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Adam Audette offers evidence that his father, John Audette, was the first person to use the term "search engine optimization".
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from AdamAudette 2228 Days ago #
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dang, think Danny’s got John beat: http://searchengineland.com/who-coined-the-term-seo-14916.php

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from NickWilsdon 2228 Days ago #
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Yep but these historical posts are very useful. If only to show how rediculous Jason Gambert is to try and patent the phrase (based on his claim of first usage in 2007).

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from AdamAudette 2228 Days ago #
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Good point Nick. And actually John has an interesting comment on the post - here’s part of it:"I’m totally open to documentation earlier than what Adam has provided. But the book, Net Results, was published March 17, 1998 and recounts an event from 1995. It’s informative, but it doesn’t provide concrete documentation equivalent to what Adam has provided here. It would be nice to have emails or somesuch from that time."

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from bbcarter 2228 Days ago #
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The moral of the story?  You don’t mess with the Audette clan.  They’re almost as cool as the ORM mafia.

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from Mani-Karthik 2227 Days ago #
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Whoa---Interesting news this one ! Whos gonna correct the Wiki now?

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from MariosAlexandrou 2226 Days ago #
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So now we know who to blame for a term that sounds like it means something completely different than what it actually means. :-)

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