SEO FC: The Internet Marketing 11


I was going to write up a simple list of my top SEO and internet marketing bloggers to follow in 2014. But then I thought…

Lists are boring.

So instead, I imagined I was the manager of SEO F.C. (that’s soccer to my American friends) and went ahead and selected my SEO and internet marketing first 11.

Let’s get to know each of the players a little better and find out what they bring to the team…

Matt Cutts


Position: Goalkeeper

Who is Matt Cutts? Defending the goal. Defending google from spam (allegedly).

Talking point: Will Matt’s instructions to his defenders be clear enough? Or will his shouts be misinterpreted – resulting in some unfortunate SEO own goals?

Follow Matt for: The latest SEO guidelines from google.

Twitter: @mattcutts

Stuart Walker


Position: Left Back

Who is Stuart Walker? A rising star in the affiliate marketing world, Stuart’s lung bursting runs from one end of the pitch to the other have been attracting interest from some big names.

Talking point: When transparency is so important to internet marketing success, will the fact that Stuart is currently a cartoon character and missing half his head work against him….?

Follow Stuart for: Extremely detailed and actionable tutorials on affiliate marketing.

Twitter: @NicheHacks

Eric Enge (c)


Position: Centre Half

Who is Eric Enge? He’s the captain of our ship… Experienced, respected and studious in his approach to SEO. A calming influence at the back and the man the other players turn to in times of crisis or turmoil in the SEO world.

Follow Eric for: Detailed SEO case studies and experiments.

Twitter: @stonetemple

Mark Traphagen


Position: Centre Half

Who is Mark Traphagen? Another experienced head, Mark has strong views on the importance of socialising within the team.

Follow Mark for: Keeping up to date with the latest goings on re google authorship and author rank.

Twitter: @marktraphagen

Lewis Ogden


Position: Right Back

Who is Lewis Ogden? This UK based defender is another rising star of the internet marketing league.

Follow Lewis for: Advice on how to make a full time living from internet marketing.



Neil Patel


Position: Central Midfield

Who is Neil Patel? The first in our central midfield trio, Neil is a cultured SEO and internet marketer who has played with some of the biggest names in the business.

Talking point: He’s kind of a big deal. Could the fame go to his head?

Follow Neil For: Detailed tutorials on pretty much every aspect of internet marketing and SEO.

Twitter: @neilpatel

Brian Clark


Position: Central Midfield

Who is Brian Clark? From his position in the heart of midfield, Brian is the man who keeps the play flowing. Famed for his powers of communication and loved by the tabloids for his ability to sell newspapers, Brian is a headline writer’s dream.

Talking point: Could media darling Brian’s recent decision to stop giving press conferences at his home backfire or will his fans continue to follow him regardless?

Follow Brian for: If you are interested in content marketing (if not, why not?), you have to follow Brian Clark and copyblogger. Period.

Twitter: @brianclark

Brian Dean


Position: Central Midfield

Who is Brian Dean? A no nonsense, hard tackling midfielder who tells it like it is and gets results. Helped to turn round many struggling teams.

Follow Brian for: Brilliant tips on white hat link building.



Matthew Woodward


Position: Left Midfield (attacking)

Who is Matthew Woodward? Burst onto the scene a couple of seasons back and immediately established himself as a top, top player.

Talking point: Matt has a reputation for picking up a few SEO yellow cards, but he has recently cleaned up his act and embraced a cleaner style of football. Will this new style of white hat SEO play be as effective (I say yes)?

Follow Matt for: Fantastically detailed, actionable internet marketing/SEO tutorials, videos and follow alongs.


Ann Smarty


Position: Right Midfield (attacking)

Who is Ann Smarty? Ann is known as the best loan player in the industry and is famous for successful short term guest appearances at other teams.

Talking point: Will the recent fall out between Ann Smarty and Matt Cutts affect team spirit? How will Ann’s career progress from here?

Follow Ann for: Expert SEO and guest blogging tips.


p.s. Ann is the one on the left 😉

Charles Floate


Position: Striker

Who is Charles Floate? Described by many as a maverick, this precocious young talent has quickly established himself as an expert in his field and one to watch in 2014.

Talking point: Charles has placed a high price upon his own head (controversially valuing his domain at 6 figures) and has topped several monthly lists of the highest earning internet marketers.  Can Charles keep up this high standard in 2014?

Follow Charles for: Detailed SEO, link building and traffic building tips.


A Winning Team

So, that’s my SEO 11 for 2014 – a formidable lineup I’m sure you will agree with a potent mixture of experience, youth, solidity and flair .

Follow them all (and don’t forget to follow me too…) and perhaps you could be next year’s SEO and internet marketing superstar!

What do you think of my lineup?

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