There are millions of internet users that follow digital marketing experts because they can learn a lot from them. These influencers have gained credibility and authority in the field. Reading their articles will help you with your own digital marketing efforts. Here is a list of the top digital marketing people that you can follow.
Neil Patel - Quicksprout
Neil has millions of followers who enjoy his fun, educational and easy to read articles on his blogs. He is also the co-founder of Hello Bar, Crazy Egg, and KISSmetrics. The Wall Street Journal says that he is a top influencer on the web. Neil was recognized as a top 100 entrepreneur below 30 years old by President Obama. The United Nations also named him as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs under the age of 35.
Rand Fishkin - The Moz Blog
Rand is the founder and former CEO of Moz. He hosts the hugely popular Whiteboard Friday show on YouTube. Rand has authored two popular SEO books Art of SEO and Inbound Marketing & SEO. He has been featured in the Seattle Times and in Puget Sound Business Journal's 40 Under 40. He has also been named to Business week's 30 Under 30.
Barry Schwartz - Search Engine Roundtable
Barry is the News Editor of Search Engine Land and owns Rustybrick, a NY based web consulting company. He runs a popular search blog Search Engine Roundtable. He is known to be the first person to inform us about any Google algorithm update.
Danny Sullivan - Marketing Land
Danny is a known authority when it comes to issues related to search engines and search engine marketing. He has been recognized as a widely revered leader in the field since 1986. Even with his busy schedule, he still maintains his personal blog, Daggle. He also serves as Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media, the publisher of Marketing Land. He is the producer of SMX or Search Marketing Expo series of conferences.
Jeff Bulas - Jeff Bulas Internet Marketing Blog
Jeff wears many hats, he is a blogger, speaker, consultant, and strategist. He specializes in online, corporate and personal branding. He loves to use social media as a powerful tool in order to unleash the maximum potential of companies and executives. He is an author of "Blogging the Smart Way-How to Create and Market a Killer Blog with Social Media", which is an Amazon bestseller.
Larry Kim - Wordstream
Larry launched Wordstream back in 2007, they initially offered Internet consulting services. He led a team of marketers and engineers to develop and sell search engine marketing automation software. Larry has a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada, where he graduated with honors. The past decade has seen him involved in software engineering, software product management, and internet marketing. He is also an author with four award-winning books to his credit. He loves to shoot photography during his free time.
John Rampton - John Rampton Blog
John is an internet marketing expert, entrepreneur, and investor. He is the founder of Due, an online payment company. He was ranked second in Entrepreneur magazine's Top 50 online influencers in the world. Time has called him a marketing expert, which he has proven as he has advised many companies in the San Francisco Bay area.
Heidi Cohen - Heidi Cohen's Actionable Marketing Guide
Heidi is the Chief Content Officer of the popular Actionable Marketing Guide. She is very good at making difficult marketing concepts simple and easy to apply. She has built her career by working for some of the biggest international companies. She runs her own consultancy firm, Riverside Marketing Strategies. They help startups and existing firms with marketing strategies based on analytics and creativity. She is part of the faculty at New York University, Rutgers and CUNY-Hunter College, teaching advanced graduate level marketing.