80 SEO Experts You Should Be Following on Twitter
There are several ways to learn SEO and stay up-to-date on the latest news, trends and strategies.
You can read SEO blogs, listen to podcasts, attend SEO conferences and join Facebook groups, but one of the most effective ways to learn real-life strategies and absorb valuable information is to follow the most knowledgeable SEO experts on Twitter.
Twitter is one of the most active social media platforms for the SEO community.
While Instagram might be the platform to show the world what you are eating for dinner, Twitter has always been -- and continues to be -- where most of the top SEO experts share information and engage.
If you are serious about learning SEO or seeking to constantly learn new information, then you should be following these 80 SEO experts on Twitter.
Doing so will give you access and insight that is truly priceless -- and it won't cost you a dime.
In no particular order, here are 100 Twitter profiles you should go follow right now if you are serious about taking your SEO knowledge and results to the next level.
1. Ryan Stewart
Ryan provides excellent content, especially for agency owners, and there is no BS or fluff with his approach to SEO. His agency WEBRIS was acquired by From The Future, and he is constantly putting out solid SEO tips and insight.
2. Brian Dean
Brian's blog Backlinko is a great resource, especially for beginners, as it has some super in-depth case studies and well-explained strategies. If you are interested in learning effective ways to grow your Google and YouTube traffic, make sure to give Brian a follow.
3. Kristopher B. Jones
Kristopher is a best-selling author and the Founder of digital marketing agency LSEO. His insight can often be found in expert roundups and he has guest blogged on some of the top industry publications.
4. Heather Lloyd-Martin
For more than 20 years, Heather has helped brands elevate their content and SEO strategy and teaches writers about SEO copywriting and content marketing via her company Success Works. Follow her on Twitter to make sure you don't miss any of her blog posts that will help you master SEO copywriting.
5. Casie Gillette
Casie is the Sr. Director of Digital Marketing at KoMarketing, a B2B online marketing agency. Her Twitter feed is a consistent source of quality content and resource, from both her company's blog as well as helpful SEO-themed curated content.
6. Glen Allsopp
Glen is the Founder of Detailed, an SEO consultancy and blog featuring actionable tactics to increase organic search traffic. Very brilliant mind with extensive case studies, examples and information.
7. Ross Hudgens
Ross is the Founder and CEO of Siege Media, a content marketing agency specializing in SEO. He also just launched Growth Comet, a 12-month course and private community for agencies, consultants and freelancers looking grow.
8. Julie Joyce
Julie owns the link building agency Link Fish Media, and constantly shares helpful content revolving around link acquisition and link building. She is also a regular columnist for Search Engine Journal and hosts the SEMrush link webinar series.
9. Tim Soulo
Tim is the CMO of Ahrefs, sharing his SEO knowledge that he has acquired throughout his ten years in the industry. Tim publishes several data-driven SEO case studies and detailed marketing guides on the Ahrefs blog. Follow him on Twitter to see his latest content.
10. Mike King
Mike is the Founder of iPullRank, an NYC-based digital marketing agency. He is also a keynote speaker and a consultant for many Fortune and INC 500 brands.
11. Jim Boykin
Jim is the Founder and CEO of Internet Marketing Ninjas, one of the oldest internet marketing companies, which he started back in 1999. Jim's Twitter feed is a mix of content from his company's blog and retweets that feature timely SEO news, tips and information. He's an industry veteran worth following.
12. Arsen Rabinovich
Arsen is the Founder of TopHatRank, a marketing agency that recently won two Interactive Marketing Awards: Best SEO Campaign and Best Low Budget SEO Campaign. You will often find content related to e-commerce SEO and SEO audits in Arsen's Twitter feed.
13. Jason Mun
Jason Mun is a SEM and e-commerce SEO consultant and the Director at Overdose Digital. Jason has 10 years experience in the SEO industry, and helps e-commerce businesses of all sizes increase their organic search traffic.
14. AJ Ghergich
AJ Ghergich is the Founder of content marketing agency GHERGICH & Co. As the owner of the Twitter handle "SEO," AJ shares articles, guides and studies related to SEO and marketing.
15. Lisa Myers
As CEO and Founder of SEO agency VerveSearch, Lisa Myers shares content and insight related to link value. Her company is also behind a tool called LinkScore, which measures the value of links.
16. Kevin Indig
Kevin Indig is VP SEO and Content at G2 and Mentor for Growth at German Accelerator. Kevin's Twitter feed is a mix of valuable SEO nuggets, and one that you are sure to always learn something new by following.
17. Damon Gochneaur
Damon is the Founder of Aspiro Agency, a full-service boutique digital marketing agency located in Denton, Texas. He also has one of the most "fun" Twitter feeds you will find -- bonus if you are a Football (or is it Futbol?) fan!
18. Rhea Drysdale
Rhea Drysdale is the CEO of digital marketing agency Outspoken Media. On May 1st she announced on Twitter that she was going dark for a bit to focus on deep work and agency growth for an extended period of time. Her Twitter feed is full of great content, so give her a follow and be ready to consume more great info when she begins to Tweet again.
19. Kristine Schachinger
Kristine Schachinger is an SEO consultant and speaker, with appearances at SMX, Pubcon, Ungagged and SXSWi to name a few. She also writes for Search Engine Land and Search Engine Journal.
20. Martin MacDonald
Martin heads MOG Media, a a collective of the worlds best digital marketing consultants. He previously ran SEO for Orbitz, Omnicom Group and Expedia, among others. You will find a lot of really excellent technical information following his feed.
21. Ian Lurie
Ian is the CEO of Portent, a Seattle-based digital marketing agency that specializes in search engine optimization, content creation, design, development, PPC, social and analytics. His Twitter feed is a solid mix of excellent content from his company's blog as well as curated content from several other publications.
22. Joel Klettke
A freelance conversion copywriter and strategist, and owner of Business Casual Copywriting. Understanding how to optimize your conversion funnels and drive more traffic via copy is key -- Joel's information is priceless.
23. Ryan Jones
24. Debra Mastaler
Debra Mastaler is the owner of Alliance-Link, a boutique link building and content marketing firm. With nearly 20 years in the industry, Debra has seen SEO evolve and has great information to share.
25. Carolyn Lyden
Carolyn is the owner of Search Hermit, an SEO and content marketing agency. She credits a lot of what she learns from others in the industry sharing their experience, and is the Admin of #SEOChat, a popular Twitter chat that is the source of great discussions revolving around all things SEO-related.
26. Aleyda Solis
An international SEO consultant, speaker and author, Aleyda Solis is the owner of Orainti, a boutique digital marketing consultancy. Aleyda is one of the most well-respected SEO personalities and for good reason -- she knows SEO. Follow her for great content and insight.
27. Dan Taylor
Dan Taylor is an award winning SEO consultant and international conference speaker. He writes for SEO outlets Search Engine Journal and Search Engine Watch, and is a great person to follow to pick up little golden nuggets of information. Dan won the 2018 TechSEO Boost Research & Innovation Competition for research into practical applications of edge SEO.
28. Neil Patel
Neil Patel is an online marketing expert and co-founder of Neil Patel Digital, a digital marketing agency. Neil's content can be seen -- both written and video -- all over the internet. He's also co-host of the Marketing School podcast. Give his a follow on Twitter for a non-stop flow of tips and actionable information.
29. Chris Boggs
Chris is the Founder of Web Traffic Advisors, an online marketing consulting company. Chris has been in the industry since 2000, and has helped several clients with their SEO. He often speaks at conferences about SEM and SEO, so give him a follow and you just might learn something new.
30. Eric Siu
Eric is the CEO of digital marketing agency Single Grain, and the co-host of podcast Marketing School, which he does with Neil Patel. Eric's content and strategies are direct to the point and super actionable. Follow him to learn about SEO and content marketing strategies that work.
31. Marie Haynes
Marie Haynes is a Google penalty expert that you need to be following. She is obsessed with understanding Google’s algorithm changes and you will learn how to make gains while complying with Google’s guidelines. Marie's understanding of how penalties work is unparalleled.
32. Brian Harnish
Brian has been in the industry since the beginning -- 1999 -- and offers SEO audits, SEO consulting and website design and development at his company Site Objective. A regular contributor for Search Engine Journal, you will receive a lot of practical SEO advice and tips if you follow him on Twitter.
33. Jeremy Knauff
The Founder of Spartan Media, Jeremy is a regular contributor of digital marketing content at Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Land and Construction Executive. THis is a Twitter feed that is 100 percent solid SEO-themed content that is well worth engaging with. Along with his own content, you will often see other curated articles and information shared.
34. Wil Reynolds
Wil is the founder and director of strategy at Seer Interactive, a company he started in 2002 by himself and grew it into a 150 person team. He has more than 15 years of experience doing and talking about SEO and often speaks at conferences about the future of search. Wil is an SEO professional that you should be following for real-world practical advice and insight.
35. Patrick Stox
Patrick Stox is an SEO pro and organizer for the Raleigh SEO Meetup and Raleigh SEO Conference. Patrick is a Technical SEO for IBM and by looking at his Twitter feed you will see that he lives and breathes search engine optimization.
36. Glenn Gabe
Glenn Gabe is a digital marketing consultant at G-Squared Interactive, his company that is focused heavily on SEO, SEM and social advertising. A columnist at Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch, Glenn is an industry veteran that you should follow if you want to stay up-to-date on what's happening in the world of SEO.
37. Britney Muller
Britney is a Senior SEO Scientist at Moz. If you love data-driven research and industry knowledge then make sure to give her a follow now. You will get a heavy dose, as well as a lot of great content from Moz and other industry sources.
38. Joe Hall
Joe is a technical SEO expert and analyzes digital marketing strategies through high level data analysis and SEO audits through his company, Hall Analysis. If you want to consume excellent technical SEO content -- and you should -- then make sure you are following Joe.
39. Dave Davies
Dave Davies is the CEO of Beanstalk, an SEO and internet marketing agency. Dave's Twitter feed is a constant stream of solid SEO content, with a heavy dose of on-site SEO and link building.
40. Robbie Richards
41. Nick Eubanks
42. Aleh Barysevich
Aleh is the Founder and CMO at SEO PowerSuite, a popular SEO toolset that includes a backlink index, rank tracker and keyword research tool, site crawler and on-page tool. He is also a regular speaker at SMX and Brighton SEO, as well as a contributor for Search Engine Journal and Social Media Examiner.
43. Ann Smarty
Ann Smarty is the Brand and Community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas, an SEO and blogger. She can be seen in every SEO industry media outlet imaginable and is the founder of MyBlogGuest, MyBlogU, ViralContentBee, TwChat and more.
44. Andy Drinkwater
Andy is a freelance SEO consultant based in the United Kingdom. His company, IQ SEO offers search engine optimization, reputation management, user experience and conversion rate optimization services.
45. Grant Simmons
Grant Simmons is the VP of Search Marketing at Homes.com. This digital strategist and speaker is a great follow for some shares and retweets you won't find elsewhere.
46. Scott Polk
47. Adam Riemer
Adam Riemer is an affiliate marketer and online marketing strategist. You won't find many SEO experts with as much knowledge in terms of affiliate SEO than Adam possesses.
48. Jesse McDonald
Jesse McDonald is the Director of Operations at TopHatRank.com and also speaks at conferences and writes for Search Engine Journal. His Twitter feed often features a lot of solid local SEO information, news and strategy discussion.
49. Tony N. Wright
Tony is the CEO of WrightIMC, an SEO and digital marketing agency. Follow him on Twitter to stay current on all things marketing, search marketing and reputation management.
50. Rob Woods
Rob Woods is an SEO consultant with more than 16 years of experience in the industry. A regular Pubcon speaker, follow Rob to engage with content and retweets from an industry veteran.
51. Stephanie Briggs
Stephanie Briggs is a content and online marketing consultant at Briggsby, a boutique agency she runs with Justin Briggs -- he's on this list too ;). Follow her for some great curated content and re-tweets focused around all things content marketing.
52. Andrew Cock-Starkey
Andrew runs the Cambridge-based SEO consultancy Optimisey, as well as several local meetups. Andrew's Twitter feed is a great source of great SEO information and content; much of which you won't find elsewhere.
53. Christoph Cemper
Christoph Cemper is the Founder and CEO of LinkResearchTools. Make sure to follow this developer, speaker, trainer, lecturer and author -- he is extremely knowledgable about all things SEO and you will undoubtedly learn a thing or two from him.
54. Marcus Tober
Marcus is the Founder of Searchmetrics, and has nearly twenty years in the industry. This regular conference speaker won European Search Personality of the Year in 2016. YOu won't want to miss his company's blog post, which he often shares on Twitter -- they are a great source of information.
55. Gianluca Fiorelli
Gianluca is an international SEO consultant (ILOVESEO) and the Founder of The Inbounder, an actionable digital marketing conference. International SEO aside, Gianluca's feed always has great information that provices value to anyone looking to keep up to date on what's happening in the world of SEO.
56. Dan Shure
Dan Shure is an SEO consultant and a podcaster. His podcast Experts On The Wire (SEO, Content Marketing, Social Media) is one you should subscribe to if you want to learn tips and strategies and be introduced to some other excellent SEO minds.
57. Paddy Moogan
Paddy Moogan is the co-founder of Aira, a digital marketing agency in Milton Keynes, UK. He is also the author of The Link Building Book, so make sure to give him a follow and consume the knowledge he shares.
58. Alexis Sanders
Alexis Sanders is an SEO at Merkle. Alexis' Twitter feed is highly active and you are going to be introduced to new trends and happenings simply by following along.
59. Mike Ramsey
Mike Ramsey is the Founder of Nifty Marketing. He often speaks at some of the top digital marketing conferences and the story of how he got started in internet marketing is awesome. I suggest you read it, as well as give him a follow on Twitter.
60. Andrew Shotland
Andrew Shotland is the CEO of SEO agency Local SEO Guide. Andrew has been in the industry since the beginning and his company has worked with some impressive clients. His Twitter is a good source of SEO news and insight -- and not just local-themed.
61. Bill Hunt
Bill Hunt is the President of Back Azimuth Consulting, a company that helps its clients leverage search and social data to understand their consumers' mindset.
62. Max Prin
63. Bastian Grimm
Bastian Grimm is an SEO consultant, speaker, trainer and CEO/Director Organic Search at Peak Ace AG. With 15+ years of experience, you are sure to learn from following him. What's equally impressive is that his team consists of expert native speakers, whom are able to serve clients in 20+ languages.
64. Michael Bonfils
Michael is the Founder of SEM International. A regular speaker at Pubcon, a quick look at his past tweets will showcase excellent information. Make sure you are following him so you don't miss any future content and shares.
65. Cindy Krum
Cindy Krum is a mobile marketing expert and the CEO and Founder of MobileMoxie. Mobile-first thinking is required to thrive in SEO as well as every other aspect of online marketing, so make sure you are following Cindy to consume all she has to share.
66. Mindy Weinstein
Mindy is the Founder of Market MindShift, as well as a speaker, published author, PhD student and marketing professor. And you thought YOU were busy and had a full plate? Follow her to see her latest articles from Search Engine Journal, as well as curated content and posts that are packed with SEO-value.
67. Shelly Fagin
Shelly Fagin is the SEMrush community manager and the President of SearchHOU, a digital marketing meetup located in Houston, Texas. She boasts an active Twitter feed that you will definitely want to be following.
68. Stephen Kenwright
Stephen Kenwright is the Head of Digital at Pendragon PLC, where he leads product development, search engine optimization, pay-per-click, content marketing, PR and social media. He also does speaking engagements, and offers consulting and training.
69. Trond Lyngbø
Trond Lyngbø is an SEO consultant and the Founder of Search Planet, specializing in enterprise e-commerce SEO. He is also a columnist at Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. He was recently recognized at the SEMrush Nordic Search Awards.
70. Ross Tavendale
Ross Tavendale is the Market Director at Type A Media, and the host of the company's YouTube series Canonical Chronicle. His Twitter feed is highly active and one you should be following if you want to make sure you have access to all of the latests information related to SEO.
71. Dana DiTomaso
Dana DiTomaso is the President of digital marketing agency Kick Point. An active speaker, DiTomaso's Twitter feed is always full of great information to absorb, from retweets and shares, to her own Whiteboard Friday's -- like this Google Tag Manager Container gem.
72. Anna Crowe
Anna Crowe is the Director of Outreach and PR for Jason Hennessey Consulting and the Assistant Editor at Search Engine Journal. Her content on SEJ is excellent and if you follow her on Twitter you are sure to be introduced to even more epic SEO content and information.
73. Carrie Hill
Carrie Hill is the co-founder of Ignitor Digital, and a local SEO expert. She is a regular contributor for publications such as Search Engine Land and Search Engine Watch. She gets even more praise (from me anyway -- Yankees fans, maybe not so much lol) for her love of the Red Sox -- defending Word Series Champions!
74. John Doherty
John is an SEO consultant and the CEO of Credo, a network of vetted digital marketing professionals and companies. With his expertise and experience, you are sure to pick up a thing or two by simply following him and consuming the knowledge he shares.
75. Ashley Segura
Ashley Segura is a digital marketing consultant, speaker and agency founder. Follow her on Twitter to stay current on everything happening in the world of social media and content marketing. You will also see a lot of her articles on Search Engine Journal and as a featured speaker at some of the largest online marketing conferences in the world.
76. Richard Baxter
Richard Baxter is the Founder of Builtvisible, and has spent more than 15 years as as SEO consultant. Follow him to take advantage of his in-depth experience in search engine optimization and organic digital marketing strategies.
77. Greg Gifford
Greg Gifford is the VP of Search at DealerOn, a digital agency specializing in automative dealerships. If you give Greg a follow you will be sure to receive a lot of excellent content in your Twitter feed, from local SEO to marketing and web design, as well as everyone's favorite -- bacon.
78. Casey Markee
Casey Markee is the Founder of Media Wyse, a San Diego-based SEO consultancy. Casey is an SEO expert that you want to be sure to follow on Twitter, especially to stay up to date on anything Google penalty-related. He is a leading expert when it comes to that sticky, yet important topic.
79. Justin Briggs
Justin is the Founder of boutique marketing agency Briggsby, a company who has its other member on this list as well (see #51 above -- Stephanie Briggs). Justin is a great source of video search marketing as well, with this YouTube SEO study a must-read.
80. Ruth Burr Reedy
Ruth Burr Reedy is an SEO consultant with priceless experience and expertise. She was previously the Head of SEO at Moz and has spoken at many amazing conferences, including SMX, MozCon and more.
There you have it. These are all highly knowledgeable SEO experts that are worth following on Twitter. You might be thinking, "What about so-and-so? Why aren't they on the list?"
I have no doubt that there are some highly intelligent SEO minds that were not listed, so I welcome you to drop their name and Twitter handle in the comments below.
While it would be next to impossible to list everyone deserving to be on this list, this is a great starting point for those looking to follow and engage with some of the most well respected individuals within the SEO community.