Well It is 2020, I spend far too much time on the train, commuting, travelling time that I could spend learning – I have recently been listening to some amazing entertaining podcasts such Shag Married Annoyed (although when Chris didn’t turn up to the UK Search Awards, too busy on Strictly, I wasn’t impressed) & The Infinite Monkey Cage (BBC Science & fun) but if I wanted to improve my SEO and digital marketing knowledge.
So I reached out on Twitter, thanks to the following for quick answers and here are some of the recommendations (the original tweet seemed popular and I received a lot of great suggestions!)
Some of the replies came from –
Experts on the Wire with Dan Shure –
Dan is himself an expert in SEO & so his interviews with the likes of Martin Splitt & Luke Carthy, this means that the output is smarter because the questions are.
Jason Barnard / Kalicube
This podcast would definitely be better without the singing (only joking, or am I) Jason is a big character, if you’ve ever met him you’ll have heard him from a long way away, his podcasts are intelligent, fun and with smart people – Jason has a focus on how Google has shifted from a search engine to an Answer Engine, think structured data, brand markup and the evolution of the serps.
Marie Hayne – Search News You can Use
Focused on updates, the practicalities of what has happened and how it applies, this is one that I would have subscribed to, to listen to the latest episodes, to keep upto date with what has, is and is about to happen –
LocalU – Local Search Podcast –
Local SEO is a big topic, often under valued by larger organisation as local search, intent and relevance is often huge, understanding that my search results 30 miles away if Google thinks I am in a different city is important – these are more videos than audio, which means I can’t put them on in the car / train as easily.
Not strictly SEO, but important to technical marketers, Paul and James run a bi-weekly podcast on platforms, implications, recommendations and more, this is new but so far the content has been excellent.
Paul is actually an expert in technical SEO which means his questions and his own answers are insightful, James runs #ecomchat (mondays on Twitter) and is an expert in all things ecommerce and a goto, recommended guy for training, merchandising or just understanding all things digital.
With Stephan Spencer, focused on digital marketing including paid and other channels, this is mainly focused on interviews with the likes of Larry Kim and David Snyder industry veterans.
“Marketing Speak is a podcast in which thought leaders and professional speakers weigh in on important marketing-related issues.”
The Business of Digital
One I haven’t listened to yet, but as Aleyda recommends it …
“Hear @Matt_Siltala & @daver talk digital marketing (SEO, Social Media, Content Marketing, PPC, etc.) on The Business of Digital Podcast.”
Not much of a website, from what I can see – just links to the podcast on all the different platforms, which is useful enough!
SEO with Alina Ghost
I’ve met Alina a few times in person, she is truly lovely, her podcast is a series of excellent interviews as she strives to learn about new and different topics, including interviewing me (Gerry) from TIO.
They are fantastic chats, with excellent guests so worth listening to –
The Marketing Meetup Podcast
I’ve not listened to this one yet, but Alina recommends it, good to have another one on my list!
“Featuring live talk recordings from events around the world, The Marketing Meetup Podcast is the place for marketers to come to stay in touch, learn, and be inspired”
Search with Candour
80% SEO / 20% PPC – mainly hosted by Mark Williams-Cook but with guests including Steven Van Vessum from ContentKing and Dom Hodgson from Little Warden plus other awesome guests – Mark / Candour also run Search Norwich which sounds like an awesome event if it wasn’t quite so far away (I am going to go one day soon). Candour have also built alsoasked.com – which is an interesting evolving tools similar to AnswerThePublic.com
So who have we missed?