Stephan Spencer

Google Power Search

Stephan Spencer is author of Google Power Search published in July 2011 by O’Reilly, co-author of Social eCommerce, published in August 2014 by O’Reilly and co-authored by Jimmy Harding and Jennifer Sheahan, and co-author of The Art of SEO, now in its third edition (2014), also published by O’Reilly and co-authored by Eric Enge, Rand Fishkin and Jessie Stricchiola.Stephan is the founder of Netconcepts. Netconcepts started out as a web design and marketing agency, but over time morphed into a leading SEO firm. Stephan, and Netconcepts, had been heavy into the science of SEO since 1999. Netconcepts was acquired in January 2010 by paid and organic search software/services agency Covario. Covario is one of those rare companies to have made it onto the Inc 500 list two years in a row — in 2009 and again in 2010.Stephan is the inventor of the automated pay-for-performance natural search technology platform GravityStream, re-branded as RIO SEO Website Optimizer. He is a Senior Contributor to Practical Ecommerce and to, and a columnist for Search Engine Land, Multichannel Merchant, and The Huffington Post. He’s also contributed to DM News, Catalog Age, Catalog Success, Building Online Business, Unlimited, and NZ Marketing magazine, among others.