SEO Influencers to Follow on Social
In this month’s Articles of Interest feature, rather than offering some helpful articles to read, you’ll find the names and social handles of some of the top “influencers” in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO). They may approach SEO strategy in different ways, or have varying top SEO priorities, but one thing they do have in common is a great deal of knowledge and the willingness to share that knowledge with others. Here are links to some of the top SEO influencers to follow:
Brian Dean, Founder Backlinko and Exploding Topics
Brian Dean’s LinkedIn page is all you need to see to be sure he has knowledge to share in the world of SEO. He has been called an SEO genius by Entrepreneur.com. Forbes calls his blog Backlinko a top blog to follow. And speaking of fast-moving, Dean himself now has a new project called Exploding Topics.
Rand Fishkin, Cofounder Moz, CEO SparkToro
Rand Fishkin is a well-known name in the world of SEO. He founded and led Moz for 16 years. Moz is a widely used software suite for improving search engine visibility. A frequent keynote speaker on marketing and entrepreneurship, Fishkin’s new venture (launched in 2018) is SparkToro, described as software that makes market research accessible to all.
Neil Patel, Cofounder Neil Patel Digital
Neil Patel is a bestselling author and co-founder of Neil Patel Digital. He is described by the Wall Street Journal as a top influencer online. Neil shares thought leadership and SEO strategy across several social channels and has over 400,000 followers on LinkedIn.
Marie Haynes is considered by many to be a leader in SEO strategy. She is known as a great source for keeping up with Google algorithm changes, which is critical to SEO success for any business.
While Hubspot built its reputation on inbound marketing, it has a big focus on SEO. Hubspot offers some free tools you may find helpful, including a website grader and blog idea generator.
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About Susan Ross Wells
Susan Ross Wells is the Marketing Manager for Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD, the largest locally owned public accounting firm in Northwest Ohio. With the firm since 2015, her areas of focus include marketing & branding strategy, web development, content creation, media relations and social media management. She is also an advocate for Flag City Honor Flight, the local hub of the Honor Flight Network, which flies veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor.
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