There are thousands of self-proclaimed SEO “gurus” on the internet but only 1% of them are actually worth listening to. This is why I’ve put together a list of ten SEO specialists that will help take your knowledge of search engine optimisation to the next level. I personally have followed their advice to grow this website from zero to 15,000 unique visitors in six months!
Top SEO Specialists
Adams is an award-winning SEO consultant that specialises in technical and news SEO. Based in Belfast, the eccentric Dutch man runs his own consultancy firm, Polemic Digital. With over a decade of experience, he is one of the most respected SEO professionals and enjoys a good rant on Twitter!
Danny is an experienced veteran who began writing about search engines before Google was even founded. He’s been the chief editor of various well-known digital marketing blogs and in 2006 sold Search Engine Land for a staggering $43 million. Danny is currently working for Google as their public liaison!
Bruce Clay runs a digital marketing agency with offices all around the world, offering training, web design and SEO & PPC services. Bruce is the author of the book “SEO All-in-one for dummies”, perfect for beginners looking to gain a strong understanding of the basics to advance their career.
Joost de Valk
While you might not recognise his name, you have definitely used one of his WordPress plugins. Joost is the founder of Yoast and is well-known within the search community for his very useful plugin, helping WordPress blog owners technically optimise their websites. In addition to developing plugins, he runs a popular blog over at Yoast.com and sells training courses.
Josh hosts a weekly hangout on YouTube, covering the latest news and offers advice to viewers on how to improve their rankings. The Canadian also a created a documentary to reveal the negative impact Google can have on small businesses. Unfortunately the documentary is yet to be released, hopefully it will be available sometime in 2018.
Fishkin co-founded Moz, initially it started off as a consulting firm but in 2008 shifted to software helping companies optimise their online performance and inbound marketing. Sadly Fishkin has left Moz and is now working on a new startup, SparkToro.
Barry Schwartz is the owner of Rusty Brick and founder of Search Engine Roundtable, the go-to source for all the latest SEO news. Barry is regularly quoted on authority websites such as Forbes and the New York Times on any developments in search marketing.
Entrepreneur and investor, Neil Patel has co-founded multiple successful digital companies such as Hello Bar, KISSmetrics and Crazy Egg. Over the years he has built a huge following, and his various internet marketing websites receive millions of visitors every year, ranking for crazy competitive search terms. NeilPatel.com is a great resource for beginners interested in launching a career in search engine optimisation.
Enge is a highly experienced SEO practitioner and CEO of Stone Temple consulting. He is the co-author of “the Art of SEO”, detailing everything you need to know to rank on the first page. Eric regularly writes for authoritative sites like Search Engine Land, Moz and Marketing Land and speaks at a handful major conferences each year.
Marie Haynes is a Google penalty and algorithm expert, helping clients recover their rankings. Any time Google make changes to their algorithms Maria is the person to follow to find out how to fix your problems.