I’ll start off by saying that I don’t expect to rank for the phrase “What is SEO?” I’m not even going to try because it’s really not worth it. Other people have worked years at it and they wouldn’t stop just because I started working on ranking for it. I’m writing this post for the benefit of my readers.
I started doing what was later called SEO, short for “search engine optimization” in 1996. There was no Google, Yahoo or Bing. I ranked websites on search engines such as Altavista, Dogpile, Hotbot and what was at that time called, “Ask Jeeves” (it’s now just Ask). I started ranking websites related to video games and others related to some things I learned in school that fascinated me. full article, “What Is SEO?”