My 18 year anniversary writing about search is today. So I guess I'm an adult at this now :) Here's a page from my original guide, way back when, covering the major search engines and why they were deemed important by me to publishers.
Congratulations, Danny. You opened to me everything related to SEO back in 2001 and I even attended SES Latino Miami in 2006. I couldn't anticipate at that time that SEO would become my main activity and the focus of my firm, Human Level Communications. Today, I have published seven books, been at tens of events as a speaker (including SMX Madrid) and I owe much of all this to you. A great THANK YOU!!!
Congrats +Danny Sullivan for keeping the SEO industry informed about the developments in search and Google. After the Google blog I think its +Search Engine Land that majority of the SEO people trust for correct information about Organic Search. Wish you many more such anniversaries and Long Live SEO (Pun Intended)
It was early in 1998, and my boss informed me that I needed to learn about "SEO" and that I should start by reading everything by this guy, Danny Sullivan, at Search Engine Watch. It was one of the best pieces of advice I ever got, and I've been delighted to keep track of Danny's growth along with the search engine marketing industry.
And I'll add that one of my happiest moments came early in 2009 in Salt Lake City when I finally got to meet Danny at the Omniture conference. He's as cool as they come. Congratulations Danny on your Internet journalism career finally being old enough to vote!