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Local Marketer G5 Makes Inc. Magazine List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies


G5, a provider of local marketing solutions for vertical markets such the self-storage industry, has made it onto Inc. magazine’s list of America’s 500 fastest growing private companies for the third year running. G5 posted revenue growth of 728 percent over the last three years to earn the No. 474 position in the 2011 list, Inc.’s 30th such list to date.

The six-year-old company’s previous rankings were No. 146 (2009) and No. 248 (2010). Three-year revenue growth was 1,208.5 percent and 1,236.1 percent respectively.

G5’s vertical-specific solutions include self-storage, multi-family housing, senior living and student housing. More than 3,000 desktop and mobile websites are hosted on the G5 local marketing software platform.

The 2011 Inc. 500 list is ranked according to percentage of revenue growth from 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of Dec. 31, 2010. The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 is $2 million.

“We’re honored to be recognized for the third consecutive year,” said G5 CEO Dan Hobin. “Our growth is fueled by the results our clients achieve using the G5 platform. Average client results include occupancy increases of nearly 5 percent, website-traffic increases of 146 percent and cost-per-lead decreases of 24 percent.”

G5 provides local marketing solutions that help mid-market companies get found online, generate more qualified leads, convert more leads into new customers, track marketing performance, and optimize to the marketing sources that have the best return on investment. Backed by Volition Capital, G5 was founded in 2005 and is based in Bend, Ore.

G5 is hosting a webinar for self-storage operators on Sept. 14 titled, "Self Storage: Increasing Rentals Through Your Online Presence." The online seminar will address the essentials of website performance including how to drive qualified leads to a website, SEO changes that have occurred in the past year, other traffic-generating sources that increase lead-capture, and how to measure online performance.

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. is a business magazine dedicated to owners and managers of growing private companies. With a paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides tools and strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing and technology.

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