Inc. 500 Recognizes SEO.com as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in America

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Having grown 774 percent in the past three years, Internet marketing firm’s revenue topped $9 million in 2011.

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SEO.com ranked No. 491 on the 2012 Inc. 500 list.

We think it’s a pretty big feat for such a young company to make the list.

Coming in at No. 491 on the Inc. 500 list, SEO.com was recognized last week as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States.

“This is the first time we’ve ranked on the Inc. 500 list and we’re ecstatic,” said SEO.com President Ash Buckles.

SEO.com has experienced significant growth since its inception in 2007, expanding from four employees five years ago to more than 80 today. The company, which has grown about 774 percent in the past three years, did $9.1 million in revenue in 2011.

“We think it’s a pretty big feat for such a young company to make the list,” said Greg Shuey, vice president of client services for SEO.com. “Every year we grow faster and stronger, and we’re excited to see where that will lead us.”

Shuey said he expects the amount of money businesses spend for online marketing to continue to increase. SEO.com was one of about a dozen companies featured on the Inc. 500 list that specialize in search engine optimization services.

Experts at SEMPO and Econsultancy estimate that the search engine marketing industry in North America will reach a value of nearly $23 billion by the end of 2012, an increase of nearly 19 percent, and up from $19.3 billion in 2011. This and other research will be released in September in the State of Search Marketing Report 2012.

SEO.com has clients ranging from small startups to larger enterprise companies. SEO.com has helped businesses like Mrs. Fields and Dell rank at the top of search engine results.
Since the list debuted in the early 1980s, some of the most prominent companies in the world have been featured on the Inc. 500, including Microsoft and Go Daddy.

“It’s an honor to appear on a list that has recognized such influential businesses,” Shuey said. “We’ve worked really hard and it’s starting to pay off. … Keep your eye on us because we’re just getting started.”

Speaking to those who made this year’s list, Eric Schurenberg, Inc. magazine editor-in-chief, said ranking among 500 of the fastest growing companies in America in 2012 was a “particularly notable achievement.”

“Your company had to thrive through three of the toughest years this economy has seen in living memory,” Schurenberg said. “Your success in such times is eloquent testimony to your team’s creativity, resilience and tenacity.”

“Powerhouses” added to the list in 2012 included Chobani and Facebook, he added.

View this year's complete list here: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2012.

About SEO.com

SEO.com 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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