Today we are announcing the acquisition of Meteor Solutions by Rio SEO, Covario Inc’s business unit focused on technology solutions for earned and owned digital media programs. Needless to say this is a proud moment for the team and we are very excited about the future as part Rio SEO. The convergence of search and social is just beginning and we’re psyched to play a major role in it as part of a leader in the space. Thank you to all of our current and former employees, Board members, advisers, customers, and partners for helping to make this happen
Here is a blurb from the press release.
SEATTLE, Nov. 14, 2012 – Meteor Solutions, provider of a proprietary social audience marketing platform, announced today that it has been acquired by San Diego-based Rio SEO, a leading provider of search engine optimization automation and reporting tools, which was launched earlier this year by Covario, Inc. as a dedicated software brand and business unit.
- Co-founded in 2009 by Seattle-based entrepreneur, Ben Straley, Meteor Solutions has developed an award-winning Social Audience Marketing Suite that enables brands like Microsoft, AT&T, NBC and other advertisers and publishers to increase social sharing and deliver targeted advertising. The company has won numerous awards including Seattle Business Monthly’s Top Tech Innovator, The Advertising Research Foundation’s David Ogilvy Award, Digiday’s Digital Publishing Award and was named a Techcrunch Disrupt Finalist in 2011.
- As a result of the acquisition, the three social media software products that combine to make up the Meteor Social Audience Marketing Suite of products for consumer engagement, advertising and analysis will be integrated into the Rio SEO platform of earned media tools for SEO, social media and content marketing automation.
- All of the Meteor employees have received employment offers with Rio SEO. Straley and the company will maintain their office presence in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.
Rio SEO was recently cited as “the only leader” in The Forrester Wave™: SEO Platforms, Q4 2012. In April, Rio SEO was launched as a distinct brand and business unit by Covario. One of the leading investors in privately-held Covario is the Seattle-based venture capital firm Voyager Capital.