At HostandStore.com, we think of ourselves as more than a web host. In fact, we actually receive many requests from customers hoping to learn more about their websites and how to market their businesses online. That’s why we published this blog post with 25 resources to help you learn SEO in February. This week, we’re going to feature some digital marketing experts who we can all learn from.
Digital Marketers We Look Up To
Remember, this list appears in no particular order. Everyone on this list deserves to be here and we’re huge admirers of each of their respective accomplishments:
- Matt Cutts: He’s been THE guy at Google. Visit Matt’s Blog.
- Duane Forrester: He is THE guy at Bing. Check out Duane’s Personal Blog.
- Bill Slawski: Creator of SEO by the Sea.
- Rand Fishkin: The Wizard of Moz. View Rand’s work here.
- Dr. Pete Meyers: All about data. Dr. Pete creates advanced content, but it’s incredibly useful.
- Avinash Kaushik: Another (partial) Google guy. Check out Avinash’s blog, Occam’s Razor.
- Annie Cushing: Also a tremendous data scientist. Check out Annielytics for more insights.
- Larry Kim: Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Web Monkey. Read Larry’s bio.
- Ann Handley: Best-selling author, keynote speaker and Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs. Learn more about Ann.
- John Mueller: Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google. Follow John on Twitter.
- Eric Enge: Founder & CEO at Stone Temple Consulting. Read Larry’s bio.
- Mark Traphagen: Senior Director of Digital Marketing at Stone Temple Consulting. Add Mark to Your Circles.
- Wil Reynolds: Founder & Director of Strategy at Seer Interactive. Meet Wil here.
- Marty Weintraub: Founder & Evangelist of Aimclear. Get to know Marty’s work.
- Neil Patel: Digital Marketing Entrepreneur. Learn more about Neil and one of his companies, QuickSprout.
- Nate Desmond: Growth hacking legend in the making. Visit Nate’s blog to find out why.
- AJ Kohn: Owner of Blind Five Year Old. Find out more about AJ and his team.
- Cyrus Shepard: Head of SEO at Moz. Visit Cyrus’s personal site.
- Dharmesh Shah: Co-founder & CTO of Hubspot. Check out Dharmesh’s profile here.
- Will Critchlow: Co-founder & CEO of Distilled. Learn more about Will on Distilled’s site.
- Ian Lurie: Founder & CEO of Portent, Inc. View Ian’s profile.
- Jay Baer: Best-selling author & keynote speaker. Get to know Jay and his work.
- Michael King: Leader of iPullRank. Read more about “Mr. @iPullRank” here.
- Kate Morris: Speaker & Digital Marketing Consultant. Find more about Kate on her site.
- Thomas Ballantyne: Pest Control Guy. Follow Thomas on Twitter to find out what that means.
- Paddy Moogan: Co-founder of Aira & noted author. Read Paddy’s blog for more.
- Matt McGee: Editor-in-Chief at Search Engine Land. Check out Matt’s SEL profile.
- Joe Pulizzi: Founder of the Content Marketing Institute. See all Joe’s work with CMI and elsewhere.
- Barry Feldman: Founder of Feldman Creative. Check out Barry’s work on the company blog.
- Dan Zarrella: Noted author & Original Social Media Scientist. Dan will make you think about social media differently.
- Danny Sullivan: Founding Editor of Search Engine Land. View Danny’s profile on SEL.
- Jason Miller: Senior Manager of Content & Social at LinkedIn. Follow Jason on Twitter.
- Matt Van Wagner: Founder of Find Me Faster + Search Engine Land contributing author. See Matt’s SEL profile.
- Kristi Hines: Freelance writer/blogger. One look at Kristi’s work and you’ll become a believer.
- Arnie Kuenn: CEO of Vertical Measures. Read Arnie’s introduction on VM’s site.
It should be noted that HostandStore.com does not have any affiliation with these individuals. These are industry thought leaders for whom our staff has a tremendous amount of respect. Between our team members, we’ve seen nearly all of them speak at conferences and even had the pleasure of interacting with many of them directly. And whether it be SEO, paid search, conversion rate optimization or something else entirely, take our word for it – these people know what they’re talking about.
If you’re interested in learning about digital marketing – no matter how advanced or novice you may consider yourself – you will not go wrong by following what these folks are doing. And, of course, we’d love to hear what you think in the comments below. Who do you follow for digital marketing news and advice?