What: SEO.com donates free SEO consulting to winner of Utah Live-Pitch
Where: Omniture Headquarters, 550 East Timpanogos Circle, Orem, Utah
When: June 9, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
OREM, Utah (June 4, 2009) – There may be nothing more valuable for startup companies than ranking high on Internet search engines. To help local startups find online success, SEO.com, a Utah search engine marketing company, is offering $3,500 worth of services to the winner of Utah Live-Pitch on June 9 in Orem, Utah.
“It’s the largest donation we’ve received. We are extremely happy to have SEO.com as a sponsor to the event,” said Brock Blake, CEO of Funding Universe. “Internet marketing is a vital element in any company’s success these days, and SEO.com’s services will give a new Utah company a great head start.”
The Live-Pitch event – presented by Silicon Slopes, Omniture, Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum and Funding Universe – will feature several companies pitching their business ideas to a live audience and a panel of investors at Omniture Headquarters. Experts will provide feedback and judges and the audience will choose winners. The winners will receive services from event sponsors and an invitation to pitch to the Utah Angels, an organization that makes private investments in promising companies.
Millions of people now shop online. SEO.com’s offered services will help the winning company reach those customers by targeting key search terms, building links to the site and applying other techniques to get better placement on search engines.
“Obviously, starting a business requires a lot of capital.” said Mark Adams, the community development liaison for Omniture. “To not only get free services, but to get free services that can boost your exposure and online presence is invaluable.”
SEO.com has strong roots in Utah. It’s CEO, David Bascom, understands the value of promoting local businesses and helping new Utah companies succeed.
“I am pleased to sponsor this event because I love helping other entrepreneurs succeed. It’s an opportunity to give back to the business community and help a startup make a name for itself,” Bascom said.
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 http://www.seo.com.