-- The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum selects SEO.com as the 6th top young company in Utah at the annual "Top 25 Under Five Awards.” SEO.com’s continued growth and strong revenue helped the SEO company gain 11 spots from the previous year.
PROVO, Utah – For the second-straight year, the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum has named SEO.com among the fastest growing businesses in its annual “Top 25 Under 5 Awards.” SEO.com landed the 6th spot this year after ranking 17 in 2009.
“It’s exciting to be on this list two years in a row, but dang it, we want that top spot,” said a smiling Dave Bascom, CEO of SEO.com. “There’s always next year.”
The Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum (UVEF) recognizes the best emerging companies in the state of Utah based on revenue growth and job creation. The UVEF uses these awards to help promote local companies that may become industry leaders throughout the region, state and the world. Recent winners include ZAGG, Interbank FX, Seastone, Altiris, and Omniture.
“These rankings are not a coincidence,” said Derek Miller, managing director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development. “It is because of our entrepreneurs and the hard working men and women in this state.”
“Some really great companies have been recognized here in the past, and this year’s group is impressive.” Bascom said. “It really is an honor to be recognized along with these successful companies.”
SEO.com’s monthly revenue has increased more than 600 percent in the last two years. Since its launch in June, 2007, SEO.com has hired about 70 employees and helped numerous clients rank at the top of the search engines, which has delivered an average return on investment of more than 2,000 percent. SEO.com has also garnered national attention – just recently being named the No. 2 SEO firm in the country by Website Magazine. Currently, SEO.com has more than 150 clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies.
The success and accolades are extremely rewarding for Bascom, who started to company in his basement just a few years ago.
“It’s been a lot of hard work,” Bascom said. “In many ways I feel like we’re just getting started. Keep an eye on us because our best is yet to come.”
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.
SEO.com is a search marketing firm that makes its clients money by driving traffic to their websites through aggressive search engine optimization, pay per click management, and social media marketing. SEO.com then turns those visitors into sales through search-optimized Web design and conversion optimization. Clients range from small startups to Fortune 100 companies. For more information, visit http://www.seo.com/