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Vintage SEO Experts List


by Vaughn Aubuchon

The following are some names associated with being top SEO experts, back in the day in 2006, and were observed in SEM forums, blogs, the press, and on various websites.

I have included
their current links to LinkedIn,
which can indicate their current, continuing involvement in SEO.

I am amazed that MOST of them are still at it, in one form or another. Can you imagine, how much more they know NOW, than they did 14 years ago?

Perhaps you should contact a proven expert today? It is not, as if, you had no choices!

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 SEO Experts Chart -
    2006/2020

      A "Short List" of 50 Noteworthy
      SEO Practitioners
      Revisited with current LinkedIn Links.


      Jim Boykin's excellent
      
SEO Expert Photos (2002-2005)

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2020
LinkedIn Expert

2020 LinkedIn (xxx)
Nickname/

Location
Website/
Blog

(SEJ 2005 Rank)
1

2- Aaron Wall
(500+)

seobook

State College, PA
seobook.com (2)

threadwatch.org
2

Ammon Johns
(500+)

Black_Knight

Brighton, England
emarketingnews
3

Andy Beal
(500+)

-
Raleigh, NC
marketingpilgrim
4

Andy Hagans (??)

Andy Hagans

Cincinnati, OH
andyhagans.com

linkbuildingblog
5

Barry Lloyd
(348)

-
Belfast, UK
MakeMeTop
6

Barry Schwartz
(500+)

rustybrick

Suffern, NY
rustybrick.com
7

Barry Welford
(500+)

bwelford

Montreal, QC, Can.
cre8asiteforums
8

Ben Pfeiffer
(500+)

Phoenix

Austin, TX
ranksmart.com
9

Bernard nolastname

Bernard

Friendswood, TX
measuring-up.com

10

Bill Hartzer
(500+)

-
Dallas/ Ft. Worth, TX
BillHartzer.com

11

Bill Slawski
(500+)

-
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA
seobythesea.com
12

Brad Callen (??)

-

Indianapolis, IN
www,seoelite.com
13

Brad Fallon
(500+)

-

Atlanta, GA
bradfallon.com
14

Brett Tabke
(500+)

Brett_Tabke

Austin, TX
webmasterworld
15

Bruce Clay
(500+)

-

Simi Valley, CA
bruceclay.com
16

Chris Boggs
(500+)

Chris Boggs

Baltimore, MD
www.rosetta.com
sapientrazorfish
17

Dan Thies
(500+)

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Lebanon, OR
Traffic Science
18

Danny Sullivan
(500+)

dannysullivan

Salisbury, England
searchengineland

daggle.com
19

David Naylor
(500+)

DaveN

UK
davidnaylor.co.uk
20

Donna (Fontenot) Cavalier (459)

dazzlindonna

Franklinton, LA
seo-scoop.com
21

Earl Grey
(500+)

Earl Grey

Ireland-?
www.syndk8.net

22

Eric Enge
(500+)

-
Southborough, MA
stone-temple-consulting
23

8- Erik Dafforn
(500+)

-

Stow, OH
intrapromote.com
leadtoconversion
seo speedwagon (8)
24

5- Greg Boser
(500+)

webguerrilla

Newhall, CA
foundationdigital
webguerrilla.com (5)
25

Greg Jarboe
(500+)

-
Greater Boston area
seo-pr.com
26

Jake Baillie
(500+)

-
Toronto, Canada
picobits.com
27

Jakob Nielsen
(500+)

-

Fremont, CA
www.useit.com
nngroup.com
28

Jennifer Slegg
(401)

jensense

Victoria, BC, Can.
jensense.com
29

Jill Whalen
(500+)

Jill Whalen

Ashland, MA
highrankings.com
30

6- Jim Boykin
(500+)

webuildpages

Troy, NY
webuildpages.com
internetmarketing ninjas

jimboykin.blog (6)

31

Jordan Kasteler
(500+)

-

Midvale., UT
hennessey consulting

overstock.com
32

Joseph Morin
(500+)

-
Orange County, CA
socialrewards.com
33

Lee Odden
(500+)

toprank

Mound, MN
TopRank Results
toprankmarketing

TopRank.blog

34

Mark Traphagen
(500+)

-
Boston area, MA
stone-temple-consulting
35

1- Matt Cutts
(500+)

matt

Mountain View, CA
www.google.com

mattcutts.com (1)
36

Michael Gray (??)

Graywolf

New York, NY
wolf-howl.com
37

Michael McDonald
(500+)

-
Nicholasville, KT
ientry.com
38

Mike Grehan
(500+)

-

UK
searchenginebook

mikegrehan.com
39

Mikkel deMib Svendsen (500+)

-
Copenhagen, Denmark
waimea.co.uk
40

Morgan Carey
(??)

seo_guy

BC, Canada
www.seo-guy.com
41

Nacho Hernandez
(500K)

-
San Diego. CA
k1speed.com
42

Nick Wilson (??)

nick

Denmark
performancing .com

performancing .com
43

3- Rand Fishkin
(500+)

randfish

Seattle, WA
www.seomoz.org

seomoz.org (3)
44

Roger Montti
(500+)

martinibuster

San Francisco, CA
martinibuster.com
45

Scottie Claiborne
(349)

-
Columbia, SC
companion benefit alternatives
46

Shari Thurow
(497)

-
Carpentersville, IL
omni marketing interactive
47

Shawn Hogan (??)

Shawn

San Diego, CA
digitalpoint.com
48

Stuart McLeod
(500+)

quadzilla

East Teknopolis-?
seoblackhat.com (7)
49

Todd Friesen
(500+)

oilman

Victoria, BC, Can.
www.oilman.ca
50

4- Todd Malicoat
(500+)

stuntdubl

Troy, NY
stuntdubl.com (4)
51

Will Spencer
(500+)

52

Darrin Ward
(??)

53

George Werty
(??)

54

John Scott
(??)

Yellow = UK

2005 Awards

White = U.S.

Green = Canada

30

150 - 450

120

150



Chart NOTES :

The 8 red 2005 SEO Blog rankings above came from the Search Engine Journal.


If you would like your name removed, just email me.
All SEO hats presumed white unless specifically defined otherwise. Previous references to BLACK
and GREY hats have been removed.

Definition of Hat Color:
BLACK - Breaks the "rules" of order & propriety
GREY - - Stretches the "rules" of order & propriety"

Personal SEO posting observations -
UK English: "Google are better then Yahoo."
US English: "Google is better than Yahoo."
Each drives the other crazy, no doubt. That jes' ain't 'rat!

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        NOTES

Public Data

All info on this list is derived from public websites.
Anyone not wanting to appear on this list, please email me, and I will remove you immediately.

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Com-
plete-
ness

This SEO expert list is not complete, but I had to start somewhere.
There are many other SEO players, that are not quite as visible.
There are many lurkers, who are just as talented as those listed above, but they never post - they just make money.
But guess who they learned from?
Those who spoke about the topic.

Objec-
tivity

The list is based upon my own personal observations, and therefore is quite subjective. It is loosely based upon the frequency of what I observe, when surfing the Internet - Internet presence, if you will. How this relates to individual SEO competence is for the viewer to decide, in each case.

Who else belongs on the list?
Who should be removed?

Why?

I made this list to help me figure out who is who in the SEO world. I needed to clarify Barry-Barry, Brad-Brad, Brett-Brent, Matt-Mat, Shawn-Shawn, and Todd-Todd, etc. I guess I am missing a Chris or two, as well.




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DISCLAIMER
:

Which SEO company provides the best SEO services?

I really don't know, but in 2006, the SEO consultants listed above were considered to be SEO gurus by many, which means that they must know MUCH MORE today.

One should listen to what each of them has to say, and react accordingly. These are the SEASONED veterans of many a campaign ...

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