New York, NY – August 24, 2010 – Yodle, a leader in local online advertising, announced today the company was ranked 35th on the prestigious Inc. 500 list, a compilation of the most entrepreneurial and fastest growing privately held companies in America.
Inc. 500 “We are humbled and honored to be in the company of so many truly world class businesses,” said Court Cunningham, CEO of Yodle. “This kind of recognition would not be possible without the hard work and dedication to excellence of the whole team at Yodle. The team’s continued drive to provide the best possible results for our clients and deliver unparalleled customer service amazes me every day .”
Yodle’s debut at number 35 comes on the heels of an extraordinary three year growth rate of 5,958%. In its fifth year in business, Yodle grew nearly 150% in year over year revenue from 2008 to 2009, making it the third year in a row with triple digit growth. The company also added more than 100 employees around the country.
This year Yodle introduced multiple new product innovations including YodleOrganic, a low-cost optimization solution designed to help local businesses build their web presence and generate more website traffic. A recognized industry leader, Yodle wrote the book on local online advertising when CEO Court Cunningham co-authored Local Online Advertising for Dummies, the first ever comprehensive guide to online advertising for local businesses.
The 2010 Inc. 500|5000 list is often considered a barometer of entrepreneurial success, and Yodle is proud to be listed. Started in 1982, Inc. introduced the Inc. 500 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States. Since then, this prestigious list of the nation’s most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success and the place where future household names first make their mark. Oracle, Patagonia, E*Trade, Zipcar and numerous other well-known brands have been honored by the Inc. 500|5000.
About Yodle Yodle, a leader in local online advertising and named fastest growing local online advertising company by industry analyst Borrell Associates, connects thousands of local businesses with consumers in a process so simple and cost-effective that business owners can’t imagine any other way to advertise. Yodle has developed an integrated approach to signing up and serving local businesses that are transitioning their marketing budgets online. Yodle is headquartered in New York, NY with a presence in 25 major cities across the United States.
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Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us September 30–October 2, 2010, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, located minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. For more information about the 2010 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.