iProspect Ranked #1 Search Engine Marketing Agency of Record in Internet Retailer's Top 500 Guide for the Second Year in a Row

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iProspect and Range Online Media dominate search marketing vendor rankings with 35 Top 500 e-Tail clients

and we are very proud to be working with so many of them. Their placement on this list is a testament to their hard work in driving performance.

Search Engine Marketing Firm iProspect today announced that it is ranked as the number one search engine marketing agency in the 2010 edition of Internet Retailer's Top 500 Guide as a result of being cited as the agency of record for 22 of the e-Tailers on the list. In addition, Range Online Media, the Dallas-Fort Worth based agency acquired by iProspect in September 2008, was listed as the search agency of record for 13 of the e-Tailers. Together, the two agencies dominate the search vendor category with a total of 35 top-ranked retail clients with more than $25.9 billion in annual retail sales.

iProspect holds the number one ranking for agencies on the list, while Range Online Media moved up from the 14th agency on the list in 2009 to the sixth agency on the list this year due to an increase of top retail clients. Among the 13 innovative brands that noted Range Online Media as their search agency on the list were Bass Pro Shops, The Container Store, Estee Lauder, Neiman Marcus, and Timberland.

Published by Internet Retailer, the Top 500 Guide is the undisputed source of information on the 500 largest retail websites in the U.S and Canada. Now in its seventh year of publication, the Guide contains the latest competitive data on the leaders of web-based retailing, and lists their vendors in 21 different categories, including search engine marketing. iProspect beat out 91 other companies to earn the number one spot.

"The Top 500 e-Tailers on this list are the best of the best," said Robert Murray, CEO, iProspect, "and we are very proud to be working with so many of them. Their placement on this list is a testament to their hard work in driving performance." Murray continued, "Besides working to be smarter and faster than their competitors, they also look at their marketing holistically. In other words, they work to integrate search with all their marketing channels -- display, email, TV, radio, print -- to get the biggest bang for their marketing buck and drive the best results possible. Retailers who want to step-up their game could learn a lot from the players on this list."

An important industry resource, the Top 500 Guide provides profiles on each of the 500 biggest Web merchants in North America, including corporate strategies and merchandising and marketing tactics. This year's edition also includes sections on social networking, site search features and functions, and mobile commerce.

"The vast number of retail clients we have represented on the list shows not just the strength of the retail industry to weather down economic cycles, but the competitive advantage for retailers who stay agile, innovative, and work with strategic partners who can manage their campaigns holistically," said Misty Locke, President, Range Online Media, and Chief Strategy Officer, iProspect. "We don't strictly act as a paid search or SEO agency for these top retailers, but as a strategic partner with an eye for taking all of their performance marketing initiatives to the next level."

About iProspect

iProspect is the Original Search Engine Marketing Firm. The company helps many of the world's most successful brands maximize their online marketing ROI through performance marketing services that include: natural search engine optimization, paid search advertising management, online display advertising management, shopping feed management, global search engine marketing, Web analytics/attribution modeling, reputation management, and other related services. By dramatically increasing business results for clients, iProspect helps to create search marketing heroes every day.

With U.S. offices in Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and Dallas-Ft. Worth, as well as global search engine marketing offices, iProspect can be contacted at 1-800-522-1152, or by visiting http://www.iprospect.com.

Questions regarding this release should be directed to iProspect Director of Communications, Colleen Reed, at 617.449.4172.

About Range Online Media

Range Online Media is a leading search and interactive marketing agency that delivers measurable success through comprehensive, online marketing services, including paid search marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), online media placement and social media, strategic planning, performance optimization and more.

Range Online Media has received a number of industry accolades, including a 2009 OMMA Award for online advertising creativity in search marketing for Cole Haan, and SES Awards in 2009 for Best Use of Local Search for their work with Reliant Energy and in 2008 for Innovative Use of SEO with Nike. They were proud to have received the highest average client satisfaction rating in the paid search industry by Jupiter Research in the two most recently published Constellation Reports.

Range Online Media is headquartered in Ft. Worth, Texas and has offices in New York and Utah. They can be reached by visiting http://www.RangeOnlineMedia.com.

Please direct questions regarding this release or request interviews by contacting Range Online Media Public Relations and Communications Manager, Jordan Arnt, at 817.665.1570.

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