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100 Internet Marketing Profiles to Follow on Twitter

by: | August 5, 2011

As the Internet Marketing industry continues to evolve, so do the sources that provide the latest information. Online marketers, professionals, and entrepreneurs must stay abreast of current best practices, along with emerging trends and technologies. Without an online network to keep you informed and educated, it will be difficult to keep up with your competitors.

With this in mind, instructors of the Internet Marketing degree programs at Full Sail University have compiled a list of 100 profiles to follow on Twitter. This cross-section of Internet Marketing profiles features the latest content on key topics including social media, mobile, web design, SEO, usability, accessibility, content strategy and legal issues.

Analytics
-              @Avinash: Avinash Kaushik, Digital Marketing Evangelist at Google; author
-              @Erictpeterson: Eric Peterson, author of Web Analytics Demystified and Web Site Measurement Hacks
-              @Googleanalytics: the official Google Analytics profile
-              @Kissmetrics: official KISSmetrics.com profile; information on analytics, A/B testing, and more
-              @Marketingsherpa: research, case studies, and training for consumer marketing professionals

Branding
-              @Adamsona:   Allen Adamson, author of BrandDigital
-              @Brandchannelhub: Branding news from brandchannel.com
-              @Dmscott: David Meerman Scott, speaker, author of The New Rules of Marketing & PR
-              @Interbrand:  brand management consultant, author of Best Global Brands
-              @Scottmonty: Scott Monty, head of social media at Ford Motor Company

Content Strategy
-              @cc_chapman: C.C. Chapman, speaker and co-author, Content Rules
-              @chrisbrogan: Chris Brogan, speaker and co-author, Trust Agents
-              @ClickZ: ClickZ Digital Marketing
-              @Copyblogger: Brian Clark, online marketing, blogging advice
-              @Davepeck: Dave Peck, social strategy for digital media, PR, author, Think Before You Engage
-              @Garyvee: Gary Vaynerchuck of Wine Library TV; speaker, author, The Thank You Economy
-              @Hubspot: Hubspot, Inbound Marketing experts
-              @MarketingProfs: Ann Handley, Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs.com, co-author of Content Rules
-              @Mitchjoel: Mitch Joel, founder of Twist Image; speaker, author, Six Pixels of Separation
-              @Thegrok: Bryan Eisenberg, speaker, author, Waiting for Your Cat to Bark?

Legal Issues
-              @AdvertisingLaw: John Lichtenberger, Publisher / Advertising Compliance Service, social media enthusiast
-              @MarieAndreeW: Marie-Andree Weiss, NY attorney, specializing in privacy and cyberlaw
-              @Nikiblack: Nicole Black, lawyer, author, speaker, Apple enthusiast
-              @Tech_Law: JDSupra.com – technology law news from JD Supra’s industry experts
-              @Techsavvylaw: Bhaveeni Parmar, Dallas attorney, specializing in IP, technology, social media

Mobile
-              @Barbaraballard: Barbara Ballard, mobile web design expert
-              @Foursquare: official Foursquare profile
-              @MobileMktrDaily: Mobile Marketer, providing mobile marketing, media and commerce news

PR
-              @Adamsinger: Adam Singer, blogger on digital media, marketing and PR
-              @Conversationage: Valeria Maltoni of Conversation Agent
-              @Ginidietrich: Gini Dietrich, speaker, author of Spin Sucks
-              @Petershankman: Peter Shankman, consultant, investor, speaker, advisor

SEO
-              @Aaronwall: Aaron Wall of SEOBook.com
-              @brianchappell: Brian Chappell, Social Search Strategist at Ignite Social Media
-              @cemper: Christopher Cemper, SEO, online marketing consultant
-              @ctomlin: Craig Tomlin, SEO/UX consultant
-              @dannydover: Danny Dover, author of SEO Secrets
-              @dannysullivan: Danny Sullivan, editor of SearchEngineLand.com
-              @davidmihm: David Mihm, local search expert
-              @davidwallace: David Wallace, founder & CEO of SearchRank
-              @debramastaler: Debra Mastaler, owner, Alliance-Link
-              @dr_pete: Dr. Peter J. Meyers, President of User Effect
-              @gregboser: Greg Boser, President of Products & Services at BlueGlass Interactive
-              @IAinstitute: The Information Architecture Institute
-              @juliejoyce: Julie Joyce, owner of Link Fish Media & co-founder of SEO Chicks
-              @Leeodden: Lee Odden, CEO of TopRank
-              @lisabarone: Lisa Barone, co-founder & Branding Officer of Outspoken Media
-              @localseoguide: Andrew Shotland of Local SEO Guide
-              @lookadoo: Dana Lookadoo, founder of Yo! Yo! SEO
-              @mattcutts: Matt Cutts, head of the webspam team at Google
-              @mattmcgee: Matt McGee, executive news editor of Search Engine Land
-              @mikemoran: Mike Moran, speaker, author, social media/search marketing consultant
-              @portentint: Ian Lurie, author and owner, Portent Interactive
-              @randfish: Rand Fishkin, CEO & co-founder of SEOmoz
-              @ravenpratt: Taylor Pratt, VP of Product Marketing for Raven Internet Marketing Tools
-              @rosshudgens: Ross Hudgens, SEO Manager at Full Beaker
-              @sempoglobal: SEMPO, Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization
-              @seobook: SEO news from SEOBook.com
-              @seojobs: SEO/SEM Jobs in the United States
-              @seomom: Gillian Muessig, President/Co-founder of SEOmoz.org
-              @seomoz: SEOmoz: SEO software, tools and more
-              @the_gman: Gerald Weber, Houston-based SEO and social media expert
-              @tim_ash: Tim Ash, author of Landing Page Optimization, CEO of SiteTuners
-              @Willcritchlow: Will Critchlow of Distilled
-              @Wilreynolds: Will Reynolds, founder of SEER Interactive

Social Media
-              @AmberCadabra: Amber Naslund, VP Social Strategy at Radian6, author
-              @BrettRelander: Brett Relander, develops measurable digital marketing campaigns
-              @drianfenwick: Dr. Ian Fenwick, founding partner digiAindra Co. Ltd., digital marketing expert, author, educator
-              @Facebook: official Facebook profile
-              @LinkedInLawyer: David Barrett, lawyer / social media expert, speaker
-              @Lorirtaylor: Lori Taylor, REV Media Marketing LLC, radio host, author, social media expert
-              @MarkoSaric: Marko Saric, howtomakemyblog.com
-              @Mashable: Pete Cashmore of Mashable, providing latest social media and tech news and analysis
-              @MediaPost: Media Post, home of Media Daily News, Online Media Daily, Marketing Daily, and MEDIA and OMMA Magazines
-              @Pamlawhorne: Pam Lawhorne, online business and networking coach
-              @Pistachio: Laura Fitton, CEO/founder oneforty.com; author, Twitter for Dummies
-              @SMMmagazine: Social Media Marketing magazine, features leaders from business, publishing, and academic communities
-              @SocialMedia411: Social Media Insider, latest social media news
-              @TheMarketaire: Brett Prince, Internet marketing strategist
-              @Twitter: official Twitter profile

Usability
-              @Abtests: A/B Tests  , providing usability and testing feedback
-              @Adaptivepath: Adaptive Path, SF based “experience design consultancy”
-              @Feather: Derek Featherstone, accessibility expert, speaker
-              @Intuitionhq: Intuition HQ, online user testing service
-              @Jmspool: Jared Spool, UX expert, speaker
-              @UIE: User Interface Engineering, UX and usability research firm
-              @usabilitydesign: Garth von Buchholz, author and usability analyst
-              @UXmyths: UX Myths, blog that shares and debunks the great myths of web design

Web Design
-              @Aarron: Aarron Walter, author, Building Findable Websites; teacher
-              @Alistapart: A List Apart, blog for “people who make websites”
-              @Beep: Ethan Marcotte, designer, developer; author, Responsive Web Design
-              @Boagworld: Paul Boag, host of boagworld web design podcast; author, Website Owners Manual
-              @Collis: Collis Ta’eed of Envato, web design/development
-              @Emilylewis: Emily Lewis, author, speaker, author, Microformats Made Simple
-              @Jasongraphix: Jason Beaird, UX designer/developer at MailChimp
-              @Kimgoodwin: Kim Goodwin, author, Designing for the Digital Age
-              @Lukew: Luke Wroblewski, design/strategy; author, Web Form Design & Site Seeing
-              @Sixrevisions: Six Revisions, web design/development
-              @Smashingmag: Vitaly Friedman, editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine
-              @Webdesignledger: Web Design Ledger, “by web designers for web designers”

Want to start following this list now? Find it at http://bit.ly/imtop100.

Have more Internet Marketing profiles to recommend? Add them to the comments below.

This list was assembled by members of the Internet Marketing program at Full Sail University, including @CivicLink (Carol Morgan Cox), @rcroll (Rob Croll), @kenneth_Cossin (Kenneth Cossin), @amycloutier (Amy Cloutier), @kerrygorgone (Kerry Gorgone), @thebrandisher (Diane Diaz) and @dangorgone (Dan Gorgone).Marketing Zeus

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About the Writer:

Born and raised in Boston, Dan Gorgone currently teaches Marketing and Business topics at Treehouse in Orlando, Fla. He has spent over a decade designing and managing websites for research, events, medical, real estate, and other international companies as well as freelance projects for independent artists and filmmakers. You can find him on Twitter (@dangorgone) dishing out usability tips and rooting for his beloved Red Sox.

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