America’s Fastest Growing Search Marketing Companies

growth-money-treeEach year, Inc. Magazine releases its Inc. 500/5000 list of the fastest growing companies in America. We’re proud to announce that Search Engine Land’s parent company, Third Door Media, made the Inc. 5000 list this year.

Who gets chosen? Inc. says, “The 2011 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2007 through 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be based in the United States, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010.”

We were also pleased to note that numerous companies in our own search/online marketing industry made the list. Congratulations and kudos to these companies:

#33 – HubSpot
#40 – CPAlead
#48 – Leadnomics
#58 – Slingshot SEO
#74 – Millennial Media
#84 – Local Splash
#89 – eGumBall
#105 – Yext
#112 – Galaxy Marketing Solutions
#116 – RAMP
#118 – Likeable Media
#125 – TriAd Media Solutions
#130 – ymarketing
#137 – Yodle
#163 – Teknicks
#167 – Cloud 8 Sixteen
#183 – That! Company
#193 – PCG Digital Marketing
#219 – ChaCha
#239 – Capitol Media Solutions
#264 – Balihoo
#325 – Spring Creek Group
#360 – OrangeSoda
#372 – TriMark Solutions
#375 – Local Leads HQ
#418 – Search Influence
#472 – The1stMovement
#474 – G5
#481 – Levelwing #4007 – Vizergy

Did your company make the Inc. 5000 2001 list, and we didn’t mention you? Please let us know in the comments, below.

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About The Author: (@CJSherman) is a Founding Editor of and President of Searchwise LLC, a Boulder Colorado based Web consulting firm. He also programs and co-chairs the Search Marketing Expo - SMX conference series.

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  • cassieo

    Hey- Just wanted to give a shout out to Rise Interactive coming in at #505! I’m the SEO Manager there, and while we didn’t break 500 this year, I am really proud of the entire Rise team!

  • Lesa Evans

    I think the data in this article is completely misrepresented by the title. It’s not a list of the fastest growing SEO companies by any definition if it excludes companies founded after 2007 – not to mention those that were not posting profits before then.
    If the current year was 2008, I could see the value. But it’s 2011 and an awful lot has happened in four years in the SEO world, as we all know.

  • Jim Brown

    @Lesa — actually, it was companies founded (and generating revenue) BEFORE 2007. Then, Inc looks specifically at revenue growth from 2007-2010, thus giving the “fastest growing companies.”


    Maybe a better title would of been “America’s Fastest Growing Advertising & Marketing Companies”. A lot of these have nothing to do with search!

  • LisaQuinn

    For the fourth year in a row made the Inc. 5000 list coming in at #1171 and #117 in the Industry. Congratulations to all of these wonderful companies who made the list!

  • Ryan_Lash

    Congrats to Chris and the entire 3rd Door Media!


    PS: look forward to seeing everyone at the next SMX!!

  • Location3 Media

    We’d like to give a shout out to our team at Location3 Media for making the Inc. 5000 list for the 5th year in a row! Congrats to everyone else as well!

  • Dylan

    Hello Everyone!

    My name is Dylan Benton, and I am head of the SEO team at TriMark Solutions (# 372 on the INC 500 list!) I was just browsing some of the articles on as I do on a weekly basis, and came across this post.

    Thanks Chris for posting this! TriMark is VERY proud to have made the INC 500 this year, so we appreciate you helping spread the word! And please keep up the great posts on too! We love staying on the cutting edge of industry news, and your team’s blog posts really help us to do so!

  • http://CJGodlewski CJ Godlewski

    Congrats to the entire Teknicks team. The best is yet to come!

  • Mathew Guiver

    e-storm international made the list,

    We have been ranked for the past three years, and came in at #993 this year. Our team is very proud of the recognition!

  • Kent Lewis

    You also forgot Anvil Media, Inc. (#3377) based in Portland, OR. We’ve been around since 2000, so not exactly a new kid on the block, but we do good work.

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