One of the best ways to establish yourself as an SEO authority is to connect with other experts. And paying attention to the best in the business is just good strategy. Obviously you want to emulate what those at the top of the SEO game are doing, but it’s also smart to watch the rising stars to stay ahead of trends.
This list has both.
Each of these people has more than 25,000 followers, but that’s definitely not the whole story. They each also tweet regularly and participate in SEO discussions using relevant hashtags. Also worth noting: many of these SEO experts humanize themselves, telling you something about their other career or personal activities in their Twitter bios.
Here are the 41 rising stars in SEO you should follow:
- Chris Makara – @ChrisMakara
Interactive Marketing & Digital Strategist. Skilled in #SEO, #SocialMedia & #InteractiveMarketing. Football Fan, #Bacon Lover & Ambidextrous Bowler 🙂
- Joachim Rodriguez – @IM_Coaching
Webmaster, Marketer and #SEO Samurai up for a tweet – Digging deep to get you the Nuggets out of all the Online Marketing Noise 😉
- Dino Gomez – @DinoGomez
Verified Account ~ CEO of Dynamik Internet Marketing. SEO, SEM, & Lead Generation Expert. Basketball fanatic.
- Ronald Yau – @RonaldYau
#SEO / #Analytics / #Programmer at @Seamless. Curator of #DigitalMarketing, #Entrepreneurship, & #SelfGrowth. Philomath. Aspiring polymath. Loves #TableTennis
- Jeffrey Whitt – @advertyzeme
Managing Partner– Digital Marketing Group, SEO Yogi, Brand Builder, Full Time Nerd, Big Data Hound.
- AJ Ghergich – @SEO
SEO & Content Marketing Expert. I Tweet Industry News That Is Actually Worth Reading!
- Brian Dean – @Backlinko
Link Building. SEO. Content Marketing. Conversions.
- Cyrus Shepard – @CyrusShepard
Founder at Fazillion Media. Passionate about human-focused SEO, content, and higher rankings. Previously Director of Audience Development @Moz
- Matt Roberts – @1PwnNoobs
AdInfusion | SEO Rainmaker I Overachiever I Dreamer
- Greg Weir – @gregweir
The best in Digital Marketing, eTraining, SEO, SEM and Social Media Marketing. Paying it forward when I can. (http://t.co/m2QsYWeOru) Head of SEO and Digital Marketing at Datadial.
11. Matt Sawyer – @mattuk
London and Surrey based social media junkie. Part time blogger full time
- Mike Glover – @Inbound_Mike
Digital Marketing Strategist Tweeting about Inbound Marketing & SEO | Content & #SocialMedia Mgr @ECPIUniversity | Hubspot #InboundMarketing Certified
- Jim Turner – @jim_turner
Copywriter, Author, Social Media Marketing Strategist, SEO Copywriter, Attraction Marketing
- Brandon Doyle – @TravelinTweeter
I love my family, bologna, oreos, marketing, travel, TV, wallaroos, SEO, startups, sports, & stocks. Founder of @wallaroomedia –http://t.co/MoDAyz06UK
- Anthony Johnson – @AnthonyJohns0n
Im just a #Geek who has been doing Digital Marketing for 12c years or so, giving free #seo and #socialmedia advice to #business. Ask me, it’s free! #BNI Member.
- Brandon Moore – @brandomoore
Web & Digital Director @Sales_Hub SEO enthusiast, cinephile, photoshop junkie, inbound marketer, hell-bent on turning your website into your greatest sales tool
- Aleyda Solis – @aleyda
International SEO Consultant & Keynote Speaker. @Orainti Founder. @sengineland Columnist. @Moz & @stateofdigital Blogger. Digital nomad. Building @Remotersnet.
- Ian Lurie – @portentint
CEO of Portent. Speaker. Marketer. SEO. I blog athttp://t.co/7VjBUL8kcH. I tweet marketing & news 5-8 times/day. Randomness, more often.
- Pravin Shivarkar – @pravinsindia
Head Online Marketing at http://t.co/YIU1InWE0U, Media, SEO, SEM/PPC, Social Media, Display, Mobile, Apps, RTB, Affiliates, Blog, Influencer with Common Sense
- Peter Drew – @peteinoz
The Web’s Premier SEO automation platform, Ranking your website has never been easier!http://t.co/3y9Zq4jSPq
- Yu Lin Shen – @Okenjica
Leading Digital Marketing Expert Turned Entrepreneur – Coaching SEO, SEM, PPC, SMO, SMM, Accessibility, UX & ,etc. | Motivated & Passionate Zen Vegan
- Wil Reynolds – @wilreynolds
I help people find stuff on the Internet. Serial Underdog @seerinteractive, I am whatever you say I am.
23. Amy Mottershead – @AmyMottershead
Senior SEO & Social Media Account Manager @BrightPigSEO! Loving life in SUNNY Manchester! I enjoy helping Small Businesses! #SBShttp://t.co/4wYWUBxYFu
- Bonnie Burns – @Burnsie_SEO
SEO is not my job, it is my CAREER. 15 yrs experience sitting on my butt optimizing the digital world. Web Optimization & Social Networking
- Lukasz Zelezny – @LukaszZelezny
Conference Speaker, Head of Organic @uSwitchUK, Author #SEO PPC & Social Media,Traveler (UK,Far East,Scandinavia) Whisky Fan, #DrumAndBass Producer @DeeJayDelta
- Uzzal Hossain – @uzzalhossain153
Uzzal Hossain is a #SocialMedia #SocialSelling #DigitalMarketing #AffiliateMarketing #SEO #CPA #PinterestMarketing professional who loves #Blogging #Networking
- Dr. Pete Meyers – @dr_pete
Marketing Scientist at Moz (http://t.co/5epTIby8ju). Mad Hatter of MozCast (http://t.co/csx1uSe3CQ).
- Gregory Smith – @GregrySmith
Gregory Smith is different from your average Search Marketing professional. Gregory has an unhealthy passion for SEO, Local SEO and Internet Marketing.
- Andy Beal – @AndyBeal
CEO of @Trackur, @RepRefinery & auth of Repped: 30 Days to a Better Online Reputation. P/T travel photographer & serve on the @RaleighRescue BOD.
- Allan Pollett – @allanp73
Toronto SEO guru, internet marketing specialist & web business developer.
- Nick Stamoulis – @NickStamoulis
Nick Stamoulis is President & Founder of Boston SEO firm, https://t.co/iRoA3V7Op7 @BrickMarketing and Owner of https://t.co/sBfsFzu5Vc @GreekBoston
- Matt McGee – @mattmcgee
Editor-in-Chief at @MarketingLand & @SEngineLand, founder of @atu2 and @GlassAlmanac, Christian, husband, dad, etc. (Smell the flowers while you can.)
- Ralf Schwoebel – @orgaralf
- Preston Howell – @prestonhowell
Creative mastermind and marketing entrepreneur living life to the fullest one day at a time.
- Josepf Haslam – @Josepf
Josepf Haslam is Senior Director of #SocialSEO | Digital Strategy, Digital Consulting, Training, Workshops: http://t.co/xr915BZi5n http://t.co/YWQpyCJPZs
- Scott Dickson – @SHDickson
Web Consulting, Analytics, SEO, Social Media, Blogger, Speaker, Published Author, Musician. I like loud guitars.
- Chuck Aikens – @chuckaikens
CEO @V9SEO 16 Year Search Marketing Vet. Pretend Scratch Golfer.
- Lisa Barone – @LisaBarone
VP of Strategy at @Overit, a digital agency Redefining Creative through motion graphics, development, design, SEO/PPC, PR, content & social. email@example.com
- Guru Beth Anne – @GuruBethAnne
Inbound Marketing Genius. Love life and it will love you back. #SEO I help businesses rank better online. Ask me how I can help you!
- Mike Morgan – @meetmikemorgan
SEO and social media obsessive, blogger, Director of High Profile Enterprises and coffee, wine, food, music and beach fan!
- Will Critchlow – @willcritchlow
I run Distilled, enjoy cooking, playing basketball and drinking whisky (in nearly any order)
Have you run across any great new SEO stars on social media I missed here? Let me know in the comments.