Adeel Ahmad
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So, you have finally decided to be an SEO specialist?

Not a bad field to get started.

On the other hand, this is an emerging field that most of us don’t know about.

I have talked to many people in business who don’t realize the need for it.

A question you should ask here is, why do we need SEO?

Its simple search engine optimization gets your website to the top of the search engine, and when you’re at the top, people click on your website; thus, it leads to more sales.

 

I don’t want to get into what SEO is because the reason you are here is that you already know what it is.

But I will touch on a few points.

Some benefits of learning SEO: –

  1. It can bring more sales.
  2. It can increase brand awareness.
  3. It can lead to more blog views.
  4. Increase brand credibility.

Why are you here?

To learn SEO.

If you want to learn SEO, it’s clear you shouldn’t learn from anyone but experts.

In this blog, I will give a heads-up of 11 gurus’ that you must follow to learn efficiently.

 

 

  1. Rand Fishkin

 

 

Rand Fishkin is previously working on Moz for 15 almost 15 years. He started SEOMoz as a blog and then created a software company.

 

He has more than 100K followers on LinkedIn.

 

 

Now he has started a new company named Spark Toro.

 

If you want to learn SEO and other marketing related stuff, he is the person to follow.

 

 

 

  1. Neil Patel

 

 

Having more than 400,00 followers on LinkedIn, he is very popular about SEO, and he has a tool called ubersuggest.

 

Want to learn SEO?

 

Ubersuggest is a tool introduced by Neil Patel that can help you in finding issues on your website.

 

But before you log in to this website, having a clear insight on SEO is a must?

 

So, to learn about his tool, subscribe to the YouTube channel by Neil Patel.

 

He also shares his videos on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

 

  1. Brian Dean

 

Brian dean is a founder of Backlinko and Exploding topics.

 

He also has more than 48,000 followers on LinkedIn.

 

If you want to know if the person credibly shows should know his work.

 

Backlinko helps you in understanding backlinking tactics, so adding your email might get you closer.

 

Secondly, exploding topics is a great tool to find new topics to write a blog about.

 

We face a lot of problems to find new topics, and exploding topics solves that problem.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Pete Myers

 

Dr. Peter has 3,500 followers on LinkedIn.

 

He is a marketing specialist at Moz.

 

He is the one looking for someone to follow on LinkedIn to learn SEO through blogs.

 

Whether you want to learn about backlinks or other marketing stuff, he shares relevant blogs by Moz.

 

 

 

  1. Cyrus Shepard

 

Cyrus was previously an SEO specialist at Moz for e years.

 

Now he is a founder of Zippy, an SEO software and consultancy company.

 

He has over 9500 followers on LinkedIn, where he continuously shares SEO related tips.

 

Learning for guru’s always gets you to the top.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Kelsey Jones

 

 

 

Kelsey Jones has more than years of experience in the content marketing industry.

 

Content marketing is the new king in the SEO industry.

 

So, learning from people already in the industry will help you learn more.

 

Currently, she is editor in chief in Neil Patel digital.

 

Follow her to learn more about content marketing.

 

 

 

  1. Robbie Richards

 

Robbie Richards has more than 45,00 followers on LinkedIn.

 

He helps Saas companies in their growth.

 

 

He is a co-founder of virayo marketing, where he helps companies in their search marketing related issues.

 

He also owns a website in his name robbierichards.com where he shares his knowledge and case studies etc.

 

 

 

 

  1. Eric Enge

 

He has over 8500 followers on LinkedIn.

 

He is a contributor to Copy blogger and Forbes.

 

Eric Enge is also the CEO of stone temple consulting, where he is looking for content marketing, SEO, and social media marketing.

 

 

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  1. Brian Clark

 

Brian Clark is a founder of a copy blogger.

 

Where we can learn anything about content marketing and gain certifications.

 

He has more than 2700 followers on LinkedIn.

 

Brian has also been featured in many books. One of those books is Linchpin by Seth Godin.

 

  1. Kevin Indig

 

Kevin has more than 6000 followers on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

He is a director of SEO at Shopify.

 

According to the search engine journal, he comes in the top 140 SEO experts.

 

 

 

  1. Barry Adams

 

 

He is an independent SEO Consultant and a speaker.

 

Learning SEO is difficult when you don’t know-how.

 

These SEO’s can help you learn more about SEO and other marketing related stuff.

 

 

 

Conclusion: –

 

There is a bug list of influencers you can learn from.

 

Some of these influencers are active on Twitter and some on YouTube.

Learn from them whichever channel they are most available on.

Focus on learning from experts, not from anyone because they have gained experience over past years.