SEO Professionals That You Should Follow

| May 13, 2015

The SEO industry is packed full of biographies from people who claim that they are SEO gurus. Very few actually are. Here are the best SEO marketers that are worth listening to and have links to each of ther twitter follow buttons, so you can follow them today, and keep up with their best knowledge on the subject of Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Bruce Clay

Bruce Clay has been an SEO professional since 1996. When he first started to get involved it was known as search engine ranking, and Infoseek was the largest search engine. Bruce is credited with actually inventing the term SEO, so he’s worth a listen too. He founded his company as a provider of search engine consultancy as well as web anaylktics, pay per click (PPC) and social media marketing. His business has evolved over the years, and he has also become a successful author writing SEO for dummies series. He provides the training course SEOToolSet for people wanting to learn SEO. His writings have been featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, PC Week and Wired among many more. He hosts regular SEO workshops and conferences around the world.


Tim Grice

Tim Grice has been involved in the SEO industry since 2005, starting with affiliate marketing and progressing to technical SEO activities. He started to take on personal clients around 2008, and his client base and reputation have grown since. He joined UK digital agency Branded3 in March 2010 as the Director Search, as has since gone on to a flourishing career in the business. His work is regularly quoted by major SEO websites, and his insights are taken as key market indicators. He attends conferences and seminars and is active in the UK SEO circuit.

Joost de Valk

Joost de Valk is well known through his SEO consultancy called Yoast, where he provides clients with guidance on SEO, WordPress optimization, and content strategies. His clients include some big names such as Ebay and Facebook.  He hosts a weekly podcast on blogging, and writes for his own blog too. He often speaks and appears at SEO related conferences and seminars. He’s probably most well known for his WordPress plugins, one of which being the popular WordPress SEO offering called Yoast, which has been downloaded more than 14 million times.


Joelle Kaufman

Joelle’s experience comes from working as the head of marketing with such high flying internet companies as Adify, Reactivity, and Engage, and working within the business development for Firefly Network, NetDynamics, and RSA Security. She holds a BA with Highest Honors in Organizational Studies which is from the University of Michigan. She also sports an MBA from the Harvard Business School, where she was a Scholar.

Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin is the founder and previous CEO of The company was formed in 2004 as a Software as a Service (SaaS) business providing inbound marketing and also marketing analytics software subscriptionsHe has since stepped down as CEO of the company in January 2014, citing personal difficulties. While he was CEO of Moz however, he did also start the marketing community, which boasts more than 30,000 members, all interested in SEO and marketing. He maintains his blog on Moz with regular SEO related updates and continues with his Inbound website.

Marcus Tober

Marcus Tober is the founder of which delivers an enterprise SEO solutiuon for content marketing analysis. It gives recommendations and forecasting, and reporting for companies. He is an innovator in online technologies with crediting as founding the successful online business Ecards, which later he sold his part share off, and became known as He is well known on the conferance and speaker circuit making appearacnes to SEO confrences such as


Neil Patel

Neil Patel has been invovled in digital marketing for a number of years and from an early age. He launhed his first website when he turned 15. Although it wasn’t much of a success, it enabled him to learn about SEO and analytics and laid the foundation for him to go on an form Advantage Consulting Services (ACS) in 2002, which is an SEO consultancy agency, and managed to secure a number of Fortune 500 companies such as Amazon, Walmart and Viacom. 2005 saw him named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top influencers on the web, and then in 2006 he went on to cofound the clicks and analytics measuring business, but he also co founded




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