Digital marketing is one of the most sought-after fields right now. As the world revolves around advancing technologies, in the age of Big Data, and web marketing, digital marketing influencers can make a difference in 2018. So, without further ado, let’s plunge into the list of our top 30 greatest influencers of the year.
#1 David Bain
Known for his Digital Marketing Radio podcast, David Bain is a published author and has been featured on several sites like Search Engine People. Bain also has his own show on SEMRush called Search marketing scoop.
#2 Sam Hurley
A contributor to international blogging sites like Entrepreneur, Fast Company and even Forbes, Sam has been acknowledged as one of the top web marketing influencers. For in depth posts, inspiring quotes and motivational photos, look no further than Sam’s exceptional posts.
#3 Ian Anderson Gray
He’s the founder of Confident Live Marketing Academy. Ian knows the ins and outs of digital marketing. Check out his social media feeds for tips on SMO, live streaming, marketing tools and a whole lot more.
#4 Kirsty Hulse
Kirsty has carved out a successful web marketing business from a scratch, going on to work with international brands like IBM and Virgin Atlantic. Her latest book, The Future is Freelance has just been launched. Kirsty is also a keynote speaker at leading industry conferences.
#5 Mark Traphagen
Senior Director at Stone Temple, for brand evangelism, Mark has a following of 150 thousand for a good reason. He has spoken at MozCon and also been featured on top digital sites like Search Engine Land, Search Engine Journal and Marketing Land.
#6 Josh Steimle
Founder of international digital firm MWI, Josh has worked his marketing magic for brands like Sony and LG. Besides appearing on TEDx, Josh is also co director of the Startup Grind.
#7 Mark Asquith
Startup consultant Mark runs Excellence Expected, Podcast Websites & HackSaw besides showcasing his web marketing talent to help UK’s NHS.
#8 AJ Ghergich
A regular contributor on sites like SEMRush and Moz, AJ is all about SEO. He also runs his own agency Ghergich and Co.
#9 Janet Fouts
Touted as a Mindful Social media Coach, Janet helps people to boost their social media skills while encouraging mindfulness and emotional intelligence too. An EQ expert, she has published several popular books and is considered the top of the rung, when it comes to web marketing.
#10 Barry Adams
Author of the popular State of Digital blog site, Barry has founded an award winning SEO agency besides speaking at countless industry events across the globe. He has also been featured on other industry blogs such as Search Engine Land.
#11 Darren Rowse
Owner of successful sites like ProBlogger and Digital Photography School, Darren helps you to make money from online marketing and blogging.
#12 Neal Schaffer
Neal has been named among the Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers twice in a row. He has founded Maximise Social Business, a popular marketing blog, besides publishing a string of successful books. A leading social media strategist, he has helped every business under the sun from Fortune 500 companies to enterprising startups.
#13 Dhariana Lozano
The co founder of famous NY social media agency Supremacy Marketing, Dhariana has contributed to blogging sites like Social Media Today and AgoraPulse. She is an expert at growing brands through social media.
#14 Shane Barker
Digital SEO consultant Shane Barker has worked with celebs, leading brands and ex NFL players as well as Fortune 500 companies. He has also been featured in top online publications like Huffington Post, Entrepreneur and Forbes.
#15 Branden Hampton
Considered the largest independent social media publisher in the world, Branden earns six figures from Twitter alone. He is a social media and web marketing influencer par excellence.
#16 Gail Gardner
Gail is the founder and strategist who authors Growmap, web marketing for small businesses. She has been featured in Cision’s top 100 sites for marketers in 2016 and is considered a great influencer for startup marketing.
#17 Barry Schwartz
Barry is CEO of RustyBrick, a leading web service firm, besides editor at Search Engine Land and Search Engine Roundtable.
#18 Gary Vaynerchuk
Gary is a pioneer of ecommerce platforms and YouTube shows. An NYT best selling author, prolific angel investor and reputed public speaker, he has 1.78 million followers on Twitter alone.
#19 Tim Ferriss
Innovator, author and technology sage, Tim has been named the Oprah of Audio for his popular podcasts apart from his WSJ and NYT bestseller books. His seminal work is “The 4-Hour Workweek” and he has been been named among innovators by Fast Company and Fortune.
#20 Seth Godin
Seth is the author of the famous storytelling form of branding. He has inspired millions of people with his speeches, podcasts, seminars and books. He has aso founded Yoyodyne and Squidoo, besides having 661K Twitter followers and a million subscribers to his 7000-post rich blog.
#21 Neil Patel
This amazing marketing guru has boosted the income of Amazon and NBC. Demystifying the marketing spiel, he has covered some amazing concepts in his tutorials on Quick Sprout, Sprout Social and Crazy Egg,some of the sites he runs.
#22 Larry Kim
Larry Kim is the brains behind WordStream Inc and has written for Social Media Today, Search Engine Land besides being an expert at keyword analysis and a top internet marketer.
#23 Michael Hyatt
A former chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, Michael is a leadership mentor and podcaster. His Best Year Ever workshop and successful personal branding has helped a multitude of people to maximise their potential. He has an awesome blog where he shares online marketing tips too.
#24 Ann Handley
Ann is a social media founder and writer. She has founded MarketingProf besides offering books with such rich insights that they have become instant best sellers.
#25 Ted Rubin
His Return on Relationship concept was innovative to say the least. Ted is a social media strategist and brand evangelist who holds that a good marketer listens and understands the target audience. He has worked for leading brands like E.L.F Cosmetics and Open Sky.
#26 Danny Sullivan
Danny Sullivan carried out SEO when it was new. His book a Web Master’s Guide to Search Engines was seminal. Third Door Media grew under his vision. He now works with Google and is a web marketer who is simply unbeatable.
#27 John Rampton
A contributor at Mashable, Entrepreneur and successful entrepreneur in his own right, he has serious marketing genius and brand brand names follow his advice.
#28 Rand Fishkin
Rand Fishkin’s MOZ is a giant in the field of search marketing. His other ventures include Inbound now called Growth dot org and SparkToro. He is known for his engaging Whiteboard Friday episodes, too.
#29 Avinash Kaushik
A Google brand evangelist, his book Web Analytics 2.0 propelled Avinash to instant fame as a social media influencer. He has also authored bestseller Web Analytics An Hour a Day. He even runs a blog where he shares interesting online marketing tips.
#30 Jay Baer
A marketing influencer and the reason for the success of digital marketing agency Convince and Convert which helps big games like Cisco, Jay is a NYT bestselling author and a source of inspiration for 250K monthly visitors to his personal blog, besides his massive army of social media followers.