Fast 50: Utah Business Recognizes SEO.com as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in the State

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After securing spots on the Emerging Eight for two years in a row, SEO.com lands a place in the top 20 on the publication’s prestigious Fast 50 list.

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Utah Business magazine has ranked SEO.com No. 20 on the 2012 Fast 50. The list recognizes some of the fastest growing companies in the state.

We’ve experienced massive growth and have relocated to accommodate that growth. We look forward to adding services and technology to continue that expansion and serve our clients in their online marketing efforts.

Utah Business magazine has recognized Draper-based SEO.com as one of the fastest growing companies in the state. The Internet marketing firm ranked No. 20 this week on the publication’s prestigious Fast 50 list.

While this is SEO.com’s first year appearing on the Fast 50, the firm was recognized on the publication’s Emerging Eight in 2010 and 2011. That list features businesses younger than five years old that have outstanding revenue growth.

Bob Sturges, director of marketing for Utah Business, said SEO.com’s relationship with the Fast 50 and Emerging Eight is a bit unusual.

“SEO.com was on the Emerging Eight list in 2010 and 2011. This year, they are on the Fast 50. That’s probably happened to fewer than 10 other companies,” Sturges said.

SEO.com President Ash Buckles said he was excited to be among only a handful of companies to appear on both lists.

“It’s an amazing accomplishment by our team,” Buckles said. “We’ve experienced massive growth and have relocated to accommodate that growth. We look forward to adding services and technology to continue that expansion and serve our clients in their online marketing efforts.”

Companies on the Fast 50 were ranked based on a combination of revenue growth and total revenue.

“The Fast 50 list highlights businesses that are doing two things; they are growing rapidly and producing a strong revenue stream,” Sturges said. “It picks companies that are a little more mature in their process. They have found a way to sustain their growth; they’re companies that are growing year after year. A lot of the businesses on this year’s list have been on it more than once.”

In the last three years, SEO.com has experienced revenue growth of about 774 percent.

“That kind of growth during a recession is amazing,” said Greg Shuey, vice president of client services at SEO.com. “Businesses still need to promote themselves during tough economic times, and search engine optimization is one of the most effective marketing strategies.”

SEO.com has helped businesses that range in size from small startups to large enterprise companies appear at the top of the search results in search engines like Google and Bing.com.

“You can’t just bombard consumers with a bunch of advertisements anymore,” Shuey said. “Companies need to be innovative, and the ones that are, are the ones that survive.”

Other prominent Utah businesses recognized on this year’s Fast 50 included Zagg Inc. and Overstock.com, Inc.    

“The competition is fierce, but at the same time, it feels amazing to be recognized alongside some of the biggest names in Utah, and the nation,” Shuey said.

About SEO.com

SEO.com, which was named to the 2012 Inc. 500 list, is a search engine optimization company that delivers results for its clients by driving traffic to their websites and visibility to their brand. Primary services include: organic SEO, local optimization, Web analytics and content marketing. Clients range from small startups to Fortune 100 companies. For more information, visit http://www.seo.com/.

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