Joe Griffin

Joe Griffin

CEO at PositionKing, Founder of StopDog, Founder and Former CEO of, now Search Agency

Scottsdale, Arizona (Phoenix, Arizona Area)
Marketing and Advertising

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Joe Griffin's Overview

  • CEO at PositionKing, Inc
  • Founder and President at

500+ connections


Joe Griffin's Summary

Joe Griffin is recognized as one of the original Search Engine Marketing engineers and is referenced by tens of thousands of web pages and several books including New York Times Best Selling Author, Jodee Blanco’s “The Complete Guide to Publishing”.

He began his Search Engine career in the 1990s tasked with helping the community establish SEO and submission standards and created the very popular online application which allowed owners to send their websites to hundreds of Search Engines and Directories with just the click of a button.

That process led to the standard industry phrase: "submit a website". Over 2 million submissions were made through Submitawebsite from 1998 to 2000. He incorporated the name in 1999 and opened his first office in Scottsdale, Arizona. quickly became a multimillion dollar operation which Joe sold to Inc., (NASDAQ:WWWW) in March of 2007, and which is now referred to as Search Agency. See reports:

In 2010 Joe Griffin launched PostionKing, Inc. and maintains a leading edge within the Search industry.

He is also the mastermind and president of™, the first fully filtered search engine and once a directory second in size only to Yahoo with millions of registered members. StopDog still receives over 6,000 site inclusion requests per week.

Joe's clients have included Turner Classic Movies, JVC, Wells Fargo, Microsoft Small Business, Sundance, and many others.

Branding and Digital Strategies
Reputation Management
Digital Advertising
Natural Search Engine Placement
Social Media
Mass Outreach
Strategic Web Placement

Joe Griffin's Experience

2007Present (7 years) Scottsdale, Arizona

Brand development and revenue growth through SEO, PPC, search engine product placement, mapping, Social Media, and other online recognization strategies.

Founder and President

January 1998Present (16 years 9 months), Scottsdale, Arizona

One of the largest privately owned filtered search engines in America. Dedicated to delivering quick clean reliable information through Internet data search, began as a research project in 1999 and has evolved into a state of the art high performance search engine utilizing proprietary text filtering technology to provide Internet material to content minded organizations and individuals. StopDog is a non revenue producing free service.

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; wwww; Internet industry

September 1997March 2007 (9 years 7 months)

Submitawebsite: In 1998, Joe created a popular free online software application which allowed website owners to simultaneously send their websites to dozens of Search Engines and Directories with just the click of a button. Over two million of those submissions were made from 1998 to 2000. That process led to the standard industry term: submit a website; a phrase which would become included on the URL submission page of almost every search engine online. Joe incorporated the name and founded Submitawebsite, Inc. in 1999 which became a multimillion dollar Search Engine Marketing agency. Mr. Griffin sold Submitawebsite, inc. to WebsitePros, Inc., (Nasdaq:WWWW) in 2007 for an undisclosed amount.

Joe Griffin's Honors and Awards

  • Boy Scouts of America - Regional Leader

    BSA - Cape Fear District
    • November 2013

    The Boy Scouts of America is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations, providing a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness.

    For over a century, the BSA has helped build the future leaders of this country and knows that helping youth is a key to building a more conscientious, responsible, and productive society.

Joe Griffin's Projects

Joe Griffin's Skills & Expertise

  1. Advertising
  2. Social Media
  3. PPC
  4. SEM
  5. Online Advertising
  6. SEO
  7. Conversion Optimization
  8. Marketing Strategy
  9. Organic Search
  10. E-commerce
  11. CMS
  12. SMO
  13. Web Development
  14. Search
  15. Lead Generation
  16. Marketing
  17. Web Analytics
  18. Blogging
  19. Landing Page Optimization
  20. Web Marketing
  21. Google Adwords
  22. Google Analytics
  23. Digital Strategy
  24. Digital Media
  25. New Media
  26. Facebook
  27. Search Advertising
  28. Website Development
  29. Web Design
  30. Email Marketing
  31. Affiliate Marketing
  32. Copywriting
  33. Account Management
  34. Keyword Research
  35. Online Reputation Management
  36. Local Search
  37. Analytics
  38. Entrepreneurship
  39. Brand Development
  40. Wordpress
  41. Marketing Communications
  42. Direct Marketing
  43. Social Media Marketing
  44. Online Marketing
  45. Integrated Marketing
  46. Mobile Marketing
  47. Link Building
  48. Google Webmaster Tools
  49. Social Networking
  50. Digital Marketing

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Joe Griffin's Education

University of Florida


Tallahassee Community College

science, english, humanities, social science, algebra


Joe Griffin's Additional Information


Internet Marketing, Consultant to businesses and large agencies regarding Search Engine Optimization, Link Acquisition, and Social Media

Groups and Associations:

Board of Directors of several corporations

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