One of the leading networks of forum communities on the Internet, CrowdGather (OTCBB:CRWG), today announced it has acquired the domain name, website, and assets related to Created in 1994, is an Internet directory of writers, editors, publishers and literary agents. The site’s founder, Stephan Spencer, will also join the CrowdGather Advisory Board.

Credited for being amongst the top minds in SEO, Stephan is also the founder of Netconcepts. Started in 1999 as a web design and marketing agency, Netconcepts evolved into a leading SEO firm, servicing well-known brands such as AOL, CNET, SuperPages.Com and the Discovery Channel. Netconcepts was acquired in January 2010 by paid and organic search software/services agency Covario.

Stephan is a co-author of The Art of SEO: Mastering Search Engine Optimization, published in October 2009 by O'Reilly, and has made numerous editorial contributions to industry sites and publications such as Practical Ecommerce,, Search Engine Land, Multichannel Merchant Magazine, DM News and Catalog Age Magazine, among others.

“Stephan is one of today’s most prominent search engine optimization experts, and is recognized for helping to develop many of the innovative techniques and SEO strategies currently in use,” said Sanjay Sabnani, CrowdGather’s Chairman and CEO. “We are very excited to have Stephan on our team, as he continues to make significant contributions to the industry as one of CrowdGather’s advisors.”

In addition to his many accomplishments, Stephan developed the automated pay-for-performance natural search technology platform GravityStream, now re-branded as Organic Search Optimizer. He is also a frequent conference speaker on SEO and other online marketing topics for the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), American Marketing Association (AMA),, Internet Retailer, SMX and PubCon among others.


Founded in 1994, is a World Wide Web site in progress that helps build relationships between writers, publishers, editors, and literary agents. currently consists of five sections: is valuable to writers, publishers, editors and literary agents. It gives writers, both published and unpublished, a chance to get writing assignments from publishers and editors looking for writers. It also provides an opportunity for writers to be represented by literary agents looking for new talent to represent, and the chance to form friendships and alliances with other writers.

About CrowdGather, Inc.

With its growing portfolio of special interest forums and enthusiast message board communities, CrowdGather ( has created a centralized network to benefit forum members, forum owners and forum advertisers. CrowdGather provides a highly interactive and informational social network for members, a management and revenue-sharing resource for third-party forum owners, and a largely untapped advertising network for marketers worldwide.

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