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  • BrightEdge Raises $42.8M For Content Marketing And SEO

    BrightEdge Raises $42.8M For Content Marketing And SEO

    BrightEdge, a company that offers tools for search engine optimization and content marketing, is announcing that it has raised a big $42.8 million Series D. The round was led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Intel Capital, Battery Ventures, Altos Ventures and Illuminate Ventures. The company has now raised more than $63 million total. Read More

  • SEO Service BrightEdge Raises $12.6M

    SEO Service BrightEdge Raises $12.6M

    BrightEdge, a startup that offers tools for large companies to manage their search engine rankings, has raised $12.6 million in a Series C round of funding. The round was led by new investor Intel Capital, with participation from existing backers Battery Ventures, Altos Ventures, and Illuminate Ventures. CEO Jim Yu says that brings BrightEdge’s total funding to a little more than $21… Read More

  • Report: 61 Percent Of Top Brands Have Created Google+ Pages, But No One Is Following

    Report: 61 Percent Of Top Brands Have Created Google+ Pages, But No One Is Following

    SEO firm BrightEdge is reporting that 61 percent of world’s top 100 brands have already created Google+ pages. As we reported last week, Google launched “Pages” for Google+ to allows brands, products, companies, businesses, and organizations to build their very own tailored Google+ presence. Channeling Facebook Pages, Google+ Pages offers brands and businesses a similar… Read More

  • Facebook Teams Up With BrightEdge To Help Brands Better Manage Social SEO Of Pages

    Facebook Teams Up With BrightEdge To Help Brands Better Manage Social SEO Of Pages

    As we wrote a few months ago, SEO firm BrightEdge released a study showing that the majority of brands are doing little to optimize their Twitter or Facebook pages to make them more discoverable in search results. And because of this many high-profile brands’ Facebook pages are buried in search results. Well, Facebook took note and decided to team up with the firm to co-author a white… Read More

  • BrightEdge: Majority Of Brands Do Not Have Facebook Or Twitter Accounts In Top Search Results On Google

    BrightEdge: Majority Of Brands Do Not Have Facebook Or Twitter Accounts In Top Search Results On Google

    SEO firm BrightEdge is releasing a new study today that shows that the majority of brands are doing little to optimize their Twitter or Facebook pages to make them more discoverable in search results. BrightEdge reviewed the social media presence of the top 200 brands globally and found that close to 100 percent hold the top or near top rank in search results for the brand name’s website. Read More

  • BrightEdge: 25 Percent Of Companies Audited Had Illegitimate Backlinks To Their Sites

    BrightEdge: 25 Percent Of Companies Audited Had Illegitimate Backlinks To Their Sites

    In the wake of JC Penney’s link farming issue on Google, SEO firm BrightEdge released to a free auditing tool that tells brands about the quality of the backlinks to their sites and whether they may be at risk from paid links and link farms. It’s been over two weeks since the tool was released and BrighEdge has analyzed audits for more than 1,000 brands. BrightEdge reports that… Read More

  • Worried What Your SEO Guys Are Up To? BrightEdge Will Tell You

    Worried What Your SEO Guys Are Up To? BrightEdge Will Tell You

    JC Penney gets put in purgatory at Google for link farming. AT&T, Siemens and others are buying SEO links on Forbes and get busted. Employees of these brands may or may not have known exactly what was going on. But I’m guessing more than a few execs were unpleasantly surprised by the news. Wondering who exactly is doing what to your brand out there in SEOland, and how bad of a hit… Read More

  • BrightEdge Takes SEO Platform Global, Adds Baidu Chief Architect Ming Lei As Advisor

    BrightEdge Takes SEO Platform Global, Adds Baidu Chief Architect Ming Lei As Advisor

    San Mateo, CA-based BrightEdge is taking its enterprise-class, on-demand SEO platform global today. Originally founded in 2007 by former Salesforce.com exec Jim Yu and Lemuel Park, BrightEdge provides online marketers with cloud-based SEO software designed to help them increase revenue from organic search in a measurable way. Now, companies and brands can manage their rank across search… Read More

  • BrightEdge Debuts Powerful SEO Platform For Businesses, Signs MySpace And Others

    BrightEdge Debuts Powerful SEO Platform For Businesses, Signs MySpace And Others

    San Mateo, CA-based BrightEdge is today taking the wraps of its enterprise-class, on-demand SEO platform, after hammering on it for the past couple of years along with some early adopting key customers such as MySpace, Symantec and VMware. Originally founded in 2007 by former Salesforce.com exec Jim Yu and Lemuel Park, BrightEdge provides online marketers with cloud-based SEO software designed… Read More