Here’s the 20 Best SEO Blogs 2020 has to offer, it’s my pick (updated for 2020). These blogs have helped me stay current and up-to-date with the latest in the fast-paced world of SEO and they are more relevant than ever.
SEO is a fast-changing discipline. I can spend hours checking out the RSS feeds, Tweets, and Blogs to get what relevant, what’s trending, what’s changing, and what’s not. Getting good quality information from the right sources certainly gives SEOs a competitive edge in the game professionally.
Favorite SEO Blogs with Metrics
While personally love each of these Blogs, and I wish they could all be #1 on the list, I just wanted to show my favorites and most helpful from 1 to 20. But I also wanted to show a number of SEO related metrics. So I have taken some data from Google and SEMrush so you can see the metrics. (metrics accurate as at June 2 2020)
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The list of SEO Blogs
In addition to offering one of the best SEO site audit tools available, SEMRush also provides an insightful blog. Their guest authors discuss various topics on digital marketing, SEO, Social Media, and PPC, including industry news and updates.
Moz is a household name among SEOs and theirs is inarguably among the best marketing blogs today. Recently they have published comprehensive step-by-step guides to website redesign, conversion optimization, and many more. Rand Fishkin, Moz’s co-founder and the “Wizard of Moz”, is a marketing guru who teaches a weekly “Whiteboard Friday” lesson on SEO, search engines, content creation, and many other topics.
Yoast SEO lets you look into the different aspects and topics about SEO, Analytics, Conversion Rate Optimization, Social Media and WordPress. The bulk of their articles are written by Joost de Valk, CEO and founder of the company, who’s also an experienced WordPress developer.
4. Search Engine Land
Search Engine Land is no doubt one of the leading daily publications today. They touch all aspects of the search marketing industry, including trends, feature announcements, and product changes. The site is led by Editor-In-Chief Matt McGee, who oversees the editorial team behind Search Engine Land and its sister publication, Marketing Land.
5. Search Engine Watch
Search Engine Watch is another leading source on everything about web search and search engine industry analysis. Their articles, written by a range of marketing professionals, feature tips, industry news, issues, and commentary. They also cover updates from Google, Bing, Yahoo, other major search engines and events.
6. Search Engine Roundtable
Search Engine Roundtable has succeeded in reporting some of the most interesting threads taking place at the SEM forums. Search Engine Roundtable doesn’t only report on these threads but also provide more in-depth detail by having its finger on the pulse of what is going on in the SEO industry. One of its more notable authors is Barry Schwartz, founder of Search Engine Roundtable and news editor of Search Engine Land.
7. Search Engine Journal
Search Engine Journal features the latest trends, strategies, news, and personalities in the search marketing industry. All of their articles are contributed by both in-house and independent online marketing experts. The editorial process is headed by Kelsey Jones, who is also the main host for SEJ’s podcast, Marketing Nerds.
8. Google Webmaster Central Blog
The Google Webmaster Central Blog blog is the official source of news and announcements. Any of the Google products webmasters use to help with search may be posted about in the blog. It may be a change to the way some of the tools work, or perhaps a rectification of some data in GSC or Analytics. If we are lucky, we may even get some information about algorithm changes. It’s important to keep abreast of what is of changes in the Google Search realm, so subscribing to this blog is a must.
9. SEO by the Sea
SEO by the Sea is one of the most interesting full-fledged SEO blogs on the web. The blog touches on an array of different topics related to search optimization, from analytics all the way to web spam. Bill Swalski, author, president and founder of SEO by the Sea, has been engaged in professional SEO and internet marketing consulting for nearly two decades.
10. From The Future
From The Future blog is The Flux, and is brought to you by none other than Nick Eubanks. Nick runs an SEO agency called IFTF which is in Philadelphia. Nick is also known for the Traffic Think Tank community, you can pick up a lot of tips about SEO on the TTT. The Flux blog is populated with some great informative articles and, and it’s a real source of knowledge. Definitely one to keep up with.
11. Seer Interactive
Seer Interactive is a very relevant and timely SEO blog. With frequent posts by Wil Reynolds and the team, it’s a must read. Seer are fueled by the desire to be the best digital marketing consultants helping clients and others along the way.
12. Kaiser the Sage
Kaiserthesage is Philippines’ premier SEO blog by Jason Acidre. Jason is a Digital Marketing Consultant based in Manila, and his blog has a strong focus on SEO, Link building, Web Analytics and Content Marketing Strategies. It features a vast array of documented knowledge covering topics Jason has tried and tested in SEO, content marketing and link building over the years. He knows what works and by subscribing to Kaiserthesage blog you can also get the benefit of Jason’s vast knowledge and experience.
Ian Lurie and the team at Portent have a terrific blog with a lot of info wich you can redily use to update your own knowledge. There is alway something else about digital marketing that makes really think. Its a nice blog.
Backlinko is an outstanding SEO Blog brought to you by Brian Dean. Brain is very widely known for the Skyscaper Technique whic many SEO use to get backlinks. Brain publishes epic articles with very detailed information including case studies and examples of how things work. I love the way he uses a lot of visual content. It’s really worth taking to time to read Brian’s blog if you want to get a leg-up in SEO.
15. Marie Haynes
Marie Haynes blog is a must for anyone wanting to get evidence based SEO learnings. Marie is well known for her work interpreting the Quality Raters Guidelines, and such topics as EAT and Google Penalties. Marie is a real-deal hands on SEO and is well respected in the industry for recovering hundreds of business from Google Penalties. As a former Vet who decided to help people with their websites, we can learn a lot from Marie’s experience.
16. Dejan Marketing
DEJAN Marketing blog offers data-driven ideas and insights into the fast-changing SEO landscape. Dan Petrovic, blog author and managing director of DEJAN, is a leading Australian SEO strategist, innovator and event speaker.
Ahrefs blog publishes a lot of content on a range of SEO related topics. This is a really popular blog, and publishes articles pretty frequently, so you can get your readings worth that’s for sure. There’s a lot you can learn from these articles which are generally very well researched and written. Very good call to check out this blog.
18. Robbie Richards
Robbie Richards blog is hands down one of the best value blogs you will find in the industry. Robbie is a very experience and successful SEO and he tells all in his blog posts. From big round up posts through to in depth detail posts on how to do SEO, its well worth a read.
19. Content Marketing Institute
The Content Marketing Institute blog may not seem like a natural inclusion in the list of best SEO blogs, but wait. The articles getting published over there are outstanding, and with Content Marketing being a big part of modern SEO, yes it is highly relevant. With articles getting published nearly every day of the week, the more you read, the more you learn. Definitely follow the CMI blog if you want more traffic from content marketing.
20. Evolving SEO
Dan Shure’s SEO blog on his website Evolving SEO is well worth subscribing too. It’s not just a blog, its a podcast too. Dan get you the best info from the best SEOs in the industry. Some of these podcasts need to be heard to be believed, they are so mind blowing. Dan is by far one of the best SEOs around, so do yourself a favor and check out his blog and podcast.
Staying up-to-date with these SEO Blogs
I really wanted to list many more of the awesome SEO Blogs I read for you too. But you might say it’s already time consuming to stay up-to-date with all these SEO blogs I have listed as best picks for 2018. So how do you do Stay up-to-date with all this info? You can make sure you stay connected with their posts by subscribing to their updates, RSS feeds, Twitter, Facebook, Newsletters, and whatever channels they are active on. Just try typing /feed on the end of the url so see their feeds, like petermeadit.com/feed and use your favorite feed reader. SEO is a fast paced occupation, to it’s well worth staying informed.
Peter Mead shares over 20 years experience in Digital and as WordPress SEO Consultant. Peter draws further knowledge and experience from his involvement as a SEMrush Webinar host and a co-organizer of Melbourne SEO Meetup. Writing articles based on his hands-on analytical and strategic experience. Peter is passionate about contributing to client success and the improvement of the broader SEO community.
Peter can be found on some of these sites:
Hosting the SEMrush Australian Search Marketing Academy Webinar: https://www.semrush.com/user/145846945/
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Co-Organiser: Melbourne SEO Meetup https://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-SEO/
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