Eric Enge is General Manager of Perficient Digital, a full-service, award-winning digital agency. Previously, Eric was the founder and CEO of Stone Temple, also an award-winning digital marketing agency, which was acquired by Perficient in July 2018. He is a prolific writer, researcher, teacher and a sought-after keynote speaker and panelist at major industry conferences.
- 2018 Search Personality of the Year – Drum Search Awards
- 2016 Search Personality of the Year – US Search Awards
- 2016 Search Marketer of the Year – Landy Awards
- Search Engine Roundtable “Search Community Honors You“
…They should go ahead and NAME it after him [Search Marketer of the Year]. Coolest & most brilliant dude.”
Ronell Smith, Moz
Much deserved @stonetemple! [Search Marketer of the Year]. Thanks for sharing your knowledge, greatly appreciated.”
Gary Illyes, Google
Whether it be his frequent blog post updates, sharing independent studies, tests and research, video chats with Google, to his Next10x conferences, it’s clear that Eric is giving back to the search community that he’s so passionate about. He (and his blog) is one of the first people I turn to when I need to cite a quote or case study from an industry professional. He’s an expert on all things search and always willing to share his knowledge and findings – and seems to hide no tricks or tips for himself. To top it all off, Eric is a great, down to earth guy who is always a pleasure to talk to and be around.
Mark Marino, TripAdvisor
Eric is a sought-after speaker for major conferences such as Pubcon, SMX, and many others, and is regularly asked to keynote conferences. Outbrain named Eric to their 2018 list of the most inspiring speakers in digital marketing.
If you are interested in having Eric present at your conference, send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pubcon Vegas 2017 | Keynote – Interview with Gary Illyes
State of Search 2017 | The Complete Guide to AMP
Next10x 2017 | The Future of Mobile
Pubcon Vegas 2016 | Keynote – Interview with Gary Illyes, RankBrain, Machine Learning and Search, Penguin 4.0
Rocks Digital Marketing Conference | Keynote – Digital Marketing in 2016
2016 Raleigh SEO Meetup Conference | Keynote – Why You Must Get Mobile First
Additional topics Eric has presented on have included:
- Links as a Ranking Factor
- Machine Learning and Search
- How to Excel at Content Marketing
- The Future of Search
- Social Media Tactics
- Why You Must Become Mobile First
- Google’s Rich Answers in Search
Virtual Keynotes and Online Webinars and Events
Over the years, Eric’s reputation as a community contributor and industry influencer has allowed him to host Virtual Keynotes sponsored by Stone Temple with Gary Illyes, John Mueller, and Mariya Moeva. Eric also appears regularly in webinars and YouTube Live events, with notables such as Rand Fishkin, Bill Slawski, Google’s Andrey Lippatsev, Jennifer Slegg, and many others.
Stone Temple uses these public events to offer the industry additional insight into the direction of search and digital marketing, enabling us to provide our clients the best advice on how to build their strategy for the long term.
Partnering with Rand Fishkin (MOZ founder), Stephan Spencer, and Jessie Stricchiola, Eric served as the lead author of The Art of SEO. The book, now in its third edition, is widely used as a textbook for many university courses.
- Eric’s blog posts and studies on our site
- Eric’s Search Engine Journal column
- Eric’s articles on the Moz Blog
Since 2009, Eric has written columns for well-known industries blogs such as Search Engine Land and Moz. He has also contributed to Forbes, Copy Blogger, Search Engine Watch, Social Media Today, Convince and Convert, and many other sites. His writing style brings in-depth, fact-based information, expressed so that complex concepts are easily understood and actionable. Eric also regularly publishes our acclaimed studies on Stone Temple’s Digital Marketing Excellence Blog.
Eric is never satisfied with the status quo and has a passion for advancing the science of digital marketing. As such, he designs studies and produces industry-related research that helps to prove, debunk, or evolve assumptions about digital marketing practices and their value. His groundbreaking SEO and social media research studies have been cited by The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, The Daily Mail, and many other top publications.
In conjunction with his link study last year, Eric co-authored an academic paper with Bentley University Visiting Scholar and Professor of Marketing Paul D. Berger, now published in the International Journal of Scientific Research and Management.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
To be informed
Past Speaking Engagements:
October 24-25, 2018 | SMX East; New York, NY | Optimizing Content for Voice Search & Virtual Assistants
October 16-18, 2018 | Pubcon; Las Vegas, NV | Advanced SEO: Pubcon Masters Group Workshop | Technical SEO Keynote | AMP – Real World Benefits (Moderator)
October 10-13, 2018 | State of Search; Austin, TX | Keynote | Here’s Why Live
June 11-13, 2018 | SMX Advanced; Seattle, WA | Advanced SEO Workshop | Voice Assistants: Persona Design, Information Discovery and the Next Era of Search Marketing | Rising Above the Pack: Content Marketing that Crushes It in 2018 (Activation Lunch)
May 9, 2018 | Next10x; Boston, MA | Here’s Why Live | The Rise of Trust-Centric Marketing
March 13-15, 2018 | SMX West; San Jose, CA | AMPing Up Your SEO Game
February 21, 2018 | Pubcon; Austin, TX | SEO in 2018 with Tony Wright
February 6, 2018 | YouTube Live Event with Brent Csutoras and Duane Forrester | Get Ready for the Voice Search Revolution!
November 6-9, 2017 | Pubcon Las Vegas | Keynote: Gary Illyes and Eric Enge Ironman Interview | Featured Snippets | Advanced SEO Training
October 23-26, 2017 | SMX East | Accelerated Mobile Pages | Machine Learning and Content Marketing | Structured Data | Manual Penalties | Featured Snippets | Advanced SEO Training
October 9-10, 2017 | State of Search | Keynote: Accelerated Mobile Pages | Special Event Keynote: Here’s Why Live
June 12-24, 2017 | SMX Advanced | Machine Learning and Content Marketing | Featured Snippets
February 21-22, 2017 | Pubcon SFIMA Summit; Fort Lauderdale, FL | The Future of Mobile
March 14-15, 2017 | SMX Munich, Germany | The Future of Digital Marketing and Search panel, and a solo session on Mobile Site Design
March 21-23, 2017 | SMX West; San Franciso, CA | Impact of the Mobile First Index
April 21, 2017 | AMA; Cincinnati, Ohio | Keynote: The Future of Mobile
May 19, 2017 | UMB Social; Boston, Massachusetts | The 5 Key Components of Social Media Success
June 1-2, 2017 | SMX Paris, France | Keynote: How Machine Learning is Changing the Content Game Right Now
June 6-9, 2017 | IRCE; Chicago, IL | How Voice-Activated Mobile Will Drive Big Changes in Digital Marketing
June 12-14, 2017 | SMX Advanced; Seattle, WA | How to Rank in Position Zero
August 8, 2017 | Cemper’s Links Building and SEO Podcast | Paid and Organic Search, the Google Shopping Scandal
October 5, 2017 | O’Reiley Live Online Training | Essential Content Marketing and SEO
October 16, 2017 | Google Hangout with The board of the Internet Marketing Experimental Collective (IMEC) | Explaining Strange Google Results
October 24-26, 2017 | SMX East; New York, NY | Getting AMPed: Essential Info About Google Accelerated Mobile Pages and others
November 6-9, 2017 | Pubcon; Las Vegas, NV | Keynote Session – The Iron Man Breakfast Keynote Interview: Gary Illyes of Google and Eric Enge
November 14, 2017 | SEMPO Chat on Voice Search| How will Voice Search and Intelligent Agents Impact Your Search Strategy?
November 17, 2017 | YouTube Live Event with Josh Bachynski | White Hat Vs. Black Hat SEO
November 30, 2017 | Live Webinar produced by Digital Marketing Depot and sponsored by SMX | SEO in 2018: What’s hot, what’s not
In addition to presenting at conferences, Eric is also a sought-after educator. Eric has been engaged by numerous Fortune 1000 companies to design and present SEO training programs for executives and managers.
Eric was also selected to be the instructor for part of the University of California/Coursera SEO Specialization program. This course enables students to obtain a certificate in SEO. Eric also donates his time to Northeastern University’s entrepreneurship program, where he mentors recent graduates in their start-up efforts.
Fun Facts About Eric
- Has run the Falmouth, Mass. Road Race (7 miles) for 24 straight years (and counting)
- Still plays full-court basketball twice a week with people 20 years his junior
- Walked barefoot across hot coals for 25 feet
- Camped in Northern Minnesota with a group of Eagle Scouts, including his two sons (temps hit -30 F)
- World Foosball Champion (Goalie War), in 1984
- National Foosball Champion (Goalie War), in 1985
You can follow Eric on Twitter.
Image credit: Pubcon