Criteria for the selection was the following:
– Be a current SEO in Australia.
– Be active at events in Australia.
– Have your own website or be a part of a popular website.
– Have a voice in the industry.
– Have more than 2 years experience.
– Be under 30.
– I also took into consideration entries from various people within the industry.
The list is in no particular order, It is randomised.
So here is the list for 2011 (Top 15 Young SEO’s & Internet Marketers in Australia):
Matt is a popular SEO from Brisbane who works on Tourism Queensland and has worked at Wotif in the past, he is also a regular at industry events such as SMX.
William Chen is a popular SEO and Social Media professional from China Key, William is also a well known blogger and runs several different websites, I have met William at several industry events and he is a great guy to have a chat too about SEO and Social Media.
Matthew is the head of SEO at the well known SEO company e-web marketing, he has many years of experience in web dev and SEO, overall he is a easy guy to talk to and has a fantastic knowledge of SEO.
Andrew is another SEO from e-web marketing, Andrew is a funny guy who has experience in web dev and SEO you know Andrew is around when you hear him talking about the finer arts of SEO at meet ups and industry events.
Martin is a SEO Strategist at Dejan, he has a blog about SEO and posts regularly on the Dejan Blog, I noticed the Dejan team recently sent Martin to Serbia on business so he is obviously an asset to the Dejan SEO team.
Phillip is an online strategist working at the popular agency Switched On Media, I have met Phill a few times and he is a really nice guy and has great insights to share about Digital Marketing, having worked in the UK now based in Australia.
7. Scott Shorter
Company: Private Consultant
Parth is an unknown region for me I do not know the region too well like I do the east coast, yet let me say one name comes to mind when Perth SEO’s factor in and that is Scott Shorter, He runs various websites and has worked at several agencys in Perth.
8. Evan Crestani
I have met Evan a few times at various industry events, Evan is some one who is not only an SEO yet he is also online business owner he runs various websites such as Sleepwear.com.au in the retail area, he also does consulting at a legal firm in SEO.
9. Liza Shulyayeva
Liza is a Perth based SEO with runs her own consulting business, she is also an active blogger and community member on websites such as SEOmoz and several other internet marketing websites. Liza specializes in SEO for small business.
10. Vahe Arabian
Company: SEO Consultant
Vahe is an SEO who works at Outrider, he has worked at various companies before this, he posts great insights on Linkedin and various other SEO related websites.
Jahn Sapanlay is a SEO who works for MEC Global, having been new to SEO Jahn has shown a good amount of skill in the finer arts of link building for various clients. He also is fantastic working with Social Media and can utalize the power of social to benefit SEO.
Jason Mun is a Director at Bespoke in Melbourne, he has been recommended to me by several in the business world so he is a worthy addition to the list.
13. Tyler Campbell
Location: Sydney (now based in the US)
Company: Rocket Internet
Tyler is an SEO from the USA who is now based in Australia, he has experience working in companies such as 360i in the US and now working with Rocket Internet and a start up in the eCommerce space called The Iconic.
Richard Greenwood is a SEO manager at Flight Center and a regular poster on SEOmoz, he is well known in the Brisbane SEO scene.
Andrew is a well known SEO from Melbourne who has worked in numerous companies in both Australia and the UK. He has a great personal blog and is also a regular poster on industry sites such as SEOmoz.
If you Missed the cut for this year, please post below why you feel you should be on the list, I will re do the list in 2012 =)
If you are on the list please post below =)
About The Blog Owner: James Norquay is a 26 year old Sydney based SEO who currently works for Prosperity Media a High Performance SEO and Inbound Marketing Agency based in Sydney, working via various business units in the group and on some of the largest clients in Australia. Prior to this he has worked at several other agency’s in Australia, consulted for US clients and managed numerous websites he owns. He is a regular contributor on some of the largest industry websites such as SEOmoz (where he is ranked in the to 20 worldwide), Search Engine Land, All Facebook, Inside Facebook & Many more.