With a proven track record and history of success.

Kris Leads By Example

For twenty years Kris has crushed it in business and life.

Kris was the founder and former CEO of affiliate network Pepperjam, which he sold to eBay in 2009. In 2011 Kris founded ReferLocal, which generated over $3M in its first year and has gone on to generate tens of millions in revenue. Kris is the founder of multiple successful businesses, including APPEK Mobile Apps, Special Guest App, and Kris is an accomplished writer, thought leader, and public speaker. Since 2008 he has sold over 100,000 books and has been published nearly 300 times in top publications, including Inc., Forbes, Fast Company, AMEX Open, and others. Kris received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Penn State University, Master’s of Science in Experimental Psychology from Villanova University, and Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School.

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Angel Investor

Kris has invested in 20 companies. He has 5 exits. Top investments include Pepperjam, French Girls App, ReferLocal, LSEO, and Special Guest.

Thought Leader

Kris is cited by major publications on a weekly basis for his expertise as an entrepreneur and investor. Over the last 5 years Kris has delivered major speeches at numerous universities, Fortune 500 companies, and leading industry conferences.

Best-Selling Author

Kris is the author of “Search Engine Optimization – Your Visual Blueprint of Effective Internet Marketing.” The book is in its Third Edition (Wiley Publishing – 2008, 2010, 2013) with over 100,000 copies sold.

SEO Pioneer

Kris has been doing SEO for nearly 20 years and counts industry luminaries as colleagues. Kris has helped thousands of businesses generate hundreds of millions in sales from professional SEO tactics and strategies.

“ASK ME ANYTHING” With Kris Jones

In early 2017 Kris launched his own “Ask Me Anything” Series via Facebook LIVE with the goal of creating 100 videos on personal and professional development. In this video series Kris shares his experiences building and selling businesses, going from “idea” to “business” to millions in sales, the power of psychology (focus, standards, expectations, etc) on happiness and progress, effective digital marketing strategies, and much more.

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Featured Publications

Check Out Kris On “PLANET OF THE APPS”

Planet of the Apps is Apple’s first-ever original series featuring app developers and entrepreneurs competing for the opportunity to work with one of four celebrity judges (Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow, Gary Vaynerchuk, and, featured placement in the App Store, and up to $10 million in venture capital from Lightspeed Venture Partners. Stay tuned for more information about how Kris performs on the show!

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@MariekeRakt 👊👊👊 Thanks for writing that Marieke, and so sorry you and the wonderful Yoast team had to deal with that crap. Your conference, your team, and your company have built something really special, & impressively inclusive -- worthy of celebrating :-)

I wrote down my feelings about the whole #yoastcon- situation. My feelings, my view on the matter, not stating that this is even remotely the truth (because the truth doesn't exist). I felt like I needed to speak up on behalf of Yoast (the company).

Let's create a more female-friendly world! • Marieke van de Rakt

Yoast is a big fan of diversity. Despite of that, our company faced some rather unpleasant tweets in the last few weeks. In this blogpost, I have writ...

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10 Ways To Leverage AI For Better Customer Connections

Forbes Agency Council members offer tips on the best ways to use artificial intelligence in marketing efforts.

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