- Bruce Clay
Bruce Clay is a professional
search engine optimizationconsultant. He was interviewed by Wired Magazinein their 2004 feature "The Complete Guide to Googlemania!" [http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.03/google.html?pg=5 "The Complete Guide to Googlemania!"] , Wired Magazine, Issue 12.03 , March 2004 , written by Michael S. Malone] and cited by USA Todayin their article "Gunning for search engines" from August 20 2003[http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/technology/2003-08-19-search_x.htm "Gunning for search engines"] , USA Today, 8/20/2003, written by Byron Acohido] . His website is referenced to by NARA - ALIC - User's Guide to the Internet at The National Archives as resource for "Web Site Promotion Tactics and Tools" [http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/reference/internet-users-guide.html "User's Guide to the Internet"] , Archives Library Information Center (ALIC) at The National Archives (Archive.gov), compiled in 2002 by Vivian Hutchison] .
Clay is the CEO of the
search engine marketingfirm Bruce Clay, Inc. which he founded in 1996. He is active with industry organizations such as: SEMPO, the Search Engine Strategiesconference, IMC USA, Web Analytics Association, American Marketing Association, IIMA - International Internet Marketing Association and the California Chamber of Commerce.
Bruce Clay also maintains the frequently updated Search Engine Relationship Chart histogram for the US Search Engines which is referred to by numerous major resources in the industry like
Search Engine Watch, Webmaster World Forums and Hitwise. [http://www.bruceclay.com/searchenginerelationshipchart.htm Search Engine Relationship Chart] histogram for the US Search Engines provided by Bruce Clay, Inc.]
He is the Author of the SEO Code of Ethics which was translated into 18 other languages. Many SEO Companies either adopted the
Ethical codedirectly or used it as basis for their own version of the code. [http://www.bruceclay.com/web_ethics.htm SEO Code of Ethics] written by Bruce Clay] The document was controversial [http://www.clickz.com/showPage.html?page=923041 Desperately Seeking Search Engine Marketing Standards] ,Clickz Network, published November 14, 2001, written By Danny Sullivan] back in 2001 when it was published, at a time when the new search marketing industry was "Desperately Seeking Search Engine Marketing Standards."
* [http://www.bruceclay.com/ Bruce Clay, Inc.] US Corporate Website
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