I am really pleased to announce that Search Engine People has been named one of Canadas fastest growing companies by Profit Magazine. In fact, we are ranked as the 87th fastest growing company. The rankings were just released at 9 am EST this morning here!

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Weve known for a long time that weve got a search marketing dream team, so its nice to have that validated by a publication as respected as Profit Magazine! The Profit 100 rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over the previous 5 year period, and upon having attained a minimum revenue level.

Profit Magazine is Canadas preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. Published six times a year by Rogers Publishing Ltd., PROFIT is distributed almost exclusively to the chief executives of companies with five to 250 employees and annual revenue of $1 million to $25 million, reaching 306,000 readers across Canada.

Well now gladly add this award to the Branham award we received in 2006, as one of the Top 25 Canadian IT Up and Comers .

I would like to take this post as an opportunity to thank all our valued clients and employees for making this award a reality. Without you all, this would not have been possible!

Below, follows our press release on the topic.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Search Engine People Inc. named one of Canadas fastest growing companies
–Search marketing dream team relies on win-win-win philosophy to fuel success–

Ajax, ON, June 1, 2009"Search Engine People Inc. (SEP), Canadas premiere search marketing firm, has been named one of Canadas fastest growing companies. The company ranked 87th in the 21st annual PROFIT 100 ranking of Canadas fastest-growing companies by PROFIT Magazine.

Over the last five years, we achieved tremendous revenue growth says Jeff Quipp, president and CEO of Search Engine People Inc. This phenomenal growth has been a team effort"we employ dedicated specialists in all aspects of search marketing including a variety of industry experts and renowned consultants.

Quipp routinely speaks at conferences worldwide on the topic of search engine optimization and is widely recognized as one of the preeminent authorities on search and social media. He is a leading expert on Internet marketing, search engine optimization, paid search management, reputation management and social media marketing.

Client satisfaction is critical to our success, Quipp adds. Happy clients have carried our message of quality and results to their contacts, leading to skyrocketing referrals, self-financed growth and non-existent employee turnover. Our approach has been a win for our clients, a win for Search Engine People and definitely a win for our employees.

The company expects its growth to continue and plans to open a Vancouver office in August 2009. It was also recently selected to lead the Internet Advertising Boards Paid Search course in cities across the country beginning in July.

Ranking Canadas fastest-growing companies by five-year revenue growth, the PROFIT 100 profiles the countrys most successful growth companies. Published in the June issue of PROFIT and online at PROFIT100.com, the PROFIT 100 is Canadas largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement.

The PROFIT 100 are an inspiration to entrepreneurs at all stages of growth, from startup to major corporation, says Ian Portsmouth, editor of PROFIT. Their business practices and product innovations are exemplary of how businesses can succeed in uncertain times.

About Profit Magazine
PROFIT: Your Guide to Business Success, is Canadas preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. For more than 25 years, Canadian entrepreneurs across a vast array of economic sectors have remained loyal to PROFIT because its a timely and reliable source of actionable information that helps them increase their revenues, boost their profitability and get the recognition they deserve for generating positive economic and social change. Published six times a year by Rogers Publishing Ltd., PROFIT is distributed almost exclusively to the chief executives of companies with five to 250 employees and annual revenue of $1 million to $25 million, reaching 306,000 readers across Canada. Visit PROFIT online at http://www.PROFITmagazine.ca.

About Search Engine People
Search Engine People Inc. is a Toronto-based search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM) company which began operations in 2001. The company has expertise in organic search, paid search, local search, social media marketing, campaign tracking, and usability. Search Engine People works with a variety of clients from multinational corporations to local businesses including Discovery Channel, MuchMusic, Purolator, Discount Car and Truck Rental, and many more. Search Engine People was selected by the Branham Group as one of the Top 25 Canadian IT Up and Comers for 2006. Visit us at http://www.searchenginepeople.com.

For more information contact:
Kevin Morrison, Polaris Public Relations Inc., kevin@polarisprinc.com or (416) 856-9807