SEO.com Continues Rapid Growth Despite Slumping Economy

The search engine marketing company adds top talent to meet the demands of a fast-growing client base. It has hired 11 people since March and has no plans of slowing down.

PROVO, Utah (May 26, 2009) – Business is booming for SEO.com. After announcing three hires in March, the Utah SEO company followed that up with eight more employees in April and May.

“I am thrilled about our growth over the past several months,” said David Bascom, president and CEO. “Our business is based on the expertise of our people, and we’ve been fortunate to hire some very talented people with a lot of great SEO experience. I look forward to continued success with the great team we are building.”

The recent additions include: director of SEO, search engine optimization specialists, account managers, coders and copywriters. The Internet marketing company has grown more than 300 percent in the last year.

“We keep adding new clients each month,” said Nelson James, vice president of SEO.com. “It has given us the resources we need to keep hiring great, new talent that’s required to help our growing clientele find the success they are after.”

This growth rate is especially satisfying for Bascom and James, who hired their first employee in August, 2005 to help with just a handful of clients. Now they employ nearly 40 people to manage about 100 clients, including big names like Dell, Mrs. Fields and AlphaGraphics.

“I believe we’ve hired the right people to take our company to the next level,” Bascom said. “I expect them to jump right in to help establish SEO.com as a leader in our industry.”

Bascom said SEO services are very attractive to business owners, especially in this economy where every penny counts. Search engine marketing, he says, allows these companies to reach countless potential customers and is often more cost effective than traditional marketing.

“People continue to seek out our services as they look for ways to grow their business while controlling their expenses,” Bascom said. “Search marketing is measurable and yields a very high return on investment.”
SEO.com plans to continue hiring new employees throughout 2009, and will be moving to a larger office space this summer to accommodate its growth.

About SEO.com

SEO.com is an Internet marketing firm that specializes in organic search engine optimization and pay-per-click advertising (PPC) management. SEO.com has helped numerous clients climb to the top of Google for their targeted keywords. Clients range from small, startup businesses to Fortune 100 companies. For more information about SEO.com, visit www.seo.com.

New employees since April 6:

Ash Buckles: Hired as Director of SEO on May 18. He has worked in online marketing and Web development for 12 years with experience in SEO, PPC, blog marketing, social media and cold fusion development. Buckles recently left Axis41, where he led online marketing strategies for large, publicly traded company Web sites and small businesses. He also has experience with database design and development. Buckles regularly speaks at industry events on topics relating to SEO and blogging.

Dan Patterson: Hired as an SEO Account Manager on May 18. He worked as a regional account coordinator for Enhance.com, a template designer and marketing coach for Perforum/GMA, and as an Internet marketing coach for Prosper, Inc. He has a bachelor’s in information systems from Utah Valley University.

Andy Eliason: Hired as a copywriter on April 6. For the last three years he has worked in the SEO industry, first as a content writer at 10X Marketing and then the Manager of Writing Services at Main10, Inc. Eliason has also been published in literary magazines. He has a degree in philosophy from Utah State University.

Dan Bischoff: Hired as a copywriter on April 6. Previously, he was the content manager for VacationRoost.com. Bischoff also worked as a print reporter for the Associated Press, The Park Record and the Salem Statesman Journal. He has a bachelor’s in mass communications and public relations from the University of Utah.

Darren Bradley: Hired as an SEO specialist on April 13. In the last four years he worked as an Internet consultant for another Internet company. Bradley also served in the Royal Navy as a supervisor for nearly five years. He was on the first ship into Iraq in the 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom.

David Reid Malmborg II: Hired on April 13 as an SEO specialist. Previously he was a sales and marketing executive for Riser Media, and a business account rep for CompUSA. Malmborg has a bachelor’s in speech communication, with a business minor, and a post baccalaureate certificate in integrated marketing communication from the University of Utah.

Jonathan Cuevas: Hired as an SEO specialist on April 13. For six years, he worked in the Web hosting industry – primarily with Unix/Linux servers and systems. He has developed internal Web application tools for Verio, and has also worked as a Technical Support Supervisor. He is a continuing computer science student at Utah Valley University, and plans to graduate in 2011.

Starr Gelbhaar: Hired as an SEO specialist on May 4. Since 2006, she has been heavily involved in Internet marketing and search engine optimization. Gelbhaar received a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certification in 1998 and has since worked in Web development, graphic design, network and Internet security, and as a project manager for a software development firm.

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3 Comments

  1. Jacob Stoops says

    Congrats guys. That’s a tremendous accomplishment considering the adversity we are all facing in the business world.

    We are both very fortunate. I work as an SEO Analyst for a Columbus-based search marketing firm called People To My Site. Like you, we have actually been able to expand our team and services despite the economy.

    Here’s to good luck to us both going forward!

  2. Jacob Brown says

    I would like to personally congratulate SEO.com on the accomplishments you have made thus far. I have been following you guys for quite a while and have gained much insight from your blogs and website as well.

    I believe you guys are true SEO professionals and I would have loved to have been a part of this tremendous growth…if I wasn’t located in Michigan…lol

    Good luck in the future as well, and I wish the best for you all.

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