Top 10 Digital Marketing Influencers to Follow on Social Media


Technology unlocked the way for real-time communications and attaching with anybody sitting on the other edge of the world became comfortable. It’s the tale of digital presentation and interestingly the story doesn’t stop here. We’ve compared many levels up with the new methods of branding and online marketing. A new category that has recently increased out of the growing reach of the internet, or should I say social media networks is impacting marketing. The result of influencers is such on supporters that a news published on a leading technology blog unusually gets as instant viral as it gets through the Twitter, Facebook profiles of popular medias.

Seeing the big exception these influencers are advancing to brands, I examined about those who have great followership in the area of digital marketing and related areas. Out of all the names that I came across, resulting ten have certain reasons to be followed on the web for digital marketing area. Let’s know about them:

Sam Hurley

Sam Hurley

Begun as a Marketing Assistant at PrezzyBox, Sam Hurley’s career soon went on a wave as he gained vast knowledge by working for firms like Focus DC Limited, Aggregate Industries, Midas Media, Curatti, and more. From ages of experience in digital marketing, Sam Hurley set up his own enterprise: OPTIM-EYEZ, and is now known as the World’s #2 influencer in this field.

Area of expertise: SEO, PPC, CRO

Number of followers on Twitter: 141K




Neil Patel

Neil Patel

Neil Patel is the man behind KISSmetrics, Crazy Egg, and Hello Bar. With expertise in a plenty of fields like growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, and search engine optimization, he is a frequent giver for Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post, and more. Till now, Neil Patel has assisted many large firms like Google, Facebook, GM, SalesForce, InTuit, and more.

Area of expertise: SEO, Internet Marketing, Conversion Optimization, Growth Hacking

Number of followers on Twitter: 212K


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Jeff Bullas

Jeff BullasJeff Bullas has fulfilled the art of digital marketing by promoting brands to sell more and reach further. His blog,, is a motivation for millions of people who are excited in social media for business and content marketing. Over the ages, Jeff’s blog has come with the most read blogs including more than 16 million readers from across the world. His purpose is to inspire and teach people to win at business and digital world. Jeff is also the author of several books covering, “The Secrets of a Blog Powered by Social Media” also “Blogging The Smart Way” with most fresh being “8 Key Steps to Blogging Mastery”.

Area of expertise: Digital Strategy, Social Media Strategy

Number of followers on Twitter: 489K




Rand Fishkin

Rand FishkinRand’s journey started when he left out of the University of Washington to work full-time at his mother’s marketing firm. He enjoys the title of “Wizard of Moz”, which he obtained by co-founding Moz. Being a startup enthusiast; he also co-founded, with Dharmesh Shah. Under his management, Moz has seen an exponential increase with wealth growing from $801K to $29.3 million in just 6 years.

Area of expertise: SEO, SEM, Startups, Marketing

Number of followers on Twitter: 333K



Larry Kim

Larry Kim

Larry Kim did electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2001. Over the times, he has acquired vast experience by working as a software engineer and independent specialist. He is a regular giver at major online journals, such as Search Engine Journal, Social Media Examiner, MarketingProfs, Search Engine Land, Inc. Magazine, and more. His area of center includes Internet marketing, AdWords, and Facebook Ads.

Area of expertise: Internet Marketing, Social Media Marketing

Number of followers on Twitter: 408K



Rebekah Radice

Rebekah RadiceRebekah Radice has over seventeen years of background in marketing. In 2004, she started blogging on, which was granted the title of “Top 10 Social Media Blog” by Social Media Examiner in 2015. In addition to this, she is an award-winning writer and creator of “How to Use Social Media to Virtually Smash the Competition”. Doing an entrepreneur, Rebekah co-founded Imagine WOW, a digital marketing firm and Social Success Academy, a social media training platform to help businesses.

Area of expertise: Digital Marketing, Social Media Strategy

Number of followers on Twitter: 83.2K



Ann Handley

Ann HandleyBasically started her career as a reporter, Ann Handley was mentioned to be the most famous woman in social media by Forbes. She is the author of “Everybody Writes” and co-author of “Content Rules: How to Create good Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Interest Customers and Ignite Your Business”. Being one of the top influencers in the world of digital marketing, Ann Handley currently works as the “Chief Content Officer” at MarketingProfs.

Area of expertise: Digital Marketing, Social Media

Number of followers on Twitter: 357K



Ann Smarty

Ann SmartyAnn Smarty is best in SEO and blogging. She currently serves for Internet Marketing Ninjas as label and community manager. Ann Smarty also works as community manager at SEOchat and Threadwatch. She co-created with Gerald Weber and established MyBlogU and TwChat. She is also a subscriber to major online media magazines such as Mashable, Lifehack, the columnist at Epoch Times, Search Engine People, MakeUseOf, Social Media Examiner, and more.

Area of expertise: SEO, Social Media, Blogging

Number of followers on Twitter: 60.7K



Harsh Agrawal

Harsh AgrawalShoutMeLoud, he aims to help businesses to improve their online appearance. Harsh Agrawal also got featured in prestigious public magazine “The Week” in 2013 for his present to the blogosphere. In extension to this, ShoutMeLoud has also won him privileged namings in many print media and online magazines.

Area of expertise: Online Marketing, SEO, Blogging

Number of followers on Twitter: 30.1K




Olaga Andrienko

olgan drienkoOlga Andrienko completed Bachelor’s graduation in International Trade and Customs from St.Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance. Soon after that, she entered Lux Express Group as East Region Sales Manager. After three years, Olga grew a project manager, which extra expanded her experience in the advertising and marketing field. Being a social person, she joined SEMRush as the head of social media.

Area of expertise: Social Media, Marketing

Number of followers on Twitter: 6K




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  • Sam Hurley

    September 10, 2016

    Thanks for the inclusion guys – absolutely honoured! =)


  • Alphonse

    February 5, 2017

    Great people are always great motivation! By following these top digital marketing experts, we can gain a lot of ideas, creativity and of all is the inspiration they provide to their followers.

  • Mani

    December 31, 2017

    You’ve provided a great list of experts! Thanks for the collection, I am quite interested in following them all and getting inspired.


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