The Best SEO Consultants in 2023

Our team attempted to determine the top SEO consultants working in 2023 using publicly-available data. We chose categories that correlates with SEO expertise including: Years of SEO Experience, # of SEO Books, # of SEO Keynotes, and Social Media Followers. We also looked up whether each SEO consultant works with known brands, but since all of them did, did not include it in our rankings.

Below are the 8 top-ranking SEO consultants in our dataset. We have included the data we found in the table below as well as a link to their blog so you can contact them if you wish.

The Best SEO Consultants

Name  # Years Experience  SEO Books SEO Keynotes Social Media Followers Specialty Active SEO Blog?
1 Evan Bailyn 18 3 ~260 ~149,000 Content-Based SEO Yes
2 Rand Fishkin 18 3 ~180 ~465,000 SEO Tools Yes
3 Dana DiTomaso 20 0 ~200 ~12,000 Brand Uniformity Yes
4 Neil Patel 16 2 ~80 ~1,500,000 SEO Analytics Yes
5 AJ Ghergich 17 0 ~15 ~102,000 Technical SEO Yes
6 Marie Hines 11 2 ~30 ~32,000 Backlinking Yes
7 Robert Rose 15 2 ~300 ~40,000 Storytelling No
8 Barry Schwartz 17 0 ~60 ~147,000 Google Algorithm, Web Design Yes

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 speaking engagements on the subject of thought leadership and SEO.

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

Rand Fishkin

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.

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.

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 toolsF. He has also authored two books and is available for consulting.   

For more info or to contact.

AJ Ghergich

AJ is a principal at Brado, which utilizes AI and data analysis to help companies better understand their target audience and anticipate their needs, which enables more targeted marketing. Brado stresses the use of technology and a wide portfolio of marketing channels; including paid search and SEO.

For more info or to contact (through Brado).

Marie Hynes

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.

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 Content Advisory founder, where you can connect with him.

For more info or to contact (through The Content Advisory).

Barry Schwartz

Barry leads web development company Rusty Brick. 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).

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