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Search Engine Optimisation is a large part of what we do here at Receptional. Starting out back in 1999, we have witnessed the industry growing in leaps and bounds to become not only a fantastic discipline, but also a great close-knit community.

At the beginning of this month, we set out to record the Top 50 SEO Bloggers of 2011, based on their influence within the industry, the majority of which we knew, with a small handful that this list has introduced us to. The list was sorted in terms of the bloggers’ Klout scores. We didn’t just want a measurement of how much traffic, or how many links that blogger has amassed over the years, but rather how influential they are within the industry. The scores, along with links were collated on the 4th November 2011.

So, after four previous blog posts counting down some of the leading bloggers in the SEO industry, Receptional is proud to bring you the top 10 bloggers in our list of Top 50 SEO Bloggers of 2011. Enjoy!

 

10. John Doherty

Blog: johnfdoherty.com

Twitter: @dohertyjf

Klout Score: 58

Mini bio: SEO consultant for Distilled in New York.

 

9. Lee Odden

Blog: toprankblog.com

Twitter: @leeodden

Klout Score: 59

Mini bio: Lee is the CEO of Top Rank Online Marketing.

 

8. Jennifer Sable Lopez

Blog: jensablelopez.com

Twitter: @jennita

Klout Score: 60

Mini bio: Jennifer is the Community Manager at SEOmoz.

 

7. Wil Reynolds

Blog: seerinteractive.com

Twitter: @wilreynolds

Klout Score: 61

Mini bio: Wil has been working in internet marketing since 1999 and is the founder of the Philadelphia-based SEO firm SEER Interactive.

 

6. Barry Schwartz

Blog: cartoonbarry.com

Twitter: @rustybrick

Klout Score: 62

Mini bio: Barry is the News Editor at Search Engine Land as well as being the CEO at RustyBrick.

 

5. Joost de Valk

Blog: yoast.com

Twitter: @yoast

Klout Score: 62

Mini bio: Web developer, SEO and online marketer.

 

4. Darren Rowse

Blog: problogger.net

Twitter: @problogger

Klout Score: 64

Mini bio: Blogger at Digital Photography Tips and TwiTip – Twitter Tips, amongst other things.

 

3. Rand Fishkin

Blog: seomoz.org

Twitter: @randfish

Klout Score: 64

Mini bio: Rand is the CEO and co-founder of SEOmoz.

 

2. Matt Cutts

Blog: mattcutts.com

Twitter: @mattcutts

Klout Score: 68

Mini bio: Matt is the head of Google’s Webspam team and also wrote the first version of SafeSearch, Google’s Family Filter service.

 

1. Danny Sullivan

Blog: daggle.com

Twitter: @dannysullivan

Klout Score: 70

Mini bio: Editor of SearchEngineLand.com, and an SEO consultant.

 

There you have it everybody, Danny Sullivan has made to the number one position in Receptional’s inaugural Top 50 SEO Bloggers from around the world, congrats Danny! Do you agree with the names that have appeared on the list? Maybe there is someone missing who you think deserves to have their name on here. Please feel free to leave your recommendation below.

If your name hasn’t appeared on this year’s list, there is every chance it will next year as there will possibly be some alterations to the list next year when Receptional presents its ‘Top 50 SEO Bloggers From Around The World 2012’, so we’ll see you then.

If you would like to see the other parts of the countdown, then please click on the positions you would like to see.

Part 1 – 50-41

Part 2 – 40-31

Part 3 – 30-21

Part 4 – 20-11