Report cites Rio SEO’s “big, bold vision to automate content marketing across platforms”

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2012 – Rio SEO, a leading provider of search engine optimization automation tools, SEO reporting software, and social media analytic modules – both for in-house corporate marketers and search marketers at digital agencies – today announced that it has been named a “Leader” in “The Forrester Wave™: SEO Automation Platforms, Q4 2012” report by Forrester Research, Inc.

In fact, Forrester Research recognized Rio SEO in the report as “the only leader.” It was one of four technology vendors selected by Forrester for inclusion in the report, which evaluated SEO software providers relative to 21 criteria related to SEO reporting, forecasting, local SEO offerings, and other capabilities.

The recently published report focuses on SEO software firms that largely serve enterprise search marketers. The report can be downloaded from the Rio SEO website at

According to the Forrester report, “Rio SEO leads because it actually creates optimized content and web pages instead of just providing optimization recommendations.”

The report screened in providers of software products that do the following: Audit site content and structure for visibility in natural search results; identify and value steps to boost search rankings; and manage the SEO process.

“No question, newly launched Rio SEO is the best fit for discovery marketers who want to optimize their content across multiple discovery platforms, not just search engines,” the report stated. “Like us, marketers will value Rio SEO’s campaign management capabilities – like providing marketing asset management – and its tools for autocreating optimized web pages, mobile sites, and local landing pages.”

The report went on to add that “we believe this firm will make good on its big, bold vision to automate content marketing across platforms.”

“While the name is new, the origins of the Rio SEO software suite date back to 2006,” said Russ Mann, chief executive at Rio SEO. “We were the first software company to have a patent associated with SEO auditing technology. Our team consists of seasoned search, software and analytic professionals, who are delighted to have received such prestigious recognition at this stage of the brand’s development.”

Chris Reid, senior vice president and operating head of Rio SEO, added that “Being named ‘the only leader’ in this evaluation by Forrester Research is, in our opinion, a credit to the passion of our team, the innovation of our technology, and the strong partnerships we have with our clients.”

In addition to the recognition in this report, Rio SEO was recently named – for the third consecutive year – both to the 2012 Software 500 list of the nation’s largest software firms and to the JMP Securities 2012 “Hot 100” list of the top privately-held software companies (in both cases as Covario, the original parent company).

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About Rio SEO

Rio SEO provides best-of-breed technology solutions for earned and owned digital media programs, specifically for SEO (search engine optimization) and social media marketing. Based in San Diego, Rio SEO is among the largest independent providers of SaaS-based SEO automation solutions with patented technology. Rio SEO offers application modules for organic search and social media with tools for content marketing, auditing, reporting, change tracking, keyword competitive analysis, mobile site optimization, SEO execution, and local SEO automation. Rio SEO software clients include brand marketers, retailers, and digital agencies. The firm was one of just four software providers chosen for The Forrester Wave™: SEO Automation Platforms, Q4 2012, where it was cited as “the only leader.” More information about Rio SEO is available at