Top 10 Online Marketing Gurus You Must Follow to Succeed Online in 2020

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September 10, 2020

Success always leaves tracks. If you study the most successful people in your industry, you can become successful too. That’s the power of learning.

If you are looking for the top online marketing gurus, this list post is a treat for you where I’m going to include few of the top Internet marketing gurus whom you can follow.

Whether you know it or not, the quickest way to become the top player in your industry is to learn from the experts.  You need to figure out everything from what they read, how they work and analyze how did they become experts starting from scratch.

That’s why I came up with this post idea to help you find out the top 10 online marketing gurus you can learn from. Are you ready? Let’s find out the list now.

Top online marketing gurus you should follow in 2020

top online marketing gurus in 2020

1. Seth Godin

seth godinThere’s no introduction needed for an online marketing guru like Seth Godin. He’s not only the renowned blogger and marketer but he is also the author of several most popular marketing books like Linchpin, All marketers are liars, Purple Cow, Tribes etc.

He wrote more than 18 books on marketing and most of them had gone viral in the marketing field and they have been translated into more than 35 languages. He also got featured in all the major publishing sites like Forbes, New York Times, Huffington Post etc.

His blog Seth Godin is one of the most popular marketing blogs read by millions of readers worldwide. He is known for writing short articles that are not more than 300 to 500 words but they often get thousands of retweets and shares across all social media networks within days.

Follow Seth Godin on Twitter

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2. Guy Kawasaki

Guy kawasakiHe is the most senior online marketing guru one can follow. He is also a Silicon Valley marketing executive who was originally an Apple employee in 1984 (when it launched).

He’s also the author of The art of the start, The art of social media and few other most popular marketing books. Kawasaki holds a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. He is also the brand ambassador for Mercedes Benz in USA.

His writings mainly targeted at executives, marketers and people who are passionate about making money online by building their online influence.

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3. Neil Patel

Neil PatelNeil Patel is a full-time blogger, entrepreneur, angel investor and SEO expert. He is also the founder of million dollar online business Crazy Egg and Quick Sprout.

He recently launched his personal blog and started sharing all the tips on how can one bring 100,000 visitors every single month. All his writings focused on internet marketing, SEO and building your online brand.

Although he is just 30 years old but he has already built two online multi-million dollar businesses, he also offers blog consulting from his major blog Quick Sprout which gets millions of visits every year.

Follow Neil Patel on Twitter

4. Brian Clark

Brian ClarkBrian Clark went from a solo blogger to the one who has built a multi million dollar online business. I know it’s not at all an easy job to repeat what he did. He is the real copywriter who can write content that sells itself. He originally started copyblogger back in 2006 and built his audience from the scratch.

He had taken blogging to a whole new level by teaching people how to create content that builds loyal readers who are eager to buy stuff. His first online course was “Teaching Sells”, he used his existing Copyblogger readers to teach what he learnt over years about marketing and copywriting to build profitable blogs.

It was a huge hit and since then he launched few more online courses and then the famous Studiopress company that builds and develops Genesis framework and its child themes to make your WordPress themes incredible.

Follow Brian Clark (copyblogger) on Twitter

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5. Darren Rowse

Darren RowseDarren Rowse is a full-time blogger, public speaker, blog consultant and founder of several blogs and blog networks including b5media, ProBlogger and He started blogging when blogging was just a word. He started making thousands of dollarrs from the first year when he first launched his blog back in 2002.

Digital Photography School blog is where he applies all the real time blogging tips that he shares at Problogger. Most people think Darren makes most of his income from Problogger but it is not true.

His majority of the income comes from his Digital Photography School which has millions of readers and email subscribers who are eager to buy the high end DSLR’s and cameras that he recommends.

Follow Darren Rowse on Twitter

6. Ramit Sethi

Ramit SethiRamit is an Indian based US settled blogger who runs a financial related site called “I Will Teach You To Be Reach” which has millions of readers worldwide.

He is also the author of the book with the same name of his blog which also became one of the NYT best selling book.

His personal finance teachings have been covered in biggest magazines like Inc, Forbes, Fortune and few others. He makes a lot of money by selling online products that are highly priced.

Follow Ramit Sethi on Twitter

7. Pat Flynn

Pat FlynnPat Flynn launched his blog Smart Passive Income back in 2008 and he has quickly made it profitable even though his blogging niche “marketing” is extremely crowded. Few years ago, he worked a 9 to 5 job at an architecture firm. He set himself apart from the competition by genuinely sharing all his income reports and how he used to earn.

He still shares his income reports on his blog (which is currently 100,000+ dollars each month) and because of this transparency, his readers love him and buy stuff from him. He mainly makes money by promoting affiliate products that he trusts. He also write detailed and genuine product reviews so he makes more money by educating his readers about his affiliate products.

He is extremely active in social media sites like Facebook and twitter where he frequently engages with his audience by asking questions, by sharing his personal stories and getting to know their problems and frustrations. Unlike most marketers, he shares all his monetization strategies on how to build and grow an online business.

If you are searching for a true online marketing guru, make sure to check out Pat Flynn’s blog and be sure to subscribe to him so you can learn a lot from him about marketing.

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8. Zac Johnson

Zac JohnsonZac Johnson is well known six figure online marketing guru with over 20 years of experience in Internet marketing. He makes millions of dollars every single year just by selling others products.

You can imagine for a second how greatly he has built his online empire and positioned himself as one of the super successful affiliate marketers. He is the founder of the most successful marketing blogs Blogging Tips and They are read by millions of people all over the world every year.

If you are looking for ways to increase your affiliate earnings, you should definitely check out his blogs.

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9. Jay Baer

Jay BaerJay Baer is an American marketing consultant, widely known marketing blogger, public speaker and the author of the New York Times bestselling book called “Youtility”.

He mostly talks about conversion marketing on his blog to help his audience to convert their website traffic into sales. If you are into marketing and looking for great ways to convert your site visitors, his blog is a must visit.

He also talks about content marketing strategies you can follow to use your blog’s content to build your online audience from the scratch. So if you are looking for the true online marketing gurus, you should checkout Jay Baer.

Follow Jay Baer on Twitter

10. Marcus Sheridan

Marcus SheridanMarcus Sheridan is the top online marketing guru with lots of prior experience. He has built The Sales Lion from the scratch by using his content marketing strategies and made it as a million dollar online business.

He is one of the top marketing bloggers, keynote speaker, consultant and HubSpot advisor.

He often says “answer your customers questions to increase your sales” and he is so right on that one. If you are focusing on solving your audience questions through your blogs or videos, you can quickly build a platform that creates a lot of loyal readers and sales.

Follow Marcus Sheridan on Twitter

This list is going to be updated even further just to help you catch more marketing experts you can follow and learn from. So without any priority, here are few more top online marketing guru’s you can follow. If I miss any one of your favorite marketing gurus, let me know in the comments so I can add!

Jon Morrow

JonJon Morrow is the founder of Boost Blog Traffic blog which was launched in 2013 and quickly became one of the biggest blogs that make a million dollars every year. Jon was also one of the associate editors to the most popular internet marketing blog Copyblogger who helped it grew to a multi-million dollar online business.

He frequently launches the most premium online courses which cost more than $1000 to $10K and makes a lot of money from his blog. He is also a great copywriter who knows how to sell with his writings.

He mainly writes about blogging, marketing, SEO and making money online with your writing. If you are interested in making money online by freelance writing, make sure to check out his blog and you will find awesome content that can help you grow your freelance business.

Follow Jon Morrow on Twitter

Derek Halpern

Derek HalpernHow can I end the list of top Internet marketing gurus without mentioning Derek? He is one of the widely known blogger who covers both psychology and marketing on his blog Social Triggers.

Derek Halpern built two gossip and entertainment sites back in 2005 that got more than 1 million views every single month and then he used both of them to monetize with AdSense. Once he realized the importance of blog audience, he launched his blog Social Triggers in 2011 and quickly made it a million dollar online business by selling his online products.

The best thing about Derek is that, he doesn’t share the conventional marketing strategies. He usually follows talk the talk. He posts less on his blog but promotes them really well to reach out to a massive audience. He quickly grew his email list from 0 to over 200,000 email subscribers within 3 years using unconventional list building strategies like The Drafting Technique, Above the Fold, Divide and Conquer etc.

Follow Derek Halpern on Twitter

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FAQs | Online Marketing Gurus

1. Who is the marketing guru?

Seth Godin, the renowned blogger, marketer, and author of more than 18 books that gone viral in the arena of marketing.

2. Who is the top Internet marketing guru?

I have already shared the top online marketing gurus, if I had to choose one, I would say Neil Patel.

3. Who are the best digital marketing experts in India?

For me it’s Sorav Jain, Deepak Kanakaruju, and Kulwant Nagi.

4. Who is the ad guru in India?

Undoubtedly, Piyush Pandey, the man behind the most successful advertising campaigns in India.

5. Who is the best affiliate marketers?

There are so many but my first pick would be Pat Flynn.

Final thoughts about the list of top online marketing gurus in 2020

Make sure to follow all of them on Twitter and also subscribe to their email updates so whenever they publish something new on their blogs you get notified.

Read: Top Digital Marketing Blogs you should read to stay competitive in 2020

Successful people become successful by reading more. If you closely look at the above list, you will notice that they are all in marketing field for nearly a decade. It also says the importance of persistence. The more years you put into your field the better you will know about the game rules.

So that’s the list of top Internet marketing gurus one can follow to learn really great stuff.

Did I miss anyone? Who is your most favorite online marketing guru? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

Anil Agarwal

Top 10 Online Marketing Gurus You Must Follow to Succeed Online in 2020Anil Agarwal who owns, is a full-time blogger and SEO expert who has been helping people build profitable blogs for over a decade. Bloggers Passion has been featured on premium online sites like, Huffingtonpost, SEMrush, Problogger, Crazy Egg, The Next Web and so on.

15 Comments on "Top 10 Online Marketing Gurus You Must Follow to Succeed Online in 2020"

  1. Amazing brother, all of them is my favorite person in digital marketing…

  2. Adhip Ray says:

    I keep myself updated with all of Seth Godin’s books. His book “The Purple Cow” was a real eye-opener.

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      Seth Godin’s books are really incredible especially if you’re into online marketing. As you said, his book “The Purple Cow” is an eye-opener for all those people who are standing in the same line and not creating their own path. And I love the quote ““as consumers, we’re too busy to pay attention to advertising, but we’re desperate to find good stuff that solves our problems.” by Seth!

  3. Hey Anil,

    An amazing list you’ve shared with us.

    Mostly I follow Neil Patel, Brian Dean, Darren Rowse, Harsh Agarwal, Ankit Singla and YOU 🙂

    I inspired by all of them.

    The best way is to become a successful person: Follow the Successful guy as soon as possible.



    • Anil Agarwal says:

      Hi Harshit, glad you loved the list of top online marketing gurus and hopefully you’ll follow all of them including Neil Patel, Brian Dean, Darren Rowse, Harsh Agarwal, Ankit Singla and me. Thanks for the appreciation and hope you’ll learn even more.

  4. vaishali says:

    all are best but I follow mostly you and Harsh Agarwal, you guys know what we want.

  5. Hey Anil, ever since I used to learn blogging and internet marketing, it was Neil Patel and Darren Rowse becomes my source of inspiration. I’ve followed both of them on their respective blogs and in social media. And it’s worth it!

    Thanks to these people, they taught us what matters most. And I am glad and thankful for sharing this article. Keep it up.


    • Anil Agarwal says:

      Even the same goes with me ever since I started blogging and internet marketing, it was Neil Patel and Darren Rowse who I used to be admire as you said there also my source of inspiration. I too have followed both of them and definitely they are doing still great along with other people mentioned in the list.

  6. Jeremy says:

    Hey Anil,
    This is just what i’m looking for – thanks.
    I’m a big fan of Jon Morrow and Seth Godin.
    Now to subscribe to them all and digest all their marketing wisdom for 2016.

    thanks again

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      Glad you found it useful Jeremy, yes both Jon Morrow and Seth Godin are two great bloggers. They write a lot and they write in a way so people listen and actually buy.

  7. Zac Johnson says:

    Thanks for the mention! Glad to have a positive impact on others! 🙂

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      Hey Zac, it’s always a pleasure to include you within my posts and you’re certainly one of the best online marketing gurus to be mentioned in the post. Keep up the great work!

  8. Nice share. I always follow Neil Patel, Darren Rowse. Also i like Charles Ngo,Kim Garst,Harsh Agarwal and you ( Anil Agarwal).

    • Anil Agarwal says:

      Hi Zakir, glad to know that along with other online marketing gurus, you’ve also mentioned my name too. Thanks for that and let me know if you need any suggestions related to blogging and I’d be glad to help.

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