Who Coined the Acronym “SEO”?

It’s a “food for thought” Friday at Alchemist, and we’ve just stumbled upon a press release that triggered quite a debate – in which a large media agency states that their CEO coined the acronym. However, since naming names and sending out links could result in some kind of, um… Googlebomb… 😉 … we won’t give that information until we get some feedback from the industry. Can the search community come to an agreement on who coined the acronym “SEO”?

Here is an interesting post on the subject: Who Invented the Term “Search Engine Optimization”?

Obviously the term came before the acronym – so who came up with both?

Hinting along… it was possibly coined either in 1995 or 1996.

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