Warren “Ted” Ulle, also known in the SEO community for his handle “Tedster,” passed away with his family at his side Thursday night, June 27, 2013.
Many of us in the SEO industry learned an incredible amount of knowledge from Ted over the years. In all honesty, his work and contributions to the industry, in my opinion, was taken for granted. He poured endless hours helping webmasters and SEOs in the very popular WebmasterWorld forums and spent a ton of time speaking and networking at conferences and industry meetups around the world.
Ted’s style of help was patient, helpful, caring, humbling and — most importantly — always done with a sense of the future of SEO strategy.
WebmasterWorld’s founder, Brett Tabke, posted the announcement of his passing at WebmasterWorld. Few knew Ted as well as Brett. Ted has been ill for some time, but like Brett said, you’d never know by just talking to him. Last year, WebmasterWorld gave him the WebmasterWorld lifetime achievement award for his tireless devotion to our industry.
Brett Tabke said:
Ted was a dear friend of this community and everyone involved. He always made time to talk to people regardless of their circumstances. He was one of the most friendly and approacable people in the entire industry.
While Ted had been sick for quite some time, he never showed it or bothered anyone with it. His strength while facing it, was inspirational and trademark Tedster.
Ted worked for many of the largest brands on the interent today – from HP to eBay – and yet, he always had time to answer a stickymail question, or pop in a thread to send a new user on the right path.
We will miss him dearly.
On Twitter, Google’s Matt Cutts said:
Ted Ulle (Tedster) passed away. Enjoyed his company online & at PubCon. He was a gentleman & a friend: http://t.co/w2Vf5hdCOq
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) July 1, 2013
I’ve known Ted personally for about ten years now and I am so sad to hear of his passing. You will be missed deeply.
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