Acquires, Expands to Include Search Engine-Friendly Web Design becomes part of to form a comprehensive Internet marketing firm. The SEO company now offers full-service, professional Web design combined with all aspects of search engine optimization.

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 19, 2009) —, a leader in Internet marketing and search engine optimization, today announced it has expanded its services by acquiring, a Maryland-based Web site design and development firm.

“ is made up of very skilled, talented graphic designers and developers. I’m very excited about the potential this change offers for new business,” said David Bascom, CEO and founder of “We will be able to offer a much more expansive array of services to our clients for even better results.”

This acquisition makes a more inclusive Internet marketing company by enabling it to combine Website optimization with Web site design services and social media applications. In essence, it will help existing customers and future clients’ Web sites become search-engine friendly, aesthetically pleasing and more user-friendly.

“With, we’ll be able to merge top design skills and SEO strategies to deliver a compelling user experience along with the ability to show up at the top of search engines,” Bascom said.

Michael Benson from will join as the vice president of Web development.

“Mike brings a robust mix of creative and technical expertise. We’re excited to have him,” Bascom said. “He has been in the industry since its inception, and managed the company for the last year. He’s worked with many types of clients, ranging from large corporations to small, non-profit organizations. His broad experience in marketing, project planning, and management skills make him a valuable team member.”

The acquisition comes after an extremely successful year for In the last year alone, the SEO firm has quintupled its size, growing from 12 employees to more than 50, and moved to a larger office in Salt Lake County. The search engine marketing company is garnering both local and national attention. Recently was named one of the top 10 SEO companies by PromotionWorld and one of the top 25 fastest growing companies in Utah by the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum.

“ is a great company,” Benson said. “I am excited to be a part of their winning team and contribute to its success.”

About is an industry leader in Internet marketing and search engine optimization. The company specializes in search engine marketing tactics that have helped numerous clients reach millions of potential customers on the Internet. has grown rapidly since its inception and continues to expand its offerings as a full-service online marketing firm. The company offers everything from organic search engine optimization and pay-per-click to social media marketing, online public relations and full service Web design. Clients range from small startups to Fortune 100 companies. For more information about, visit the SEO blog.

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  1. Dan says

    Johan, it’s all about conversion. SEO gets people to the site. Good Web design and content keeps them there and converts traffic to sales. That’s what it’s all about, in an ideal world anyway.

  2. Johan says

    Exactly. And the good design means great flow, simplicity and leads to great conversion – just like you say. Many talk about this but few deliver.

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