Stephan Spencer is an internationally recognized SEO expert and bestselling author. He is the co-author of The Art of SEO (3rd edition – August 2015), author of Google Power Search and co-author of Social eCommerce, all published by O’Reilly. Stephan founded Netconcepts, an SEO and interactive agency in the 1990’s, and sold it to Covario in 2010. He invented a pay-for-performance SEO technology called GravityStream that was also acquired and is now part of Rio SEO. Stephan’s recent SEO clients have included such retail giants as Zappos, Sony Store, Quiksilver, Best Buy Canada, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Chanel. Stephan has spoken at countless hundreds of Internet marketing events, including all the major search & e-commerce conferences (SES, SMX, PubCon, Internet Retailer, Shop.org, eTail, etc.). He’s been a contributor to the Huffington Post, Multichannel Merchant, Practical Ecommerce, Search Engine Land, DM News and MarketingProfs, to name a few.
Kris Jones is a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, angel investor, and accomplished public speaker. Kris was the founder and former President and CEO of Pepperjam, a full-service internet marketing agency and affiliate network he founded in 1999 and sold to eBay Enterprise in 2009. In 2010 Kris founded an early stage technology investment fund and incubator called KBJ Capital. Kris is a contributing writer for Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Business Insider, and Citi Bank Financial. Kris has been quoted as a business and marketing expert in over 50 publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Business.com, Fox Business, Mashable, Black Enterprise, and Success Magazine. Kristopher is the author of the best-selling book: “Search-Engine Optimization: Your Visual Blueprint to Effective Internet Marketing,” which was originally published in 2008. Most recently Kris released the Third Edition of SEO Visual Blueprint (April 2013). In 2014 Kris published the book Local Search Engine Optimization – Crush Your Competition by Outranking them on Google.