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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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)
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