Search Laboratory, has been named the UK’s 10th best employer in The Sunday Times Top 100 Small to Medium Enterprise Companies to Work For 2012. The Leeds-based experts in English and multilingual search engine optimisation (SEO) and pay per click (PPC) campaign management was awarded three star status, the highest possible level of accreditation, by the programme coordinator Best Companies.

Search Laboratory’s leadership, team spirit and employee wellbeing have been cited as the foremost in a variety of factors which contributed to the company’s listing as one of the top 10 companies to work for in the UK.

Ian Harris, CEO, Search Laboratory, comments: “It is our people that make Search Laboratory a great place to work. We employ a wide variety of talented folks, including native foreign language speakers, maths graduates, web programmers and journalists, so it is vital for our staff that we champion everyone’s individual contributions which combine to make our company and its services great.

“Our approach to SEO and PPC blends maths and science with a deep understanding of language structure, colloquialisms and the issues that drive both the buying habits of customers and the reputations of our clients,” adds Harris. “The world of search marketing is always evolving, so our people need to be constantly aware of industry developments so we can adapt and keep our clients ahead of the game. Maintaining satisfied and challenged employees is absolutely essential to our success. After all, they are the ones that help us enhance our clients’ search rankings, develop new services and ensure our business is continually primed for growth.”

The 65 strong company offers a range of monthly financial incentives designed to reward employees for producing high quality work. Benefit packages, including pensions and private healthcare insurance are provided to permanent staff members, who can also adopt a flexible working scheme in order to accommodate responsibilities and commitments outside of the office.

Regular engagement and visibility with the management occurs in weekly knowledge sharing sessions. This gives team members the opportunity to input creative ideas and influence decisions that impact the overall direction of the business.

The Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For accreditation was established to recognise and reward excellence in the workplace and is based on a voluntary employee survey, conducted by Best Companies.

Search Laboratory provides customer centric search marketing services, including English and multilingual SEO and intuitive PPC campaign management. The company’s unique approach, which puts the customer at the heart of SEO strategy, has seen the organisation grow its headcount from 20 to 65 in the last twelve months alone.

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About Search Laboratory
Search Laboratory ( is a global leader in search marketing, specialising in English and multilingual search engine optimisation (SEO), pay per click (PPC) campaign and bid management, analytics and other online marketing activities. It has a customer centric ethos to campaign planning and delivers tangible, revenue driven results, based on scientific rigour and a deep understanding of language structure, colloquialism and customer buying habits. Founded in 2005, Search Laboratory is today widely recognised in its field for its technical ability. BidLab™, the company’s proprietary PPC bid management software is used to drive greater PPC returns for a range of multinational clients around the world.

Published on: 6:04AM on 28th February 2012