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The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum names SEO.com as the 17th top young company in Utah at the annual “Top 25 Under Five Awards.” SEO.com was selected because of its rapid growth and strong influence in the Internet marketing industry. The Utah SEO company is also garnering national attention for its search engine optimization services.

PROVO, Utah (July 9, 2009) – The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum awarded SEO.com, a Web site optimization firm, as Utah’s 17th best up-and-coming business in its 10th annual “Top 25 Under Five Awards.”

“We are truly honored and excited to be included in this prestigious list of up-and-coming businesses. We have great plans for the future of SEO.com, and it is really encouraging to receive this kind of recognition early on,” said Dave Bascom, founder and CEO of SEO.com.

Crowds gathered into the Novell building in Provo, Utah to celebrate and honor entrepreneurs and some of the state’s top companies under five years old. In a bright contrast to the current economic struggle, optimism reigned here where companies were boasting both recent and future success.

The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) recognizes the best emerging companies in the state of Utah based on profit, job creation, job quality and growth. The event’s purpose is to promote companies that may become industry leaders in the state, the region and globally. This year’s winner was Zagg, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and distributer of clear coverings and accessories for electronic and hand-held devices. Some of the past award winners include Omniture and Xango.

Lt. Gov. Gary Herbert praised the winners during his keynote address, discussing the strength of entrepreneurship in the state and the positive affect it has on the entire economy.

“I can’t say enough good about the business community here,” Herbert said. “The private sector creates jobs and is the lifeblood of the community. Utah is a great place to live and a great place to do business.”

SEO.com was recognized among the top 20 because of its swift growth, having increased more than 300 percent in the last year alone. Since its launch in June, 2007, SEO.com has hired more than 40 employees and helped numerous clients climb to the top of the search engines. Currently, SEO.com has nearly 100 clients that range from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies.

About UVEF
UVEF is a volunteer non-profit support group linking entrepreneurs to Money, Markets, and Mentors. Celebrating 20 years of new business success, UVEF empowers current and future business leaders to thrive in today’s competitive market. The organization provides real-world, practical educational and valuable resources on how to access needed capital, attract new customers and tap into industry experts. For information on upcoming meetings, speakers, and membership, visit www.uvef.net.

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.