1969 - Internet was invented by the US Defense Research at that time known as ARPA, and was originally called ARPAnet. Its primary goal was to allow communication during times of war in the event that the telephone system was disabled.
1991 - The World Wide Web becomes more available to the public.
1994 - The first common use search engine, WebCrawler, was invented and media sites began to appear.
1996 - Google!
1996 - Pay Per Click was created by the San Diego firm Double Click, later bought out by Google.
1997 - Internet gains popularity for commercial use among larger corporations and organizations.
1998 - Blogs were created for non-technical users as an internet publishing tool.
2002 - Responsive Tech was founded
2002 - Small business interest in internet solutions grows significantly, due to falling software infrastructure costs and better software tools.
2003 - Google AdWords Launched - the first system that marketers could use to generate ads based on user's internet searches
2004 - Google goes public, focusing on accurate information searching, and proceeds to take over the lead in fast & easy information access.
2006 - Social Media surges as a preferred method of 'spreading the word'. Businesses are still slow to adopt strategies to take advantage of social media sites.
2010 - Changes become more frequent in Search Strategies. Emphasis on 'staying ahead of the curve'
2014 - Major algorithm updates by Google, mandating new rules for 'getting on the first page of Google'. The resilient and nimble website providers thrive.
2016 - For the first time, the number for searches done by shoppers using mobile devices exceeds number of searches done from a computer.