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The HOTH Makes The 2017 INC 5000 List, Coming In At #820

By | August 24, 2017

Out of over 6 million businesses in the US, we’re proud to announce that The HOTH made the 2017 INC 5000 list of the fastest growing companies in the US.

The HOTH - Inc 5000 2017

We also came in #10 in top Tampa companies.

Making the list is a dream I’ve had for years, and it almost doesn’t seem real now that it’s here.

What started as a fledgling startup with a few guys in an apartment has turned into a bustling office full talented people HOTHing thousands of customers every day.

New Ideas + Great People = Growth

Over the last few years, we’ve had the great fortune of bringing on some of the best minds in the industry to help us bring new ideas to life.

HOTH Blogger, led by Rachel Hernandez, has grown to over 200+ writers and a full staff of editors.

HOTH X, our newest managed SEO service led by Mackenzie Logan, has become our fastest growing product of all time – with the best results we’ve ever seen to boot.

But then there’s also a lot that you don’t see behind the scenes.

Our Operations Manager George Papadeas has kept the rocket ship running smooth as a baby’s bottom through the hiring of over 30+ in-office staff and a mountain of operational structuring to support our growth.

Our Dev AND Support teams have expanded under the leadership of Jessie Poen. We have seen more major upgrades to our core system and products in the last 6 months than ever before. We have over 1000+ glowing reviews thanks to the hard work of our customer care team.

Our account management team, led by Joe Knipp, has grown to handle 100,000+ SEOs that come to The HOTH every month.

Our leadership, led by The HOTH partners Marc Hardgrove & David Martin, have provided the direction and resources that pushed us and allowed us to grow more than we thought possible.

“When a company is in “hyper growth mode” like The HOTH is now, its truly an entrepreneur’s high. It’s literally intoxicating. The HOTH is one of the fastest growing companies in the US and making the INC 5000 list this year is a cherry on top. We would not be here without our dedicated staff and loyal customers. We humbly say THANK YOU and now let’s get back to work.” – Marc Hardgrove

All in all, there are literally over 1000 people that work on projects here at The HOTH, and we are so grateful for each and every one.

In fact, we had to get a whole new office to support the team. If you’re in the St. Petersburg FL area, please drop by!!




The Future Of The HOTH

We’re proud of what we have accomplished, but by no means are we stopping here.

There is a long road ahead of us to reach our vision. We’re staying humble, heads down, and continuing the grind to be the best SEO company in the world.

The pipeline is fuller than it’s ever been, and I can’t wait to share with you what we’ve been working on next.

Clayton Johnson

Clayton Johnson is the CMO of The HOTH SEO company. He has over 8+ years experience in the SEO industry and has spoken at events like SEJ Summit. The HOTH has been featured in Inc 5000, Forbes, SMX, Pubcon, Content Marketing World, Affiliate Summit, Brighton and more.

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