SOURCE: WebVisible

March 14, 2007 13:36 ET

Revenue Growth and Superior Innovation Make WebVisible the Software Company to Watch in 2007

Local Online Advertising Technology Provider Adds 2007 "Emerging Software Company of the Year" Recognition by Southern California Technology Council to Its Expanding List of Accolades

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 14, 2007 --WebVisible, a leading software and technology provider to the local online advertising industry, today announced that it has been named "2007 Emerging Software Company of the Year" by the Technology Council of Southern California, further validating its reputation as a company to watch in 2007.

The council recognized privately owned WebVisible for its revenue growth, product innovation, and corporate culture. Previous winners of this award include FileNet, SYSPRO and Epicor.

"We're delighted to be recognized by the Technology Council," said Kirsten Mangers, Chief Executive Officer, WebVisible. "When we founded WebVisible in 2001, our vision was to transform the way that local businesses buy and benefit from advertising on the Web. Through our Geneva software application, we have initiated and enabled thousands of small businesses to utilize effective Internet advertising and benefit from the new customers and exposure the Internet can bring to their businesses."

That vision has been validated by customers and the industry alike:

-- In January 2007, Standard & Poor's Analyst Scott Kessler named WebVisible an Internet company to watch (BusinessWeek, Jan. 4, 2007).

-- Orange County business publication OC METRO featured Kirsten Mangers among "women making an impact in Orange County's high-tech industry."

-- In August 2006, WebVisible partnered with Nielsen//NetRatings to deliver the first landmark study exploring the use of search engines in driving offline purchasing.

-- The company has expanded its client roster to include Homestead.com, McClatchy Interactive, MediaNews Group and Yellow Pages Group of Canada, along with longstanding customers Verizon, BellSouth, and others.

-- European expansion is underway with announcements forthcoming.

"I'm very proud of this achievement by Kirsten and the WebVisible team!" said Ted Smith, a Software CEO of the Year Winner, Founder of FileNet (acquired by IBM on 2006) and a member of WebVisible's Board of Directors. "I admire the high growth company Kirsten and her team are building and think it is one of the most promising in Orange County. They have created a sophisticated, high performance software platform that automates the business of exploiting search engine advertising for small and medium size businesses."

News Facts in Review

-- WebVisible is named "2007 Emerging Software Company of the Year" by the Southern California Technology Council.

-- Geneva, its interactive advertising software platform, automates the manual processes of inventory management, campaign creation, media buying, data aggregation and campaign optimization, ensuring a small business can efficiently advertise online, from Google to MySpace to wireless devices.

-- WebVisible enables local interactive advertising to be sold under their reseller partner's brand and is marketed by newspaper publishers, yellow pages, and numerous online destinations.

About WebVisible™

Established in 2001, WebVisible is a leading software and technology provider to the local online advertising industry.

Our proprietary software, Geneva, is a scalable platform for creating and managing local interactive advertising products. We integrate directly with a network of over 30 top search engines including Google, Yahoo!, MSN and Ask. WebVisible provides an exchange between private label resellers of our local advertising products, search engines, and other online media providers, creating one of the largest independent exchanges of its kind. WebVisible's technology automates the account management, media provisioning, bid, budget, and reporting processes, allowing an affordable, turn-key online advertising solution for local businesses all over the world.

WebVisible's service suite includes local search marketing, locally targeted banner advertising, fixed placement ads, profile and landing page technologies, and call-related services packages. All products are privately branded and sold by a growing list of resellers in the yellow pages, newspaper and online marketing industries.

For more information, please visit www.webvisible.com or call (949) 502-5757.

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