We have just learned the shocking news that Bill Slawski, an SEO expert and pioneer, has died.
Slawski was the Director of SEO Research at Go Fish Digital, a digital marketing agency. His company just shared the news of his passing on Twitter, moments ago.
SEO by the Sea
For many in our industry, Slawski was probably best-known for his blogging about Google patents and algorithms at SEO by the Sea. He started the SEO by the Sea blog in June 2005.
Contributions to the search community
Aside from writing on his own blog, Slawski contributed articles at many search publications. He was a contributing author here at Search Engine Land from December 2006 to July 2008. You can read Slawski’s articles here.
We are all still in shock and processing this devastating loss.
News quickly spread of Slawski’s passing on Twitter. Here’s just a small sampling of reactions from SEOs, upon learning of Slawski’s death.
This story is developing. Check back for updates and community reaction shortly.