Our Mission Statement
“To create the most useful, powerful and affordable set of local SEO tools available online.”
Brightlocal was founded in 2008 by Ed Eliot & Myles Anderson. We started out as a local SEO agency providing local optimization services to a whole range of different business types and locations. Having both worked in the corporate world we relished the chance to use our extensive knowledge to help local businesses launch & grow through effective use of SEO.
However, we soon ran into issues as we tried to grow the business and take on more customers. We felt swamped by the scale of daily tasks facing our team. We needed to automate repetitive tasks such as running SEO audits, tracking client performance, identifying citations and submitting to local directories. We looked around to find some specialist tools to help us but we couldn’t find any. Sure there were lots of general SEO tools but none which focused on the needs of local businesses & local SEO agencies.
So, we decided to build them for ourselves. We showed them to a number of friendly SEOs in our network and the response was unanimous “awesome…can i use them too!”
And so the BrightLocal SEO toolset was born.
We currently have 6 tools live and 2 more in the pipeline. We are constantly improving & enhancing each of our tools to make them more complete & reliable, and to ensure that we adapt to meet the changing needs of our SEO customers. Check out our ‘Change-log’ to see our latest updates and improvements.
Find out how our local SEO tools can help you – see Local SEO Tools.