WordStream Makes Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing U.S. Private Companies for Third Consecutive Year

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WordStream is ranked #567 on Inc. 5000 list and #16 for Top 100 Massachusetts Companies

WordStream Inc., a provider of search marketing software and PPC management solutions, was named No. 567 on Inc. Magazine’s 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. WordStream is listed among other fast-growing private companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, and Zillow.

Founded in 2007, WordStream has seen dramatic growth over the past three years, reaching a 2014 revenue of $10.1 million. This signifies a growth of 806 percent in the past three years. Earlier this year WordStream was named an AdWords Premier Partner by Google, announced a partnership with Constant Contact, and was featured on Boston Business Journal’s 2015 Best Places to Work.

“Inclusion in the Inc. 5000 list for the third year in a row reiterates the significant momentum that WordStream has gained since being founded eight years ago,” said Ralph J. Folz, WordStream CEO. “Being recognized on a national level helps us execute our vision to make the power of search marketing available to businesses of all sizes, and help advertisers and agencies take the guesswork out of pay-per-click advertising campaigns.”

The 2015 Inc. 5000 list is among the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years.

"The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident."

About WordStream
WordStream Inc. is the only online advertising software platform built for SMBs with step-by-step guidance on how to get more leads, customers and revenue quickly from paid search. WordStream Advisor software makes managing your PPC campaigns easier and more effective with the 20-Minute Work Week, which provides customized alerts to help advertisers meet their goals and get expert-level results in a fraction of the time, as well as tools for call tracking, reporting, landing pages and more. Whether you’re new to search marketing or are an experienced PPC manager, WordStream’s PPC management software and services can provide the boost you need to grow your business and drive better results.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

The 2015 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2011. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2014. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2011 is $100,000; the minimum for 2014 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

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The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
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Angela Smith
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