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SEO Inc Achieves Google AdWords Certified Partner Status!

Since Google announced the upgrade of their AdWords Certification program on April 26th, the SEO Inc. PPC marketing team has been busy taking and passing the newly required exams.  SEO Inc has a long a successful history as a full service search engine marketing and was already part of the Google Advertising Professionals program and had achieved AdWords Qualified Company status.  When the announcement came all AdWords Qualified companies had 6 months to pass the updated exams, but we wanted to showcase our abilities by becoming certified immediately.

The new program raises the bar for certification in the following ways:

• New, comprehensive curriculum designed to improve strategic and tactical knowledge
• Introduction of annually refreshed advanced level exams illustrating competency in search, display, reporting and analysis
• To match the updated training materials, we’ve increased the exam requirements for individual qualification to two – Advertising Fundamentals and one advanced exam

As the test has become more difficult it is our belief that being AdWords Certified Partner will mean more as many agencies will not be able to keep up with the level of ongoing training and knowledge required.

About Garry Grant

Garry Grant is a veteran expert in search engine optimization and the digital marketing industry. With nearly 20 years of experience, Garry has successfully built a multi-service operation at SEO, Inc., developing proprietary technologies through complex strategic solutions. He has extensive experience in key initiatives and operational responsibilities grounded in information technology and performance management.

Garry’s expertise and esteemed reputation, coupled with SEO Inc.’s impressive client success record has earned him such accolades as Entrepreneur Magazine's 2005 Hot List for the Hottest Internet Property, Inc. 500 2007 Honorary award for Fastest Growing Private Company in America, an Inc. 500 top 50 Company in San Diego, and interviews with The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, WIRED, Entrepreneur and The Huffington Post.

Garry Grant began his online career in 1993 creating strategic Web and e-business solutions for, The Rush Limbaugh Show, Premiere Radio Networks, Clear Channel Communications, EarthLink and Artisan Motion Pictures. Today, Garry and SEO Inc.’s highly skilled digital strategists develop proprietary technology and strategic digital marketing direction for Fortune 500 companies including, SC Johnson, McAfee,, Inc Magazine, IGN, Tacorri, LPL Financial, National Kidney Foundation, G4 TV, Fuel TV and Sony, just to name a few.