Tedster, as many of you knew him, Warren "Ted" Ulle, has passed away late Thursday night after a long battle with his illness.
I'll be honest, it is hard for me to write this, knowing how many people he has helped over his 15 or so years in the SEO/SEM industry. Without him, I can honestly say, the SEO community would not be where it is today.
Brett Tabke, the founder of WebmasterWorld, posted the news in WebmasterWorld on Sunday and the community began to show their respects. As Brett said, the community has lost "a giant," and a giant of a man he was. I've never met a more respectful, caring, giving and humble person before. He poured his heart, time and life into the SEO community like no man before. I'll say it again, words cannot describe how sad I am over this.
Check out tedster's profile on WebmasterWorld. He has been a member since 2000. He has over 37,301 public posts, with many many more private posts. I believe his last public post was just about 15 days ago. I've personally used his wisdom hundreds of times here, probably closer to 500 times.
Last October, he was awarded the WebmasterWorld Lifetime Achievement Award.
Ted, the community will miss you so dearly and I will forever miss you.
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