I was just updating my linkedin account (which I rarely find time to do - but should do more often) and was distracted by the "LinkedSEO" group. It's an invite only group for, you guessed it, SEO.
One of the features I like best about the web site is the ability to drill down to a geographic location (American city or country) and see who's the most linked in. Here's the top 15 connected SEOs in the United Kingdom. I know some of them!
|1||David Deutsch||500+||11||Online Marketing Professional (DD@2bc.us)||United Kingdom|
|2||Giotto De Filippi [firstname.lastname@example.org]||500+||10||Search Engine Optimization||United Kingdom|
|3||David Rosam||500+||4||Search Engine Optimized Copywriting, Online Strategy and Pay Per Click specialist||United Kingdom|
|4||Mike Nott||500+||4||Head of Search Marketing at PartyGaming Plc||United Kingdom|
|5||Francesco Maugeri||500+||1||Sem, seo and digital marketing specialist||United Kingdom|
|6||Rob Kerry||324||3||evilgreenmonkey - SEO Consultant & Search Marketing Expert||United Kingdom|
|7||Gilles Bourdin||203||1||COO and partner at NetBooster Search Marketing||United Kingdom|
|8||James Sandoval||188||3||Technology & Analytics Director, Neo@Ogilvy (London)||United Kingdom|
|9||Jason Hall||162||0||Director, Search Engine Marketing at Shopzilla.com||United Kingdom|
|10||Aurelia Noel||156||8||Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing||United Kingdom|
|11||Alex Horstmann||125||7||Senior User Interface Engineer at Tideway Systems Ltd||United Kingdom|
|12||Rob Collyer||120||5||Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Specialist, Web Developer & Programmer||United Kingdom|
|13||Matt Peskett||119||5||Managing Director - Firetop Limited||United Kingdom|
|14||Andrew Girdwood||117||0||Head of Search at bigmouthmedia||United Kingdom|
|15||Jeremy Sulzmann||109||2||Content & SEO Lead - Social Media at AOL Europe||United Kingdom|
Well done to David. If you're called David you've a 2/5 chance of being in the top 5 :)
On a more serious note it's good to see Rob Kerry/ evilgreenmoney from SEW's forums listed so high - shows that the voice of the forums is planted firmly in the middle of the SEO community.
The full list is here on LinkedSEO and if you know me at all then my profile is public too.