consultant.
  14. Craig Campbell
    SEO consultant at Craig Campbell SEO.
  15. Danny Goodwin
    Managing Editor of Search Engine Land
  16. Dawn Anderson
    Search consultant.
  17. Eric Wu
    Partner, SEO @ a16z.
  18. Gianluca Fiorelli
    International SEO consultant.
  19. Glenn Gabe
    SEO consultant.
  20. Greg Gifford
    COO at SearchLab and local SEO expert.
  21. Hannah Rampton
    SEO and Data Consultant.
  22. Itamar Blauer
    SEO Director at StudioHawk.
  23. James Norquay
    Founder of Prosperity Media.
  24. John Doherty
    Founder of Credo and EditorNinja.
  25. Jono Alderson
    Independent Technical SEO Consultant.
  26. Kelvin Newman
    Founder of BrightonSEO.
  27. Kevin Gibbons
    CEO and Founder at Re:Signal.
  28. Lee Odden
    Founder of TopRank Marketing.
  29. Lily Ray
    Head of SEO at Amsive Digital
  30. Lukasz Zelezny
    SEO Expert and Consultant.
  31. Mark Traphagen
    VP of Product Marketing and Training at seoClarity.
  32. Maria G White
    Head of SEO at Kurt Geiger.
  33. Martin MacDonald,
    SEO Consultant, SEO Consultant.
  34. Michael King
    Founder of iPullrank.
  35. Michelle Robbins
    Decision Science Leader at LinkedIn.
  36. Montse Cano
    International SEO and Digital Strategy Consultant.
  37. Nati Elimelech
    Head of SEO at Wix.
  38. Nick Wilsdon
    CEO and Founder at Torque.
  39. Noah Learner
    Director of Innovation at Sterling Sky.
  40. Olga Andrienko
    VP of Brand Marketing at Semrush.
  41. Paul Shapiro
    Technical SEO and SEO Product Management at Shopify.
  42. Pedro Dias
    SEO Consultant at Visively, Ex Google.
  43. Ross Hudgens
    Founder of Siege Media.
  44. Si Quan Ong
    Marketing at Ahrefs.
  45. Suganthan Mohanadasan
    Co-founder of Snippet Digital & Keyword Insights.
  46. Taylor Berg
    Director of Growth & Web Strategy at Talkspace.
  47. Tess McKeever-Voecks
    VP of Operations at Local SEO Guide.

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SEJ STAFF Shelley Walsh

Shelley Walsh is the SEO Content Strategist at SEJ & produces the Pioneers, a series about the history of SEO ...

68 SEO Experts To Follow On Threads

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