2017 online marketing influencers

Online marketing is more important now in 2017 than ever before, yes this is said every year but the cliche reflects the raw truth. Software continues to eat the world and digital natives are representing an even greater portion of your market. Follow these top 15 online marketing influencers, stay on top of the latest marketing trends and start implementing the best strategies for your business.

Neil Patel

Who is Neil Patel?

Neil’s a digital marketing savant and agency CEO. He’s been helping fortune 500 and small businesses alike connect online since he was 16. After being burned by a traditional marketing firm he decided to take it upon himself to become one of the world’s leading online marketing gurus. Since then he’s been listed as the #1 marketer in the world by Entrepreneur Magazine. He’s started 4 multi-millionaire businesses and has partnered with top companies like Google, Viacom, and General Motors. He’s a wizard and loves helping small businesses improve their online marketing.

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Most popular articles by Neil Patel

This Is What I Watch On TV To Become A Better Entrepreneur
TV is just a simulation of what’s currently going on in the world. You can watch it to veg out, but it’s also one of the top tools at your disposal to deconstructing the psychology of the global market.
33 Things to Learn from 33 Top Marketing Blogs
Neil’s curation of where to find incredible marketing insights from his preferred sources.
The Advanced Guide To SEO
Not for beginners, but an easy to follow well designed guide to over performing SEO.
The Ultimate Guide to Writing Blog Posts That Rank in Google’s Top 10
Another guide to boosting the page ranking on your next blog post.
You Just Published A Blog Post Here Are The 14 Things You Need To Do Next
An excellent follow up to the previous article to get even more out of your blogging.

Brian Dean

Who is Brian Dean?

Brian is the Founder of Backlinko and a formative SEO expert. Brian specialises in traffic strategies for entrepreneurs and marketing pros. Since February of 2010, he’s been building his business while traveling the globe. Follow Brian’s advice to master the art of Backlinking.

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Most popular articles from Brian Dean

The Definitive Guide to Keyword Research (Updated)
Brian’s latest guide to understanding how keywords function and how to use them best in 2017.

How to Get 260.7% More Organic Traffic In 14 Days (New Strategy + Case Study)
Brian shares a ridiculously obvious secret to grabbing a free uptick in traffic with this case study.

17 Untapped Backlink Sources (Updated)
He’s the backlink expert for a reason, here’s his kungfu style tips that you won’t find anywhere else.

Google’s 200 Ranking Factors: The Complete List
If you’re a nerd for Google rankings and just need to understand why you’re getting the results you are (for better or worse) check out this exhaustive list from Brian.

On-Page SEO: Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page (2016 Update)
Warning: These are not your grandpa’s SEO tips.

Matthew Barby

Who is Matthew Barby?

Matthew Barby is the Global Head of Growth and SEO at HubSpot, award winning blogger, speaker, startup advisor and lecturer. Hubspot in case you’ve been under a rock for the since 2006, is the top online marketing platform for CRM.  Matthew offers his expertise on SEO and growth through his blog, speaking, and consulting services.

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Most popular articles by Matthew Barby

19 Actionable SEO Tips to Increase Organic Traffic

Not all SEO tip lists are created equal, Matthew’s actually gets you results.

Growing a Social Following from Nothing: My Social Media Strategy

How to grow your social following when you don’t already have an established brands or other developed channels to piggyback off of.

How to Rank Number One in Google: A Study of 1 Million Pages

Matthew harnesses the insights from a ridiculous amount of data to give you the definitive answer to being number one on Google.

An Advanced Guide to Building an Email List

A master class on increasing signups to your list and keeping them.

Scraping Online Communities for your Outreach Campaigns

Matthew shares a devious technique to maximize your campaigns with data from online communities.

Mari Smith

Who is Mari Smith?

Mari Smith, she’s been called “The Queen of Facebook,” and her expertise makes her worthy of the title. She a leading advocate and teacher for small businesses looking to get the most out of their social and online game. She’s been on the scene for over a decade and has a track record to match. If you’re a small business owner or not sure what to do with Facebook for your business, follow Mari for the best tips.

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Most popular articles from Mari Smith

The Rise of the Facebook Queen: How Mari Smith Went From $50 in Her Pocket to 500K Followers

She’s the Queen of Facebook, learn how she earned the throne.

Create a Facebook AD checklist, align content marketing with social media & more

How to keep Facebook integrated with the rest of your social marketing routine.

Facebook apps for marketers: what you need to know

Other Facebook marketers are crushing it with these tools, step up to the competition.

Facebook celebrates 3 million advertisers, launches your business story video tool

The latest in Facebook’s