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July 15, 2011 12:37 ET

BrightEdge Selected by AlwaysOn as an AlwaysOn Global 250 Winner

Recognized for Creating Technology Innovations for the Global Silicon Valley

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 15, 2011) - BrightEdge, the world's first enterprise class SEO platform that helps brands rise above the increasing clutter on the Web 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 ninth annual Innovation Summit at Santa Clara University on July 28th, 2011, at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA.

This two-day executive gathering highlights the significant economic, political, and commercial trends affecting the global technology industries. The 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 are companies driven by the biggest mega-trends, including the accelerating growth of mobile users, cloud computing, and SaaS offerings, globalization, and the socialization of commerce and basically everything online," says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. "This year's winners clearly represent some of 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 2011 list.

BrightEdge is the global leader in enterprise-class SEO with over 500 brands managing over $3 billion in organic revenue. BrightEdge is also the innovation leader, having recently introduced the first social SEO recommendations engine that enables enterprise marketers to leverage the synergies between search and social initiatives. This follows a long string of innovation "firsts," being the first to: create a global SEO platform; link to analytics; make organic search as easy as paid search; increase brands' visibility via Facebook and Twitter; and help brands rise above the clutter of the web.

A full list of all the AlwaysOn Global 250 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at:
http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2011-AlwaysOn-Global-250.

"BrightEdge is honored to be included in this year's AlwaysOn Global 250 list," said Jim Yu, CEO of BrightEdge. "We are pleased to be recognized by such impressive partners and customers representing countless industries based all over the world. This honor motivates us to further our mission of leading the SEO industry into new search frontiers, including local, social and mobile spaces."

About BrightEdge
BrightEdge is the leading enterprise SEO platform and the trusted partner of the largest and most recognizable brands in the world. BrightEdge helps marketers rise above the increasing clutter of the web and drive organic revenue from search engines across the globe in a measurable, predictable way. The BrightEdge SEO technology drives more than $3 billion in organic search for leading brands across industries, including seven of the top 10 retailers, and Fortune 1000 leaders in e-commerce, technology, media, Internet, financial services and consumer goods. BrightEdge is based in San Mateo, CA and is privately held with financing from Battery Ventures, Altos Ventures and Illuminate Ventures.

For more information, please visit www.brightedge.com, friend us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/seoplatform or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/brightedge.

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn's preeminent executive event series includes the Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic / IMPACT 2011, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, and GoingGreen East. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

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