9 Top SEO Experts in The World You Need To Follow Right Now

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(Last Updated On: January 30, 2019)


Top SEO Experts|SEO is a dynamic field. You have to follow the industry trend like a Hawkeye always to be viable in the business.

In this post, I will outline some of the Top Search Engine Optimization Experts in the world which will surely benefit you if you are connected to SEO and Online Marketing.

So Let’s Start!

Best SEO Specialists to Follow Today

1.Neil Patel

If you are an SEO professional or SEO consultant, I am pretty sure you know his name!

Neil is not a name. He is a brand himself!


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It doesn’t matter if you are an SEO novice or Online Marketing veteran, Neil has always something for you!

He is in this domain since 2001 and achieved all the landmarks you can ever imagine!

I am following him since 2011 from his Quickspout days and till date, he is one of the best one in the business!

Tagging him only as an SEO expert is a big understatement.

Here is some proof!

The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies.


I have nothing more to say1If you have only one choice then Neil is your best choice! He can turn anything into a profitable business!

What I like most about him are the actionable tips he gives to everyone. Unlike others, you can implement the things right away for your website!

One of the articles which I like most and you can surely check out is mentioned below:

We Analyzed 5,860,631,392 Articles From 64 Countries. Here’s What Facebook Loves!

Here is an excellent video of Neil Where he talks about Learning Digital Marketing in Just 5 Minutes a Day.

If you follow his posts you can surely notice the following things:

  • He writes in details
  • You can find actionable tips from every post
  • He motivates you all the way possible!

Now it’s your turn to check out!

Official website:NEILPATEL.COM

2.Barry Schwartz

Do you miss the recent Google Algorithm update? Do you want to know is there any new Google update is brewing? If you want to know these answers then no one is better than Barry Schwartz.


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He is in the industry from the infancy of SEO and knows everything which counts!

I sometimes wonder if this possible for any human being to get involved with such passion? Not possible for a common man like me. Surely he knows more than Google!

What I like most is his quick analysis and advice which can help you to understand any complex issue easily and most often within minutes!

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I have been following him for 8 years and rarely find any lags in him! I am really clueless how he manages so many things at a time! He is the proud owner of Search Engine Land & Search Engine Roundtable which are one of the most respected SEO portals of all time!

You can watch Barry talking about SEO Algorithm Best Practices in the below video:

Official website:RustyBrick

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3. Brian Dean

Brian is one of the sweetest people I know! Apart from this he is one of most technically sound SEO expert ever existed!

Brain Dean

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Google currently counts 200 signals for SEO ranking! One of them is backlinks. Now comes the fun part!

If you are having trouble making backlinks, then just follow Brian. If you can consume 10% of his genius then you can make a name of yourself in the industry!

When it comes to link building Brian is the best.

Companies like Apple, Disney, IBM,  Amazon follows him. So his authority is undeniable.

Some of his iconic posts are as follows:

VOICE SEARCH:The Definitive Guide

MOBILE SEO:The Definitive Guide

His posts are so detailed, that each of his posts can easily be considered as a whole book on the topic!

I am stumped!

Hats off for this genius!

Official website: Backlinko

4. Dharmesh Shah

Dharmesh Shah

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Dharmesh Shah is one of the top expert SEO and best known for his innovative ideas. He is the current CTO of Hub-spot which is one of the best inbound marketing companies in the world!

He mainly excels in inbound marketing and a great individual to follow!

Follow Dharmesh here: LinkedIn

5.Rand Fishkin

It is time to rejoice for the MOZ fans! Rand Fishkin is one of the most respected SEO experts we ever know. He was the CEO of Moz. until 2014. In 2018 he also founded SparkToro. Moz. is considered one of the top SEO companies worldwide!

Rand Fishkin

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The Whiteboard Friday’s are one of the most exciting SEO lessons we have these days.

Most importantly he presents information like no one else. His lessons include great practical examples of SEO and thousands get benefited from him!

Not only SEO, but he is also a master professional in terms of Social media marketing, and Paid campaigns.

Rand has also given presentations at large companies like Microsoft, Google etc

Here is a cool video of Rand explaining SEO in 2018.

He is also the Co-author of ‘The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization’

Contact Rand here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/randfishkin

6. Danny Sullivan

Danny Sullivan is best known for his contribution towards the SEO community long before any SEO existed since 1996!


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So this makes his one of the Godfather of the SEO industry.

He was the chief content officer at Third Door Media, and co-founded Search Engine Land . In October 2017, Danny joined Google as Google’s public Search Liaison. His role is to make people understand Google’s search better and to convey the public feedback to Google.

His role along with Google’s John Muller is one of the best sources to understand how Google search really works!

Contact Danny on Twitter

7. Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts is one of the topmost person related to SEO industry till date. He was the webspam team head in Google and known for his numerous contribution for making Google what it is now today!


Image Credit: Search Engine RoundTable

I have been following him for a long time. He has presented us so many useful talks and videos regarding search regarding his tenure in Google, which is still viable today.

The bytes sized videos he presented is the foundation of SEO which everyone can follow.

Here is a very useful video of Matt where he talks about What is SEO?

In January 2017, Cutts declared that he would be leaving Google to join the US Digital Service.

Official website: https://www.mattcutts.com/

8. Ann Smarty

Ann is one who made blogging a serious for every business. She founded myblogguest.com which is considered one of the most reputed platforms for bloggers to connect with the new audience.

Ann smarty

Image Credit: Search Engine Journal

Here is an interesting video of Ann explaining The Importance of Original Content.

Right now she is connected with http://www.seosmarty.com/ where she teaches about reputation management, Google Advanced Search etc.

Contact Ann here: https://twitter.com/seosmarty

9.Bruce Clay

Bruce Clay is one of the veterans of in the search and in the business from the early 90s. Bruce runs an award-winning digital marketing company  Bruce Clay, Inc. providing quality SEO services, PPC  consultations, SEM solutions.


Image Credit:Bruce Clay, Inc

Bruce has contributed to the SEO community a big time. Bruce Clay SEO plugin for WordPress is one of the top SEO plugins used by SEOs worldwide.

Apart from the normal SEO tasks, it is special for so many things.

It provides customized competitor insights for our posts to build the perfect publishing strategy for your blog/website.

It also provides you the valuable Author metrics like the most popular author, top performing posts etc.

This really helps in the long run and provides a very competitive edge.

Brice has also created the unique Search Engine Relationship Chart®  which illustrate “who’s feeding who.” .This shows the data relationship between the leading search engines.

He has also developed the SEOToolSet™ for further SEO optimizations.

Apart from USA, Bruce Clay, Inc. is now available in Europe, Brazil, India, Japan.

Interested in Joining Bruce Clay, Inc?

Contact here: Bruce Clay, Inc.

Conclusion: Hope you liked our list of ‘9 SEO Experts’. Feel free to share it with others. Have I missed someone? It might be.

As there are numerous people contributing in the background to make the SEO community a better place.

If you know someone please mention it in the comments and let others know about it.


Soumik Ghosh

About Soumik Ghosh

Hello Readers,I am Soumik Ghosh,founder of Tekkibytes. In this blog I write about buzzing Technology news Tips,Internet Marketing etc.By profession, I am an SEO expert involved in Digital Marketing for more than 8+ years now. I am personally Google analytics certified and also Yoast certified SEO expert. Blogging I believe, is my passion and a way to express my knowledge with others.Despite blogging in Tekkibytes I often write as as a Guest Blogger for reputed Blogs like Atish Ranjan.If you want to know more about me feel free to explore my LinkedIn profile. You can also connect with me via the contact us form or via the email specified, I will be more than happy to connect with you. Recently I have also started a hindi blog Hindikhabri. specifically for those who loves hindi and want to know more in Hindi.Stay Connected!

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6 Comments on “9 Top SEO Experts in The World You Need To Follow Right Now”

  1. Great list Soumik. This list of experts will surely help people to know more and get best insights into the SEO and Digital Marketing.

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