Influential Technical SEO Experts

Technical SEO can be overwhelming, but it's crucial to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and changes in the industry. Following the right Technical SEO experts can help you do just that.

Here are 12 influential technical SEO experts to follow in 2022.

These experts have a unique set of skills and knowledge that can help you improve your website's SEO. Go follow them and hone your Technical SEO skills!

1. Paul Shapiro


Paul Shapiro currently works as the Technical SEO Team Lead in Shopify. He talks extensively about Data Science, Google, Python, keyword research, AMP, backlinks, etc. His works are known among the readers for their depth and nicheness. 

Paul is also an expert in breaking down the complex concepts of Technical into digestible content.

His writings are accompanied by data, examples, and step-by-step guides. Paul holds the crown for founding TechSEO Boost, the first-ever SEO conference exclusively for Technical SEO. He has helped many leading MNCs amplify their online presence and boost their business.

His LinkedIn and Twitter followers admire Paul for his "generosity in sharing his time and knowledge" and "varied skillset."

2. Patrick Stox


Fondly called Mr. Technical SEO, Patrick serves as the Product Advisor at Ahrefs. He was with IBM for four years, where he was tasked with solving the weird Technical SEO issues. He is a regular contributor to sites, including Search Engine Journal, Marketing Land, and Search Engine Land.

Patrick was a part of the team that helped define the Search Marketing Strategies role of the US Department of Labor. He has extensive knowledge of many topics, including web B2B development and web design.

His knowledge has helped many companies quickly climb the search engine ranking ladder. His clients pat him for the innovative ideas that he brings into a project. 

3. Max Prin


Next on the list is Max Prin, the Technical SEO Director at CondeNast. He is pretty much active on Twitter and gives crucial Technical SEO tips. Search Console API, SeekToAction markup, mobile-first indexing -- You name it, he writes about it!

In addition to his stint in Conde Nast, he is also the in-charge of developing

Earlier, he was associated with Merkle for nearly eight years. 

From being "a most motivated student" at IAE, University of Nice, France, to the Global Technical SEO Director at CondeNast, Max's journey is filled with numerous challenges - not to mention that he excelled in every task thrown at him.

Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn for a steady stream of Technical SEO stuff.

4. Omi Sido


Omi Sido currently serves as a Senior Technical SE optimizer at Canon Europe. He also speaks at Bright on SEO. The man sees his role as a three-part one. 

First, he focuses on delivering high-quality content and gathering customer insights. Second, he thrives on achieving more visibility through backlinks and brand mentions.

Thirdly, he aims to reduce bounce rates and continuously analyze user behavior signals. His speeches and writings reflect his attitude towards Technical SEO. His audiences also love him for his knowledge about marketing business opportunities and products.

Follow him on TwitterYouTube, and LinkedIn to learn how to define, prioritize and implement Technical SEO elements.

5. Dave Smart


The first freelancer Technical SE optimizer on our list is Dave Smart. He is also a Google Search Central Diamond Product Expert. Dave is not a hyperactive person or active, for that matter, when it comes to SEO. But wait, there's more!

He runs a website called Tame the Bots, where he shares valuable information about SEO, performance, etc. Trust us! The blog can be a holy grail for those who know the trade.

6. Simon Cox


Simon specializes in so many things in the online world - To name a few -- SEO, HTML and CSS strategies, and technical web best practices.

His SEO, website auditing, and analytics contribution to HSBC stand proof for his mettle. Not to mention his collaboration with Wix, where he served as an Advisory Board Member. He played a crucial role in advising the organization on the strategies they lacked for SEO.

He shares valuable Technical SEO information on If you are a person who loves informal learning and would like to learn on the go, Simon has got you. He runs a podcast -- Tag Soup -- where he chats with SE optimizers and developers. Find him at Apple and Spotify.

7. Suganthan Mohanadasan


No list is incomplete without an Indian - Someone.

Suganthan's knowledge on the SEO front helps many companies seal a spot in the online domain. He is instrumental in solving complex SEO issues that these companies face.

His Technical SEO strategies and ideas are result-oriented and gel well with other content strategies. His guest posts regularly appear on leading online platforms, including Semrush, Ahrefs, Financial Times, Moz, and Search Engine Journal.

He also participates in podcasts and webinars. His contributions can be accessed here. If you are into reading, visit Suganthan's blog to get your regular dose of Technical SEO stuff.

8. Dan Taylor


Currently the Head of Research and Development in, Dan is a pro in developing real-world strategies for global enterprises. 

Dan keeps a close eye on algorithm updates and SEO trends like any other avid SE optimizer.

He is a part of projects such as and Sloth (a service worker bundle generator). He is a regular at many international SEO conferences, digital marketing podcasts, and webinars.

He pens columns for Search Engine Journal, Russian Search News, SEMRush, etc. Follow him on TwitterLinkedIn, and his website

9. Kristina Azarenko


Kristina wears many hats: A speaker at Google Search, author at SE Journal, Technical SEO coach, and consultant at Marketing Syrup.

Her contribution to the SEO world has been recognized by many. Her naming one among the 13 women shaping the SEO domain stands proof for it. 

She provides so much value through her newsletters, YouTube videos, eBooks (both free and paid). She also drops value bombs on Twitter and LinkedIn.

10. Martin Woods


Martin has a rich history of working with various companies, including The Pen Company, Hush Puppies, and Serena & Lily. 

He writes about various things within the SEO domain, from internal linking to page speed optimization, mobile-first best practices, to technical SEO audits. His writings can be accessed here

He is the co-founder of, where listee number eight Dan heads the R&D. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn to educate yourself on the latest updates on Technical SEO.

11. Marco Bonomo 


Marco is not your everyday SE optimizer. He is an SEO expert who has trained himself to think about KPIs. 

His forte includes Technical auditing, hreflang optimization, website migration, and competitor analysis. 

He has carved a name for himself in the SEO domain through public speaking, presentations, content pieces, etc. His writings are always welcomed by leading SEO platforms such as Deep Crawl and Search Engine Land. Get in touch with him on LinkedIn and Twitter

12. Dave Elliott


Want some Technical SEO knowledge succinctly delivered with a tinge of sarcasm? Go stalk this guy on Twitter

Dave's knowledge of the Technical SEO front is evident from his clients' words. He proved his capabilities by associating with MPS & BBI International and HW Bid Co. 

His writings have a reserved spot in Built Visible's blog. He excels in the technical implementation of tool roster, development prioritization, etc. You can also follow him on LinkedIn.

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Brice Decker

Brice has been handling marketing projects for more than 12 years and he is providing consulting services on SEO, Social Media and PPC. He has a huge expertise in working at large corporations including Accenture Interactive & PwC Digital Services.


Brice Decker

Brice has been handling marketing projects for more than 12 years and he is providing consulting services on SEO, Social Media and PPC. He has a huge expertise in working at large corporations including Accenture Interactive & PwC Digital Services.

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