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The Best SEO Consultants of 2024

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Last updated: May 20, 2024

Our team recently conducted a meta-analysis to determine the top SEO consultants working in 2024. We used publicly-available data, narrowing experts down into categories that correlate with SEO expertise: years of SEO experience, # of SEO books written, # of SEO keynotes given, and social media followers. We also considered each consultant’s client portfolio.

Below are the 8 top-ranking SEO consultants in our dataset. In the table below, we included all the data we uncovered as well as a link to their blog.

The Best SEO Consultants of 2024

 Name # Years Experience SEO BooksSEO KeynotesSocial Media FollowersSpecialtyActive SEO Blog?
1Evan Bailyn183~280~149,000Content-Based SEOYes
2Rand Fishkin183~190~465,000SEO ToolsYes
3Dana DiTomaso200~200~12,000Brand UniformityYes
4Neil Patel162~80~1,500,000SEO AnalyticsYes
5AJ Ghergich170~15~102,000Technical SEONo
6Marie Hines112~30~32,000BacklinkingYes
7Robert Rose152~300~40,000StorytellingNo
8Barry Schwartz170~60~147,000Google Algorithm, Web DesignYes

Evan Bailyn


Evan is the founder and CEO of First Page Sage, the largest SEO firm in the United States. He is a recognized leader in the industry and highly sought after for consulting engagements and keynote speeches. Evan’s approach centers on SEO strategy and using SEO for long-term lead generation.

For more info or to contact (through First Page Sage).

Summary of Online Reviews
Evan’s consulting style prioritizes “a deep strategic analysis” of keywords, site layout, and conversion content. He is a “master of understanding how to create content that ranks #1”, which is particularly useful in today’s age of generative AI.

Rand Fishkin

Rand Fishkin Speaking

Rand is another familiar voice in the digital marketing industry. He helped found Moz in 2004 and now heads Sparktoro which creates SEO tools to aid companies in identifying and connecting with their target audience. He is an accomplished author and is available for speaking as well as consulting. 

For more info or to contact.

Summary of Online Reviews
Rand is “fun and engaging” and gives “insightful” advice, drawing on his “deep” knowledge of SEO.

Dana DiTomaso

Dana Ditomaso

Dana’s approach to SEO focuses on the importance of knowing your audience. She emphasizes using market research, the application of digital tools to leverage data and establishing brand uniformity. She is available for consulting as well as speaking engagements.

For more info or to contact.

Summary of Online Reviews
Dana is “engaging, funny, and informative“, as well as a “consummate professional“. Her consulting style is “top quality, thorough, and grounded in immense experience“.

Neil Patel

Neil Patel

Neil is best known for providing advice and insight on SEO content marketing on his blog. As the founder of Crazy Egg and Kissmetrics, he often stresses the importance of good analytics tools. He has also authored two books and is available for consulting.   

For more info or to contact.

Summary of Online Reviews
Neil delivers “actionable advice on both technical and on-page SEO”, leading to a “rewarding and positive experience” for his clients.

AJ Ghergich

AJ Ghergich

AJ is VP Consulting Services at Botify, an SEO platform that combines SEO analytics with machine learning to help enterprises better optimize large websites. Prior to Botify, he was Chief Digital Officer at Brado, where he focused on the role of content in digital marketing strategy.

For more info or to contact (through Botify).

Summary of Online Reviews
AJ Ghergich is a “proactive, accessible” consultant who provides thought provoking conversations” about SEO.

Marie Hynes

Dr. Marie Haynes

Dr. Marie Haynes is both an author and consultant. She heads a team of SEO professionals at Marie Haynes Consulting and consistently creates content that covers how to build links, improve reader time on-page and understanding Google algorithms. Dr. Haynes is an expert in backlink audits and is a regular speaker at SEO conferences. 

For more info or to contact.

Summary of Online Reviews
Marie Haynes is “completely obsessed with trying to understand how Google assesses quality” which leads her to conduct “detailed website review containing a range of practical solutions” for various client types.

Robert Rose

Robert Rose

Robert’s approach to SEO and content marketing emphasizes engaging and educating the audience through storytelling. He has published two books on content strategy and is the founder of The Content Advisory.

For more info or to contact

Summary of Online Reviews
Robert’s “deep marketing expertise“ leads to “transformational experiences” that guide companies to “think differently“ about SEO.

Barry Schwartz

Barry Schwartz Speaking

Barry leads web development company RustyBrick. He’s best known for his work reporting on SEO news via Search Engine Land and on social media. He also founded the Search Engine Roundtable which provides news about SEO and the content marketing industry.

For more info or to contact (through RustyBrick).

Summary of Online Reviews
Barry is someone with “their pulse on the Search Engine Industry,” which has made them “one of the leading voices in the SEO industry globally.”

Top SEO Consultants by Industry – 2024

Our team has also compiled lists of the top SEO consultants for 4 different industries. Their results are shared below.

The Top SaaS SEO Consultants of 2024
1Evan BailynSalesforce, Equinix, US Bank, Verisign
2AJ GhergichGithub, Owler
3Aleyda SolisKrisp, Turo
4Jono AldersonMicrosoft
The Top Healthcare SEO Consultants of 2024
1Barry SchwartzAlternative to Meds Center, CPR Certified
2Evan BailynDignity Health, City of Hope, Institute on Aging
3Pete MeyersN/A
4Cyrus ShepardN/A
The Top Real Estate SEO Consultants of 2024
1Evan BailynCorcoran, Apollo Group, We Buy Ugly Houses
2Pete MeyersN/A
3Aleyda SolisSniffspot
4Cyrus ShepardN/A
The Top Financial SEO Consultants of 2024
1Barry SchwartzFM Home Loans, Collectibles Exchange
2Evan BailynUS Bank, Capital One, SoFi
3Aledya SolisTrade Republic
4Jono AldersonN/A