Twitter Accounts to Follow in 2017

It can be a bit convoluted, our Twitter feeds, but these feeds are ways to discover new updates, build new relationships, read blog posts, and discover hiring opportunities. As we slowly move into 2017, now is as better of a time as any to go through your followers and see if you’re following the right people.

The following is a list of some of the many influential Twitter accounts that digital marketers should be following in 2017. These are accounts that provide value for digital marketers and businesses, as well as a decent amount of humor.

If I were to include all of the amazing Twitter profiles for the digital marketing world in one blog post it would be a really, really long post. Too long.

So, without further adieu, here’s a short and sweet list of Twitter accounts you’re going to want to be following in 2017.

Digital Marketing Super Stars to Follow on Twitter

   6asbcdd9_400x400Larry Kim
@larrykim

Bio: Founder @WordStream. Top Columnist @Inc Magazine. Entrepreneurship, Start-Ups, Adwords, Facebook advertising.

Expect unicorns, lots of unicorns in his tweets.


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@jeffbullas

Bio: #1 Content Marketing Influencer,Social Media Marketing Strategist & Speaker,Forbes Top 10 Social Media Influencer,#1 Global Business Blog.


jpkldgzs_400x400Kim Garst
@kimgarst

Bio: I help entrepreneurs get more clients, more money, more freedom and have more fun! Keynote speaker, Forbes Top 10 SM Influencer. Loves God, family & hockey!


miryac-m_400x400Rand Fishkin
@randfish

Bio: Moz founder, author, blogger, husband to @everywhereist, tiny Techstars investor, & feminist. I tweet 30-40X/week about marketing, SEO, technology, & startups.

The founder of Moz is a good person to follow on Twitter. His tweets will make you laugh, some might make you cry, but overall, Rand’s Twitter profile is full of information you need.


z-g0vzlp_400x400Matt Cutts
@mattcutts

Bio: Former head of the webspam team at Google. Currently working with the US Digital Service in DC.

Matt is Google. Follow him along on his newest journey as he works with the US Digital Service.


will-green-sml_400x400Will Critchlow
@willcritchlow

Bio: I run Distilled, enjoy cooking, playing basketball and drinking whisky (in nearly any order).


itzrbvzc_400x400Ann Handley
@MarketingProfs

Bio: Head of Content at MarketingProfs; author of the WSJ bestseller, Everybody Writes. I’m waging a war on mediocrity in content marketing.


e6qh8p23_400x400Neil Patel
@neilpatel

Bio: Entrepreneur, investor & influencer. Columnist for Forbes, Inc, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post & more. Founded with .


a8nhlbld_400x400Dharmesh Shan
@dharmesh

Bio: Entrepreneur. Founder/CTO  inbound marketing and sales SaaS and startup blogger at .


arobvvuv_400x400Lisa Buyer
@lisabuyer

Bio:  Author, Speaker, Prof , writer, I . Snapchat -Mantra: If you’re handed it; handle it. girl 🙂


Must-See Speakers to Follow on Twitter

_4bbilhv_400x400Guy Kawasaki
@GuyKawasaki

Bio: Mantra: I empower people. Chief evangelist of . Author of thirteen books. Former chief evangelist of Apple.

Aside from Mac n Cheese variations and how to survive a plane crash, Guy tweets the types of tips business owners and marketers need to hear.


ooqdcmnd_400x400Shelly Kramer
@ShellyKramer

Bio: Founder + + , Partner Digital Transformation expert, , speaker on


nk5dfjgm_400x400Kristopher B. Jones
@krisjonescom

Bio: Internet Marketing Veteran, Best-Selling Author, SEO, Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor, FrenchGirls Cofounder, Public Speaker, Husband, Father, Tesla owner.


2wfig2ej_400x400Jay Baer
@jaybaer

Bio: The most re-tweeted person in the world among digital marketers. Author + speaker + Prez of consultancy & media company

His bio speaks for himself. And, so do his tweets. Give Jay a follow and expect a lot of great content filling up your Twitter feed.


3wuqmqno_400x400Lee Odden
@leeodden

Bio: CEO Marketing. Author, Speaker & Consultant on B2B Content & Influencer Marketing, Social Media, PR & SEO. Proud Dad, World Traveler, Foodie, Beardie.


nunkuvsq_400x400Warren Whitlock
@WarrenWhitlock

Bio: Speaker, IBM Futurist, Influence Expert, Digital Business Advisor, Radio Host, Author, Social Media Influencer and Friend


lolly2_400x400Lolly Daskal
@LollyDaskal

Bio: Dedicated to bringing Heart Based Leadership to organizations & individuals |Coach |Consultant |Speaker |Columnist| Author: The Leadership Gap (Portfolio 2017)

She isn’t exactly the person you go to for digital marketing news updates, but her tweets are full of great business and entrepreneur advice.


xftprgw8_400x400Greg Gifford
@GregGifford

Bio: I think I’m hilarious & laugh at all my own jokes. Totally jazzed about Local SEO, Internet marketing, web design, photography (& bacon – everyone loves bacon)

This local SEO guy is absolutely hilarious, and also incredibly smart. Both his presentations and his tweets have Local SEO nuggets that you can’t miss out on.


akwrjxqd_400x400Juntae DeLane
@JuntaeDeLane

Bio: Founder @dbiweb. Digital Branding at #USC. Principal at DIGITAL DELANE. Evangelizes Digital Branding via Keynotes, Consulting and Podcasts.


ulcjf0c5_400x400Jim Banks
@jimbanks

Bio: PPC, Google Adwords, Bing Ads and Facebook Ads are my area of expertise. Keynote speaker, traveller – LinkedIn –


SEO Geniuses to Follow on Twitter

ewmyiuni_400x400Jesse McDonald
@jesseseogeek

Bio: Director of SEO @GeekPowered | husband to @Kiza_Design | @pubconspeaker (Las Vegas 2016)

This SEO genius and speaker is frequently seen talking optimization at Pubcon. His tweets are focused on the world of search, and a little bit of real life, too.


j74ol8kt_400x400Danny Sullivan
@dannysullivan

Bio: Founding Editor, & , covering Google, Facebook, Twitter, SEO, SEM & all things digital marketing, search marketing and search.

As the founder of two online publications, Danny’s Twitter account is chock full of digital marketing news and tips.


wivtoclj_400x400Marie Haynes
@Marie_Haynes

Bio: Completely obsessed about Google Penalties and algorithm changes…Penguin, Panda, Unnatural Links and diagnosing the reason for a site’s traffic drop.

Say hello and give a follow to Marie. She’s truly a genius when it comes to Google’s penalties and tweets the kind of info that SEO’s need to know.


symn4ggw_400x400Duane Forrester
@DuaneForrester

Bio: VP, Organic Search Optimization . Ran SEO & Bing Webmaster Tools. Author: How To Make Money With Your Blog & Turn Clicks Into Customers.


Marketing Companies to Follow on Twitter

4twxewra_400x400Google
@Google

Bio: News and updates from Google

It’s Google. You should probably follow them.


nvjzxlgo_400x400Think With Google
@ThinkwithGoogle

Bio: Google’s take on fresh marketing and a look at what’s next. Consider this your digital cheat sheet.

This is the Twitter profile where Google provides tips and links to their tech-related blog posts and how-to’s.


yqyxgsfx_400x400Google My Business
@googlemybiz

Bio: The official channel for info & updates from the Google My Business team.

Need help with your Google My Business listing? Tweet to @Googlemybiz and they’ll actually respond! It’s quite remarkable.


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@InfographicsIts

Bio: For those who know how to read, I have painted my autobiography. People who try to explain pictures r usually barking up the wrong tree.~#Picasso#Infographic

When you’re creating a new infographic and need tips, or just want to see some of the latest and greatest designs, @InfogrpahicsIts is a great profile to follow. They retweet a lot, so you get to see a variety of what’s happening in the hashtag world of #infographics.


cdf1sonc_400x400Marketing Land
@Marketingland

Bio: Digital #Marketing News. Producers of @sengineland @smx @socialproconf@martechconf. #Martech #CMO #Social#Display #Analytics #Mobile #Video#Email #Search

Expect to receive a bunch of mind blowing articles if you follow Marketing Land on Twitter. Some of the best of the best in the industry contribute tips to Marketing Land, and there all shared on Twitter.


gcoczmci_400x400Entrepreneur
@Entrepreneur

Bio: Inspiring, informing and celebrating entrepreneurs since 1973. Please tweet @EntCommunity for questions and event live-feeds.

For those days when we need a little extra kick, or want to know what the newest new is in the tech world, follow Entrepreneur Magazine’s Twitter account.


t98iuch3_400x400Search Engine Land
@sengineland

Bio: Search Engine News Daily. Producers of & . Expert Analysis How-Tos & Opinions on

The world of search condensed into one website and dispersed through tweets and Facebook posts.


t-2b-hhn_400x400Hootsuite
@hootsuite
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One of social media’s biggest tools, Hootsuite has a large and very helpful presence on Twitter.


Social Media Twitter Accounts to Follow

gmpzlzqi_400x400Amy Porterfield

@AmyPorterfield

Bio: I’ll show you exactly how to monetize your online marketing efforts and grow your social media fan base, grow your email list and boost your profits.


p7xiosls_400x400Peg Pitzpatrick
@PegFitzpatrick

Bio: Rockin’ a positive attitude. Popular speaker + author The Art of Social Media Instagram +


utdc6gsw_400x400Andrea Vahl
@AndreaVahl

Bio: Co-author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies. Creator of . Improv comedienne and wine drinker.


8xwp4nsv_400x400Rebekah Radice
@RebekahRadice

Bio:  | Evangelist | Top 10 , Top 40 Influencer | Keynote Speaker | Social Media and Digital Marketing Writer


About Ashley Ward

Ashley Ward is a Corporate Speaker for SEMrush, an EPIC all-in-one tool designed to make life simpler for digital marketers. Ashley is passionate about helping businesses and individuals gain longterm ROI through teaching content marketing and social media tactics. With over 6 years in the digital marketing industry, Ashley brings first hand experience and case studies to inspire marketers around the world to better their strategies using the SEMrush platform and unique marketing tactics. She regularly speaks at workshops and conferences like Pubcon, RetailGlobal, SMS, and more. Ashley is also a contributing writer to industry blogs such as Search Engine Journal and AuthorityLabs.

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