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Majestic-SEO Secures Investment Partner
Majestic-12 Ltd, owners of the link tools at MajesticSEO has secured undisclosed but substantial funding from Dutch investor Rene van Mullem, the founder of leading Dutch classified website Marktplaats.nl which was bought by Ebay for 225 mln euros.
Majestic-12 Ltd is a technology company based in Birmingham Science Park Aston (United Kingdom), that has produced an independent map of the way pages link to each other on the web.
Majestic 12 has used distributed crawlers run by a team of volunteers on hundreds of PCs around the world to produce this database of links, known as a web graph. This web graph has a number of commercial applications, notably in part understanding how modern day search algorithms interpret and prioritize web pages. The database includes anchor text in multiple international character sets and companies can interrogate the database from a web based interface for monthly subscriptions starting at £10 (12 Euros) a month, or through an API by agreement.
Majestic-12 was founded by Alex Chudnovsky in 2004 and had been crawling the internet for several years already prior to launching their web based initiative in 2008. In 2009 Majestic-SEO increased its prominence in the search industry, bringing Dixon Jones from Receptional on board to help bring the product to market.
Majestic-SEO has earmarked the investment to further develop its infrastructure in 2010. This investment will see Majestic significantly step up its crawl and indexing rates and bring down our datacrawl update time significantly. Alex Chudnovsky remarked, "Even though we have already been reindexing monthly for the several months, we can improve this further. In addition, this funding will allow Majestic to accelerate its timeline, bringing more exciting products to market throughout 2010 and beyond."
Birmingham Science Park Aston's, Matthew Hidderley said, "We are very pleased for one of our clients to successfully secure this investment to drive Majestic-12 next phase of growth, further demonstrating that the Science Park is the premier location for innovators, entrepreneurs and investors looking to develop or fund new business concepts with high growth potential."
In November 2009, Birmingham Science Park Aston opened its new Entrepreneurs for the Future (e4f) centre. It promotes the development of new high-tech businesses by providing a wide range of services, free for 6 months, to the entrepreneurs and innovators as they work to deliver their aspirations. In the first 3 months we signed up 13 companies and look to further growth later this year with significant extensions to the current facilities. E4f has been established in the first instance using Working Neighbourhood Fund finance provided by Birmingham City Council and Be-Birmingham.
Further details are available at blog.majesticseo.com