SEO Technology Leader Conductor Closes Record First Half of 2013 Marked by a 126% Increase in Brands Under Management

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2013

Conductor, the first choice in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) technology, continues to reign as the market leader in SEO platforms, closing a record first half of the year marked by a 126% annualized increase of brands under management. To meet this accelerated growth, the company has increased its headcount by more than 22%, relocated to larger office space, and continues to invest heavily in Conductor Searchlight, the worlds leading SEO and content marketing platform.

We are very pleased with the momentum weve been able to generate in the first half of the year and to see the excitement our customers, prospects and the market has shown for our products and services, said Seth Besmertnik, CEO of Conductor. While other platforms are finding it hard to retain customers, Conductor has experienced a windfall of new customer engagements in the last six months. Weve also seen our agency partnerships grow at a faster rate than ever before, resulting in twice as many agency partners than any other SEO platform.

The past twelve months have been a transformative period for the digital marketing industry, and Conductor has been at the forefront of these shifts in technology, thought leadership and investment. As consumers continue to revolt against traditional, interruption-marketing channels in favor of online searches, the next frontier in marketing has emerged: one where marketers are data scientists, brands are publishers, consumers are pundits and all employees are SEO stakeholders.

While other platforms rely on tossing low-functioning point solutions at content, Conductor is focused on a holistic, enterprise-wide approach. Conductor Searchlight innovations have driven more revenue, in less time, for customers by focusing on the entire content creation lifecycle providing the technologies to collaborate, measure and turn content and search into predictable business results.

2013 year-to-date achievements include:

Rapid Customer Growth and Expanding Partner Ecosystem

Companies continue to make the switch from other SEO solution providers to Conductor based on the companys market-leading vision, unrivaled technology and world-class customer success teams. The first two quarters of 2013 saw more than 1,000 new brands representing a variety of industries join the Conductor client roster, including household names like Merck, Citigroup, Disney and Lands End. Conductors agency partnerships have always been a strong channel for the company culminating in a 500% increase in 2012 and resulting in Conductor partnering with twice as many agencies than any other vendor. Today, Conductor Searchlight is the SEO platform of choice at the top four global agency holding companies.

Investment in Conductor Team Meet International Demand

Conductor continues to scale operations internationally to meet the growing demand for its industry-leading products and services. During the first half of 2013, the company increased its headcount by 22% and is on pace to double staff size by year-end. Q1 also saw the strategic hire of Jim Caci as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Jim will work alongside CEO Seth Besmertnik and other members of the executive leadership team to execute on the companys long-term vision of transforming SEO and providing the worlds biggest brands with the best technology platform available to optimize natural search, acquire customers and convert online searches into dollars.

Conductor is the only enterprise software company to maintain its entire software development team in New York City (NYC). The company recently moved to a new 20,000 square foot office space in NYCs Silicon Alley, increasing its space by 40% to accommodate rapid growth and headcount demands.

Product Innovations and World-Class Support Organization

Customers continue to benefit from Conductors aggressive product roadmap and feature release schedule. With an unrivaled commitment to making its customers and their organizations successful, Conductor has introduced significant new product features in 2013 as well as bolstering its strategic advisory services. The bulk of these product enhancements have focused on team enablement and include:

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