In a bit of saddening news, last week, the SEO industry has lost on if its own. Dana Lookadoo, an SEO Consultant, Online Marketer, and founder of Yo! Yo! SEO, died early last week after a long a battle with injuries that she sustained in a cycling accident back in November of 2013.
The news was shred in a private Facebook group by her husband, Ed, Thursday night. Although she was always in pain, due to her difficult rehabilitation, Dana still managed to share updates with everybody, making her an inspiration to everybody who read them.
Dana was a regular in the SEO conference circuit, both as an attendee, as well as a speaker at a number of SEO conferences.
There has been an outpouring of messages on Twitter about Dana, showing us that even after death, a person can still bring us together.
An entire industry grieves tonight. I pray for you all my friends. @lookadoo was the most amazing person full of true love & acceptance.
— Melissa Fach (@SEOAware) September 18, 2015
Thinking of @lookadoo‘s friends and family tonight. A wonderful woman who will be terribly missed. Glad you’re at peace.
— Ben Cook (@Skitzzo) September 18, 2015
This was the day I told Dana I had cancer & was having surgery in a week. I’ll never forget her love and concern pic.twitter.com/47F9uwnDym
— Jennifer Sable Lopez (@jennita) September 18, 2015
— Scott Cowley (@scottcowley) September 18, 2015
If you didn’t know @lookadoo, you missed out on a wonderful person. One of the brightest stars God put on this earth. We miss you, Dana.
— Matt McGee (@mattmcgee) September 18, 2015
Dana thanks for always lighting up my day and making everyone around you want to be better. My soul aches tonight. pic.twitter.com/4ZJcmGRJzl
— Matt Siltala (@Matt_Siltala) September 18, 2015
So sad to hear of @lookadoo‘s passing tonight on Facebook. She was such a good person and well known in the search space. RIP.
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) September 18, 2015
Oh no. I never got the chance to meet @lookadoo in person. So sorry to hear she is no longer with us.Dana you were such an inspiring person.
— Marie Haynes (@Marie_Haynes) September 18, 2015