QUOTE(jehochman @ Oct 22 2006, 04:58 PM)
Ron, I am trying to fact check the Wikipedia article on Bruce Clay.
According to Bruce, he was working as some sort of sysadmin doing mainframe computer optimization. When he moved into this field, it was natural to call it "search engine optimization."
Sorry, Jonathan, I was probably being a little too flippant about credit and blame. It's just that a lot of people have spent most of the past ten years bemoaning the term SEO as a very poor description for what we do. I'm not sure attributing it to someone is doing them any big favors.
QUOTE(Jill @ Oct 22 2006, 05:22 PM)
I would have guessed that the term might have been coined by Webmasterworld or someone over there, if it wasn't Danny.
I don't think so, Jill. Brett was still posting at the old SEF, prior to starting his own forums, when I was first active there and I'm "pretty sure" that SEO was already extant at SEF if not ubiquitous. I'm "pretty sure" we had a general purpose forum called Search Engine Optimization when Brett was there.
Then again, clearly, the ol' memory isn't what it once was. (Okay, so what's the third thing to go?)