The Top 50 SEO Blogs to Watch in 2012

The world of search has changed dramatically over the past year. Google introduced its Panda update which killed off a lot of websites. Social signals are playing a more important role in your rankings and how fast your website loads is also becoming more important. What’s going to happen in 2012? Here are the top 50 experts who will tell you want you need to know! If you are concerned about where your website ranks then you should definitely add these bloggers to your must-read list. Enjoy!

Danny Sullivan, Founder of Search Engine Land

1) Search Engine Land  –  Search Engine Land is a news web site that covers search engine marketing and search engine optimization. It was founded in 2006 by Danny Sullivan after he left Search Engine Watch. Search Engine Land stories have been cited numerous times by other media outlets.




2) SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog 

Rand Rishkin, Founder of SEOmoz  –  Rand Fishkin is the CEO & Co-Founder of the web’s most popular SEO Software provider SEOmoz. SEOmoz develops SEO software, provides a robust link intelligence API, and hosts the web’s most vibrant SEO community. We’re based in Seattle, but we’re often found traveling the globe to participate in marketing events and meetups. We’re also incredibly fortunate to have the most helpful and cuddly robot in the Solar System. Oh, and by the way, we’re hiring a few good people.

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4) Search Engine Journal  –  Search Engine Journal, established in 2003, is a 7 year old publication of Alpha Brand Media, which specializes in a community approach to the reporting of search engine news and the sharing of Search Engine Marketing knowledge and tactics.

5) The KISSmetrics Marketing Blog  –  KISSmetrics is run by a team of designers, developers and entrepreneurs that are passionate about helping online businesses measure, grow and monetize. The team’s experience comes from previous ventures including ACS, Crazy Egg and Product Planner. As a result, the team has hands-on experience understanding and developing analytics solutions for high-end web properties. KISSmetrics is backed by well respected private and institutional investors including True Ventures, SoftTech VC, Felicis Ventures, Dave McClure, Shervin Pishevar and Bobby Yazdani.

6) Web Hosting Delhi  –  DLL Incorporation provides SEO In Delhi, Technology News, Ethical Hacking Tricks, SEO Tips, Blogging Tips and It is Delhi Based SEO, Web Promotion, Web Designing and Web Hosting Company.

7) Famous Bloggers  –  Famous Bloggers is a multi-authors blog and Social Network platform for Making Money Online Tips built on the contributions of its authors. We are serious about creating a fun, safe, rewarding, and effective Social Network platform for SEO, Marketing, Traffic, Design, Social Networking and Making Money Online Tips!

Andy Beal, Marketing Pilgrim

8) Andy Beal’s Marketing Pilgrim   – was launched by internet marketing consultant Andy Beal in September 2005. As a follow-up to Beal’s award-winning search marketing blog, Marketing Pilgrim expands its coverage to bring the latest news, rumors and reviews of all things related to internet marketing and online advertising. The site is constantly rated a top 10 media and marketing blog by Advertising Age.

9) Hitwise Intelligence  –  Hitwise Intelligence — Understanding online consumer behavior, beyond your own Website, is key to growing and retaining customer relationships. By having the insights necessary to identify your best customers and prospects, know where they spend time online and understand what motivates them to buy, you’re able to connect with customers and engage them on a much more meaningful level.By combining online insights with unique offline lifestyle and life stage information, Experian Hitwise helps companies build and optimize their online marketing campaigns for improved multichannel success. Clients rely on Experian Hitwise’s insights to improve the effectiveness of search, display, affiliate, email and social marketing campaigns.

10) Business 2 Community  –  Business 2 Community aims to provide a balanced view of the current business landscape based on industry news and trends, as well as real-life experiences. 

Lee Odden (Left) & Susan Misukanis (Right), Founders of TopRank

11) Online Marketing Blog  – TopRank Online Marketing is a digital marketing agency founded by Lee Odden and Susan Misukanis that helps companies increase sales, brand visibility online and develop better customer engagement. We specialize in content based customer acquisition and relationship programs that emphasize social media marketing, search engine optimization and email marketing. Companies hire us for consulting, training and implementation services.

12) 12 Most  –  12 Most is a dynamic community of influential, globally-renowned writers & business experts publishing THE BEST LIST POSTS on the web, period!

13) Reel SEO Video Marketing  – is The Online Video Marketer’s Guide – The world’s leading resource for news, analysis, tips and trends for the online video and internet marketing industries. Our videologists & columnists offer expert advice, guidance, and commentary about the world of online video in an effort to guide internet marketers and video content producers towards best practices and online video services that suit their needs. Our goal is to help evangelize for the industry, collect and disseminate best practices, and learn a little bit while doing it.

Kevin Gibbons, Founder of SEOptimise

14) SEOptimise  –  A leading light in the search industry, SEOptimise founder Kevin Gibbons has over 10 years’ web experience. He has specialised in the field of search engine marketing since 2003, advising a wide range of industry sectors on increasing their online visibility by using the latest search engine marketing techniques.

15) BizReport  –  BizReport is recognized internationally as a leading source for Internet business and e-commerce news. Attracting a diverse and influential audience of business professionals, the BizReport website delivers breaking news, in-depth reports and interviews with industry leaders. BizReport is linked by a broad range of online finance and investment portals, technology companies and e-commerce sites. Industry CEOs and Executives around the world rely on for in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of the Internet industry.

John Jantsch, Founder of Ducttapemarketing

16) Ducttapemarketing  –  John Jantsch has been called the World’s Most Practical Small Business Expert for consistently delivering real-world, proven small business marketing ideas and strategies.  John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, award winning social media publisher and best selling author Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine .

17) Marketing Profs Daily Fix  –  The Internet is full of marketing tips, marketing advice, and marketing experts—but most of what is out there is either pure garbage or really confusing to figure out. Our editorial team cuts through all of this marketing noise to find the experts and in-the-trenches marketers who know what they are talking about. Then we take their know-how and mix it with our marketing smarts to turn it into practical advice that you can actually use through our newsletters, conferences, seminars, podcast, articles, and webcasts. We must be doing it right, because we’re a multi-million dollar company that serves a community of more than 418,000 entrepreneurs, small-business owners, and professional marketers at the world’s largest corporations.

18) Inkling Media  –  Inkling Media is an inbound marketing shop based in Lancaster, PA with an emphasis on social media. We provide consultation on utilizing social media as part of an overall marketing strategy. In addition to Social Media, we work with you to help implement a strong blogging plan, as well as organic search engine optimization. Our work includes the creation, and implementation of social media plans. A social networking media plan can be extremely simple and cost effective if done properly. We can work with you to find the best mix of social media to meet your needs, from broad-based social media branding, to smaller, more specific campaigns and events. We also will provide you and your staff with the knowledge and tools needed to effectively carry out your social media marketing plan. We’ll also help you navigate and understand the inherent differences between traditional media and social media, and how to use those differences to your benefit. We offer a personal, hands-on approach that gives you the education and tools necessary to create and manage a successful Internet marketing program.

19) For Bloggers by Bloggers  –  For Bloggers, By Bloggers. Offers some of the best blogging tips online. Blogging advice on themes, platforms, design and more.

Matt Cutts, Gadgets, Google & SEO

20) Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO  –  Matt Cutts works for the Search Quality group in Google, specializing in search engine optimization issues. In an interview with USA Today in June 2008, Cutts provided advice on how to optimize search results on Google.

21) Brafton News  –  Brafton is an online news and content agency that offers integrated content marketing services.

22) Vandelay Design Blog  –  Vandelay Website Design exists to help businesses and organizations build a stronger presence online. By working directly with our clients to identify and address areas of need we are able to provide a customized experience and an end product that will produce results and lead to increased profitability.

23) Sitemaps and SEO  –  Sitemaps and SEO — We are all trying to discover phrases that pay. Finding the right key phrases for your business and placing them for best effect is the quest for the Search Engine Holy Grail.

24) FSMdotCOM  –  FSMdotCOM – a place for tips, how-tos and the latest information about what’s really important in the iPhone/iPad/jailbreak world.

25) Dan Zarrella  –  Dan Zarrella is the award-winning social media scientist at HubSpot and author of three books: “Zarrella’s Hierarchy of Contagiousness,” “The Social Media Marketing Book” and The Facebook Marketing Book.

26) aimClear Search Marketing Blog  –  aimClear® is an internationally respected 16 person boutique online marketing agency based in lovely Duluth, Minnesota with a 6 person satellite office in historic Lowertown St. Paul.  Having masterminded Facebook Ad campaigns since 2007 which generated over 10 billion impressions, aimClear is generally recognized as one of the top paid Facebook demographic research specialists in the world. Client Credits include Martha Stewart Omni, Siemens, Second Life,  Washington Post companies, AngiesList,  Budget Direct and other clients in Australia, UK, Germany and numerous others.CEO, Marty Weintraub, is author of “Killer Facebook Ads” (Wiley/Sybex 2011).

27) State of Search  –  State of Search is one of the leading websites when it comes to search and social media. This website, founded by Bas van den Beld and co-founded by Lisa Myers, focusses on the next step in search marketing and social media. The web is changing and so is search. What consequenses do these changes have and how do we handle these? Those are questions answered on StateofSearch also is the host of a weekly podcast broadcasted on Webmasterradio in which the state of the search market is discussed. The show-host Bas van den Beld and Roy Huiskes receive many guests from all over the world to discuss the latest developments.

Justin Germino, Dragon Blogger

28) Dragon Blogger  –  Founded by Justin Germino, DragonBlogger is a Technology and Entertainment portal that in addition to featuring technology articles and product reviews, also has a section designed to provide tips to help bloggers earn more and improve in their online ventures.

29) Blazing Minds   –  Blazing Minds is a blog of all sorts, but is best known for it’s honest and well-written reviews of gadgets, websites and other popular tech products.

30) Mark and Angel Hack Life  –  Here at “Marc and Angel Hack Life” we enjoy sharing practical thoughts on a broad range of topics pertaining to life, hacks, productivity, aspirations, health, work, tech and general self improvement. We promise you will not find a regurgitation of someone else’s point of view on our site. Regardless of the topic at hand, these views are our own.

Harsh Agrawal, ShouMeLoud

31) ShoutMeloud  –  Harsh Agrawal is a young Entrepreneur and professional blogger from New Delhi, India. He writes about Blogging, Social media, WordPress, SEO, Technology and Make money online. Apart from Blogging, he offers various  services like custom WordPress theme, WordPress set up, WordPress SEO, blogspot to wordpress migration, Thesis Theme customization.

32) BrandSavant  –  BrandSavant is a blog about making sense of the social web from the perspective of a professional researcher. Tom Webster is a 20-year veteran of opinion, media and marketing research, and the principal author of Twitter Users In America, The Social Habit, The Podcast Consumer Revealed and other widely-cited studies of consumer technology usage. He is currently Vice President, Strategy, for Edison Research, most widely-known as the sole providers of U.S. Election exit polling data to all major media outlets. 

33) Online Journalism Blog  –  The Online Journalism Blog publishes comment and analysis on developments in online journalism and online news, data journalism, citizen journalism, blogging, vlogging, podcasts, interactive storytelling, publishing, Computer Assisted Reporting, User Generated Content, searching, online communities, mobile phone journalism, social media and all things internet. It tends to go through phases based on the current interests and activities of the contributors.

Daniel Scocco, Daily Blog Tips

34) Daily Blog Tips  –  Daniel Scocco has lived and studied in several places around the world, including Italy, Chile and Brazil. After receiving a degree in International Economics and working for one year in a multinational company, he decided to pursue entrepreneurial projects on the Internet.

Christian Hollingsworth, Smart Boy Designs




35) Smart Boy Designs  –  Christian Hollingsworth is an online entrepreneur, blogger and digital marketing consultant with ten years experience in the industry.

Brian Hawkins, Hot Blog Tips


36) Hot Blog Tips  –  My name is Brian D. Hawkins, the admin of several blogs and many websites. I have well over twelve years of online experience, as well as earning a steady online income for over ten years. Hot Blog Tips offer quality tips to help bloggers with everything from designing their blogs to building traffic, from monetizing to branding, marketing to search engine optimization. If it will improve your blog we want to discuss it here.

37) Econsultancy  –  Econsultancy is a community where the world’s digital marketing and ecommerce professionals meet to sharpen their strategy, source suppliers, get quick answers, compare notes, help each other out and discover how to do everything better online.

38) Success is A Choice  –  Success, Blogging, SEO, Make Money Online, and Personal development.

39) Blog  –  With on your side, the best geeks in the biz are in your corner – geeks who get all jazzed about search rankings and search marketing. We do fist bumps when our clients reach the first page of the search results. We brag about our new tools and strategies. We stay ahead of new trends and changes in the industry. We drool over every nugget of search news. We geek out about search marketing because we love it – and that’s why we get top rankings. And that’s what delivers a big ROI.

40) Van SEO Design Blog  –  VanSEODesignBlog specialize in building usable and search engine friendly websites so whether it’s a living breating person or search engine spider that’s visiting, both will have an enjoyable experience on your site.

41) Makobi Scribe’s Product Reviews  –  Makobi Scribe is a go-to-resource for Product Reviews, Giveaways ending near-daily, and Resources for fellow bloggers. Makobi Scribe is mainly operated by Jennifer, who does the bulk of the reviews and blogging tips; but has recently welcomed new members to the team. 

42) Lunametrics  –  LunaMetrics is a Google Analytics Certified Partner, and the same for Google Analytics Training, Google Website Optimizer and Google AdWords. We also specialize in Social Media, Search Engine Optimization and Pay Per Click Advertising. Our work often falls on these three areas: traffic, analysis and action. 

43) Social Media Encyclopedia  –  Buzzom is a platform to explore and share the what, why and how of social media marketing. Get insight into latest social media trends, tips on using social media tools like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and learn from experts about what it takes to build a buzz around your brand.

Roger Johansson

44) 456 Berea Street  –  This site is developed and authored by  Roger Johansson. A Swedish web professional who has been working with the web and other interactive media since 1994.

45) Noobpreneur Business Blog  –  Noobpreneur is a business blog offering tips and ideas for small business owners and those who want to enter entrepreneurship with the right mindset.

46) SEO Best Tips  -SEO Influence’s technique involves a mix of the most powerful SEO strategies employed by any firm in the country. On page SEO, social media, content syndication and online reputation are what affect a sites ability to rank on the search engines. Detailed information about a search engine’s algorithm is rarely disclosed, so using any one method alone will likely fail to produce results. SEO Influence is constantly researching and testing every known method of internet marketing. Google, Yahoo and Bing regularly change and alter their ranking algorithms, meaning a method that works today may not work tomorrow. For this reason, SEO Influence utilizes diverse and flexible forms of search engine optimization, to ensure that the desired results are achieved.

Patrick Altoft

47) Blogstorm SEO blog  –  Blogstorm is the UK’s largest blog discussing internet marketing and search engine optimisation news & strategies. Owned by Patrick Altoft. Patrick is Director of Search at Branded3, a Leeds based digital marketing agency specialising in search engine optimisation & social media marketing as well as building and designing websites and applications.

48) tripwire magazine  –  Tripwire magazine — Web professionals have to master many skills and technologies to create the modern, effective web applications that clients demand these days. It can be hard to stay at the top in the web field – it’s a never-ending task!

49) All About Content – SEO Blog  –  All about Content — Online marketing professional with expertise in search engine optimization (SEO). Currently at PBS. Previously worked as an in-house SEO for one of the top 5 e-commerce electronics sites in the world.

50) SEO Complete Solution  –  SEO Complete Solution is one of the few sites on the internet that is merchant-certified. From a 10 person company in 2009 to a 150 person workforce in 2011, SEO Complete Solution, is globally recognized as one of the leading link building and SEO companies. Our website optimization firm has deeply rooted values and is a website that strongly believes in white hat SEO techniques, we believe that there is no room for error in today’s competitive SEO world. The fact that, not a single site we have ever optimized has ever been reported or blacklisted is a strong testimonial to our techniques and methodologies. SEO Complete Solution has a dedicated team for each service it offers, that, coupled with our innovative and creative search engine optimization methods, is the reason for our proven track record.

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72 Responses to “The Top 50 SEO Blogs to Watch in 2012”

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  6. Thanks for again providing a great collection of resources. I am aware of many of those at the top and have found them very useful. And I have been exploring some of those I don’t recall and you have again found some great stuff. Thanks and keep up the good work.

  7. Hi Evan, What a fantastic morning to wake up and see a Google Alert showing that we’ve made Entrepreneur Blog’s list of The Top 50 SEO Blogs to Watch in 2012! I appreciate the inclusion and it’s an honor to be on the same page with some of the most popular SEO and Blogging giants. Thank you :)

    1. No problem Brian – keep up the great work!

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