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10 Years of Textbroker!

On August 22, 2015, the pioneer of content writing services will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary! It has been an exciting and eventful time from the development of the very first version of the platform to the position as the leading content providing service with headquarters in Mainz, Las Vegas and New York.

On August 22, 2015, the pioneer of content writing services will be celebrating its 10-year anniversary! It has been an exciting and eventful time from the development of the very first version of the platform to the position as the leading content providing service with headquarters in Mainz, Las Vegas and New York.

In 2005, Jan Becker-Fochler needed authors with knowledge about SEO for a number of his own projects. Because of this, he had a first version of the Textbroker software developed. Within a short time, thousands of authors, who wanted to earn money by writing, expressed their interest in joining. Then in 2007, the Textbroker platform became available online to clients. The very first text brokerage, which connected authors with clients, was created.

Authors started delivering personalized editorial and professional SEO content to clients right away. With the growing success in Germany, Becker-Fochler decided to expand Textbroker across the pond, so the U.S. platform textbroker.com was established.

Continued International Growth

In 2010, ViewPoint Capital Partners became the first external investor to provide growth capital to Textbroker, which led to further international expansion. In the fall of that same year, Internet and Media expert Phillip Thune became CEO of the U.S. Textbroker platform. The U.K. and French platforms were the next platforms to launch in 2011. In 2012, Textbroker Spain, Textbroker Netherlands, Textbroker Italy and Textbroker Brazil followed.

Introduction of Managed Service

Due to Google updates, such as Panda and Hummingbird, as well as the increasing expectations of Internet users, the requirements for content changed: Large quantities of high-quality content with structured formatting that included images and videos became important. And in order to meet these needs, Textbroker introduced its Managed Service in 2012. In addition to Self-Service, it was then possible for clients to outsource their entire content projects to a team of experts through Managed Service.

Content in 10 Languages

In 2013, Textbroker Portugal and Textbroker Poland launched. Since that time, Textbroker has been able to offer content written by native speakers in 10 languages. Additionally in 2013, Textbroker’s U.S. platform was on the renowned Inc. 5000 List as one of the fastest growing U.S. companies.

Further accolades followed for Textbroker, such as multiple inclusions in the Top-100 List by iBusiness as the most influential German language SEO service.

In 2014, Becker-Fochler focussed his efforts on the development of the Textbroker platform in his role as Chief Product Officer. El-Hadi Zahri took over the responsibility as CEO.

“I can hardly believe what has arisen from an idea I had 10 years ago. I would like to thank everyone who has supported us on our way to becoming the worldwide leading content marketplace, and I look forward to the future development of our company.” – Becker Fochler.

Thousands of authors and clients from around the world have signed up for Textbroker, which processes over 100,000 text orders per month. Textbroker’s clients include global corporations, SEO agencies, online shop owners, travel companies, social media communities, publishers and webmasters. Working together across platforms, Textbroker International is always striving to achieve the company’s mission statement: “Offer the best content possible to everyone, everywhere, for every situation.”  


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