We know the most influential SEO list has been compiled by many other sites already but unless you are deeply involved in the SEO world, you probably don’t give a damn about who they are.
This is why we compiled this list for out readers because they just want to learn enough SEO, solve their SEO problems, and get back to their business.
Trust us, get to know a little bit about these influential people in the SEO world will do you good.
Before working at the Search Quality group at Google, Cutts worked at the ads engineering group and SafeSearch a Google’s family filter. There he earned the nickname “porn cookie guy” by giving his wife’s homemade cookies to any Googler who provided an example of unwanted pornography in the search results.
Sullivan started Search Engine Watch in June 1997 after he posted research about search engines, called A Webmaster’s Guide To Search Engines, in April 1996. Shortly after beginning in November that year, he sold it for an undisclosed amount to MecklerMedia (now Jupitermedia).
Joost de Valk
In May of 2010 Joost also founded Yoast, which focuses on consulting in SEO, WordPress optimization and online marketing / content strategy.
Barry has written and contributed many articles to the SEO community, by publishing in Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Journal, SEOChat.com, SEO Today, WebProNews, LilEngine and SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization). Barry is commonly quoted and cited in publications including Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg, TheStreet, News.com, eWeek and many others.
For the last 6 years, Wil and the team of search professionals at SEER Interactive have been assisting clients in maximizing their visibility and sales using search engines in both SEO and SEM.
He is the author of one of the most popular search engine optimization books SEO book. For the past 6 years, Aaron has given some of the best search advice on his blog at SEObook.com. The site has been the go-to site for people who want to build their own SEO campaigns without hiring an in-house SEO or spending money with an expensive SEO firm.
In 2008, Kaushik co-founded Market Motive Inc., which provides online education and certification in six Internet disciplines such as Search Engine Optimization, Paid Search Advertising, Social Media, Web Analytics, Conversion & Public RelationsHe is also the author of two best selling books: Web Analytics 2.0, Web Analytics: An Hour A Day.
Matt is a regular speaker at marketing conferences across the country, and has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Inc. magazine, and several other media outlets.
Michael has been involved with affiliate marketing campaigns for several years and does consulting work on a variety of topics such as SEO, Social Media and Blog Management.
His services won the 1995 Award for Internet Marketing Excellence, and he was selected as one of the Web’s 100 most influential people by Websight magazine. In 2009 Eric was one of 25 people profiled in the book Online Marketing Heroes. Eric has spoken at over 100 industry conferences and now publishes LinkMoses Private, a subscription based link opportunity and strategy service. Eric has written linking strategy and advice columns for SearchEngineLand, MarketingProfs, ClickZ, Search Marketing Standard, SearchEngineGuide, Web Marketing Today, and Ad Age magazine.
David writes frequently about Local Search at his own blog, Mihmorandum, and formerly wrote a column on Local Search at Search Engine Land. His annual Local Search Ranking Factors project is among the most important studies of Local SEO.
David created the Local Search Ecosystems [Infographic] at Moz.com that shows how google collect and populate local search data.
He’s the author of the ebook, The Definitive Guide to Marketing Your Business Online
Dr. Peter J. Meyers
He maintains the Google Algorithm History, a living document of algorithm updates and recently launched the MozCast project, a tracking system for monitoring the Google “weather.”
Today, Jon is a link builder who follows about 20-30 blogs and 50-60 fellow link builders.
Jon created the Link Building Tactics – The Complete List the most complete list of link building tactics on the web.
Ann created a slideshare presentation 3 Rules of Relationship-Powered Link Building that shows what she actually doing to her link building strategy.
With more than 7 years of experience doing Search Engine Optimization for European, American and Latin-American companies, Aleyda is an International SEO Consultant -service that she provides through her company Orainti-, co-founder of Tribalytics -a social influencers marketing tool-, and a Moz Associate.
Aleyda illustrated the SEO Competitive Analysis Workflow that shows the different activities and factors of identifying SEO competitors.
He was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur under the age of 30 by President Obama and one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35 by the United Nations. Neil has also been awarded Congressional Recognition from the United States House of Representatives.