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21. Chris Baggott, Compendium Blogware, ExactTarget

Chris is Co-Founder and CEO of hails from ExactTarget, a Software as a Service email service provider, where he is a Co-Founder and former CMO. He is the co-Founder and CEO Compendium Blogware. He has been a leader in database marketing arena for more than 20 years. Chris was recognized by B2B Magazine as the"Who's Who in B-To-B" and his blog was voted "Best Online Marketing Blog" by MarketingSherpa readers and "Best of the Web" by Forbes

While most bloggers use wordpress, Compendium is the only SaaS blogging platform built for business. His team at Compendium helps companies target keywords their prospects are searching through employee blogging.

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22. Anne F. Kennedy, Beyond Ink

With nearly 40 years experience in marketing and public relations, Anne Kennedy founded Beyond Ink in 1997 to bring the fundamental principles of marketing communications to online professionals. A search engine marketer for more than 12 years, she is an industry thought leader and sought after speaker and writer worldwide. Anne is now launching Self-Service SEO with patent pending Visibility score benchmarking, in partnership with Mikkel deMib Svendsen, Jamie Low, and Beyond Ink partners Shane Borelli and Gene Ehrbar. Joblr's mission is to make the same sound principles of search marketing to a much wider audience of small companies and non-profits. Ann serves on the board of directors of, a community of writers providing experience-based knowledge, wisdom and creativity to publishers and readers.

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23. John Jantsch, Duct Tape Marketing

John Jantsch is a marketing and digital technology coach, award winning social media publisher and author of "Duct Tape Marketing" published by Thomas Nelson, with foreword by Michael Gerber, author of The E-Myth and afterword by Guy Kawasaki.

He is the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing small business marketing system and Duct Tape Marketing Authorized Coach Network.

His Duct Tape Marketing Blog was chosen as a Forbes favorite for small business and marketing and is a Harvard Business School featured marketing site. His blog was also chosen as "Best Small Business Marketing Blog" in 2004, 2005 and 2006 by the readers of Marketing Sherpa. His "Hype" column can be found monthly in Entrepreneur magazine along with his podcast on

He is a presenter of popular marketing workshops for organizations such as the Small Business Administration, American Marketing Association, Kauffman Foundation, Painting and Decorating Contractors of America, Associated Builders and Contractors, National Association of the Remodeling Industry and the National Association of Tax Professionals

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24. Jeremy Schoemaker, Shoemoney

Jeremy is an important player in the search engine marketing world. His blog is one of the more popular SEM blogs online. It shares his ups and downs in the world of online marketing to a loyal daily readership of over 30,000 people. has been named the Best Affiliate Marketing Blog and ranks in Technorati’s top 50 blogs for the past three years. Currently, he is the founder of ShoeMoney Media Group.

 Jeremy’s knowledge and expertise make him one of the top go-to guys for PPC, arbitrage, SEM, branding, and online income optimization

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25. Chris Garrett,, OMIQ

If you read our blog regularly, then you must notice that Chris is a frequent guest blogger here. Chris is a professional blogger, Internet Marketing Consultant, new media industry commentator, writer, coach, speaker, trainer and web geek. He was also a founding member of Performancing. You might know him from his past writing for such sites as ASPToday, ASPAlliance, Threadwatch, or more recently, ProBlogger, The Blog Herald, FreelanceSwitch, Cogniview, AdSavvy and CopyBlogger.

In 1994 Chris first became addicted to the Internet. Since then he has helped thousands of individuals, non-profits, small businesses and blue chips make the most of the web. In 2005 Chris founded a company to help businesses achieve more with Online Media called OMIQ.

Chris consults, trains and speaks about internet marketing, blogging and new media at events such as the Successful Outstanding Bloggers conference in Chicago, Affiliate Expo, WordCamp, the Netherlands Social Media Congres and the Institute of Fundraising.

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26. Christopher Angus, Warlock Media

Christopher is a social media and viral marketing expert, he runs Warlock media, a digital marketing agency based near Oxford, UK.

Aaron Wall, our top Internet marketer of 2009, says:

“Christopher is a highly creative individual and created some outstanding viral campaigns in 2009. These ran from various widgets and contests to high attention articles which garnered huge results in terms of traffic and links.”

27. Eric Enge, Stone Temple Consulting

Eric Enge is the president of Stone Temple Consulting, an SEO consultancy outside of Boston. Eric is also co-founder of Moving Traffic Inc., the publisher of City Town Info and Custom Search Guide.

Along with Stephan Spencer, Rand Fishkin, and Jessie Stricchiola, he  is co- author of  "The Art of SEO" which released in 2009.

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28. Brent Csutoras, Weird Asia News,

Brent Csutoras is a seasoned Internet Marketing Consultant who primarily specializes in social media, and viral linkbait . Known for his work on Weird Asia News, a popular website serving a growing audience of around a million unique visitors a month, Brent has built a reputation as a Social Media expert. Brent speaks regularly at some of the largest and well known conferences, such as SMX, Pubcon, SES, and InfoPresse. He has also been mentioned in, and interviewed for

Most recently, Brent was named a Senior Editor for Social Media in the SEM Journal and awarded a SEMMY for his article on ‘How To Create Compelling Social Media Profiles‘.

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29. Brad Fredricks,,

Brad was a digital professional at a young age. He is motivated by passion for technology, media, art and of-course, the web. He describes himself as being driven by the deep desire to innovate, while being comforted by change, and compassed by a vision of a better today for a better tomorrow.

Brad Fredricks is a branding and marketing strategist with an expertise in the digital realm.He has worked/ consulted in areas of e-commerce, interactive media, publishing, and video games.

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30. Brad Fallon, Smart Marketing Inc., StomperNet, Free IQ

Brad Fallon is the author of Creating Customers Out of Thin Air: Secrets of Online Marketing for Offline Businesses and the co-founder of Smart Marketing, Inc. (a network of wholesale and retail e-commerce businesses) and other endeavors related to internet marketing. Beginning with a $2,000 start-up investment for My Wedding Favors in January, 2004, Brad’s online businesses grew from $1.2 million in first year revenue to $7.8 million in 2005 and $32 million in 2006.

In October 2006, Brad co-founded StomperNet with Andy Jenkins, one of the world’s leading subscription-based internet marketing communities. StomperNet provides DVD courses and online training classes from expert faculty members, an online portal community, proprietary software and quarterly live conferences.

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31. Guy Kawasaki, AllTop

Guy Kawasaki is a managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm and a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine. Previously, he was an Apple Fellow at Apple Computer, Inc. Guy is the author of nine books including Reality Check, The Art of the Start, Rules for Revolutionaries, How to Drive Your Competition Crazy, Selling the Dream, and The Macintosh Way. He has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

He is also the co-founder of the increasingly popular Alltop, an online magazine rack” of popular topics; the success of which is attributed to social networks tools such as Twitter.

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32. Tim Ash,

Tim  is the President and CEO of SiteTuners and its parent company Epic Sky. He is the author of e-commerce bestseller Landing Page Optimization: The Definitive Guide To Testing and Tuning for Conversions (John Wiley Press 2008).

During his 20 year involvement with the Internet, Tim has worked with American Express, Sony Music, Verizon Wireless, American Honda, COMP USA, Harcourt Brace & Co., Universal Studios, Eaton, American Red Cross, Texas Instruments,, Red Envelope, SAIC, Pyxis, and B.F. Goodrich Aerospace to develop successful Internet initiatives.

33. Linda Bustos, Elastic Path

Get Elastic is maintained by Elastic Path’s Emerging Media Analyst and eCommerce consultant, Linda Bustos. A member of Canadian Women in Communications, Linda has served as faculty for the Banff New Media Institute’s Career Accelerator Program. In 2008, Linda was named one of Vancouver’s Tech Women to Watch, placed #25 of the Top 100 Influential Marketers of the year by Invesp and was the winner of Marketing Pilgrim’s SEM Scholarship for the article 8 Stupid Things Webmasters Do to Mess Up Their Analytics.

Linda is an Emerging Media Analyst for Elastic Path Software. She is the main writer for the GetElastic blog; her posts always offer great insight into SEO, PPC, and just about anything ecommerce related. She has also guest blogged on the Invesp blog a couple of times.

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34. Joost de Valk, Yoast

Joost de Valk is an SEO consultant and web developer living in Wijchen, near Nijmegen, in The Netherlands. He lives there with his wife Marieke, son Tycho, and daughter Wende.

Joost has a passion for the web, and all of its endless possibilities. In his work and in the open source projects he has been involved in, he says he has acquired more and more experience in managing successful online marketing and web development projects, with a focus on open source, web analytics, search engine optimization and last but not least conversion rate optimization.

Joost likes showing companies how to get the most out of their online homes & outposts, and loves to help them increase their online revenue streams by engaging in meaningful conversations with their customers

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35. Andy Beal, Marketing Pilgram,

Andy Beal is an internet marketing consultant, award-winning blogger, professional speaker, and co-author of the critically-acclaimed book Radically Transparent: Monitoring & Managing Reputations Online.

Andy is one of the world’s most respected internet marketing consultants and highly respected sources of internet marketing advice.  Andy Beal has worked with many top companies such as Motorola, GlaxoSmithKline, SAS, Lowes, Quicken Loans and NBC. Andy Beal is founder and editor of Marketing Pilgrim, an award winning news publication that covers internet marketing news and trends.

Andy is also the founder of, a comprehensive and affordable online reputation-monitoring and brand-tracking tool which was released in 2008.
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36. David Meerman Scott, Web Ink Now Blog

David Meerman Scott is a marketing strategist, keynote speaker, seminar leader, and the author of The New Rules of Marketing & PR, an award-winning BusinessWeek bestseller published in 24 languages. He is also the author of the hit book World Wide Rave and three other books. His Web Ink Now blog is ranked by AdAge Power 150 as a top worldwide marketing blog.

He is a recovering VP of marketing for two publicly traded technology companies and was also Asia marketing director for Knight-Ridder, at the time one of the world’s largest newspaper and electronic information companies. David has lived and worked in New York, Tokyo, Boston, and Hong Kong and has presented at industry conferences and events in over twenty countries on four continents.

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37. Matt Cutts, Google

Matt Cutts joined Google as a software engineer in January 2000, and is currently the head of Google’s Webspam team.

Before Google, Matt worked on his Ph.D. in computer graphics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also has an M.S. from UNC-Chapel Hill, and B.S. degrees in both mathematics and computer science from the University of Kentucky. In addition to his work experience and education, Matt wrote the first version of SafeSearch, which is Google’s family filter, and has worked on search quality and webspam at Google for the last several years.

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38. Adam Audette, AudetteMedia

Adam, one of the world’s leading SEO strategists, got his start in 1996 by working for Multimedia Marketing Group (MMG). MMG was one of the first and one of the largest online marketing agencies, with clients such as NY Times, Intel, IBM,, and Microsoft. In 1999 MMG was sold to WPP and operates today as Outrider. Since then he’s worked with dozens of enterprise corporations developing their internet marketing and SEO strategies.

Adam is founder and president of AudetteMedia a boutique internet marketing and SEO agency located in Bend, Oregon. AudetteMedia works with leading companies and agencies, including including Zappos (where he is a lead SEO Strategist), Charming Shoppes, Michelin, University of Phoenix, AOL, JELD-WEN, Cisco, Intel, Intermec, and Kroger.

Adam is a columnist at SearchEngineLand and has been a featured writer on Clickz as well as other industry websites and blogs. For over 10 years he published and moderated the LED Digest [], an old-school discussion list for internet marketing and SEO that launched in 1997. He is also a frequent speaker at industry events, including Search Engine Strategies, Search Marketing Expo, SearchFest, and the National Association of Government Webmasters.

Adam brings creative thinking and a broad, strategic view to AudetteMedia. You can find out more about Adam Audette at his dedicated page.

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39. Manoj Jasra, Web Analytics World, Shaw Communications

Manoj is currently a Sr. Strategist at one of Canada’s largest Telecommunications Companies, Shaw Communications Inc., where he oversees Internet Marketing strategies. Manoj first started in the search marketing industry in 2002 with Enquiro Search Solutions, where he refined his skills to become a search marketing expert.

Manoj eventually transitioned into the role of the Director of Technology at Enquiro which involved him developing strategic relationships with technology vendors (integrating best of breed tools into Enquiro's service offering), spearheading web analytics, providing SEO Training and leading the development of cutting edge search marketing solutions for clients.

Manoj authors a leading analytics / online marketing blog: Web Analytics World and provides consulting through his firm: Jasra Inc.

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40. Chris Winfield, 10e20

Chris Winfield is responsible for overseeing all of 10e20’s campaigns and the strategic direction of the company. Chris has been featured in multiple articles by The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, The Boston Globe and over 200 other media outlets. He is a frequent presenter at SES, SMX, Pubcon & multiple other industry & niche conferences. Chris is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and attended University at Westminster in London

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41. Ian Lurie, Conversation Marketing, Portent Interactive

Ian is currently president of internet marketing agency Portent Interactive, which he started in 1995.

His diverse background includes degrees in History and Law, experience as an information designer, graphic designer, marketing copywriter and programmer, two years working in a bicycle shop, and a brief stint as a political hack. As a child he used a TRS-80 Model One to print out fliers advertising his lawn mowing business. Ian is an experienced internet marketing strategist with expertise in online media planning, search marketing and optimization, pay-per-click marketing, usability and generally helping organizations make the Internet generate real value.

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42. Matt Siltala, Dream Systems Media

Matt Siltala received his degree in the field of technology in the form of Computer Information Systems. Since 1997, his computer has never left his side and his knowledge of the Internet and marketing online has increased drastically. He first started search engine optimization in 1997 before he even knew it had a name. A few years later while attending a major search engine conference he became well acquainted with social media optimization while making huge connections with industry leaders. His expertise now includes: search engine optimization, social media marketing, blog promotion, link building strategies, brand management, reputation management and viral marketing.

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 an owner of a well-know SEO firm, being an avid blogger and SEO blogger, also owning several successful eCommerce websites

Nominated by Andrew Melchior from Rocky Mountain Mattress, Andrew describes Matt as "having been extremely influential with regards to mobile search elements related to Yelp."  Additionally, Matt has developed multiple strategies to protect one's reputation online. According to Andrew, he probably even has the biggest goatee in the industry.

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43. Muhammad Saleem, ChicagoNow

Muhammad finished his A.B. degree in economics along with a minor in slavic languages and literature (with a focus on russian) from the University of Chicago in June 2007. He spends most of his free time on various social bookmarking and networking sites, and writing about social media and socially driven content.

In the past, he has written for the blog herald and 901 am. More recently, he has written regular guest posts for copyblogger, searchengineland, readwriteweb, mashable,and techcrunch. Muhammad also helps run and maintain the art of manliness, a blog dedicated to rediscovering what it really means to be a man, as well as a weburbanist, webecoist, and brainz.

As of July 2009, Muhammad has taken charge of social media strategy at Chicago Tribune media group’s chicagonow project. He also blogs regularly on social media strategy

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44. Vanessa Fox, Nine by Blue

Vanessa Fox spends her time writing, speaking, and training companies on how to use key pieces of data to better drive product strategy and customer engagement online. Her blog ninebyblue is always a great place to get tips and advice.

She previously worked at Google and built Webmaster Central, which provides tools, information, and community for site owners about how their sites are performing in Google’s search engine. She also was instrumental in the alliance of Google, Yahoo!, and Microsoft Live Search.

She spent much of the 90s writing technical documentation for developers and spent a number of years managing feature and user interface development for a variety of consumer and enterprise-level products. In 1995, she built her first corporate web site. She was deeply involved in the tech industry discussion around the move from print to online (particularly as it related to user documentation, training, and marketing). She has run a number of online discussion forums and helped build several online communities.

Vanessa is now involved in a number of projects focused on improving our experiences on the web. She is a sought-after writer and speaker and is highly skilled at navigating airport security

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45. David Szetela, PPC Rockstars, Clix Marketing

Online advertising expert David Szetela is Owner of Clix Marketing, an agency specializing in pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. Clix is one of the few agencies paid according to their performance - as a percentage of profit or a commission per sales lead. Szetela's 30+-year career working for small magazine publishers as well as Apple Computer and Ziff-Davis Publishing has provided him deep experience in direct response marketing. He is one of the authors of SEMPO's Advanced Search Advertising course, and his articles have appeared in MediaPost, Search Engine Land, MarketingSherpa, on his company's blog, and in his Profitable PPC column published by Search Engine Watch. He is the Principal PPC Editor of the paper and online publication, and the PPC faculty member for Market Motive. He is also a frequent speaker at Search and Advertising industry events like SES, SMX and ad:tech, and he hosts a weekly radio show, PPC Rockstars, distributed by and iTunes.

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46. Ann Handley, Marketing Profs

Ann works as the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, which provides strategic and tactical marketing know-how for marketing and business professionals through a full range of online media. She writes at the MarketingProfs Daily Fix, a blog in the top 20 of the Advertising Age Power150 and in the top 10 of The Viral Garden’s Top 25 Marketing & Social Media Blogs. She is also a contributor to The Huffington Post.

Previously, she was the co-founder of ClickZ, one of the first sources of interactive marketing news and commentary. Prior to that, she spent 12 years as a business editor and writer for both local and national trade and consumer publications.

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47. Todd Malicoat,

Todd Malicoat is an SEO and Social Media Consultant based in San Francisco (Silicon Valley), CA. He works with startups, small business, and corporate giants - with the requirement that they move quickly, and cut the red tape for higher rankings, better results, and constant improvement of their websites. He travels the bay area with his laptop, and preaches SEO and internet marketing strategy.

He has mastered SEO, PPC management, and many other online marketing services through his diligence on forums and blogs across the net. He posts regularly as a leading marketing consultant and internet entrepreneur at and his personal blog. Todd has also been involved with Avinash and many other experts at, an internet marketing video teaching series.

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48. Lyndon Antcliff, Link Bait Coaching

Let’s get this out of the way: Lyndon can be controversial. But agree with his approach or not, he is a master of Link bait. Lyndon is responsible for the famous story 13-Year Old Steals Dad's Credit Card to Buy Hookers that generated over 750,000 views and thousands of links to his client. Lyndon has been online since 1998 building high traffic sites that these days are monetized for Adsense.

Earlier in 2008, Lyndon started to offer a link bait coaching service that is one of its kind. And although the service comes with a $400/month price tag, there are many happy clients.

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49. Anita Campbell, Small Business Trends

Anita Campbell has been an entrepreneur-at-heart her entire life. A lawyer by training, she has a wide range of interests, as reflected in her varied background in banking, information technology, human resources, marketing and eCommerce. Currently she is CEO of her own business, Small Business Trends LLC, a media and information company. In that role she closely follows trends in the small business market and in technology.

Anita is a respected speaker and emerging trends resource and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, Inc Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, CIO Magazine, Entrepreneur Radio, and countless trade publications, websites, podcasts and more.

Her popular website, Small Biz Trends, is regularly noted as a rich informational resource. In 2005 and again in 2008 the site won the ForbesBest of the Web” distinction for small business blogs. The site also has been highlighted or profiled in the Wall Street Journal (2007), on MSNBC’s “Your Business” show as Website of the Week, twice in the New York Times (2005 and 2008), and was a CODIE 2007 Finalist.

The site also has won accolades including Honorable Mention from MarketingSherpa as Best Small Business Marketing blog, the #1 Most Practical Blog for Entrepreneurs from, and Smart Stop on the Web by the Journal of Accountancy.

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50. Bruce Clay, Bruce Clay Inc.

Bruce Clay is a professional search engine optimization consultant and serves as the CEO of his company Bruce Clay, Inc. which he founded in 1996. He is active with industry organizations such as: SEMPO, the Search Engine Strategies conference, IMC USA, Web Analytics Association, American Marketing Association, IIMA - International Internet Marketing Association and the California Chamber of Commerce.

Bruce Clay, Inc. has established an industry reputation as a high-quality and effective technology provider in SEO, PPC, Analytics, SEO Web Architecture and Branding. It is also considered one of the top ranked SEO firms according to Goldline Research, PromotionWorld, Computer Reseller News CRN Fast Growth 100 and the 2007 INC 000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America.

Bruce  is author of the “SEO Code of Ethics,” which was translated into 18 languages.

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