SOURCE: Bruce Clay, Inc.

November 10, 2008 16:31 ET

Local Business Journal Recognizes Bruce Clay, Inc. for Impressive Company Growth

Award-Winning Search Engine Marketing Firm Remains Strong in Uncertain Economic Times

SIMI VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2008) - Search engine optimization and Internet marketing company Bruce Clay, Inc. (http://www.bruceclay.com) was honored as one of the fastest growing companies in Southern California's San Fernando Valley area. The San Fernando Valley Business Journal ranked Bruce Clay, Inc. number 14 on its list of the 50 fastest-growing local private companies. Bruce Clay, Inc.'s average annual rate of growth was 86 percent.

This year the company was also named in the CRN Fast Growth 100 and in the top 2000 of the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies List for the second consecutive year -- a remarkable accomplishment during a period of economic uncertainty. At the beginning of the year, president and founder Bruce Clay predicted the effects of a recession on the search marketing industry (http://www.bruceclay.com/newsletter/volume45/2008predictions.html). His accurate reading of the economic forecast positioned the company to overcome and adjust to challenges.

"We are pleased to be recognized for the outstanding growth we have achieved over the last several years," said Clay. "Over time, we have proven to our customers that the value of our services lasts. Despite the current economic climate, awards for growth highlight the strength of the Internet marketing industry and the offerings we at Bruce Clay, Inc. provide."

The SFVBJ rankings are based on companies' average annual revenue growth percentage over the three-year period from 2005 to 2007. This is the fourth year that the Journal has compiled and published this list, which was published this week (http://www.sfvbj.com/sfvbj_readlist.asp). The companies were honored at an awards ceremony on November 5th.

About Bruce Clay, Inc.

Bruce Clay, Inc. was founded in 1996, providing search engine optimization (http://www.bruceclay.com/web_rank.htm) and consulting, pay per click management, optimization training and diagnostic tools. Along with offering high-quality services, Bruce Clay has led the industry by authoring the SEO Code of Ethics, creating the downloadable Search Engine Relationship Chart® and presenting a certification program to promote ethical practices. Today the company serves the U.S. with offices in California and New York, and internationally through offices in Europe, Australia, South Africa and Japan.