BrightEdge Named to OnMedia 100 Top Private Companies

SEO platform leader recognized as top marketing and advertising technology company

SAN MATEO, California - January 24, 2011 - BrightEdge, the world's first enterprise class SEO platform that helps brands rise above increasing clutter on the Web, today announced it has been named as an OnMedia Top 100 Private Company. The highly influential OnMedia 100, which honors leading digital media companies operating in the advertising, marketing and publishing sectors, is compiled annually by AlwaysOn, the leading business media brand covering the Global Silicon Alley.

BrightEdge was recognized in the 'B2B: Technology Enabler' category for its market-leading SEO platform that empowers marketers to create measurable, predictable revenue growth from organic search. As such, BrightEdge epitomizes a powerful new trend identified by AlwaysOn Founder and Editor Tony Perkins of companies that create high-growth opportunities by helping marketers "ascertain the 'wisdom of the crowd' and better target their efforts."

"We are honored to be recognized by the editorial board of AlwaysOn and be named to the OnMedia 100," said Jim Yu, CEO, BrightEdge. "It's tremendously exciting to receive independent recognition of our market leadership. With more customers adopting our SEO technology every day, this is just the start of what promises to be a very big year for BrightEdge."

The OnMedia 100 winners were selected from more than a thousand U.S. and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and digital media industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team and its partners at SAP, the Blackstone Group, KPMG, Silicon Valley Bank, SNR Denton, SecondMarket, and Bridge Bank, as well as industry experts across the globe scoured the entrepreneurial community to identify the top 100 private digital media companies.

BrightEdge and the OnMedia 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's fifth annual OnMedia NYC on January 31st, 2011, at The Paley Center for Media, New York. A full list of all the OnMedia 100 winners can be found on the BusinessWire website