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Ten SEO Gurus To Follow On Twitter And Why

There is so much SEO content being shared on the internet but how do you know if the person sharing it is an authority? How do you know if the one giving advice on search engine optimisation on Twitter is not just another wannabe SEO consultant?

If you want to learn more about SEO and keep yourself updated with the latest developments in the industry, here are the top 10 SEO gurus worth following on Twitter. I will not only name them but also describe why I believe their opinions and tips can help you become successful online.
Read more about each of them, follow them, subscribe to their blog and learn everything you can from them.

1 – Aaron Wall
@aaronwall aaronwall.com

Aaron Wall

Aaron Wall

Aaron is a well-known expert in SEO and the creator of SEOBook.com. It started out as the most popular eBook on search engine optimisation techniques and later became a complete training program. He’s an avid blogger and his tweets are not only useful but also extremely entertaining. A must-follow for anyone after SEO tips.

 

2 – Rand Fishkin
@randfish moz.com/rand

Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin

If you’ve spent more than hour reading about SEO, then you’ve probably encountered Rand. He is the face of SEOMoz, one of the most popular and useful SEO tools in the industry. The site also hosts an amazing community of SEO newbies and experts, and people are more than happy to share knowledge on how to be successful online.

Randy is a constant promoter of white-hat SEO and he’s always tweeting great advice and resources on content marketing and other topics. Keep an eye out for his Whiteboard Friday talks, which cover some hugely important SEO issues on a weekly basis.

3 – Matt Cutts
@mattcutts mattcutts.com/blog

Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts

Matt is in charge of Google’s webspam team and many consider him to be the public face of Google when it comes to SEO. He developed SafeSearch and Google’s family filter and should be a familiar face to anyone with experience in the industry.

So, if you want to keep up to date with Google’s attempt to improve the quality of search results, Matt’s the one you should follow!

4 – Danny Sullivan
@dannysullivan searchengineland.com

Danny Sullivan

Danny Sullivan

Danny is best known for his position as Editor-in-Chief at Search Engine Land, a great resource for search engine marketing news. He started studying how web pages are indexed back in 1995 and all his hard work was published online in “A Webmaster’s Guide to Search Engines”.

Danny is a must-follow if you want to keep track of industry news as well as the thoughts of one of the sector’s leading opinion formers.

5 – Barry Schwartz
@rustybrick cartoonbarry.com

Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz

Barry’s credentials are demonstrated by his positions as news editor at Search Engine Roundtable and CEO of RustyBrick, a leading New York-based web design and development agency.

By following Barry, you’re guaranteed to get breaking SEO news as and when it happens, always good if you want to be on the ball.

6 – Neil Patel
@neilpatel quicksprout.com

Neil Patel

Neil Patel

Neil is a blogger, and, according to the Wall Street Journal, one of the top online influencers around. He’s the co-founder of Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics.com, two extremely successful Internet companies and has helped major websites increase their traffic substantially in a very short space of time.

His tweets are interesting and he doesn’t hesitate to speak his mind when necessary. A great person to follow if you want tips on how to attract more visitors.

7 – Lee Odden
@leeodden toprankblog.com

Lee Odden

Lee Odden

Lee has 16 years of experience in online marketing so you know he’s got plenty to share. He’s the CEO of ToRank Online Marketing, a published author and also a highly respected industry speaker.
If you want to keep fully updated with the latest on SEO, social media and online marketing, be sure to follow him on Twitter.

 

8 – Andy Beal
@AndyBeal marketingpilgrim.com

Andy Beal

Andy Beal

CEO of Trackur social media monitoring software and founder of Marketing Pilgrim, an internet marketing news site, Andy has a vast knowledge of online marketing.

Andy is an expert in online reputation management so if that’s your field get following him on Twitter. He’s constantly sharing interesting SEO-related resources as well.

9 – Heather Lloyd-Martin
@heatherlloyd seocopywriting.com

Heather Lloyd-Martin

Heather Lloyd-Martin

Heather is one of the most influential women in the SEO industry. She specialises in SEO copywriting and has also published a book called “Successful Search Engine Copywriting”.

She’s the founder of SuccessWorks and is always tweeting great resources that can help you make sure your site’s content is top notch.

10 – Lisa Myers
@LisaDMyers seo-chicks.com

Lisa Myers

Lisa Myers

Lisa is well-known for her blog SEO Chicks and she’s also the founder of Verve Search and co-founder of the State of the Search blog, making her hugely well respected.

She’s a superb person to follow when it comes to finding out which are the best SEO conferences to attend.

Who’s missing?

These are just a few of the many SEO specialists who are great to follow on Twitter, feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments below.

Written by Alex Gavril, a keen user of social media and part of the webfusion.co.uk VPS blog team.

3 Comments

  1. Thanks for the shout out!

  2. Shaquille Ray

    I think Matt Cutts should be on the top of list because he posts alot about SEO and is of course a very reliable source mainly because he works for Google.

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