The Industry Mourns The Loss Of Russ Jones

It is heartbreaking to have to jot down that Russ Jones has handed away unexpectedly on Thursday. He leaves behind a spouse and three daughters. I’ve recognized Russ since my early days in search engine marketing, he was one of many brightest minds in our area, he was additionally one of many friendliest and humorous folks you could possibly know. His smarts, smile and humor made him so particular.

I simply can’t imagine he will not be tweeting or that I will not see him at a convention once more. Russ was the Principal Search Scientist at Moz between 2015 and 2020, he labored at System1 and earlier than that he labored at Angular the place I additionally began this good search engine marketing weblog named the The Google Cache, he has been writing there since 2006 amongst different locations.

I’m not certain but the place there can be a fund arrange, however please examine this story in a number of days for any up to date hyperlinks to a fund. He has such a fantastic household, I’m so devastated for them. Yes, this can be a big loss for our trade, the search engine marketing area, however he was such a household man.

I interviewed Russ for my vlog some time again and it was the components earlier than and after the interview that stood out most to me about him – though the interview was simply nice. You can watch it over here. We chatted about being non secular; him Christian, myself Jewish and being on this tech area. We spoke about a number of the fervour within the search engine marketing group and the way discovering humor and enjoyable in it was necessary.

I’m going to overlook him a lot.

Here is a few of the early response of this horrible information:

Again, that is only a tiny fraction of the posts on Twitter – it simply exhibits you ways a lot Russ Jones meant to the trade. I actually cannot think about how a lot he meant to his household and the way they’re doing now.

I’m coronary heart damaged for his household, his spouse, his three daughters and the trade for this loss. We are all praying your loved ones durning this unimaginable time. You can be deeply missed.

Forum dialogue at Twitter.

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