10 UK Search Marketing people you should be following 2010

by Peter Young on January 4, 2010 · 11 comments

About this time last year, I did a post on 10 search marketing people you should be following on Twitter, which was very well received. Twitter is now a year older – and significantly more popular – and I thought it would be an interesting post to revisit that initial post and include people I have got to know and respect during the course of 2009. I will also be doing an World one of this – something I meant to do last time but for some reason never got round to.

The meaning of follow - personified on Twitter
Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dhammza/204690293/

This year I have tried not to go for the quite as obvious choices who often dominate these types of lists but instead focus on people who I have learnt from during the course of the year, or debated with during the past year

Joanna Butler
Company: Latitude Group
WHO?: SEO & online marketing consultant currently based in London, UK
WHY: Joanna has had an awesome 2009, including a number of well received speaking sessions including A4U in London.
WHERE: http://twitter.com/joannabutler

Richard Baxter
Company: SEO Gadget
WHO?: Ex European SEO Manager for Cheapflights
WHY: RIchard has not only contributed to a number of interesting discussions on Twitter, but also on his SEO Gadget blog and via a number of presentations including SMX 2009 in London
WHERE: http://twitter.com/richardbaxter

Rishi Lakhani
Company: -
WHO?: Ex-Search Marketing Strategies at Bourne Leisure
WHY: Rishi was unlucky not to be on my 2009 list, so I have made sure he has made the 2010 list. Hugely popular online, and a must follow for your Twitter account.
WHERE: http://twitter.com/rishil

Sarah Goodwin
Company: Bloom Media
WHO?: Digital Marketing Manager at Bloom Media and recent addition to SEO Chicks
WHY: Sarah is never short of something to say or to voice her opinion. Her recent addition to the SEO Chicks bloglist is testament to her increasing influence within the industry.
WHERE: http://twitter.com/Yoshimi_S

Malcolm Coles
Company: –
WHO?: Internet content consultant: an experienced editor who also advises on SEO
WHY: Malcolm has had a number of well received posts on his blog including a number of pieces on the use of SEO by 3am in particular. His Tweets are just as good, and well worth following.
WHERE: http://twitter.com/malcolmcoles

Lyndon Atcliff
Company: Cornwall SEO
WHO?: Social Media Buzz Marketing Expert
WHY: Controversial definitely, knowledgeable maybe (:) ), boring never.
WHERE: http://twitter.com/lyndoman

Jaamit Durrani
Company: Fresh Egg
WHO?: SEO Bod at Fresh Egg and Gooner (how unfortunate :) )
WHY: Always has something to say, and often quick of the mark when stories break. Certainly one to keep an eye on.
WHERE: http://twitter.com/jaamit

Company: iCrossing
WHO?: SEO at iCrossing
WHY: David has had a great year both on his blog and on Twitter. His posts and response relating to Vince in particular were impressive and he has continued to go from strength to strength in 2009. Does a more impressive 2010 follow?
WHERE: http://twitter.com/sharkSEO

Ben McKay
Company: MediaEdge:CIA
WHO?: SEO Manager at MediaEdge:CIA
WHY: Increasing popularity online follows a busy year. Blogs at his blog “Just me and my”, regular guest posts including Search Engine Journal as well as helping run industry events such as Manchester SEO (with myself & Shane Jones – next one January 28th btw) and SasCon (Further details following soon)
WHERE: http://twitter.com/yetanotherben

Dom Hodgson
Company: HodgeTastic
WHO?: Conference Organiser, Blogger, Entrepreneur, Moaning Bastard and Huggable Bloke
WHY: Organiser of the increasingly popular Think Visibility conferences (next one March 13th 2010), Dom is hugely entertaining both via Twitter and via his blog
WHERE: http://twitter.com/thehodge

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rishil January 4, 2010 at 9:06 am

Well its always nice to start the new year being on a top list :) Thanks Pete.

Dave January 4, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Cheers Pete, much appreciated :)

Tim Aldiss January 4, 2010 at 3:11 pm

…and here is the Tweepml list for y’all to easy one-click follow :)

Jaamit January 4, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Wow Pete, I’m very flattered. Thank you for the include and kind words – didnt realised you read the drivel I come out with, let alone paid attention to it! ;)

Def agree with the others, all top people and very interesting (didn’t know about Ben who I have dutifully followed)

Chappers January 7, 2010 at 10:35 am

yup, nice to see Jaamit get a bit of recognition on your list – the chap talks sense.

Darren January 10, 2010 at 9:02 pm

A great resource, thanks P!

claire stokoe January 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Some great people on this list Peter, I am fortunate enough to chat to at least three of them on a regular basis. One of them is also terrible at Wii tennis lol

John August 28, 2010 at 11:23 pm

Great list. Definitely agree with Jaamit’s inclusion, although he’s no longer at Fresh Egg I think.

Peter Young August 29, 2010 at 6:53 am

Thanks John

Jaamit is not only very good at what he does, but a really nice bloke as well.

At the time of writing Jaamit was at Fresh Egg – however as you says he has now moved onto OMD I seem to remember

SEO Hampshire October 10, 2011 at 10:38 am

I am a tad late on the uptake here, but this really is a super list to see. These are seo people I rate right up there with the likes of Matt Cutts among others. Nice list and very useful to have some background info as an overview to know what these people have accomplished.

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