Top 10 SEO Blogs of 2014

With so many blogs online, any list of “Top Blogs” or “Best Blogs” is likely to be incomplete and certainly open for debate. Following is a strictly subjective list of those SEO blogs that I found to be most helpful, informative, and trust-worthy over the past year.

Top 15 SEO Blogs of 2014

  1. Search Engine Land: Combination of SEO news and best practices articles. Search Engine Land’s articles are timely, informative, and very trustworthy.
  2. The Moz Blog: The “SEO’s” SEO blog. Moz tends to offer more in-depth and advanced SEO information.
  3. Backlinko: Brian Dean is a link building expert, and shares unique, brilliant, and actionable strategies for SEO, traffic generation, and conversions.
  4. Search Engine Roundtable: The go-to resource for breaking news (confirmed and unconfirmed) in the SEO world. Articles are more “reporting” orientated rather than strategic.
  5. Understanding Google Places and Local Search: Up to date information and strategies for Local Search.
  6. Search Engine Watch: Another very trusted source for information on search industry news, changes, and best practices.
  7. Stone Temple Consulting: Eric Enge and Mark Traphagen offer unique insights, both theoretical and practical, on search engine optimization.
  8. Blind Five Year Old: Aj Kohn offers in-depth and original perspectives on search and marketing related topics.
  9. Search Engine Journal: SEJ has really improved the quality and trust-worthiness of it’s content over the past few years, and has become a good source of industry news, information, and strategies.
  10. Econsultancy: Although the Econsultancy blog covers a wider range of topics than most of the blogs listed in this article, they do publish a lot of great SEO content throughout the year.

Honorable Mention:

Local SEO Guide

Bruce Clay

SEO Book


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Brent is a REALTOR with Keller Williams in Henderson (Las Vegas valley) NV. He has a background in digital marketing and is a nationally recognized SEO expert. In addition to this blog, he is a VIP contributor to Search Engine Journal and has been syndicated through SteamFeed, Social Media Today and B2C.

26 Responses to Top 10 SEO Blogs of 2014

  1. Cory Collins December 30, 2014 at 10:30 am #


    Thanks for the honorable mention! Wonderful company to be included in, truly appreciate it. We’ll have to keep working hard in 2015 to try and get into the top 10 🙂


    • Brent Carnduff December 30, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

      You guys are doing a great job Cory – link building can be a such a challenge these days, appreciate all the great information!

  2. Ryan Biddulph December 30, 2014 at 4:28 pm #

    Awesome list Brent!

    It’s not an outright SEO blog but Matthew Capala at publishes very helpful SEO posts and also has a kick butt SEO course for beginners on Udemy.

    He’s very insightful and shares practical, timely tips for his readers.

    Thanks for sharing 🙂


    • Brent Carnduff December 30, 2014 at 5:31 pm #

      Agreed Ryan – Matthew was on the short list! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  3. steve December 30, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    A great blog with great info. I think SEO has changed so much so having this information is so helpful

    thank you

  4. Hammad December 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm #

    Undoubtedly, the ranking of webs is awesome, I think you should also add quicksprout, mathewwoodward and also sourcewave blogs, they aren’t that much popular but have excellent stuff to read.

  5. Chandler January 2, 2015 at 3:48 am #

    Hello Brent, you introduced a great list of blogs that is must to check everyday for getting latest ideas about ever-changing SEO. SEJ, Moz blog and Search Engine Land have helped me a lot learning internet marketing. Thank you for sharing the list.

  6. Deryn @ Running on Real Food January 4, 2015 at 8:19 pm #

    Thanks for sharing! Improving my SEO is my blog goal list for 2015, this will come in handy! I know of a few of them but the rest are new to me, off to check them out!

  7. Ashley January 8, 2015 at 1:53 am #

    Nice roundup Brent. Thanks for saving us the time of looking for great blogs to follow.
    I read a few of them, but here are some more great ones for the list :>

  8. Igor January 13, 2015 at 1:53 am #

    Hi Brent,

    really nice post you wrote there, and great sources too!
    I think you really should include in your reading list Neil Patel’ blog and quicksprout blog. Amazing content.

  9. Sonia Pitt January 28, 2015 at 9:19 am #

    Great list, Brent and all are my all-time favorites.

    I think, Quicksprout could have been added in this list. It is one of the most insightful, informative and well guided blogs by Neil Patel.

    All of these blogs are always my favorites, I learned so many things from them and always helped me on optimization and online marketing.

  10. Ria May 24, 2015 at 12:29 am #

    I want to improve my skills and widen my area. Great list you have here. I read some and will finish to read everything and practice it. More power!

  11. Heather May 27, 2015 at 1:13 am #

    For me, I tried some but so far find SEOBook really helpful. Will try to check some in your list and hope it could help me a lot. I am a newbie.

  12. Nick May 27, 2015 at 1:16 am #

    Great list Brent. I would love to check this out. Bookmarked your blog for reference. More power!

  13. Hyperlinks Media June 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm #

    Great list! Definitely lots of great names included!

    We drew up an updated list of SEO blogs for 2015:
    Feel free to let us know what you think or tell us if we left anyone out!

    • Brent Carnduff July 6, 2015 at 11:49 am #

      Thanks for reading, and for sharing your list – great blogs to follow for sure!

  14. Shark Web July 20, 2015 at 4:01 am #

    Great list of SEO blogs Brent, Quicksprout might be a good add here too.

    • Brent Carnduff July 27, 2015 at 9:36 pm #

      Thanks for reading Shark Web – completely agree – Neil has really been pumping out great stuff this year.

  15. Nathan Gotch September 25, 2015 at 2:23 pm #


    Thank you for this list – it’s definitely hard to dispute how much value each and every one of those blogs produce. I agree with some of the commenters above as well; Neil Patel and Ryan Stewart both have really great blogs as well.

    – Gotch

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  17. Social Media Marketing Agency January 31, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

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  18. Sushil Karn February 13, 2016 at 1:44 am #

    This is a gold mine of free resources you provided here…this blogs are awesome place to learn and stay up-to-date regarding various trends and search engine updates. Moz and Search Engine Land and SEO Book are my personal favorites.

  19. eSearchLogix January 9, 2017 at 10:22 am #

    Very useful information shared with the list of SEO blogs to follow to keep yourself up to date. Thank you!

  20. Emily June 28, 2017 at 3:16 am #

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  21. Sophia July 19, 2017 at 12:56 am #

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  22. Bailey July 21, 2017 at 3:10 am #

    It is very interesting and informative post.
    Moz is the best blog for SEO and google updates.
    Thank you so much for sharing this nice post.

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