How do you keep up with the ever-changing SEO landscape? If you’re like me, you probably visit authoritative blogs like Search Engine Journal, Search Engine Land, and of course, Search Engine Roundtable to get the latest on Google search algorithm updates.
All of these are great resources, but there’s another effective way to get the latest SEO scoop and expand your SEO knowledge at the same time: podcasts.
In the last few years, podcasts have witnessed phenomenal growth. In Apple’s recent Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), the company announced there were over 555,000 podcasts on their platform, including 525,000 active podcasts.
At the same time, podcast listening has evolved into a hobby. A typical podcast listener subscribes to an average of 7 different shows.
So if you’re a marketer who’d like to be in the thick of things for all things concerning SEO, you should really consider subscribing to the SEO podcasts featured in this list.
Without further ado, here are the 11 best SEO podcasts you should listen to.
Side note: If you’re looking for the best YouTube channels to learn SEO, here’s a list of best SEO channels on YouTube.
11 Best SEO Podcasts
1. The Search Engine Journal Show
This is the official podcast of Search Engine Journal, a site dedicated to producing the latest search news and the best guides for the SEO community. While the show mainly focuses on SEO, they also occasionally cover other digital marketing topics such as social media marketing, PPC, and content marketing.
The Search Engine Journal Show is hosted by Brent Csutoras, Danny Goodwin, and Loren Baker. They invite top industry experts and authorities to share insights on trending SEO and marketing topics. Past guests on the show have included Barry Schwartz from Search Engine Land, Tim Soulo from Ahrefs, and several other prominent figures from the SEO community.
2. DoFollow Podcast
DoFollow Podcast by SE Ranking is an engaging and informative series that covers a diverse range of digital marketing and SEO topics.
Each episode features guests who are specialists in a particular area of digital marketing or SEO, sharing their knowledge and insights on the latest trends and best practices. Listeners can gain valuable insights and actionable tips that can be applied to their own digital marketing campaigns to increase their website traffic, improve search engine rankings, and boost their online presence.
Past guests have included industry leaders like Matt Bertram, Christopher Burres, Sherry Bonelli, Colan Nielsen, Yan Gilbert, Crystal Carter, Koray Tuğberk Gübür, Sara Taher, and Andrew Optimisey, just to name a few.
3. EDGE of the Web
EDGE of the Web is a weekly podcast by Site Strategics, an Indianapolis-based Internet marketing and website development firm that specializes in SEO using data and analytics.
Host Erin Sparks shares the latest news and trends in digital marketing and interviews some of the top names in SEO and marketing. Past guests on the show have included popular YouTuber Tim Schmoyer, Tim Soulo from Ahrefs, Rand Fishkin from Moz, and many more.
MozPod is Moz’s SEO podcast which focuses on sharing lessons from digital marketing experts.
All episodes are hosted by instructors from Moz Academy and they discuss a wide variety of digital marketing concepts, from common terminology to recent changes and SEO best practices.
5. The Agents of Change
Hosted by Rich Brooks, The Agents of Change is a weekly podcast that teaches you how to increase your online visibility, drive more qualified traffic to your site, and convert that traffic into leads and business.
Every week, the show features interviews with leading marketers from around the globe to get their insider tips and tricks on SEO, social media, and mobile marketing.
Past guests on the podcast have included Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income, John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneurs on Fire, online marketing expert Amy Porterfield, and many more.
6. Experts on the Wire
Experts on the Wire is a monthly SEO podcast hosted by Dan Shure from Evolving SEO. While half of the podcast episodes focus directly on SEO, the other half explores topics like content marketing and social media. The podcast has been downloaded over 500,000 times, making it one of the most popular SEO podcasts on the web.
Past guests on the show have included Rand Fishkin from Moz, Noah Kagan from AppSumo, Brian Dean from Backlinko, and several others.
7. Search Talk Live
Hosted by digital marketing experts Robert O’Haver and Matt Weber, Search Talk Live offers unique insights into the digital marketing industry, helping listeners improve their SEO and digital marketing knowledge.
Past guests on the show have included Sujan Patel from Mailshake, YouTube expert Tim Shmoyer, Rand Fishkin from Moz, Michael Roberts from SpyFu, and several other leading figures from the digital marketing community.
8. Unknown Secrets of Internet Marketing
Unknown Secrets of Internet Marketing is an SEO podcast hosted by online marketing experts Chris Burres and Matt Bertram. The hosts combine their years of experience in the industry to answer all the pertinent SEO questions: How do you get your website on the first page of Google? How do you keep it there? And more importantly, how do you make sure you convert that traffic into business once the users land on your site?
It’s also one of the longest-running podcasts on this list. The first episode aired back in September 2009.
9. SEO 101
As the title of the podcast suggests, SEO 101 teaches SEO from square one. It’s one of the best SEO podcasts for beginners.
Hosts Ross Dunn and John Carcutt share helpful SEO knowledge for beginners without overwhelming listeners with technical details.
10. Marketing Scoop
Marketing Scoop is a weekly podcast by Semrush which uncovers the latest digital marketing headlines that impact your business and marketing strategy.
Hosts David Bain and Judith Lewis interview the leading minds in digital marketing to pick apart the latest trends in digital — from SEO to advertising to content marketing. The podcast also features “Success Story” special episodes that cover best practices from local to global names like Vodafone and IKEA.
11. Technical SEO Podcast
Technical SEO Podcast is a relatively new podcast hosted by SEO professionals Adam Gent and Dan Taylor.
Focusing purely on technical SEO, the podcast invites some of the greatest minds in technical SEO to share their wisdom, knowledge, insights, thoughts, and even occasional rants on the industry.
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BONUS: Marketing Mantra
As a bonus, I’m including our own podcast Marketing Mantra on this list. While it’s in no way as well established or specialized as the SEO podcasts listed above, I try to share actionable SEO techniques from time to time — techniques that have helped me scale up my blog and digital marketing agency. I also invite SEO experts and bloggers every so often to share their wisdom, insights, and success stories.
Past guests on the podcast have included SEO expert Craig Campbell, Alexandra Tachalova from Digital Olympus, Daniel Daines-Hutt from AmpMyContent, and Corey Haines from SwipeWell.
Summary and Infographic
When it comes to SEO, we should always be alert to the shifting dynamics. One way to do that is by tuning in to these 11 best SEO podcasts and keeping ourselves informed of all the changes. So open your favorite podcast player and subscribe to these podcasts.
If there’s an SEO podcast that is not featured in this list, please let me know in the comments section. I’m always on the lookout for interesting SEO and marketing podcasts.
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Editor’s Note: This article was first published on 12 May 2020 and has been updated regularly since then for relevance and comprehensiveness.