100 Marketers You MUST Follow on Twitter

Posted by Mark Thompson - November 22, 2010 - Social Media - 72 Comments

If you haven’t already seen my previous post about 100 SEO blogs you should subscribe to, make sure you check it out.  In this collection, I wanted to highlight a number of marketers who really stand out from the crowd and do an outstanding job of engaging on Twitter.  In this list I wanted to not only highlight some of the big-time super marketers out there, but also marketers that are up and coming.

I encourage everyone to leave at least 1 marketer that is not on this list, that you suggest we all follow on Twitter.  Make sure you mention their Twitter handle so we can easily follow them : )  On with the list (in no specific order)…

1.  Mari Smith (@marismith)

I never met Mari in person, but I feel like I know her personally just from watching her videos on Social Media Examiner.  Mari is an upbeat marketer who is very knowledgeable and an expert in Facebook Marketing.  She co-wrote the book Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day.  If you are looking to find ways to leverage Facebook for your business, definitely follow her!

2.  Scott Stratten (@unmarketing)

I had the personal honor of watching Scott speak as the opening keynote for Blog World Expo 2010 and I must say I was blown away.  Scott is truly passionate about social media and is extremely influential on Twitter.  If you want to see the right way to engage on Twitter, watch Scott tweet. Scott also wrote a book titled UnMarketing which I strongly recommend you go and buy.

3.  Andy Beal (@andybeal)

Andy is THE authority in Online Reputation Management. He runs the popular Marketing Pilgrim blog, wrote the book Radically Transparent and also developed the ORM tool called Trackur.If you want to learn more about how to manage your brand online, follow Andy.

4.  Rand Fishkin (@randfish)

It’s hard to not know who Rand is if you are an Internet Marketer.  Personally I feel that Rand is the top thought-leader in the SEO space.  He is the co-founder of SEOmoz, a leading SEO company that has shifted it’s focus from the service-based model to developing innovative SEO tools/products.Make sure you follow Rand and his popular blog for great insights and content in the search industry.

5.  Kristi Hines (@kikolani)

How could I leave a fellow StayOnSearch blogger off this list?  But in all seriousness, Kristi is one of the best bloggers and social media experts in our industry.  She not only writes regularly for this blog, but for Social Media Examiner, Search Engine Journal, Famous Bloggers, and oh…did I forget her personal blog Kikolani?

6.  David Risley (@davidrisley)

David is one of those guys that makes a 6 figure income from blogging.  I saw him speak at Blog World this year and learned more about who David is and his 6 month training course called Blog Mastermind Club and newest project called The Inner Circle.If you are learning how to blog and make money online, take it from a guy that has been doing it for a decade.

7.  Clay Collins (@claycollins)

Clay is famous for teaching people how they can make money online and stop worrying about money and start enjoying the things you love to do.  He also is the creator of the Pre-Sell Formula.

8.  Jeff Walker (@jeffwalker)

Jeff Walker is a famous marketer and product launch expert.  He is most known for his Product Launch Formula where he teaches you his formula for launching a successful product. For anyone that is looking to promote a product launch the right way, make sure you start following Jeff.

9.  James Dyson (@jamesdyson)

He may not be the most active person on Twitter among this list, but James is an amazing marketer worth following.  He has created a number of outstanding products including the hot WordPress theme called OptimizePress.Make sure you check out his site and the other products he has created.

10.  Sid Savara (@sidsavara)

I had the pleasure of meeting Sid at Blog World Expo this year and one thing I can say is that he is not shy (in a good way).  He has made it a goal to interview the top authorities in the IM niche.  His blog, BlogCastFM is growing rapidly and features some great podcast interviews with people like Yaro Starak,  BlogCastFM has also launched a premium membership where you can exclusive podcast content from the biggest markets on the web.

11.  Rob Rammuny (@robrammuny)

Recently I have had the opportunity to get to know Rob over the last few months.  For only being 16, I must say that his is a well polished marketer!  Rob has a blog that he updates regularly called Rob’s Web Tips, where he gives you great marketing tips and advice.Make sure you keep up with Rob as he is making some big moves in the industry.

12. Onibalusi Bamidele (@dataentryforall)

Ok, i’ll be honest, I have no idea how to properly pronounce his name, but Onibalusi is an amazing blogger and marketing entrepreneur for only being 16.  He is very active in Twitter and makes a concise effort to leave honest and value-added comments on other blogs in the industry.  Make sure you check out his blog over at Youngprepro.com.

13.  Jonathan Volk (@jonathanvolk)

If you are looking to make money online, Jonathan Volk is your man.  Jonathan has been making a six figure income online for years through affiliate marketing.  He also has a popular Facebook Ads product, where he takes you through his secrets to making money using the Facebook Ad platform.Make sure you check out his blog, where he contributes a lot of his knowledge and experience in Internet Marketing.

14.  Ryan Deiss (@ryandeiss)

Ryan is the king at producing highly profitable Internet Marketing product launches.  On top of his product launches like the Perpetual Traffic Formula and Profit Diary , he also is a super-affiliate, making hundreds of thousands of dollars off affiliate marketing tactics.

15.  Zac Johnson (@moneyreign)

Zac is another super affiliate who has been making a full time income through his popular blog, ZacJohnson.com and marketing affiliate products.  He has built a following of close to 16k RSS subscribers and continues to provide excellent tips and internet marketing advice through his blog.If you want to learn how to build traffic and make money online, Zac is an excellent resource.

16.  Tyrone Shum (@tyroneshum)

For marketers who are looking for tips and resources they can use to help outsource time-consuming tasks, Tyrone is your guy.  He uses a lot of video to help show how he utilizes virtual assistants to free up more of his time so that he can focus on the higher level tasks and direction he is taking his company.  His blog is jam packed with highly valuable content, so make sure you check it out.

17.  John Chow (@johnchow)

John Chow has become famous among the Internet Marketing industry, for being able to earn over $40,000/month from his blog.  John is an expert internet marketer and has years of experience in lead generation, blogging, email marketing, and affiliate marketing.He speaks at many of the industry conferences and contributes to JohnChow.com regularly.

18.  Yaro Starak (@yarostarak)

Yaro is probably my favorite up and coming blogger.  He has been blogging for years at Entrepreneurs Journey and he really making a name for himself.He claims to be making over $20,000/month from his blog, from only having to work 2 hours a day.  From reading Yaro’s blog and listening to his podcasts, he seems like a truly driven marketer and an overall nice guy.

19.  Jeremy Schoemaker (@shoemoney)

Jeremy truly has a rags to riches success story, earning ten’s of thousands of dollars a month through his blog, affiliate marketing, and product launches.  I have personally gone through the Shoemoney System 2.0 course, which covers everything about making money online including Facebook Ads, eBay, Product Launches, SEO, Affiliate Marketing, and lots more.Jeremy actually practices what he preaches and has made a ton of money online!

20.  Alan Bleiweiss (@alanbleweiss)

Alan is a knowledgeable SEO, who is very active in his community on sites like Sphinn and Search Engine Journal.  Make sure you check out his Search Engine Wisdom blog!

21.  Cindy King (@cindyking)

I met Cindy for the first time at Blog World Expo (who came all the way from Paris!).  Cindy is currently active with her personal blog, and is managing editor of my favorite blogs, Social Media Examiner.She has years of experience in blogging, social media, and international business/sales.

22.  Gideon Shalwick (@gideonshalwick)

Gideon has really shown marketers how easy it can be to produce high-quality videos for the internet.  Between his blog and his new training series, RapidVideoBlogging, Gideon walks you through step-by-step how you can leverage video to help market your personal and professional brand online. 

23.  Lee Odden (@leeodden)

Lee is the CEO of TopRank Marketing based out of Minneapolis, MN.  I met Lee at Blog World this year and I was extremely honored to have the opportunity to chat with him at one of the networking events.  Lee is an extremely passionate online marketer who knows what he is talking about when it comes to SEO, Social Media and producing killer content.

24.  David Harry (@thegypsy)

David or “The Gypsy”, is a well-known SEO who is active on his popular blog The Firehorse Trail, the SEO Dojo, and contributions to other industry related blogs/forums.

25.  Dave Navarro (@rockyourday)

Dave is an expert product launch coach, who has years of experience in content development and product launches.  Dave has a blog where he provides free tips and resources on how you can get more people to buy what you are selling.  He also has a number of workshops where he he covers everything you need to know about bringing in more buyers to your business.

26.  Michael Martine (@remarkablogger)

Michael has been making websites since 1997 and created his first blog in 1999 using Blogger.  He using his blog to give you advice on how you can use a blog to help market your business.  Check out his blog, Remarkablogger and his free ebook “How to Start a Business Blog”.

27.  Jay Baer (@jaybaer)

Jay is a social media strategy consultant who works with major corporations and PR firms to harness the awesome power of the social Web.  He has founded 5 companies, and spent 15 years running digital marketing agencies.  He is a social media conference speaker, and co-authored of the forthcoming new book The Now Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter, and More Social.

28.  Gab Goldenberg (@gabgoldenberg)

Gab is a SEO expert where he provides his expertise at her blog SEO ROI, as well as other search blogs like Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Land, SEOmoz, and Website Magazine.  You can also download the first chapter of his upcoming book for free.

29.  Brent Payne (@brentpayne)

Brent is the SEO Director at Tribune Company.  Brent has 10 years of experience in sales and innovative marketing through online channels.  Brent is a regular speaker at search conferences including SES, SMX, and Pubcon.

30.  Lisa Wehr (@lisawehr)

Lisa is the CEO of OneUpWeb, a leading digital marketing agency based out of Traverse City, Michigan.She has generated millions of dollars for global brands by defining and exciting their online marketing strategies.  They have a fantastic blog, innovative Fan Page and provide loads of great whitepapers and case studies – so check them out.

31.  Gerald Weber (@the_gman)

Let’s just take a look at Geralds Twitter stats…pretty amazing.  Gerald is extremely active on Twitter and is a moderator at MyBlogGuest, a guest blogging community.   He also is the founder of the Search Engine Marketing Group based out of Houston, TX.

32.  Steve Akins (@steveakinsseo)

Steve is a SEO, Web Developer, Entrepreneur and founder of AM Multimedia a Web Design company based out of Ontario.  Steve has been a loyal Twitter follower, who loves spending other people’s content via Twitter.  I highly recommend following him : )

33.  Glen Alsopp (@viperchill)

At only 21 years of age, Glen has established himself as a successful young online entrepreneur.  With his kick-ass blog, ViperChill and his book Cloud Living, Glen tells all, how he was able to successfully earn 10k/month online.

34.  Jason Falls (@jasonfalls)

Jason is the creator and editor of Social Media Explorer, a leading platform for insights, opinion and learning around the world of social media marketing, online communications, conversational marketing, digital marketing, public relations, community building and branding. Jason is also a leading educator, public speaker and thinker in the world of digital marketing and social media.

35.  Mike Volpe (@mvolpe)

Mike Volpe is VP of Inbound Marketing at HubSpot, an Internet marketing software startup, where he leads the company’s lead generation and branding strategy through inbound marketing, including blogging, search engine optimization, video marketing, and social media.

36.  Michael Stelzner (@mike_stelzner)

Michael is the author of ‘Writing White Papers’ and founder of .  Michael’s social media writing has won numerous awards including MarketingProfs #1 story from 2009 and RainToday’s #1 article from 2009.

37.  Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe)

Glenn is an online marketing consultant at G-Squared Interactive, focused heavily on SEO, SEM, Social Media Marketing and Web Analytics. He also contributes regularly at Search Engine Journal.

38.  Pat Flynn (@patflynn)

Pat has made a name for himself as being able to generate a passive income through various internet marketing tactics.  With his blog Smart Passive Income, he is extremely transparent about how he is able to generate the income he does.

39.  Brian Solis (@briansolis)

Author of the acclaimed new book on social media and business, Engage!, Brian Solis is Principal of FutureWorks, an award-winning New Media marketing and branding agency in Silicon Valley and the Chief Web Analyst at PeopleBrowsr.

40.   Loren Baker (@lorenbaker)

Loren is the Senior VP of Social Media Strategies and managing partner at BlueGlass Interactive.  Previous to BlueGlass, Loren co-founded Search & Social, an agency specializing in innovative search marketing and social media engagement tactics.  He also is the managing editor of Search Engine Journal, one of the leading blogs in the search industry.

41.  Dana Lookadoo (@lookadoo)

Dana worked with a couple firms, R3 Media Group and Blast Advanced Media, during this time in VP / Director of Marketing positions and had the opportunity to work with multiple Fortune 500 companies to provide training and develop online and offline marketing campaigns. She has returned to consulting to launch Yo! Yo! SEO to provide in-house SEO consulting and training.

42.  Andrew Shotland (@localseoguide)

Andrew currently provide clients with SEO and SEM consulting services. He specializes in local search engine optimization and works with large media, e-commerce companies, Web 2.0ish start-ups and small business owners.  I great resource if you are looking to improve your websites local search!

43.  Chris Garrett (@chrisgarrett)

Chris is a professional blogger, internet marketing consultant, new media industry commentator, writer, coach, speaker, trainer and web geek. He has been involved in several startups and has written for some of the webs best-loved blogs.  Chris made his mark on the Blogging/Marketing industry with the coauthored book, ProBlogger.

44.  Dan Schawbel (@danschawbel)

Dan is the Managing Partner at Millennial Branding, a personal branding expert, #1 international bestselling author of Me 2.0, a book that shows job seekers and established professionals alike how to leverage the power of online media for personal empowerment and career success.

45.  Tamar Weinberg (@tamar)

Tamar Weinberg is a freelance writer and author of The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web who specializes in social media consulting and strategy, blogger outreach, reputation management, and search engine marketing (SEO, link building, and Pay Per Click Marketing).

46.  Douglas Karr (@douglaskarr)

Douglas Karr is the founder of The Marketing Technology Blog. Doug is President and CEO of DK New Media, an online marketing company specializing in social media, blogging and search engine optimization. Douglas is also the author of Corporate Blogging for Dummies.

47. Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan)

Danny oversees the entire Search Engine Land website, directing coverage plus writing articles about search, search marketing and the search industry.  He also is the COO of Third Door media, which is the parent company of SEL and Sphinn.com

48.   Greg Boser (@gregboser)

Greg is the SVP of Search Services for BlueGlass Interactive, Inc. His daily responsibilities include overseeing strategy development and execution for all SEO, SEM and local search related client engagements.  Prior to joining BlueGlass by way of an acquisition, Greg served as President/CEO of 3 Dog Media, a boutique consultancy specializing in providing search marketing, social media, reputation management and WordPress development services utilizing performance-based and joint venture pricing models.

49.  Aaron Wall (@aaronwall)

Aaron is the founder of SEObook.com, a leading SEO blog and resource for search tools.  Aaron has created the SEO toolbar and SEO firefox, two firefox extensions that help you with SEO research and analysis.

50.  Will Critchlow (@willcritchlow)

Will is the co-founder of Distilled, a leading Search agency based out of the UK.Besides working on Business Development for Distilled, he also speaks regularly at search conferences and collaborates with SEOmoz.

51.  Brian Chappell (@brianchappell)

With over 8 years of web design and search engine optimization experience, Brian has developed an in-depth organic search optimization background that stems from working in one of the most competitive fields around.  He is the senior social strategist for Ignite Social Media based out of Raleigh, NC.

52.  Ann Smarty (@seosmarty)

A blogger for one of the most recognized SEO resources, Search Engine Journal, Ann is also a guest contributor at high-profile blogs like MakeUseOf and Personal Branding Blog and has been featured in many powerful web resources including Lifehacker and SEOmoz.  She also is the director of media for BlueGlass Interactive.

53.  Matt McGee (@mattmcgee)

Matt works on coordinating coverage about daily and breaking news events, plus he also writes articles for Search Engine Land. He also maintains two topical blogs of his own, Small Business SEM and HyperlocalBlogger.com.

54.  Brain Clark (@copyblogger)

Copyblogger was founded by Brian Clark. Brian is CEO of Copyblogger Media, a serial entrepreneur, and a recovering attorney. Brian built three successful offline businesses using online marketing techniques before switching to a producer model that involves building, monetizing, and occasionally selling online media properties.

55.   Barry Schwartz (@rustybrick)

Barry Schwartz is the CEO of RustyBrick, a New York Web service firm specializing in customized online technology that helps companies decrease costs and increase sales.  He also is the founder of the Search Engine Roundtable and has covered search for over six years.

56.  Jill Whalen (@jillwhalen)

Jill Whalen is a pioneer in search engine optimization, beginning in the field in the early 1990s and founding High Rankings in 1995. Since that time, High Rankings has grown to be one of the pre-eminent SEO companies in the United States, working with hundreds of clients in more than 40 industries to enhance their presence through proven and dynamic search engine strategies that lead to increased traffic, more conversions and enhanced sales.

57. Stephan Spencer (@sspencer)

Stephan is the President & CEO of Netconcepts, a natural search marketing firm with offices in Madison Wisconsin, Auckland New Zealand, and Beijing in China.  He is also a speaker at various search conferences around the world and coauthored the book “The Art of SEO”.

58.  Michael McDonald (@mmcdonald)

Since 2000, Michael has been covering Search, eBiz and Tech for iEntry, Inc. and WebProNews.  Michael is known best for his interviews with search professionals at industry conferences like SES, SMX, Blog World Expo and PubCon.

59.  Darren Rowse (@problogger)

Darren is a full-time professional blogger and author of the book ProBlogger and 31 Days to Build a Better blog.  He is the authority when it comes to making a living via blogging.  Make sure you visit his blogs at ProBlogger and Digital Photography School.

60.   Shawn Collins (@affiliatetip)

Shawn Collins has been an affiliate marketer since 1997.  Shawn is a co-founder of the Affiliate Summit, the leading industry conference for affiliate marketing, which regularly sells out and features the biggest names in performance marketing.  He is also the Co-Editor-in-Chief of FeedFront Magazine and Founder of GeekCast.fm.

61.  Dave Snyder (@davesnyder)

Dave is a world renowned Internet Marketing Consultant. He has spoken around the world on the topics of search marketing and social media, and has consulted for some of the worlds largest companies on the topics. Dave parlayed his gifts as a former teacher and writer into his current role as a thought leader in the arena of search marketing.

62.  Jordan Kasteler (@jordankasteler)

Jordan is in charge of all content creation at BlueGlass Interactive. His specialty is creating compelling content for viral marketing strategies.  Prior to joining BlueGlass, Jordan co-founded Search & Social, an industry leader in search engine optimization and social media marketing.

63.  Ian Lurie (@portentint)

Ian is the founder of Potent Interactive, a full-service Internet Marketing agency.  He also is the creator of Conversation Marketing, a blog dedicated to providing useful Internet Marketing tips, resources and strategies.

64.  Li Evans (@storyspinner)

Liana (a.k.a Li) is the creator and main contributor to Search Marketing Gurus and has assembled a well rounded group of professional search marketing professionals to contribute to the blog. She is also the author of a Social Media Marketing Book entitled: “Social Media Marketing: Engaging Strategies for Facebook, Twitter & Other Social Media“.

65.  John Jantsch (@ducttape)

John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, award winning social media publisher and best selling author Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral Engine .  He is the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing System and Duct Tape Marketing Consulting Network that trains and licenses small business marketing consultants around the world.

66.  Matt Siltala (@matt_siltala)

Matt has been heavily involved in the Internet marketing world for several years. He has consulted with thousands of companies around the world. He spends his time as owner of Dream Systems Media, being an avid blogger and SEO blogger, also owning several successful eCommerce websites.

67.  Anita Campbell (@smallbiztrends)

Anita is the CEO of Small Business Trends, an online small biz community reaching over 250,000 each month.

68.  Chris Brogen (@chrisbrogan)

Chris Brogan consults and speaks professionally with Fortune 100 and 500 companies like PepsiCo, General Motors, Microsoft, and more, on the future of business communications, and social software technologies. He is a New York Times bestselling co-author of Trust Agents, and a featured monthly columnist at Entrepreneur Magazine.

69.  Dave Naylor (@davenaylor)

Davestarted working in the SEO industry over 13 years ago with three major corporations releasing their database driven data, creating internal link structures and improving usability.  David is the owner of Bronco Internet, a highly successful web design and development company which specialises in ecommerce solutions and bespoke state of the art programming, which provides clients not just with SEO services but a complete website design, programming and hosting solution.

70.  Gary Vaynerchuck (@garyvee)

Gary is a New York Times best selling author, blogger, and businessman who is best known for his high intense videos, speaking engagements, and blogging.  Gary lives and breathes passion for what he does and has proven to be a recipe for his success.

71.  Chris Winfield (@chriswinfield)

Chris is responsible for the marketing strategy and all strategic partnerships for BlueGlass Interactive.  Before joining BlueGlass, Chris co-founded and served as President of 10e20, one of the leading boutique social media marketing agencies in the world.

72.  Kipp Bodnar (@kbodnar32)

Kipp Bodnar is Inbound Marketing Manager at Hubspot. Kipp as more than 6 years of B2B marketing experience that stretches across most industries.  Additionally Kipp blogs personally about social media and marketing on his blog Digital Capitalism. He also has a side project reviewing wine produced in North Carolina called North Carolina Wine TV.

73.  Jim Tobin (@jtobin)

Jim Tobin is president of Ignite Social Media, one of the nation’s first social media agencies. In that role, he and his team work with clients including Microsoft (Windows, Bing, MSN and others), Intel, Disney, Nature Made, The Body Shop, Comcast, UNICEF and more developing and implementing social media marketing strategies.

74.  CK Chung (@ckdisco)

CK is an Internet Marketing consultant who specializes in providing SEO services.  He is also the creator of SEO Disco, where he contributes his knowledge and expertise in the world of search.

75.  Jon Henshaw (@ravenjon)

Jon is the co-founder and product manager for Raven Internet Marketing Tools for SEO and Social Media.

76.  Rhea Drysdale (@rhea)

Rhea Drysdale is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Outspoken Media, Inc. Since 2004 Rhea has grown her understanding of on-page optimization, online reputation management and social media with both in-house and agency positions.

77.  Rae Hoffman (@sugarrae)

Rae Hoffman-Dolan is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Outspoken Media, Inc. In 1997 Rae started a small website about her son and his medical condition that became one of the first international support groups on the topic. It earned national media coverage and helped further medical research in the field.

78.  Tim Atkinson (@timatkinson_)

Tim is an Internet and Affiliate Marketer, who makes a full-time income via online marketing tactics.  Using his blog and video, he teaches how he is able to promote upcoming product launches, where he makes thousands of dollars off of other marketers launches.

79.  Lee Jackson (@seojunkie)

Lee is a UK SEO consultant with over 12 years’ experience in online marketing. With a degree in marketing, several industry qualifications and a track record for success stretching back to the last millennium, Lee understands exactly what works well, what doesn’t, and how to maximise brand visibility and traffic generation for online businesses.

80.  Jordan Cooper (@notaproblog)

Jordan is a professional stand-up comedian and comedy writer. He claims that he make a modest living touring around the United States performing in comedy clubs, colleges, private events, and corporate functions.  Throughout his modesty, he understand the impact of social media and blogging.

81.  Jonathan Budd (@jonathanbudd)

Jonathan Budd has become one of the best product launch marketers with launches like The 7 Figure Networker System, The Top Performer Formula, and Online MLM Secrets.

82.  Donna Fox (@donnafox)

Donna Fox is an Author, Speaker, Internet Marketer, Marketing to Women Specialist Recovering Attorney & Wonder Woman Comic Book Collector.

83.  Andy Beard (@andybeard)

Andy runs a blog that covers Internet Marketing, Lead Acquisition, Online Business Strategy and Social Media with Original Opinion.

84.  Andy Jenkins (@andyjenkins)

Andy has been in the Internet Marketing industry for over a decade, most known for his StomperNet training courses.  He has recently launched Kajabi, a push-button internet marketing solution.

85.  Robb Sutton (@robbsutton)

Rob is the owner of the oneninety8 blog network.   He is a professional up and coming blogger and online addict who is helping others realize success through blogging.  Robb has been featured on a number of other industry websites including Entrepreneurs Journay, Income Diary and RobsWebTips.

86.  Tia Peterson (@bizchickblogs)

Tia is a Blogger, Internet Marketing consultant, single mom and creator of a number of different blogs including , and .

87.  Gail Gardner (@growmap)

Gail is the creator, editor and writer for GrowMap, a blog that is all about helping others grow your business or blog through social media, SEO, and other Internet Marketing strategies.

88.  Tad Chef (@onreact_com)

Tadeusz Szewczyk alias “Tad Chef” of onreact.com Suchmaschinenoptimierer is Germany’s most notorious white hat SEO, assaulting outdated SEO practices since 2004. He messes with the Internet since 1997 though and therefore has all the scars of a web developer and not only online publisher after more than 12 years of advanced nerdism.

89.  Ann Donnelly (@ann_donnelly)

For the past 10 years Ann Donnelly has been helping business owners improve their results using the internet.  She started O’Mahony Donnelly E-Business that was established in 2004, that provides Web Design and Online Marketing services.

90.  Scott Cowley (@scottcowley)

Scott is the creator of Scottergories, a blog dedicated to social media professionals, SEOs, and Internet Marketers.  He also does SEO and Social Media for SEO.com.

91.  Robert Rose (@robert_rose)

As the Founder and Chief Troublemaker at Big Blue Moose, Robert Rose innovates creative and technical content marketing strategies for his clients.  An early Internet pioneer, Rose has more than 15 years of experience, and a track record of helping brands and businesses develop successful Web and content marketing strategies.

92.  Maria Nikishyna (@semwisdom)

Maria is an accomplished search engine marketing specialist in paid and organic search.  Maria is certified in all major search engines and shares her expertise through her blog, SEM Wisdom

93.  Cheryl Burgess (@ckburgess)

Cheryl Burgess, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Blue Focus Marketing, is a creative and marketing technologist with expertise in B2B marketing and social media. She has experience in developing business continuity and crisis management plans for large organizations. Cheryl has participated in planning, development and delivery of disaster simulations for conferences and clients.

94.  Dev Basu (@devbasu)

Dev founded Powered by Search after having worked in multiple roles in the search marketing industry for agencies, in-house firms, and as an individual consultant. Dev heads up Powered by Search’s SEO & Social Media operations and focuses on educating enterprise and SMB clients on the value of search marketing as a key business driver.

95.  Lisa Sullivan (@lisasullivan)

A social & new media marketing maven. President of the OFFICIAL Jason Gerhardt Fan Club, Blogger,  Lisa have been in PR and marketing for over ten years, both in a freelance capacity and as a full-time member of the Community Outreach team at WNCN NBC 17 in Raleigh, North Carolina. A blogger since 2005, a community strategist and social media maven since 2007, she share her knowledge through speaking engagements, consulting, and freelance work.

96.  Gautam Hans (@virtuosoblogger)

Gautam is the creator of Blog Godown, a blogging resource website. It helps it readers in improving their blogging skills and teach them How to make a blog from scratch. It also focuses on social media, blog marketing and design

97.  Michael Brito (@britopian)

Over the past 12 years, Michael has worked for major brands in Silicon Valley to include Sony Electronics, Hewlett Packard, Yahoo! and Intel.  He was hired last year by Edelman Digital as a Vice President of Social Media where I am responsible for providing strategic counsel to many of our tech clients here in the Bay Area.

98.  David Finch (@davidfinch)

David currently serves on the board of directors for the Social Media Club of Louisville and serves on the social media marketing board for the Kentucky Humane Society. He also writes  for The Social Enthusiast, Doe-Anderson’s social media blog.

99.  Penn Olsen (@pennolson)

Willis co-founder of Penn Olson who is also an entrepreneur since 19 years old. He is currently a student of Singapore Management University but has been experienced in crafting social media strategies for organizations such as Marriott Vacation Club, James Cook University, Reach Singapore and Unilever.

100.  Garrett Pierson (@garrettpierson)

Garrett has turned a hobby in playing on the internet, into a full time job.  Garrett is an SEO and Internet Marketer who has interviewed some of the industry’s top marketers.  He has created a number of online products including LearnSEOLive.com and BuildingSocialEquity.com.

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About the Author

Mark Thompson

Mark is the creator of StayOnSearch and president of Search Creatively, a full-service Internet Marketing Company located in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also contributes to many industry related blogs including Search Engine Journal and is active on Facebook and Twitter. Follow Mark on Twitter
Max Gold
Max Gold

Glad that you have listed all these huge lists of marketer's twitter accounts. I can't wait to follow them and ask some questions that will help me with my own marketing business. Thanks for all of these. My recent post Nexus Pheromones Review


What about Eben Pagan??? He has got to be right up there.

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Gail Gardner

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Great overview of how to follow on Twitter - found a few in there that I forgot to follow :) My recent post The Importance of Process for SEO Campaigns

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This 100 list is better than the thousands of followers being offered to me by some people. For all I know, they're just fake accounts.lol

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HPHT Drilling

Wow this is a huge "quality" list. Thanks for compiling it Mark, you are so kind and generous for sharing it with us. :) ~Tara

wedding favors
wedding favors

I think this is my best day knowing that I have the great list of people whom I can follow. Thanks a lot for the list. All izz well!

Robert Clay
Robert Clay

Mark, Awesome list. Any chance you can publish it as a Twitter list. I, for one, would follow it in an instant. Cheers ;-) My recent post Marketing your business in our age of mass empowerment

Ayden @ BigCommerce
Ayden @ BigCommerce

Simply brilliant Mark. I've created a few of these posts in my time. 100 though? wow, that would have taken you all day! Thanks for the list. I've followed each and every one of them! My recent post BigCommerce Review

N Madhavan
N Madhavan

Mark, Do you have a similar list, which is relevant for marketing in India/ Mumbai? Can you post it on your website? N Madhavan My recent post Core truths


Wow Mark. Great list! Just the screen captures alone is a lot of work. Terrific effort. I'm seriously delighted to be on this list, since nobody loves Twitter like marketers love Twitter! It's so cool to see a bunch of friends on here too, but even cooler to find a ton of very interesting folks that I didn't know yet. Thanks for that!

Patrick Meyer
Patrick Meyer

Great list...good to see many friends and clients. I thought I would share something just released by Catalyst Strategies on driving biz/brands thru mobile/social. http://bit.ly/dHoSD0 Perfect for 2011 Kick-off. Thx Again. Patrick

Patrick Meyer
Patrick Meyer

Great list...good to see many friends and clients. I thought I would share something just released by Catalyst Strategies on driving biz/brands thru mobile/social. Perfect for 2011 Kick-off. Thx Again. Patrick


This is a great list, thank you for taking the time to put it together! I also appreciate the additional information in many of the comments.

wendy suto
wendy suto

You should also add @searchcircus for your top marketers list, who appears on SiteProNews and is the Cleveland SEO/Social Media firm and is asked to regularly speak to local businesses, schools and colleges about the future of social media marketing to students and business owners alike.

Don Dave
Don Dave

Great individual profile, good source for help as well. I will definitely follow them all. Thanks for the info.

Tej Kohli
Tej Kohli

Such a Great Man I will Follow all of them on my Twitter

Howie at Sky Pulse M
Howie at Sky Pulse M

Curious how no CMO's of Fortune 500 or hot Startup Companies made this list? Those are the folks with the most resources to do anything they want, try everything, etc. The folks moving sales needles and stock markets. But you omitted all of them. You don't even have anyone listed from any cutting edge social technology providers. Doesn't mean these folks here aren't smart. But strange omissions.

Cheryl Burgess
Cheryl Burgess

Mark, Wow! Thanks for putting together such a comprehensive and valuable list. This is an extraordinary effort on your part that will pay many dividends to the community. It is also a great honor to be named to 100 Marketers You Must Follow on Twitter. Thanks again, Cheryl Burgess @ckburgess

Howie at Sky Pulse M
Howie at Sky Pulse M

Who are these people? Some of the brightest minds in Marketing are left off. I have significant respect for Cheryl Burgess because she is whipsmart. And I like Gary V. because he has moxie. Some on this list I know but would never follow again on twitter. I did...and I stopped LOL. In the past I have been steered wrong from these lists. But since I am a 10 percenter industry insurgent that probably explains why I don't know these folks. But being open minded I am going to scout through your list and if I find just 1 person I align with and find worth following I will be grateful for your effort.

Mari Smith
Mari Smith

Mark, you rock!! Peeps like you make the Internet a better place. I know the work it can take to compile such an ambitious post - though I'm not normally a fan of people lists per se, what you've done here is taken time to personally recommend each and every person with your own experience and commentary. Most impressive! I'm certainly honored to be included. To add to the mix here, I'd like to give a little plug for a few of my fave fellow women online marketers: @lizstrauss @prsarahevans @annhandley @soniasimone @wiredprworks @coachdeb @denisewakeman Uh-oh, I can see I may need to put up a post with my own recommended list!! Lol! :)

Boris Loukanov
Boris Loukanov

Hi, congrats for this very useful post. But maybe you just missed some names...I would add to the list also @GuyKawasaki, @tom_peters, @dmscott, @chr1sa, @timoreilly, @jeffjarvis,@chrisabraham, @ScottAllen, @mitchjoel, @jowyang, @louisgray, @peterkim,@dbreakenridge, @charleneli...


wow Mark... great, awesome job. To be honest I didn't know your blog, just to let you know you are on my bookmark now :)

gautam hans
gautam hans

It is a pleasant surprise to see myself as a part of this amazing list. Thanks for the honour!


Wow! There are seriously some mad skills on this list. I'm pumped to have met a few of the top 10 personally. Awesome list Mark. Always good to know who to follow to always hear from the best. Kudos to you!

Kristi Hines
Kristi Hines

Thanks for including me! I see a lot of great names on the list, and many I don't know as well that I'll have to check out! :)

Nabeel Ahmed
Nabeel Ahmed

Good list but it would be nice to have a list divided by their areas of expertise. And of course you left us - @nabeelva and @appealculture :)

Alan Bleiweiss
Alan Bleiweiss

Mark, This is an awesome list of people to follow. Well, except me. Since I mostly rant. But seriously - thanks for including me. I really don't think I'm at the same level as these people, so I'm even more humbled.

Cindy King
Cindy King

Thank you for the mention Mark! It was great to meet you in person at BlogWorld.

Peter Lusinde
Peter Lusinde

A very impressive and interesting post. Being a twitter user myself, I am pleased to have located more 'tweeple' to add to my list. I enjoy networking with like-minded individuals who believe in the power of twitter. At the same time why not broadcast my own twitter name and get more followers: http://www.twitter.com/MpL09 Cheers

Lisa Sullivan
Lisa Sullivan

WOW, Mark. Totally honored to be on this list. But, you forgot to put yourself on here too. ;) Thank you very much for the recognition and support. Now to continue to live up to the expectations. :)

Gail Gardner
Gail Gardner

Thank you so much, Mark, for being courageous enough to publish this list. I know that there is always the fear that we'll leave someone off who just didn't come to mind while we're compiling. As Tia mentioned, 100 just isn't enough. Two people whose advice I trust who aren't on the list are @DonnaFontenot (who I still think of as Dazzlin Donna because she IS and it has never gone to her head!) and Ron Cripps of @AffiliateXFiles. The number of extremely talented, experienced Internet Marketing types keeps growing. I don't know how we'll stay on top of them all. What I do is put my favorites in my TwitterFeed so I don't miss their new posts.

Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson

You are welcome Cheryl. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson

Thanks for the feedback Howie. I knew that since the list stopped at 100, that I would be missing some great marketers. Personally I always love finding new marketers I can connect with that I never knew about before. However you will find some new people to connect with after going through the list :-)

Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson

Mari, Thanks for your positive feedback and for personally recommending some of your favorite marketers on Twitter. I was following about half of them already, but now following the rest. Thanks again, Mark


You so deserve to be on this list! Good job.

Dana Lookadoo
Dana Lookadoo

Can I just say "dittos" to Alan's comment, except I don't rant (well, not that often)? Mark, I am so completely honored to be listed, and I must say the ultimate reward to having met you through engaging on Twitter. Twitter gets credit as the vehicle that has expanded industry contacts and enabled friendships, like yours. Thank you!

Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson

Thanks Alan. One of the reasons why I wanted to put you on this list is because you do tell it how it is and voice what others are thinking. Many people just say or go with whatever the majority is saying, but you are not afraid to voice your opinion...and I like that :-) Thanks for the comment.

Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson

I have never been one to toot my own horn...but thanks for the mention :-) Glad to have you on a list amongst other great marketers!

Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson

Thanks for the recommendations. I follow both Donna and Ron and think they are both awesome marketers. I am sensing a part 2 to this collection...

Alan Bleiweiss
Alan Bleiweiss

ok well in that case, yeah, it's pretty awesome to be included on the list. I do like to think of myself as a rant expert. And now I can tell everyone I know that my ranting is so awesome it got me on this list! :-)