Author: Rob Kerry

LondonSEO Off-The-Clock

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Old Red Cow
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Does the new generation of Search Marketing conference goers put fear into your heart? Do you yearn for the old days of SEO meetups in small private pubs, where only the dedicated few dish out stories and ideas from the frontline? If so, you’ll want to come to LondonSEO Off-The-Clock!

The first LondonSEO to take place on a weekend, we’re going to make Saturday afternoon more than just Ant & Dec and a dodgy ruby from the Sheer Khan Indian, Chinese & Thai Take-Away. Chat affiliate ideas, SEO tricks or just about the price of petrol – you’ll be with friends in an environment to speak freely.

Although this event won’t be sponsored, we have hired out the whole top floor of one of the best pubs in London (I should know, I’ve been to most of them). With a dozen fantastic hand-drawn beers at the downstairs bar and a further dozen lagers, pilsners and IPAs/APAs from around the world at the top floor bar – you really are spoilt for choice. Even if you get through all of the beers on-tap, you’ll find a mouthwatering assortment of Belgium, German and US Microbrewery bottles in the beer fridges behind the counter.

This really is an event you do not want to miss – the most exciting LondonSEO in a long while! Real SEOs and Affiliates, real knowledge and tips.

So here are the details…

  • Date/Time: Saturday 2nd July 2011, 2pm until late
  • Venue: Old Red Cow
  • Address:71/72 Long Lane, Smithfield, London, EC1A 9EJ
  • Nearest Tube Station: Barbican (Circle, H&C & Metropolitan), Farringdon (Circle, H&C & Metropolitan) and a 10 minute walk from Liverpool Street
  • Driving: There’s a secure underground car park under Smithfield Market (EC1A 9DS) – No congestion charge on weekends
  • Hotels:Citadines, Fox & Anchor, The Rookery, The Zetter

I look forward to seeing you all there!

 

Rob

SMX London 2011 – Recession Session

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PowWowNow - Conference Call ProviderUPDATE: We’ve now got a sponsor! Thanks to conference call provider PowWowNow for their generosity and for saving the day last-minute. PowWowNow offer free and premium conference call facilities without the need for complicated PBX systems, as they say – “no booking, no billing, no fuss”. PowWowNow are also looking for a new SEO Agency, so keep an eye out for their team if you fancy taking up the challenge. Ranking for [conference calls] etc will be very easy, so pick up a cool new client!

OK, so we were a little unprepared for LondonSEO this time around – although we do have real jobs you know!

Last-Minute Larry was unable to secure a sponsor to pay for our beers at this year’s SMX London conference next week (Monday 16th – Tuesday 17th May). Ayima can’t keep dipping into its pockets whenever (unnamed) agencies/suppliers decide to skip their beer rounds, so we’ll be going unsponsored! Saying that, we’ve had someone jump in last-minute as a sponsor before, so never say never (that saying doesn’t make sense).

So… below are the details of a pub for us to all spill into on Tuesday after the conference’s best session this year – Extreme Makeover, The SEO Edition featuring Mad Dave, Dickie Baxter and Pav, with me MC’ing.

Hereford Arms

  • Date/Time: Tuesday 17th May 2011, 5:30ish until late
  • Venue: Hereford Arms
  • Address: 127 Gloucester Rd, London, SW7 4TE
  • Nearest Tube Station: Gloucester Road (Circle, District & Piccadilly)
  • Directions From Conference: [Google Map] [Bing Map]

 

As always no conference pass is required in order to attend LondonSEO, just bring along a business card to prove that you work on the interwebs and in case we find a sponsor (they’ll need your card to exchange for beer).

 

 

LondonSEO Photo Contest and Prizes!

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Update: Just announced – Searchmetrics will also be giving away an Amazon Kindle, just make sure you swap your business card for a drink pass!

Everyone who was paying attention will have seen that we’re putting on our sixth “Big Party” at SES London next Tuesday, February 22. To celebrate five full years of good SES times, and to usher in the sixth, we’re doing something a little extra this year. There is no need to worry: this won’t take much brainpower, and you can drink whilst taking part!

We’re putting on a little competition, and entry is simple: take a photo (or photos!) that you think best show the spirit of LondonSEO. Of course, you’re going to have to come up with that definition yourself 😉

Get the photos you take to us either on the night or in the days following the party. You can either email them to londonseo@ayima.com, tweet them with the #londonseo hash-tag or post them to our Facebook page.

We’ll compile them into a blog post, linking to the site of your choice beneath your photo. There’ll be a vote, and the community will decide which one they think is best!

Since two of the spirits of LondonSEO are beer and wine, the winner will get to choose either a case of beer or a case of wine as his or her prize.

So what might the true character of LondonSEO events be? To us, LondonSEO is where many of us have met some of our best friends and current colleagues. It’s where you need nothing but a business card to come in, drink beer and have a laugh. It’s certainly where I first met the people I now work with, and where I remember feeling very welcome as a visitor from Seattle, in London for a few days, three and a half years ago.

Come down to the pub, bring a business card and a camera phone. It’s shaping up to be a good night!

Some previous “this is LondonSEO!” photos for you…

Scaring American visitors with our building safety codes (and punctuation)

Losing the ability to see properly

Rishi!

Miniature Guinnesses

This

How could you bear to stay away?! See you there 🙂

~ JC

The LondonSEO Big Party at SES London 2011

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SearchmetricsIt seems like just yesterday, but it was 5 years ago that LondonSEO held its first Big Party for SES London. We made many new friends at the 2006 event and look forward to making many more at this year’s get-together. Check out the fantastic Moss Bros suit I was sporting back then 😉

LondonSEO is, and always will be, about having fun and making new friends + business contacts. No bullshit – just great conversation and happy memories.

Search Engine Strategies London will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre this year in Westminster, so we’ll be moving to a new pub close to the SES venue.

We’re also delighted to announce that this year’s sponsor of the Big Party will be Searchmetrics, who offer a suite of SEO Software for SME’s and Blue Chips alike. They’ll be putting their card behind the bar for many hundreds of pints, so please say hello to them and take a look at their service offering.

Now here are the details that you’re looking for…

The Lord Moon Of The Mall
Photo Courtesy of Chrystal

As always no conference pass is required in order to attend LondonSEO, just bring along a business card to exchange for your beer pass. Whether you’re attending SES London 2011 or just looking to enjoy some search marketing banter over beer, you’re always welcome at LondonSEO.