20 Inspiring (Mildly Edited) Historical Quotes About SEO & Social

Great philosophers, writers, politicians, comedians, and darts commentators throughout the years have been quoted over and over again, their words of wisdom resonate as we strive to improve our very being.

But what if they'd have been around today, in the era of online marketing, Google, Twitter, and Facebook? What may they have said or written instead?

We'll never know for sure, but we can take a guess at what Shakespeare, FDR, Bacon, Marx and others may have said...

On SEO

1.

Teddy Roosevelt

2.

Leonardo DaVinci

3.

Groucho Marx

4.

FDR

5.

Plato

6.

Lech Walesa

7.

Andy Warhol

8.

Sid Waddell

9.

Douglas Bader

10.

William Shakespeare

11.

Francis Bacon

12.

Ben Franklin

13.

Francis Bacon

14.

Leonardo DaVinci

On Social

15.

Winston Churchill

16.

Rudyard Kipling

17.

Teddy Roosevelt

18.

FDR

19.

Winston Churchill

20.

Oscar Wilde

About the author

Simon Heseltine is the Director in charge of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) at AOL Inc. In this role Simon and his team are responsible for organic search and training across all AOL and Huffington Post Media Group properties. He has also visited the UK office on several occasions to consult and train the AOL-UK teams on SEO best practices.

In his previous position as Director of Search at a Washington, D.C., based agency, Simon was responsible for developing and implementing organic search and social media strategies for companies across several industries. He also developed and delivered training programs for clients, including a large U.S. media company, to enable them to best take advantage of the opportunities available to their companies through both organic search and social media.

Simon is a frequent speaker at conferences in the U.S. and UK on topics ranging from SEO to social search to reputation management. He also teaches SEO at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., as part of their Digital Media Management program.

Simon has a BA (Hons) from the University of Humberside, and a Masters in IT from Virginia Tech.