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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
50 Favorite Online-Marketing Influencers of 2014
It’s getting more and more difficult to know which sources to trust online. This helps explain why lists such as this one are consistently some of the most read and shared: people want (no, need) to know that the content they’re reading is reliable and trustworthy.
When it comes to determining the "top 50" of anything, there are any number of variables that can come into play. Some of the ones I considered for this list included:
Usefulness and reliability of blog and social-media posts
Advanced knowledge in one or more areas of online marketing
Size of audience
Level of engagement on their blog or social media
Ability to create and sustain a sense of community with their audience
I’m absolutely certain I’ve left some amazingly successful online marketers off this list. If I’ve forgotten you or someone you know, please leave a comment at the end of this post.
2. Matt Cutts doesn’t normally make it onto these lists, but there’s no doubt he’s near the top in terms of online influence. He's the star ofGoogle’s Webmaster videos and current head of Google’s Webspam team.
13.Mari Smith is a Facebook-marketing expert and author of The New Relationship Marketing.
14.Chris Brogan is a New York Times bestselling author, business strategist and online marketing expert. According to his bio, his consulting is “business strategy meets powerful personal development.”
16. John Boitnott, a journalist and digital consultant, has worked at TV, newspapers, radio and Internet companies in California for 20 years. He has written for NBC, Entrepreneur, USA Today and Venturebeat, among others. He now invests in startups and works primarily with tech entrepreneurs to scale their businesses.