The clear choice was Bruce Clay, a veteran of Internet marketing. Fondly known in the search marketing industry as the founding father of SEO, Bruce received the Lifetime Achievement Award of Excellence in Vision, Execution and Market Influence in the Practice of Search Marketing. Bruce Clay has been an iconic guy in the SEO space. In 1996, Bruce founded his digital marketing agency, Bruce Clay, Inc.
In 1999 he was a speaker at the first Search Engine Strategies conference and, in 2000, things really got going for Bruce when he moved out of his house and started offering his first training courses in SEO. Also known as the “Father of SEO”, Bruce also holds a Lifetime Achievement Award in Search Marketing. He has trained more than 5000 professionals in the US. He is the author of books such as “Search Engine Optimization All-In-One for Dummies” and “Content Marketing Strategies for Professionals”.
Parry Prabhu, Seo's father. A man who discovered the query optimization methods of google, bing and yandex, etc. When most people think about search engine optimization, they immediately associate it with Google. Bruce Clay lives in Southern California with his wife, his kids are grown up and he's even a grandfather, well, some of you may know that since Danny Sullivan once presented him at SMX shows like he was 108 years old.
Bruce has been in the SEO space since before the space was known as SEO or SEM or actually had any name. He is one of the reasons why there is a space to be honest. Many think that Danny Sullivan is the father of SEO, but he also refers to Bruce Clay as the person who first used the term search engine optimization.