SEO is a dynamic industry, and that’s one of the things that makes it so special. Search Engine Optimization picked up its spark in late 90’s when Bruce Clay use to work for his clients on MSN.com. He is the most legendary and respectable SEO leader I have ever known. In early 2000, Aaron Wall and Barry Schwartz picked up Bruce’s momentum and kept it going. A year or two after that, the SEO industry, which was still in its infancy, made some major changes. Matt Cutts became the head of Google’s Webspam team. In 2004, SEOmoz was born and quickly became one of the leaders, thanks to Rand Fishkin and his team. In the meantime, the writings of Danny Sullivan in Search Engine Land turned out to be another big hit.
The people listed above are the renegades of the industry, but there are a lot of other people who are rockin’ the world of SEO every day. They are often the faces that we don’t recognize…yet. They are the people who work behind the scenes doing what they love – SEO. I would like to share a few of these people with you. Their hard work often gets hidden behind the names of the great pioneers mentioned above.
5 People Who Are Rockin’ The World Of SEO Right Now
1. Jon Cooper
Jon is only 18-years-old and runs his successful blog pointblankseo.com. He loves to work on creating different strategies for link building. He even created a link building course for his readers. He’s been interviewed on several blogs, and I am sure he has a very bright future in SEO.
2. Jason Acidre
Jason Acidre is a Philippines based search engine strategist. He is a marketing consultant at Affilorama.com and Traffic Travis. He is also a contributor at Affilorama’s blog, SEO-Hacker, Traffic Travis’ blog and Technorati’s Business Channel.
3. Sam Applegate
Sam Applegate is a UK based search engine optimization expert. Before entering the SEO industry, he worked as a defense analyst for an international engineering company. He is also the founder of Ninja Creatives, an online article writing service.
4. Sean Si
Sean Si is the founder of the SEO-Hacker blog. He is a Philippines based SEO strategist and a social media blogger. Sean Si started off his journey as an SEO specialist and charged only $150 for his work. Later, he decided his knowledge was more valuable than that and he decided to go back to getting a paycheck. He has since quit his day job and started his own SEO company. He also runs his SEO-Hacker School where he educates people about inbound marketing and helps them grow their own online businesses.
5. Andrew Shotland
Andrew Shotland describes himself as a Local Search Engine Optimization Consultant. He takes on SEO projects from all different kinds of sites. Whether it’s an eCommerce site, an auction site, or anything in between, Andrew knows his stuff. He created a buzz online after gaining 3 million hits of search traffic for Insider Pages. He has been working in SEO for over 10 years.
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