Eric Enge

Eric Enge is a search engine optimization (SEO) consultant, businessman, author,[1] and public speaker.[2] He is the founder of Stone Temple Consulting.[3]

Eric Enge
Eric Enge, CEO and Founder of Stone Temple Consulting.jpg

Early careerEdit

Enge graduated from Northeastern University.[4] In 1987, Enge was the head of engineering at Phoenix Technologies, where he led a team that had previously cloned IBM's BIOS[5] and oversaw the campaign to expand applications of Phoenix's BIOS.[6][7]

In the 1990s he helped AOL build up its subscriber base.[8]

Stone Temple ConsultingEdit

In 1997, Enge founded Stone Temple Consulting, a digital marketing consulting service group based in Framingham, Massachusetts.[9] During his time at Stone Temple, Enge started up and ran three publishing companies: FutureMeld, LLC,[10] Moving Traffic Inc.,[11] and Optimized Internet Corp. Those three companies have since been sold.[12]

Enge has spoken at conferences including Pubcon,[2] Search Marketing Expo,[13] the American Marketing Association,[14] SEMPO,[15] Internet Retailer,[16] O'Reilly,[17] Web 2.0,[18] State of Search,[19] MN Search,[20] Growth Hacking Breakfast,[21] Ungagged,[22] and HostingCon.[23] Enge has delivered keynotes at Pubcon,[24] Rocks Digital Conference,[25] and SEO Meetup Conference,[26] and has conducted a series of online Virtual keynote interviews with Google search engineers.[27][8]

In July 2018, Stone Temple was acquired by digital IT consulting firm Perficient.[28][29] Enge is now General Manager for Digital Marketing at Perficient.[8]


Enge was named "Search Personality of the Year 2016" and Stone Temple Consulting was awarded "Best Large SEO Agency of the Year 2016" at the US Search Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada,[30][31] and Enge was named "Search Marketer of the Year 2016 (Male)" at Search Engine Land's Landy Awards in New York City.[31][32][33]



In 2009, Enge co-authored The Art of SEO (Theory in Practice) with Stephan Spencer, Rand Fishkin, and Jessie Stricchiola.[8] The book was published by O'Reilly Media.[1] The Art of SEO was named Search Engine Land's best SEO book for 2009.[34] It is used a textbook for many university courses.[8] The third edition of The Art of SEO was published in August 2015.[35]


Enge contributes to a number of SEO-related websites including columns on Search Engine Land,[36] Marketing Land,[37] and Moz (formerly SEOmoz).[38] He also is a contributor to Forbes,[39] Convince and Convert,[40] Social Media Today,[41] and Copyblogger.[42]

His studies of digital marketing topics and trends[43] have been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post,[44] Fast Company,[45] The Wall Street Journal,[46] and The Motley Fool.[47]


  • Enge, Eric, Stephan Spencer, Jessie Stricchiola, and Rand Fishkin. The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization. O'Reilly & Associates, 2009. ISBN 0596518862. (2012 2nd ed. ISBN 1449304214; 2015 3rd ed. ISBN 1491948965)


  1. ^ a b Enge, Eric; Spencer, Stephan; Fishkin, Rand; Stricchiola, Jessie (17 March 2012). The Art of SEO (Theory in Practice). Amazon. ISBN 978-1449304218.
  2. ^ a b "Eric Enge".
  3. ^ "Background of Stone Temple Consulting". Stone Temple. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Eric Enge's Northeastern University GPA". Stone Temple.
  5. ^ Kindig, Randy. "Floppy Days Episode 31 - Eric Enge, Phoenix Tech". Libsyn. Floppy Days.
  6. ^ Willet, Shawn (1993-05-24). "Phoenix buys Eclipse to Gain Foothold in Communications". Google Books. InfoWorld. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  7. ^ "System BIOS for IBM PC_XT_AT Computers and Compatibles". Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  8. ^ a b c d e Goodwin, Danny. "Eric Enge on Growing & Selling a Successful Digital Agency, SEO, Content & More". Search Engine Journal. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Stone Temple". Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Elsevier Selects Braintrack Directory as Supplier of College Data". Elsevier. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Trademark Productions Web Talk Show Transcript Eric Enge" (PDF). Trademark Productions. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  12. ^ "QNST – Q4 2010 Quinstreet Inc Earnings Conference Call" (PDF). Stone Temple. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Eric Enge". Search Marketing Expo. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  14. ^ "Book Launch and Open Forum Discussion". Stone Temple. Retrieved 27 February 2017.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "SEMPO Atlanta Presents Eric Enge "Integrating Search Into the Marketing Mix and Budget"". SEMPO. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  16. ^ "Eric Enge reveals the important role of links in search engine rankings and where on a site those links should occur". InternetRetailer. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  17. ^ "Future of SEO and Digital Marketing". O Reilly. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Eric Enge". Web2Expo. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  19. ^ "Eric Enge". State of Search. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  20. ^ "The MN Search Summit Interview Series: Eric Enge". MNSearch. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  21. ^ "Growth Hacking Breakfast". The Boston Calendar. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  22. ^ "Interview with Eric Enge, US Search Personality 2016". Ungagged. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  23. ^ "A Closer Look at the HostingCon Program - Marketing Track". HostingCon. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  24. ^ "The Iron Man Breakfast Keynote Interview: Gary Illyes of Google and Eric Enge". Pub Con.
  25. ^ "Opportunism and Being Holistic: Win in Digital Marketing by Eric Enge". Rocks Digital.
  26. ^ "Raleigh SEO Meetup Conference". Meetup.
  27. ^ "Past Virtual Keynotes". Stone Temple. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  28. ^ "Stone Temple Consulting has been acquired by Perficient - Search Engine Land". Search Engine Land. 2018-07-16. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  30. ^ "2016 Winners". US Search Awards. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  31. ^ a b "2016 Search Engine Land Awards—Winners List". Third door Media. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  32. ^ Search Engine Land Retrieved 26 March 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  33. ^ Minkov, Nikola. "12 working tips for SEO improvement by Eric Enge". Serpact. Retrieved 26 March 2020.
  34. ^ Sherman, Chris. "A Roundup of 2009's Best SEO Books". Search Engine Lands. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  35. ^ "The Art of SEO 3rd Edition". O Reilly. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  36. ^ "Eric Enge". SearchEngineLand. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  37. ^ "Eric Enge". Marketing Land. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  38. ^ "Eric Enge". MOZ Community. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  39. ^ "Eric Enge". Forbes. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  40. ^ "About Eric Enge". Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  41. ^ "Eric Enge". Social Media Today. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  42. ^ "Eric Enge". Copy Blogger. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  43. ^ "All Our Social Media and SEO Data Studies". Stone Temple. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  44. ^ "You probably haven't even noticed Google's sketchy quest to control the world's knowledge". Washington Post.
  45. ^ "Inside Google's RankBrain". Fast Company. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  46. ^ "Google's 'Mobilegeddon' Was a Big Deal, After All". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  47. ^ "Alphabet Inc. Demonstrates the Power of AI". Fool. Retrieved 27 February 2017.