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Boostability Overview

Lehi, UT
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Advertising & Marketing
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Founded in 2009, Boostability is now one of the fastest growing internet marketing companies in the world. We use cutting-edge technology to provide high-quality SEO, social media, and website marketing services that achieve explosive growth for our small business partners and ... Read more

Mission: We help small businesses succeed online.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2015 (#38)

Company Updates

  • Wondering what it's like to work at Boostability? Take a look at the culture, the perks, and what we do for small businesses around the world. Learn what it means to work for Boostability from the employees who love coming to work every day.

  • Kelly Shelton, our VP of Marketing, talks about Seasonal SEO and why now is the time to implement it for your SMB.

    Three Simple Steps To Seasonal SEO Success

    'Tis the season for seasonal SEO. Now you're asking: "Wait, seasonal SEO. Is that even a thing? I thought SEO was a long-term strategy." Yes, seasonal SEO is surely a thing -- a big thing -- that should work hand-in-hand with your long-term strategy.

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Boostability – Why Work For Us?

Boostability Quick Look Core Services:

  • SEO for Small Businesses
  • Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses
  • Website Builds & Maintenance for Small Businesses
  • Local Search and Maps Optimization for Location Based Businesses
  • SEO, Social Media and Website Selling Opportunities for Resellers
  • SEO, Social Media and Website Solutions for Media, Newspaper, and Phone Book Partners Who Need an SEO Offering for Their Clients

Market That We Serve

Small and Local businesses that need a cost effective solution for top online search visibility. Large Media and Advertising groups that need a partner that can scale small business SEO, Social Media and Webssite services to tens of thousands of customers and providing high value to the clients.

Expertise We Offer

We currently manage thousands of SEO customers.

Our Management Team has 40+ years combined of Internet Marketing experience.

Boostability developed proprietary SEO software technology to drive high client value and large customer management.

Boostability software technology and services deliver partner centric services:

  • SEO Lead Generation
  • SEO Sales Support or Sales POD Model for Partners
  • White Label SEO Account Management and Reporting
  • Large Volume SEO Fulfillment
  • Social Media Services
  • Website Fulfillment and Build Services
  • API Integration Services for Reporting and Customer Management
  • Billing
  • SaaS Platform for Seamless Distribution of Services
  • One Click Access to Accounts

Gavan Thorpe -- President & COO

Jared Turner - Chief Technology Officer

Russ Larson - Chief Finance Officer

Nathan Judd - Vice President of Fulfillment

Matt Tennison - Vice President of Sales & Partners

Trish Stines - Director of Account Management

Kelly Shelton - VP of Marketing

Johanna Fawson - Director of Human Resources

Boostability was created in January 2009 with the idea of creating affordable and effective SEO services for the small business marketplace. This was a revolutionary concept because SEO companies in general have avoided marketing to small businesses because they were not able to provide an effective service for the budgets that small businesses could afford and they were not able to deliver a scalable service that was profitable. Boostability founders saw this challenge as a tremendous opportunity, they set out to do what no SEO company has been able to do, deliver cost effective SEO services that produce results.

A talented team was assembled to develop a technology that would revolutionize the industry. The goal of the technology was to take a factory line approach to SEO fulfillment. The key to the technology is that it divides the workload among a group of specialists that are really good at one key component of SEO. The technology pinpoints the work that is ideal for each unique business and then gives the specialist step by step instructions so that they only do the work that needs to be done. The system then tracks the work performed by each specialist so that an account manager can easily see the work that has been done and the progress that the business is making. This has allowed Boostability to offer SEO services at an hourly rate that is a fraction of what other SEO companies charged.

In addition to streamlining the SEO fulfillment process our founders wanted to provide our customers and partners transparency. We wanted our customers to see the work we were doing as well as the progress they were making and be accountable for the work we were doing.

After a year of work the technology was completed and we began to market our services directly to businesses. A sales team was put in place that would quickly learn how to present and sell successfully and the company began to grow. We grew out of our first office with just over 13 employees in April 2010. From April 2010 to Nov 2010, we hired just over 30 new people into the company.

With our technology and our ability to market, sell and provide exceptional SEO services we began to attract partners that wanted to provide SEO services to their clients. Our founders had the foresight to incorporate into our technology a partner friendly platform that would allow our partners unprecedented access and insight into their clients’ accounts. We were able to share with our partners everything we learned about selling SEO to small businesses as well a scalable way for them to offer and provide SEO services.

The vision of our founders of providing small businesses affordable and effective SEO services is now being realized in an amazing way. As of December 2012 we reached more than 175 full time employees and hundreds of part time employees. We are considered to be the premier small business fulfillment service in the industry and our growth and profitability continues to climb at a phenomenal pace.

The future looks even brighter.

Boostability Reveals the Secret of Success in Business and Life

Jared Turner talks about Boostability's secret of success which can be summed up in the phrase, "Get Next Action" If you own a business, have a job, are trying to run a household, or if you’re just doing your best to keep you nose above water, this concept could change your life.

When to Outsource, and When to Build your Internal Competencies

Jared Turner, CTO, lists his 3 starting questions for entrepreneurs trying to effectively grow their businesses. 

UV50: 30 Fastest-Growing Companies 2016 ranks Boostability No. 14

A former No. 1 and No. 2 Fastest-Growing Company, Boostability is still quick on its SEO feet.

Boostability Ranked on Inc. Magazine's List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Third Year in a Row

For the third year in a row, Boostability, one of the largest digital marketing service providers in the world, has made the 2016 Inc. 5000's list of the "fastest growing private companies in America."

3 Success Factors of Selling Through Strategic Partnerships

Matt Tennison, VP Sales & Partners, talks about the secrets of running an effective and sustainable channel sales program.

Boostability Reviews

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    I have been working at Boostability full-time (More than a year)


    A fantastic company that values employees and their education. I really appreciate that Boost offers so many opportunities for growth and learning. If you apply yourself growth and career development is readily available. One of the best HR teams I have ever worked with. The culture is great too, free food rewards, fun budgets for teams, a birthday party each month, open door policies for management. If you're ready to work Boost is a great place to grow. Benefits are awesome, even compared to other larger companies in the valley. Boost has absorbed our increased premiums several years in a row.


    Most of the entry-level positions are repetitive but the culture is great and there is opportunity to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for keeping Boost so drama-free! You do a great job!

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Boostability Photos

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Boostability Interviews



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    Client Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lehi, UT
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Boostability (Lehi, UT) in March 2015.


    Had an employee referral. Got an interview, and had a great discussion with the manager over the department I was interviewing for. They asked questions about myself, hobbies and other personal interests. I was able to ask them questions about the company and about their background. It was very comfortable and they were very kind.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you respond to an angry client?   4 Answers
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Boostability Awards & Accolades

  • Sitejabber 2017 Customer Choice Award, Sitejabber, 2017
  • Comparably Best CEOs, small- and mid-sized companies, USA Today, 2017
  • The Salt Lake Tribune's Utah 2017 Top Workplaces Award, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2017
  • Best Work-Life Balance 2018, Comparably, 2018
  • Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 5000, 2017
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