Top SEO Influencers To Follow On (+Twitter List 2017)

Hey folks,

Did you introduce before with the most popular influencers?

Ofcourse, not.

How to identify local influencers for local SEO? “Pretty ridiculous question!”

Ah, Yes. (I guess, your answer is “who knows that even better”) 

No, problem. Today I’m going to introduce you with 2017 SEO influencers and social media checklist.

In my last 10 days research, I’m trying to look up best SEO superstars who makes Search Engine Optimization great and how to do with the right action plan. Finally, I got listed and connected with top SEO influences in 2017.

Here is a Summary of What We Discovered:

Note: Follow on their social media profiles like Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, and Google+ for the latest update, marketing tactics, link building prospecting and outreach strategy “Do’s and Don’t’s”.

1. Marissa Mayer –

Marissa Ann Mayer is an American information technology executive. Currently, she is the CEO of Yahoo.

She is a graduate of Stanford, and was a long-time executive, usability leader, and key spokesperson for Google in 1999 as employee number 20 and was the company’s first female engineer.

Mayer was the vice president of Google Product Search until the end of 2010, when she was demoted by then-CEO Eric Schmidt to head the Local, Maps, and Location Services.

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Connect with Marissa Ann Mayer on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

2. Larry Kim –

Kim is an expert on pay-per-click advertising. He is the founder of WordStream, an online marketing company. He is also top columnist at Inc Magazine.

Larry graduated with honors from the University of Waterloo in Canada with a degree in electrical engineering and moved to Boston to take a job in software development.

He spoke about what sells on the Internet, how to get attention online, and his passion for drones, photography, and crazy hacks. He won Search Marketer of the Year Awards from the US Search Awards and Search Engine Land in 2015.

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Connect with Larry Kim on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

Bonus: Don’t have time to check out all the gigs? No worries. Download a free PDF version of this guide right here

3. Matt Cutts –

Matthew Cutts is an American software engineer. He is the former head of the webspam team at Google Inc. for the last several years.

He has given advice and made statements on help related to the use of the Google search engine and related issues.

Before Google, He worked on a Ph.D. in computer graphics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Currently working with the US Digital Service in DC as the director of engineering.

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Connect with Matt Cutts on Twitter, Linkedin and Google+.

4. Danny Sullivan –

Danny Sullivan is the Co-Founder of Search Engine Land and Chief Content Officer at Third Door Media.

He graduated from the University of California and was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register.

Sullivan started Search Engine Watch in June 1997 after he posted research about search engines, called “A Webmaster’s Guide To Search Engines”, in April 1996. He’s a widely cited authority on search engines and search marketing issues who has covered the space since 1996.

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Connect with Danny Sullivan on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

5. Rand Fishkin –

Rand Fishkin is the founder and former CEO of the most popular SEO “MOZ”. He uses the ludicrous title, “Wizard of Moz“.

Rand dropped out of the University of Washington in 2000 to work full-time at his mother’s small business marketing firm as a web designer.

In 2004, he created the SEOmoz blog, which, over the next decade, became the world’s most popular community and content resource for search marketers.

He is an unsaveable addict of all things content, search, and social on the web, from his multiple blogs to the social media and a shared Instagram account.

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Connect with Rand Fishkin on Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and Facebook.

6. Neil Patel –

Neil Patel is an Entrepreneur, investor and influencer. He is the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics.

He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. Before co-founder, he is the Columnist for Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, and more. Neil is one of the top online marketer and he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world.

He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and under the age of 35 by the United Nations. Neil has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.

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Connect with Neil Patel on Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, andGoogle+.

7. Sam Hurley –

People Connector, Social Influencer: Entrepreneur, Believer in Kindness: Ranked #1 Digital Marketer. Sam is an entrepreneur and influencer in the Digital Marketing space.

After just 5 years working at agencies and in-house teams (while still a couple years shy of age 30), he began his personal branding journey and shot up to being ranked as the #1 digital influencer after just 15 months, among many other similar accolades awarded by an array of publications.

Sam believes in kindness, generosity and not taking life too seriously!

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Connect with Sam Hurley on Twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook.

8. Lee Odden –

Lee Odden is the Co-Founder and CEO of TopRank Online Marketing, one of the top digital marketing agency specializing in strategic internet marketing consulting, training and implementation services.

His work helping brands and marketers bring a holistic approach to integrated marketing has been recognized around the world.

Odden has been frequently cited for his search and social media marketing expertise by leading industry and business publications including The Economist, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

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Connect with Lee Odden on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

9. Barry Schwartz –

Barry Schwartz is a blogger who writes about search engines and search engine marketing. He is the CEO and President of RustyBrick, Inc.

Schwartz is a graduate of Baruch College, City University of New York. He is the founder and currently the editor of Search Engine Roundtable, an online news site covering the search engines and search engine marketing.

He is also the organizer of the annual Search Marketing Expo (SMX) in Israel, and is a member of the Internet Marketers in New York.

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Connect with Barry Schwartz on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

10. Brian Dean –

Brian Dean is a reputed influencer for Link Building, SEO and Content Marketing since 2012. He is specialized in providing marketing professionals and entrepreneurs practical strategies that they can use to get more traffic.

Brian is the founder and CEO of Backlinko, one of the most popular SEO and conversion rate optimizationfocused blog.

Neil Patel  says, “When it comes to link building, Brian Dean is the best in the business.” He teaches online marketers practical strategies that they can use to get more traffic, leads and sales.

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Connect with Brian Dean on Twitter, Linkedin, Google+and Facebook.

11. Wil Reynolds –

Wil Reynolds is the founder of SEER Interactive, an online marketing agency. He helps people find stuff on the Internet. Wil is known for dynamic, actionable presentations and his ability to connect traditional marketing goals with tangible online results.

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Connect with Wil Reynolds on Twitter and Linkedin.

12. Brett Tabke –

Brett Tabke is the CEO and founder of Pubcon Inc. He has worked in the computer industry for three decades. He was also the founder of PHD Software Systems, a specialty software manufacture that produced a line of software for Commodore computers in the 80’s and 90’s.

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Connect with Brett Tabke on Twitter and Linkedin.

13. Vanessa Fox –

Vanessa Fox is a search engine optimization consultant, blogger and author. She worked on Google’s Webmaster Central, a set of tools and educational materials assisting webmasters on how to have their sites listed in Google and in understanding how Google indexes their pages.

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Connect with Vanessa Fox on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

14. Matt Mcgee –

Matt McGee is the Editor-In-Chief of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land. His news career includes time spent in TV, radio, and print journalism. His news career includes time spent in TV, radio, and print journalism.

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Connect with Matt Mcgee on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

15. Lisa Barone –

Lisa Barone is the Vice President of Strategy at Overit, a digital agency Redefining Creative through motion graphics, development, design, SEO, PPC, PR, content and social. She’s motivated by three things – helping brands find their voice, innovative uses of social media, and coffee.

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Connect with Lisa Barone on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

16. Bill Slawski –

Bill Slawski is the Director of Search Marketing for Go Fish Digital and the editor of SEO by the Sea. He has been doing SEO and web promotion since 1990, and was a legal and technical administrator in the highest level trial court in Delaware. Bill’s experience includes Fortune 500 brands and some of the largest websites in the world. Bill is a contributing author for Moz and Search Engine Land.

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Connect with Bill Slawski on Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and Facebook.

17. Naomi Simson –

Naomi Simson is an Australian businessperson, blogger, and entrepreneur. She is the founding director of RedBalloon, an online experience gift retailer based in Australia.

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Connect with Naomi Simson on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

18. John Doherty –

John Doherty is founder of John has extensive online marketing experience with a background in technical writing and web development. His experience includes the online education, travel, content, and other verticals from his experience at online marketing consultancy Distilled.

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Connect with John Doherty on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

19. Omar Kattan –

Omar Kattan is the Managing Director and CSO at Sandstorm Digital FZE – A content marketing agency with offices in Dubai, Amman, Odessa, and Cairo.

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Connect with Omar Kattan on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

20. Annie Cushing –

Annie Cushing is the founder of Annie Lytics. She loves everything to do with making data sexy. She is a Senior SEO at SEER Interactive, an Internet marketing agency in Philadelphia.

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Connect with Annie Cushing on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

21. Eric Enge –

Eric Enge is a search engine optimization expert, the founder and CEO of Stone Temple Consulting, a published author, and public speaker at search industry conferences.

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Connect with Eric Enge on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

22. Bruce Clay –

Bruce Clay is the founder of Bruce Clay, Inc is one of the leading Global Internet Marketing Firm established in 1996. Bruce Clay, Inc. provides digital marketing solutions. Its services include pay per click SEM, search engine optimization (SEO), content development, SEO web design, and social media marketing.

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Connect with Bruce Clay on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

23. Jon Henshaw –

Jon Henshaw is the Co-founder and President of Raven Tools, a digital marketing and reporting platform. He has been involved with website development and Internet strategy since 1995. Before Raven, he worked as an Interaction Designer for Visa in Denver, CO, where he helped develop Web applications for their consumer and corporate customers.

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Connect with Jon Henshaw on Twitter and Linkedin.

24. Jordan Kasteler –

Jordan Kasteler is the SEO Director of Hennessey Consulting. He is an Entrepreneur, Internet marketing consultant and specialist.  Jordan is also an international conference speaker, author, and activist of A to Z: Social Media Marketing.

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Connect with Jordan Kasteler on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

25. Julie Joyce –

Julie Joyce is the owner and director of operations for the link building company Link Fish Media, Inc. She is the co-founder of SEO Chicks. She is also monthly columnist for Search Engine Land.

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Connect with Julie Joyce on Twitter, Linkedin, and Facebook.

26. Andrew –

Andrew Shotland is the proprietor of Local SEO Guide, a leading local search engine optimization blog and consultancy. From there to NBC’s Internet division and ran, launching some of the first TV to Web experiences. In 2003, helped launch InsiderPages which was acquired by CitySearch in 2006. Since then, helping clients big and small with this strange thing called “SEO”.

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Connect with Andrew Shotland on Twitter, Linkedin, Google+ and Facebook.

27. Stephan –

Stephan Spencer is activist author under the O’Reilly Media brand, search engine optimization expert, inventor, podcaster, speaker, and founder of Netconcepts. He is the world renowned SEO author, speaker and strategist. He is the co-author of the best seller ArtofSEO podcasts.

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Connect with Stephan Spencer on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

28. Eric Siu –

Eric Siu is the President of popular digital marketing agency Single Grain which has helped venture-backed startups and Fortune 500 companies grow their revenues. He’s also the founder of the marketing podcast, Growth Everywhere.

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Connect with Eric Siu on Twitter, Linkedin and Facebook.

29. Paul May –

Paul is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of BuzzStream is one of the leading software for building and managing relationships with influencers. Paul is an entrepreneur, having spent his career starting and working on early stage startups on the round table of marketing. Paul has held senior roles in product, marketing, and business development at a number of successful companies, including SupportSoft, AlterPoint and BMC Software.

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Connect with Paul May on Twitter and Linkedin.

30. Christine –

Christine Churchill is an online marketing specialist. She is the President of KeyRelevance. She is a strong advocate for ethical SEO, PPC, Keyword Research.

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Connect with Christine Churchill on Twitter and Facebook.

31. Brian Kelly –

Brian Kelly is the CEO of Kiss Metrics and former Chief Marketing Officer at InsideView, Inc. He is in-charge for the company’s overall growth, marketing strategy, product marketing and management, and marketing communications.

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Connect with Brian Kelly on Twitter and Linkedin.



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