Top 10 (plus two) SEO Blogs of 2015

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

During the course of a normal week of researching content for an SEO Roundup blog post I write for SteamFeed, I skim about 500 SEO articles (then read the best) from approximately 90 different SEO/Marketing blogs that I subscribe to.

From those blogs, I have compiled a list of the Top SEO blogs for the past year. While completely subjective, and made up from blogs that range from multi-author blogs that post more than once per day, to single author blogs that post every once-in-a-while, I’ve found them to be the best sources of SEO information –  the most interesting, timely, original, and trustworthy authorities on the subject of Search Engine Optimization.

* This list is alphabetical order rather than in numerical. 

Backlinko – Brian Dean is a backlink building/creating specialist. His strategies are unique, often run against the grain of traditional ‘best practices’, are backed by data and real world examples, and are very effective.

Blind Five Year Old: AJ Kohn writes very in-depth, detailed articles. His topics are unique, insightful, and have practical applications. It’s great to see him publishing more regularly again!

Bruce Clay: Bruce Clay, Inc. is an online marketing agency. Their multi-author blog consists of both industry news and helpful guides to other marketers and DIYers.

Local Visibility System: Phil Rozek provides unique and practical information related to “Local” search optimization.

Moz: Moz is an SEO software provider. The Moz Blog, consisting of both staff and experienced reader contributors, provides expert industry insights, commentary on industry news, and advanced practical SEO strategies.

Neil Patel: While the link points to, he is a prolific blogger and many of his best SEO articles appear as guest articles on other SEO or marketing blogs.

Search Engine Journal: SEJ is an SEM industry news, commentary, and ‘how-to’ publication. Their expert level information is provided by both staff and outside contributors. I am a contributing author at Search Engine Journal.

Search Engine Land: Also an SEO industry news, information and commentary site. They have a strong team of knowledgeable, trustworthy writers, and good connections within Google.

Search Engine Roundtable: A go-to resource for the lastest SEO news and commentary. While information tends to be less in-depth then either SEJ or Search Engine Land, Search Engine Roundtable is often the first to publish new or breaking news stories. In addition, author Barry Schwartz,  monitors not only the search engines, but SEO forums – white and black hat – for information.

Stone Temple: Stone Temple Consulting’s Eric Enge and Mark Traphaggen provide a mixture of industry expert commentary and original research based information.

My Plus Two

Whitespark: Whitespark is a company that focuses on Local SEO, especially Citation building for businesses.  While they don’t blog frequently, the information and experiences that Founder and President Darren Shaw has access to makes for unique and insightful content.

The SEM Post: relatively new to the market, Jennifer Slegg’s The SEM Post offers informative and thoughtful industry news and commentary. Definitely worth checking out!

Hope you enjoy these SEO blogs. Are their any that you’d add to the list?

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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.

14 Responses to Top 10 (plus two) SEO Blogs of 2015

  1. Darren Shaw February 17, 2016 at 8:01 am #

    Hey, thanks for the kind words and for including the Whitespark blog, Brent!

  2. Kittie Walker February 18, 2016 at 2:36 am #

    Hi Brent,

    Long time no speak! Ended up here via a post on Ray Hiltz’s Facebook timeline.

    Great list and nicely put together as usual. I still rate SEO by the sea by Bill Slawski – He also blogs over at Go Fish Digital, he is the marketing director there, and that one too seems well worth a read although I haven’t been following it for very long. Bill follows Google Patents like a hawk and his attention to detail and interpretation of where they are heading with each patent has been pretty spot on over the years.


  3. Seattle Seo Company February 22, 2016 at 4:29 am #

    Nice list of blogs. These all blogs are helpful to those who are working in Digital Marketing firms. Quicksprout is One of my best blogsite. I would like to ready every blog of Neil Patel.

  4. divya February 25, 2016 at 3:15 am #

    Thanks for sharing this information it’s very useful for my seo career thanks a lot

  5. Mathew Belden February 28, 2016 at 9:19 pm #

    Fantastic Blog! This article gives me a clearer idea as to how I want to go about doing this. Thanks for the great tips.internet marketing

  6. Nikolay Stoyanov February 29, 2016 at 3:04 am #

    Thx for the post Brent. Gotta love Neil Patel. He is such a marketing wizard! I would probably add some more names but I have to agree with your list as well.

  7. SEO Companies Coimbatore  June 15, 2016 at 4:20 am #

    Thanks for the information .very helpful post

  8. Yashikar June 28, 2016 at 12:38 am #

    Thank you so much… your blog is giving very useful knowledge for all.i didn’t have the knowledge in this now i get an idea about this..
    thks a lot:-)

  9. Amara Heslin July 4, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

    This is informative Brent! I would definitely scan through these sites for any references that might help me when it comes to SEO topics. I have also recently been reading through’s site and I find them helpful too. And by the way, congratulations to those who were able to be on this list of yours!

  10. David July 29, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

    Great list of the creme de la creme Brent. 🙂

  11. Hawaii SEO Experts December 11, 2016 at 3:24 pm #

    Great list you listed on this blog! Thanks Brent

  12. Vivien January 12, 2017 at 2:10 am #

    A good article that shows the best SEO blogs of 2015. They are all interesting and help a lot, if you’re searching for more informations about SEO. Thanks a lot for! This blog is a great starting point to get helpful tips and to keep up to date with the latest developments .
    Best regards,

  13. goDigitally March 18, 2017 at 11:58 pm #

    Very Nice Blog I like the way you explained these things. I’ve been looking for ways to improve my website and overall rankings.I hope your future article will help me further.

  14. SEO Training Community June 26, 2017 at 2:47 am #

    Mr. Brent Carnduff, thanks for the great list. we have added this in our training syllabus. Really nice recommendations.

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