Search marketing consultancy SEOptimise has ranked 74th fastest growing technology company in this year’s Deloitte Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in EMEA.

Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over five years, with SEOptimise growing by 1598% in this period. Overall, companies that ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA 2012 programme had an average growth rate of 1,549%.

In addition to ranking in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, SEOptimise recently ranked first in the Internet category, second in the South East and ninth overall in the 2012 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK.

The news tops a busy and successful six months for the company, which most recently added NHS Choices, Ecclesiastical Insurance, Pearson and Law on the Web to its portfolio. The company has also been shortlisted in the Finance category of the UK Search Awards, and was recently recognised as an approved company by the Recommended Agency Register. Its ever-expanding client roster includes M&G, Sage, Miele, Christie + Co, Trafalgar Tours, Audley Travel and Reed Elsevier.

Stuart Tofts, Managing Director of SEOptimise, said: “This ranking tops an excellent year for SEOptimise and a nice note to end it on. Scoring so highly in both the Fast 500 and Fast 50 is a fantastic achievement for the whole team and we look forward to continued success in 2013 and beyond.”

David Halstead, Deloitte partner in charge of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA programme comments: "Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 is commendable in today’s highly competitive technology industry. We congratulate SEOptimise on being one of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in the region."

Founded in 2006, SEOptimise creates bespoke search marketing strategies with an emphasis on delivering exceptional return on investment through ethical business. Its offers a fully integrated approach, continually innovating to incorporate search engine optimisation, social media advertising, PPC, link building and web analytics, as well as the creation of engaging, high-quality content.

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Deloitte Technology Fast 500 EMEA selection and qualifications
The Technology Fast 500 list is compiled from the Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 50 programmes, nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500, and public company database research. To qualify for the Technology Fast 500, entrants must have had base-year operating revenues of at least €50,000 and current-year operating revenues of at least €800,000.

Entrants must also be public or private companies headquartered in EMEA and must be a “technology company,” defined as a company that develops or owns proprietary technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or manufactures a technology-related product; or devotes a high percentage of effort to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology in a unique way does not qualify.

Published on: 3:55PM on 17th December 2012