7 SEO Experts to Follow on Twitter in 2015

When optimizing your site for SEO, doesn’t it make sense to understand- from the get go, the tactile and immediately actionable incremental improvements you can make to parts of your website to improve rankings, performance and traffic? One of the most practical ways to stay on top of the advanced SEO techniques that exist today is to follow the right people on the social media networks, in particular Twitter. Comparing the findings of Klout, Wefollow and Followerwonk, below is a list of 7 influential and prominent SEO experts to follow on Twitter in 2015 for valuable insights about everything- from schema.org to the significance of site speed.


But first let’s quickly talk about Matt Cutts! After all, up until recently, he would have, no doubt, topped this list.

About Matt Cutts (@mattcutts)

Matt Cutts joined Google as a software engineer in January 2000. He later became the head of Google’s Webspam team and an official spokesperson for publisher and webmaster issues until July 2014 when he took a leave to spend more time with his family. This makes Matt Cutts a 14-year veteran of Google and an SEO expert although he has now extended his leave and it is unsure whether or not he will ever come back. You can still follow him on Twitter but he is no longer communicating much about search topics or new things in search.

7 SEO experts to follow on Twitter in 2015

1. Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan)

Founding Editor of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, with Matt Cutts out of the picture, it makes sense that Danny Sullivan is the #1 SEO expert you should be following on Twitter for SEO news, techniques and tips to be insanely successful and prosperous on the web. He is also the Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media and produces Search Marketing Expo, the world’s largest search marketing conference series aimed at educating internet marketers about search.

2. Rand Fishkin (@randfish)

Rand Fishkin, also known by his ludicrous job title “Wizard of Moz” is the co-founder and former CEO of Moz. He loves to speak about the world of marketing and technology including content, search and social from his blogs (note the “s” annexed to “blog”) to Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and a shared Instagram account. He is also a co-founder of Inbound.org and the co-author of The Art of SEO.

3. Vanessa Fox (@vanessafox)

Author of Marketing in the Age of Google, Contributing Editor at Search Engine Land, a key creator of Webmaster Central when she worked at Google and CEO of Keylime Toolbox, a robust software that provides key SEO metrics and analytics, Vanessa Fox is a leading SEO expert you absolutely want to find and follow on Twitter. If her credentials were not enough to impress you, just head over to her Twitter page and her fresh approach to understanding SEO with comprehensive tutorials, detailed guides and answers is sure to do the job.

4. Dharmesh Shah (@dharmesh)

Dharmesh Shah is the co-founder and CTO of HubSpot, a company that helps businesses attract, convert and engage customers on the web. Prior to co-founding HubSpot alongside Brian Halligan, Shah founded Pyramid Digital Solutions, a software company. He is also the co-author of Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media and Blogs and writes for OnStartups.com, a top-ranking startup blog with over 350,000 members.

5. Barry Schwartz (@rustybrick)

Barry Schwartz is the CEO of RustyBrick, a web development company that specializes in creating Web software for businesses and organizations of all kinds. He is also the founder of Search Engine Roundtable and the News Editor at Search Engine Land. Formerly, he was the News Editor at Search Engine Watch. A speaker at many search-marketing conferences, including SES and Pubcon, Schwartz is at the forefront of the latest news and trends in search and therefore an SEO expert worth following on Twitter.

6. Brian Clark (@brianclark)

Brian Clark is the founder and CEO of Copyblogger Media. In 2014, he was named one of the Top 40 Social Selling Marketing Masters by Forbes and an expert marketer you should follow on Twiter and LinkedIn by Inc. Magazine. He is also the host of the Rainmaker.FM podcast and curator for the personal development newsletter- Further.

7. Ann Smarty (@seosmarty)

Ann Smarty is the Brand and Community Manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Previously she was Editor-in-Chief at Search Engine Journal and a regular columnist at SEOmoz, Mashable, Social Media Examiner, Lifehack and a few other high-profile internet marketing online publications. She founded MyBlogU and TwChat and co-founded ViralContentBuzz.com. She is also the owner of MyBlogGuest and SeoSmarty.com. And she loves to tweet.

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