As a lifelong Washingtonian, I’ve always been fascinated by the annual list of The Hill’s Most Beautiful People. Though the average level of attractiveness varies from year to year, the list is always one of the most hotly debated and anticipated stories in the publication – and that’s saying something!
So, I got to thinking about MY industry – SEO. This is a male dominated field and some days I feel like I’m the only lady in the business. The SEO crowd seems to be overrun with the types of basement dwelling neckbeards who prefer to spend time with their computers than actual human beings.
That being said, there are a few men in the industry who are surprisingly good looking, or as my coworker oh so nicely puts it: “symmetrical”.
I haven’t met most of these search engine optimizers but I have perused the PubCon 2013 speaker list at length and determined who I’d do some nighttime link building with… if ya know what I mean.
Gentlemen, I hope you don’t feel too objectified. Well, no. I do.
Here’s my list of the hottest dudes in SEO 2013:
1. Nick Eubanks – W.L. Snook & Associates, Inc.
2. Brendan Cottam – Seer Interactive
3. Justin Sanger – SupportLocal
4. Greg Barrett – AXZM
5. Max Minzer – ReEngage Consulting
6. Neil Patel – KissMetrics
7. Wil Reynolds – Seer Interactive
8. Tyler Brooks – Mack Web Solutions
9. Mike King – iAcquire
10. Randall Turner – Advice Interactive Group
11. Steve Floyd – AXZM
12. Michael Black – SEOMike consulting
13. John Doherty – Zillow
14. Rand Fishkin – Moz
15. Ross Jones – 2thetopdesign.com
Disclaimer: This list was compiled based on the photos in the PubCon 2013 Las Vegas catalog – and my own personal research. If you don’t like your ranking, figure out a way to optimize the symmetry in your face (or buy links here).