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SALT LAKE CITY — For the third year in a row, SEO.com, an organic SEO company, claimed a spot on MountainWest Capital Network’s Emerging Elite, a list that recognizes some of the fastest-growing businesses in Utah.

The 2011 Emerging Elite was comprised of 15 companies that have each been in business for fewer than five years.

“We are honored to be recognized once again by MountainWest Capital Network,” SEO.com President Ash Buckles said. “This recognition for our company is a reflection of the hard work of our dedicated employees, who we proudly thank for their efforts.”

The winners were announced during a ceremony on Oct. 6 for the annual Utah 100 Awards.

According to MountainWest Capital Network, the Emerging Elite are young Utah companies “that show significant promise for future success.”

Other businesses on the list included: 2GIG Technologies, CampusBookRentals.com, Candlelight Homes, LLC, Cariloha, Coherex Medical, Inc., GOAL ZERO, Infuse Medical, Matchbin, Inc., Miche Bag, LLC, OptConnect, Orabrush, OrangeSoda, Qivana, LLC and Zoobies.

“Utah continues to prove its resiliency and economic prowess as one of the most business-friendly states in the country,” said Jason F. Watson, president of MountainWest Capital Network.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert praised the businesses for growing during a sluggish economy. He applauded the companies for the job growth and economic development they provide the state.

For SEO.com, the growth is a testament to the company’s strong leadership and business concept, Buckles said.

SEO.com increases revenue for its clients by driving more traffic to their websites. Through search engine optimization and social media marketing, employees at SEO.com push for the websites to dominate search results when people look for the products or services online.

“SEO.com continues to grow because we offer what every business needs, a powerful Internet presence that gets a company noticed by the search engines,” Buckles said. “We will build on this momentum by continuing to provide our clients with the best possible technology, along with fast, friendly customer service.”

The Emerging Elite award came on the heels of SEO.com being named to the 2011 Emerging 8 by Utah Business magazine.

About MountainWest Capital Network

Founded in Salt Lake City in 1983, the objective of the MountainWest Capital Network is to support entrepreneurial success and enable business growth by fostering the dynamic flow of information about capital formation and distribution, educating and mentoring excellence, recognizing and rewarding business success and performance, and fostering synergistic relationships through networking.

About SEO.com

SEO.com is a search engine optimization company that delivers a big return on investment for its clients by driving traffic to their websites through aggressive search engine marketing. Clients range from small startups to Fortune 50 companies.