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#1271215 by Rachel from Sneads
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:58 pm

Update posted here:


(Not sure if this is the right forum, so feel free to move it if necessary.)

Alright, it's high-time someone got around to creating a list of common acronyms used by SBIers (especially Ken). Instead of just wishing for this list I decided to make one for myself. I'm sure it will help others which is why I'm posting it here in the forums instead of in my own Evernote notebook.

I'm not sure what's the best way to put this list together, but I think one huge alphabetical list is best, at least to start with. If necessary, we can always add another list and divide the acronyms into sections (ie common Internet acronyms, Google Study acronyms, SBI-only acronyms, etc.). I'm also including a lot of basic ones because SBI is a worldwide company with people from all backgrounds, languages, and levels of experience that may not know some of these common English and Internet acronyms that we use in the forums.

Also, since I will not be able to edit this thread after the edit window has timed out, a moderator will need to take over and add any new additions... or, if there is a way to give me edit rights to just this post/thread, I am happy to be the one in charge of it. ;)

If you'd like to know more about most of these, just search for them in the forums or SBI's Find It! and you'll usually find some great posts/articles!

Alright, here we go. (Okay, some of the following aren't technically acronyms but I decided to add them anyway.)

ACRONYMS (and friends)

$pV - Dollar Per Visitor
AAA - Adsense and Affiliates
AC - Algorithmic Changes (usually connected to Google)
AC - Asset Classes (related to Investing series)
AG - Action Guide
AI - Analyze It!
AKA - Also Known As
Algo - Algorithm
API - AutoPilot It!
. . . Application Programming Interface (Web-based software used to communicate with other programs)
AQL - Acceptable Quality Level
AR - Autoresponder (Form Build It Autoresponder email feature)
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
AUM - Assets Under Management (related to Investing series)
BAM - Brain Attitude Motivation
BB/BB1 - Block Builder 1
BB2 - Block Builder 2
BB1ers - BB1 Users
BB2ers - BB2 Users
BBB - Better Business Bureau
BBS - Business-Building System
BFF - Best Friends Forever
BI - Brainstorm It!
Bloglet - Blog post using Blog It!
BOGO - Buy One Get One (usually used with a sale as in Buy One Get One Free or Half Off)
BR - Bounce Rate
BTW - By The Way
BXP - BizXpress (SBI for WPers)
BXPer - BizXpress User
C - Copyright (© = Alt+0169)
C2 - Content 2.0 (site submissions)
CAGR - Compound Annual Growth Rate (related to Investing series)
CAPTCHA - Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (required characters you type in a field to submit a form)
CE - Content Elf :mrgreen:
CL - Craigslist
CMS - Content Management System
CPC - Cost Per Click
CPL - Characters Per Line
CR - Conversion Rate
CSS - Cascading Style Sheets (coding language for formatting web pages)
CSV - Comma Separated Variable (type of data file)
CTPM - Content, Traffic, Pre-Sell, Monetize
CTR - Click Through Rate
CYA - Cover Your **profanity auto removed** (or other synonym)
DF - Driving Factors (related to The Google Study)
DIR - Directory
DIY - Do It Yourself
DKIM - Domain Key Identified Mail (helps prevent spammers from forging domain and email identities)
DMCA - Digital Millennium Copyright Act
DNS - Domain Name Server/System (servers that make up the WWW, kind of like the DNA of the Internet)
EE - Everything Else (related to SBI, WP, and EE)
e.g. - For Example
EMD - Exact Match Domain (related to The Google Study)
Esp'ly - Especially
ETA - Estimated Time of Arrival
etc - Et Cetera (Latin for: And So Forth)
ETF - Exchange-Traded Fund (related to Investing series)
ETN - Exchanged Traded Notes (related to Investing series)
ex. - Example
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FAV - Favicon
FB - Facebook
FBA - Fulfilment By Amazon
FBI - Form Build It!
FOB - Freight/Free on Board (shipping industry)
FOB HK - Free On Board Hong Kong (Product exported from Hong Kong)
FTF - Fix that Factor (related to PI! and The Google Study)
FTP - File Transfer Protocol (usually a system used for transferring files between computers)
FWIW - For What It's Worth
FYI - For Your Information
G+ - Google+
GA - Google Analytics
GAP - Google Algorithmic-Change Profile
GRQ - Get Rich Quick
GTO - General Traffic Optimization
GUI - Graphic User Interface (sometimes pronounced "gooey"; a program that lets us use electronic devices)
GWT - Google Webmaster Tools
HB - Hummingbird (Google AC)
H.E. - Help Elf :mrgreen:
HQ - Head Quarters
HTH - Hope That Helps
HTML - HyperText Markup Language (format of web pages)
IB - In Bound
ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Oversees domain registration protocol)
i.e. - That Is (in other words...)
IE - Internet Explorer (web browser)
IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
IMNSHO - In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO - In My Opinion
Incoterm - International Commercial Term (three-letter trade terms for transportation and delivery of goods)
IP - Intellectual Property
IRL - In Real Life
KFCP - Keyword-Focused Content Pages
KG - Knowledge Graph (related to Google)
KISS - Keep it Simple [Substitute the last S with your favorite adjective (Stup¡d, Straightforward, Short, etc)]
KW - Keyword
KWL - Keyword List
L&F - Look and Feel (of your site)
LC - Letter of Credit
LFI - Link Fix It!
LOL - Laugh Out Loud
Max DD - Maximum Drawdown (related to Investing series)
MDP - Million Dollar Portfolio (related to Investing series)
MFA - Made for AdSense
MHQ - Monetization Head Quarters
MI - Monetize It!
MKL - Master Keyword List
MLM - Multi-Level Marketing
MOM - Mail-Out Manager (ezines/newsletters)
MOQ - Minimum Order Quantity
MPT - Modern Portfolio Theory (related to Investing series)
MS - Microsoft
MWR - Most Wanted Response
MYCPS - Make Your Content Pre-Sell (ebook by Ken)
MYKS - Make Your Knowledge Sell (ebook by Ken)
MYPS - Make Your Price Sell (ebook by Ken)
MYSS - Make Your Site Sell (ebook by Ken)
MYWS - Make Your Words Sell (ebook by Ken)
NAE - No Added Effort
Nav - Navigation
NAV - Net Asset Value (related to Investing series)
NDA - Non-Disclosure Agreements
OB - Out Bound
OCD - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
OEM - Original Equipment Manufacturer
OP - Original Post
OS - Operating System (ex. Windows, Linux, Android, etc)
OTOH - On The Other Hand
P1/P2 - Penguin 1, Penguin 2 (Google AC)
PAF Date - Programmers' Aim-For Date
PC - Politically Correct
. . . Personal Computer
PDF - Portable Document Format (file format commonly used for downloadable documents)
P&P - Panda and Penguin (Google ACs)
P/E - Price-Earnings Ratio
PF - Portfolio (related to Investing series)
PI - Prioritize It!
PLR - Private Label Rights
PM - Private Message
. . . Page Manager
PO - Purchase Order
POV - Point Of View
PP - Permanent Portfolio (realted to Investing series)
PPC - Pay Per Click
PPPP - Perfect Passive Permanent Portfolio (related to Investing series)
PPV - Pay Per View
PR - Page Rank/Press Release
P.S./P.S.S. - PostScript (also, in addition to)
PS - Photoshop
PSI - Pre-Shipment Inspection (related to product production/ related to Make It! series)
PV - Page Views (traffic stats)
PV - Portfolio Visualizer (related to Investing series)
QA - Quality Assurance
QA - Questions and Answers
QC - Quality Control
R - Registered
R&D - Research and Development
RI - Research It!
ROI- Return On Investment
ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing
RR - [I can't find what RR means anywhere!] (tracking link for SBI Affiliates)
RS - Real Supply (usually used with Master Keyword List)
RSS - Really Simple Syndication (for following feeds, ie: websites/blogs/forum posts)
SBI - Site Build It!
SBIers - Site Build It Users
SBIX - Site Build It Express (SBI! Newsletter)
SC - Site Central or Site Concept
SCK - Site Concept Keyword
SD - Site Designer
SE - Search Engine
SEM - Search Engine Marketing
SEMrush -
SEO - Search Engine Optimization
SEOers - Search Engine Optimization Users (often in reference to non SBIers)
SERP - Search Engine Results Page
SES - SBIer Email Survey (related to The Google Study)
SI - Search It!
SiteSellers - SiteSell Staff
SM - Social Media
. . . Service Mark
SMB - Small Medium Business
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (UK acronym)
Smelf - Social Media Elf (SBI Helper)
SMM - Social Media Management
Solopreneur - Solo/Sole Entrepreneur
SPE - Sole Proprietor E-business (I also think of Entrepreneur)
SPF - Sender Policy Framework (DNS record connected with email servers to help prevent spam)
SSDB - SiteSell Database Analysis (related to The Google Study)
SSFB - SiteSell Facebook page
SSFB FF - SiteSell Facebook Featured Fan
SSS - SiteSell Services ( )
SVB - Spam 'n Virus Blast It!
SYM - Symbol
T2/T3 - Tier 2, Tier 3 (website structure)
TBD - To Be Determined
TC - Technically Challenged
TITW - This Is The Web
TLD - Top-Level Domain (ex: .com, .edu, .net, .org, etc)
TM - Trademarked
TNT HQ - Tips 'n Techniques Head Quarters
TOC - Table of Contents
TOS - Terms of Service (agreement you make with a company or organization to use their services)
TVI - Total Value Index
TXT - Text (usually a type of file .txt)
UI - User Interface
URL - Uniform Resource Locator (address of a website: )
URRURL - Universal RR URL (tracking link for SBI Affiliates)
USD - United States Dollar
USP - Unique Selling Proposition
UV - Unique Visitors (traffic stats)
UYOH - Upload Your Own HTML
UYOHers - Upload Your Own HTML Users
V - Version
VA - Virtual Assistant
VC - Venture Capital / Venture Capitalist
VD - Value Demand (usually used with Master Keyword List)
VE - Value Exchange
VPP - Valuable PREselling Proposition (goes along with your site's "voice")
vs - Versus
VSA - Volunteer Site Audit (related to The Google Study)
WAHM - Work At Home Mom
WBG - Wiz Bang Gizmo
WF - Wealthfront (automated service that builds portfolio; related to Investing series)
WFH - Work From Home
WIIFM - What's In It For Me
WP - WordPress
WPers - WordPress Users
WPM - Word Per Minute
WWOW - "What Works On Wall Street" book (related to Investing series)
WWW - World Wide Web
WWWWW - Wild and Wooly World Wide Web
WYSIWYG - What You See Is What You Get (pronounced WIZZY-WIG)
X - Any number (number holder)
XML - Extensible Markup Language (for encoding documents on the Internet)
YT - YouTube

I may have made an error, and I know I've missed some, so please feel free to share!

After seeing this monstrous list can anyone now deny the need for it? :shock: <- These are my eyeballs after scanning The ENTIRE Google Study (and many other forum threads and posts from Ken) in search of common Acronyms (and their friends)!

Hehe, I re-read this comment by Ken when searching for acronyms:

I wonder if someone could start a running list of acronyms?

Acronyms are useful things. But if others are finding that there are too many to remember, that may help (I can't think of that many new ones, but I may be too close to realize it -- heck, I know 99,999 of the 100,000 data points by heart ;-) ).



P.S. I'll be linking to this post in my signature for quick and easy reference for myself and others.

P.S.S. I'm almost at the end of my search (my poor eyeballs can't handle much more at this time) when I found SBI's glossary. :oops: Unfortunately, it's not nearly as comprehensive as my list, IMO, ;) although it does have non-Ancronyms and better definitions. There are several in this list that I didn't already have, but I've only added three of them since I don't know if the rest really are used. Maybe I should add them all?

I found the above link in this thread:
Which had a few additional acronyms (from Jannie) that I'd missed which are now in my list.

When searching "acronym" in FindIt! I would have found the glossary if I'd added the "s" to the end for "acronyms". *sigh*

Edited: to fix a typo.
Last edited by Debs Seeber from Palm Coast on Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:14 pm, edited 1 time in total. Reason: Merged both Acronym List threads; noted update above; moved and stickied to Supplemental Help Tools.
#1271219 by Greg from Here
Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:17 am

You get the gold star from me! :D

Thank you for for taking the time and making the effort to put this together! You are awesome in my book!

Yes There Was A Need! :idea:

AH HA!!!
SPE = Single Proprietor E-Biz! Got it now! :lol:
#1271244 by Mary from Mico
Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:30 am
Where's the Like button?

Thank you Rachel! Even if we should have gone to the SBI Glossary, you let me know that one exists where I hadn't known before. I'm bookmarking this.

Gold star from me, too. Um.... Little Red Hen award! :D

#1271250 by The Team from Post
Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:49 am
Rachel, You Rock!! Thank you a million for sharing your hard work ... we'll be thanking you forever for this desperately needed gem!!
#1271272 by Mark from Northern Taiwan
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:08 am
Thank you for sharing this, Rachel :D
#1271275 by Maria from Agness
Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:52 am
Hi Rachel,

What a great list, you must have spent ages putting that together. I will add a link to the post that lists acronyms in the stickies of the Supplemental Help Tools Forum.
Thank you so much for doing this,
#1271280 by SP from The Vale
Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:39 pm
Rachel, Thanks a million for preparing this Acronyms list! Great job! Well done!

#1271288 by Catherine from
Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:30 pm
Great list, Rachel. I agree about the "Little Red Hen" award! :wink:

Thanks!-- Cathy
#1271826 by Rachel from Sneads
Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:59 am

You are all very welcome! I saw a need and decided to take care of it, and I enjoyed doing it. ;)

Maria from Agness wrote:What a great list, you must have spent ages putting that together. I will add a link to the post that lists acronyms in the stickies of the Supplemental Help Tools Forum.

Thanks, Maria, that's great!

David wrote:Could also be

Application Programming Interface

Thanks, David, I'd add it to the list if I could edit it. :?

*** No worries Rachel, I've added it for you. :D All the best, Antoinette as moderator. ***

There are literally hundreds of thousands of acronyms. While researching some of them I found this cool site (should have shared this earlier, sorry!):

You can enter an acronym and usually there are a TON of different meanings for each one- API has 127!

For another example, I entered BTW and there are 51 definitions:

My favorite is: Breaching the Web :wink:

They are ranked by the most commonly used to the least, I think. There's a category filter and you can also search for a "word in meaning" that's part of the actual definition of any acronyms in their database (eg. searching for the word "breaching" lists 45 acronyms). However, there are a lot of ads, so watch out for those.

Whoever finds the strangest acronym and/or meaning wins bragging rights! :D

#1271833 by ken-admin
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:51 am
Thanks a million for that, Rachel! What a useful post, it must have taken hours.

And thanks to Maria for "stickying" it.

Needless to say, I've pearled it. And I've added to my sig.

I'm sure mod's will add to it as others occur/arise. :-)

Great stuff! Thanks again, much appreciated!

All the best,
#1271836 by Rachel from Sneads
Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:02 am
ken-admin wrote:Needless to say, I've pearled it. And I've added to my sig.

Sweet! Thanks, Ken! I'm so glad many others will now see and be able to use it! Sorry I didn't do it when The Google Study was new, but better late than never, eh?

And you are very welcome a million times too. 8)
#1271857 by Rita from Connoquenessing
Mon Dec 30, 2013 5:12 am
Gee, Rachel. I feel I should give you cash money for this.
#1271864 by Larry Chamberlain from LONDON
Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:24 am
Amazing, Simply Amazing! :)

If that's not Paying It Forward I don't know what is.

Thank you so very much indeed Rachel.

All the best,
#1271872 by Rachel from Sneads
Mon Dec 30, 2013 7:12 am
Rita wrote:Gee, Rachel. I feel I should give you cash money for this.

LOL! Just getting a rare post from you, Rita, is payment enough! Thanks for taking the time to share your feelings with me, I've seen a few of your other posts and appreciate it! :)

Larry wrote:Amazing, Simply Amazing! :)

If that's not Paying It Forward I don't know what is.

Haha! Good one, Larry! We better add PIF to the list for Pay It Forward. It's actually the top definition (out of 53) when you search for it at acronymfinder... hm, maybe we should use their own acronym of AF for their site, since it fits with this thread and I'll probably be referencing it more and more as we find/add new ones to the list. :lol:

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