50 SEO experts to follow on Google+

Google+ SEO Experts

Google+ launched mid-2011 and has seen a somewhat bumpy ride into 2015.  There has been some talk of it being dumped, but this is very unlikely anytime soon. In late 2013 Google reported 540 million ‘active’ users who had logged into at least 1 active service.

At RAD SEO we not only enjoy using Google+ but recommend it for many reasons from SEO benefits to valuable helpful communities.  If you dig deep you can find some great SEO people for industry tips, updates, discussions and live hangouts.

We have compiled our own list of 50 SEO experts, bloggers, movers and shakers on Google+.  We are aware there are many other ‘well known’ SEO individuals not on this list but they either do not use Google+ or are not currently an active user.

So let’s see who’s made it into the ‘Top 50 SEO Experts on Google+’:

1 Matt Cutts

Head of the Webspam team at Google (on leave)

Matt Cutts joined Google as a software engineer in January 2000. He now leads the web spam team at Google, and works with the search quality team on search engine optimization issues.



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2 Rand Fishkin

CoFounder of Mozdescription=”Rand Fishkin is the CEO & Co-Founder of SEOmoz, one of marketing world’s fastest growing software companies in the field of SEO. 


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3 Lynn Terry

Owner of ClickNewz

Lynn is most well-known for her affiliate marketing success as a self-branded Affiliate Niche Blogger. She is the owner and Author of ClickNewz.com.


4 Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz is Search Engine Land’s News Editor and has covered search news for over five years. Barry also maintains the Search Engine Roundtable, his own search blog that tracks discussions at the most active search engine forums. 

5 Bill Slawski

With over 17 years of SEO experience and Juris Doctor Degree from Widener University School of Law, Bill is a leading expert on Google’s patents as related to SEO. The author of over a thousand publications on his site, Bill informs readers upon patents and papers directly from the search engines.

6 Cyrus Shepard

Editor of the 2012 edition of the Beginners Guide to SEO. Cyrus also help lead content strategy and content production around Moz, as-well as marketing Moz’s Inbound Marketing software and SEO.

7 David Amerland

David Amerland gives speeches and presentations each year and holds an annual seminar on SEO and Social Media. He also advises global companies and a handful of startups on social media positioning and search strategies.

8 Shelly Kramer

Founder and CEO of V3 Integrated Marketing, a full service integrated marketing agency. She’s known for her expertise with regard to brand strategy, integrated marketing, all things related to the web and the digital space.

9 Ross Hudgens

Ross Hudgens is the Founder of Siege Media, a content marketing agency specializing in SEO. He also has his own blog, RossHudgens.com, which has many posts from him regarding his marketing philosophy. 

10 Jennifer Horowitz

Jennifer Horowitz is the Director of Marketing for SEO & Social Media firm EcomBuffet. Jennifer has written a downloadable book on Search Engine Optimization and has been published in many SEO and marketing publications.

11 Danny Sullivan

Founding Editor, Marketing Land & Search Engine Land, covering Google, Facebook, Twitter, SEO, SEM & all things digital marketing, search marketing and search.

12 Rae Hoffman

Known in the online marketing community as Sugarrae, Rae is a well known affiliate marketing veteran and SEO consultant – in addition to being an columnist, speaker and a successful entrepreneur. 

13 Ian Lurie

Ian Lurie is CEO at Portent, an internet marketing agency he started in 1995. Ian writes on the Portent Blog and speaks at various conferences, including MozCon, SMX, SES, Ad::Tech and Pubcon.

14 Lee Odden

Lee Odden is the CEO of TopRank Online Marketing, a Minneapolis based digital marketing agency. Odden has keynoted numerous digital marketing industry conferences including NMX BlogWorld, Search Congress, Content Marketing Conference Europe and Online Marketing Summit.

15 Ann Smarty

Owner of MyBlogU.com and Viral Content Buzz. Ann is also the excited part of Internet Marketing Ninjas Team as the community and branding manager. She is also a guest contributor at Mashable, MakeUseOf and many other high-profile technology blogs.

16 Will Reynolds

Will Reynolds has dedicated his career to driving traffic to websites and analyzing the impact that traffic has on the bottom line. He founded SEER Interactive, an online marketing agency, in 2002. The company now employs 60 people with specialties including SEO, PPC, and Analytics.

17 Stacey Cavanagh MacNaught

Search Director at Tecmark a Digital Marketing Agency in Manchester. Stacey works with a team of internet marketers devising and executing SEO and PPC strategies for businesses. She also presents at events such as Brighton SEO and Mozcon.

18 Aleyda Solis

Aleyda is an International SEO Consultant, a service that she provides through her company Orainti. She is also the co-founder of Tribalytics -a social influencers marketing tool. She has had more than 7 years of experience developing SEO processes targeted to the US, Europe, Asia & Latin America.

19 Andrew Shotland

Andrew is the proprietor of www.localseoguide.com and one of the top local search consultants in the industry. Andrew offers full service SEO, search engine advertising, website strategy and local search consulting with a specialty in yellow pages and local directories SEO. He has provided his services to numerous media, ecommerce companies, franchises and start-ups including Bing.com.

20 Travis Wright

Travis is founder and Chief Growth Officer at MediaThinkLabs, a digital marketing agency focused on disruptive marketing technologies. Over the past 20 years, Wright has created, co-developed, optimized, and led marketing initiatives for 100s of business websites.

21 Avinash Kaushik

Avinash is an author, his books – Web Analytics 2.0 and Web Analytics: An Hour A Day has become recognized as an authoritative voice on how marketers and executives teams can leverage innovative marketing approaches. 

22 Larry Kim

Larry Kim is the Founder & CTO of WordStream, Inc, an online Advertising business. He is also a Author at Search Engine Journal, WordStream, SEOmoz, Small Business Trends, Search Engine Watch, Forbes and Many More!” 

23 Ana Hoffman

Ana Hoffman is the owner of Traffic Generation Cafe, focusing on various ways to increase website traffic such as search engine traffic and social media traffic.

24 Tadeusz Szewczyk

Tadeusz Szewczyk is a independent blogger, social media and search specialist from Berlin, Germany. In 2004 he began his current career as an SEO consultant, He now runs his own blog – seo2.0.onreact.com introducing a whole set of new techniques to get visitors to your website.

25 Eric Enge

 Eric is the CEO of Stone Temple Consulting and a Speaker at dozens of conferences per year. He is also a Contributor to Forbes, Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, Search Engine Watch and Social Media Today.

26 Heather Lloyd-Martin

Heather Lloyd-Martin is a 20-year marketing veteran and recognized author. She is President and CEO of Success Works, a marketing firm providing search engine optimized copywriting. In “Online Marketing Heroes“ by Michael Miller, Lloyd Martin was called “the pioneer of SEO copywriting”.

27 Darren Shaw

Darren has been tinkering with websites and SEO for over sixteen years. He loves local SEO and the local search community, and has had the good fortune to speak at a handful of great conferences like Mozcon, Searchlove, and SearchFest. 

28 Angie Schottmuller

Angie is an inbound marketing thought leader skilled at wielding tools and content optimized for search, social, mobile, and conversion. She has over fourteen years’ multichannel B2B and B2C experience leading marketing, IT, and cross-functional projects to successful fruition for brands like Andersen Windows, The Home Depot, and Nestle.  

29 Joost de Valk

Joost is a well-known specialist in the fields of SEO and WordPress & web development, and often speaks on those topics. He has spoken at conferences like Search Engine Strategies, Search Marketing Expo, SASCon, A4UExpo and WordCamps in various countries.

30 Mike Blumenthal

Mike is the author of the industry’s most respected blog: Understanding Google Maps & Local Search. He is also the co-founder of Local U – an informative four-hour crash course in the basics of internet marketing. As well as being a Founding Partner of Get Five Stars.

31 Eric Ward

Eric is widely known as one of the world’s top online content publicists, link building experts and linking strategists. Eric founded the Web’s first link building and web promotion services, called NetPOST in 1994.

32 Melissa Fach

Melissa Fach is an Associate at Moz, the community Jedi at Authority Labs and she writes for several online publications. Melissa also owns SEO Aware a Search Engine Optimization and Internet Marketing since 2007.

33 Craig Fifield

Craig is the Co-founded Circloscope, the most powerful way to manage your circles on Google+. He also has a degree in Marketing and has been in the Internet Marketing space for 18 years now. 

34 Neil Patel

Neil Patel is the co-founder of 2 Internet companies: Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics. Through his entrepreneurial career Neil has helped large corporations such as Amazon, AOL, GM, HP and Viacom make more money from the web. 

35 John Mueller

John Mueller is one of the Webmaster Trends Analysts at Google. He works together with the Webmaster Central, Sitemaps and Search Quality teams at Google. He regularly writes for the Google Webmaster Central blog and is an avid participant in the Webmaster Help.

36 Ann Handley

Ann is the Content strategist and author of Everybody Writes, co-author of the best-selling book on content marketing, Content Rules. Frequent speaker, writer, columnist for Entrepreneur magazine, American Express OPEN Forum. She is also the Co-founder of ClickZ.

37 Sherryl Perry

Sherryl blogs about branding, social networking and Internet marketing at keep up with the web. She helps entrepreneurs and small business owners understand their core business.

38 Dan Petrovic

Dan is the owner and director of Australian search engine optimisation company – Dejan SEO. In his spare time he enjoy assisting webmasters with SEO related questions, discussing hot topics and sharing knowledge. 

39 Mark Traphagen

Mark has worked directly in Internet marketing since 2005, but has been involved in social media and online community formation since the mid 1990s. He has spoken at major conferences such as SMX, MozCon, Pubcon, and SearchExchange, and is a regular columnist for Marketing Land. He also has a special reputation as an expert on Google+ and Google Authorship. 

40 Brian Dean

Brian is the SEO mind behind Backlinko, a blog that helps businesses get more search engine traffic. There he blogs about backlinks, on-page SEO and content marketing strategies that are practical and effective. 

41 Gabriella Sannino

 Gabriella is a Senior Partner at Level343 and a International SEO Consultant. Gabriella has worked on the Internet for over 20 years. Her linguistic ability and global understanding of International markets make her an invaluable addition to any global project.

42 David Harry

David owns and operate both Search News Central and the SEO Training Dojo where he writes, teach and participate in the search industry’s evolution. He also works at Verve developments as a search and internet marketing consultant.  

43 Pierre Far

Pierre follows industry trends in SEO and web development in order to help different Google teams build better tools for webmasters and improve search quality. Pierre also writes for the Webmaster Central Blog and participates in Google and external forums. 

44 Jennifer Slegg  

Jennifer began as a freelance writer, and turned to search engine optimization and writing content for the web in 1998. She writes about many search industry and social media topics on her blog, JenniferSlegg.com and is a frequent speaker at search industry conferences on SEO, content marketing and content monetization. 

45 Bas van den Beld

Bas is the founder and owner of Stateofsearch.com, winner of the Best European Search Blog at the EU SearchAwards 2012. He is a well known Online Marketing Strategist, trainer and speaker. Bas is widely considered to be an expert and influential on Internet Marketing, Social Marketing and Search Marketing worldwide. 

46 Casie Gillette

Casie is the Director of Online Marketing at KoMarketing, a B2B Online Marketing firm in Boston, MA. She regularly speaks about search, social, content, and branding at conferences across the country and can be found writing for various marketing publications including iMedia Connection and Search Engine Land. 

47 Matt Siltala

Matt Siltala is an online search industry leader and President of Avalaunch Media. Matt’s clients have included companies like Webtrends, Steven Covey, The Home Depot, and ESRB. He collaborates with other industry leaders and speaking at search conferences like Pubcon, SMX, and Search Engine Strategies, and at other events and Universities.

48 Matt McGee

Matt is the the Editor-In-Chief of two websites dedicated to online marketing: Search Engine Land and Marketing Land. He has been helping businesses of all sizes succeed online since the late 1990s, with a specialty in SEO, local search marketing, and blogging/social media.

49 Dennis Seymour

Dennis co-founded LeapFroggr to help businesses achieve visibility online. By using a complete digital marketing approach, from SEO, social media marketing, PPC and more.

50 Zak Jacobs

Zak is a digital marketing professional with over 10 years experience and founder of RAD SEO in the UK. A specialist in SEO. providing consultancy, training and technical audits to a variety of organisations. 

Please note we do not endorse the services provided by individuals on this list.


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