The Industry Mourns The Loss Of Bob Gladstein - Intelligent & Humble SEO

Jul 21, 2021 • 7:05 am | comments (1) by | Filed Under Search Engine Industry News

Bob Gladstein

I can't believe I am writing another post about another soul in the search marketing space passing away at an early age. Bob Gladstein, someone who has been part of the search community for probably two-decades or so, unexpectedly passed Friday night at the age of 57.

Bob went under the Twitter alias of @bubba_ji and you can see, he was replying to SEO questions on Twitter just last week. His Twitter bio summed him up well, "Organic SEO guy; Unhipster from a hipster town." He was super active in the old SEO forums, like HighRankings Forums and others. He was just a genuine and good guy.

Julie Joyce, from Link Fish Media, sent me this about her friend Bob:

Bob and I go way back...

I can't recall whether we first met online through talk of music or film but it was one of the two. He and I had very similar taste in both and I always looked forward to his Instagram movie reviews as out of all of them, there was only one that I'd seen. He had fantastic anecdotes and always had a good story about a band I liked. Just last week he accepted my invitation to join a FB music group and I was absolutely thrilled and thankful that we got one more good Devo story out of him.

He was an incredibly intelligent man with zero arrogance or ego, with such deep knowledge. I will greatly miss our chats and know that the people who knew him are left with some amazing memories of a truly wonderful human.

His employer wrote this:

Here is more:

There are a lot more stories and comments about him on Facebook - I can see it, but I am friends with him on that platform. I cannot share the private messages here but it is so sad to read.

Bob - you will be deeply missed by the SEO community.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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