After Google cracked down on some of the tools companies were using to improve their positions in search results, Indianapolis-based Slingshot SEO opted to launch a sister brand called Digital Relevance that will focus on earning media attention.
Search-engine optimization remains part of Slingshot SEO’s name. But one of the region’s fastest-growing tech companies is abruptly shifting strategy—in part because changes by Google have undercut its core business.
Slingshot SEO Inc., a fast-growing Internet marketing firm that made a job-creation deal with the state in 2011, said Monday that it was eliminating about 15 percent of its work force—or roughly 15 employees.
Indianapolis-based Slingshot SEO Inc., founded by three friends from Zionsville High School, plans to expand operations in Indianapolis, adding 114 more employees by 2013, economic development executives announced Friday morning.