Jonah Stein

Jonah Stein is the founder of ItsTheROI.com, a San Francisco Search Engine Marketing Company that specializes in ROI-driven SEO. It’s the ROI (stupid) recognizes that all marketing efforts need to produce return on investment. This simple philosophy focuses clients on conversion, an event that takes place at the intersection of search intent, content, and user experience.

During the first wave of internet business expansion, Jonah was a partner in adventmedia.com, with responsibilities for account management, search engine optimization, and conceptual lead for clients ranging from venture-funded start-ups to a division of Fortune 100 companies. In an era when venture capitalists were pouring money like chum into the feeding frenzy of the dotcom boom, adventmedia focused on functional websites with clear revenue models and measurable ROI from concept to completion.

When the bubble burst in 2001, Jonah joined one of his most profitable clients, PsPrint, where he spent the next five years as the Director of Online Marketing and Business Development. During his tenure, the company grew from $3 million in revenue in 2001 to $25 million in 2006 and was named by San Francisco Magazine as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies for three consecutive years. After leaving PsPrint, he became the managing director of Alchemist Media, a San Francisco-based SEO consulting firm. In March 2008, he parted company with Alchemist to focus on ItsTheROI inc.

Jonah is also co-founder of two early-stage start-ups: CodeGuard.com and HubKick.com.CodeGuard.com provides SMB customers with security and backup features generally only available to companies with full-time IT staff; HubKick.com makes it easier to turn important emails into action.


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