BrightEdge Selected by AlwaysOn as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

Recognized for creating technology innovations for the Global Silicon Valley

San Mateo - July 10, 2012 - BrightEdge, the global leader in enterprise SEO, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners. Inclusion in the AlwaysOn Global 250 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players in the Global Silicon Valley. BrightEdge was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz. 

BrightEdge and the AlwaysOn Global 250 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn's tenth annual Innovation Summit at the Computer History Museum on July 23th, 2012. 

This two-day executive gathering that highlights the significant economic, political, and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. Innovation Summit's goal is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the global tech industry. 

"This year's AlwaysOn Global 250 companies have been shaken up by the recent surge in on-demand and mobile innovation. This year's crop of robust, innovative applications has launched a complex world of interconnected, sophisticated data being used by a voracious consumer and business userbase. Coupled with a massive smartphone and tablet adoption, the opportunities for this year's winners are unlimited," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "The 2012 AO Global 250 winners are driving the technology market into new, uncharted territory, representing the highest-growth opportunities we've seen in the private company marketplace in the history of the Global Silicon Valley." 

The AlwaysOn Global 250 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list. 

BrightEdge is the global leader in enterprise SEO; the company announced 400% growth in 2011, $12.6M in Series C financing, and recently opened global offices in New York City and London. Recent innovations from BrightEdge included patented SEO share-of-voice competitive tracking, local search, and support for Google Search+ Your World. BrightEdge also offers unique social SEO capabilities and is a member of the Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer Program. 

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2012-AlwaysOn-Global-250-Top-Private-Companies

"BrightEdge is honored to be included in this year's AlwaysOn Global 250 list," said Jim Yu, CEO of BrightEdge. "It's great to see our proven and public track record of technology innovation and our commercial leadership recognized. Our customers rely on us to keep them ahead of the 500+ changes in search every year, and this award is great validation of our commitment to their success."

About BrightEdge

BrightEdge is the global leader in enterprise SEO, helping more than 2,000 of the world's largest brands stay ahead in the rapidly evolving Internet landscape. BrightEdge S3 harnesses the power of analytics on big-data to drive revenue from web sites, search engines and social networks across the globe in a measurable, predictable way. BrightEdge is based in San Mateo, CA with offices in New York City and London.

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