SMX London – Beers and Secret Handshakes

I’m delighted to announce the LondonSEO networking party for SMX London 2008. The event will take place on Tuesday 4th November, the first day of the conference. Search Marketing Expo attendees and internet marketing enthusiasts are welcome to join us for a night of beer, banter, bitching and card swapping (couldn’t think of another ‘b’).

CAP EuroThere’s even better news – our saviour of free beer comes in the form of CAP Euro, a sponsor that runs conferences dedicated to new and existing affiliates of online gaming.

CAP Euro is the biggest event out there for the iGaming affiliate industry and unlike other events it mixes business and pleasure perfectly with unique offerings such as an open bar in the expo room along side a poker tournament that pays out prizes up to $20,000, through to acquiring the best speakers in the sector and running the most lavish networking events ever seen. And if that isn’t enough we do not charge affiliates or webmasters anything to attend any part of our event from the poker to the conference so the only investment you have to make is your time.

Even if you work in-house or at an agency, there’s nothing better than earning some extra income by using your SEO and PPC skills – and there’s no bigger payout than online gaming. So if you want to know how affiliates are making 6 figures a month through their poker sites, why not attend this free and fun conference?

Our glorious venue for the night will be the Freemasons Arms, a Shepherd Neame pub just minutes from the conference centre. Don’t worry, you don’t need to know the special masonic handshake to get in!

As well as the usual Guinness and Lager on tap, some may enjoy experimenting with fantastic British Real Ale, such as Bishops Finger and Spitfire (my personal favourite). We’ve booked the entire pub, so plenty of space to mingle or be anti-social in a corner.

Here are all the details you’ll need in order to attend:

Tuesday 4th November 2008 from 6:30pm onwards. (no food provided :p)
Freemasons Arms, 81-82 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9NG [Google] [Streetmap].
Nearest Station:
An easy walk from both Holborn (Central and Piccadilly) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line)
FaceBook Group: on ArseBook

We look forward to chatting to you over a great British pint!

The Freemasons ArmsThe Freemasons Arms

37 Responses to SMX London – Beers and Secret Handshakes

  1. Jane October 20, 2008 at 6:23 pm #

    I’m so there.

  2. J Lil October 20, 2008 at 6:36 pm #

    I shall be there, though maybe on cokes as it’s not long before wifes due date!

    Make sure you don’t let that slacker Norris turn up mind! :)

  3. Judith 'deCabbit' Lewis October 20, 2008 at 6:45 pm #

    Will be there with chocolate to share as always!

  4. Ben Jackson October 20, 2008 at 7:07 pm #

    I am determined to show up this time!

  5. Matt Sawyer October 20, 2008 at 7:13 pm #

    Excellent, I should be making it along this year.

  6. evilgreenmonkey October 20, 2008 at 7:18 pm #

    Oh, forgot to mention that the Freemasons Arms is where the English Football Association was founded – home of the FA :)

  7. Andres_ October 20, 2008 at 10:05 pm #

    Is there any space for newbies?

  8. g1smd October 20, 2008 at 10:12 pm #

    Cool beans. Only two weeks to go! I think this will be well attended.

  9. evilgreenmonkey October 21, 2008 at 7:42 am #

    There’s a networking party at SMX London until 7pm, although I’ve set the start time of LondonSEO as 6:30pm so that our non-SMX regulars can get the bar warmed up beforehand. :)

  10. kelvin newman October 21, 2008 at 8:41 am #

    not sure whether I’m def going to be at SMX if not will def keep the bar warm for you…


  11. Shimrit October 21, 2008 at 9:57 am #

    Maaaaaybe. Gotta spend all my free evenings sorting out the case studies for my course before disappearing off to Pubcon!

  12. Lyndon October 21, 2008 at 10:17 am #

    I am defo going to be at this one, just bought my train ticket and booking the hotel. And I am ready to party.

  13. Stephen October 21, 2008 at 10:18 am #

    Spitfire eh? I remember when it was £1.30 a pint in Wetherspoons. Happy days. See you there…

  14. Julie Joyce October 21, 2008 at 12:17 pm #

    I’ll be there but only because I’m hoping to see Ciaran in more pastel attire.

  15. Heini van Bergen October 22, 2008 at 8:41 am #

    Count me in

  16. Danielle West October 22, 2008 at 10:04 am #

    Will be there.

  17. rishil October 22, 2008 at 10:35 am #

    I am so coming there to see what REAL search marketers get up to… I heard its all a piss up…

  18. Ciaran October 22, 2008 at 11:44 am #

    I would love to be there but, as Rob knows, I have to be up at crack of sparrow’s the next day so probably won’t be.

    Julie – I’ll send you some photos of my favourite pastels if you like…

  19. evilgreenmonkey October 22, 2008 at 1:07 pm #

    That’s a pathetic excuse, I’m either drunk or hungover at most of my presentations. If you leave at 10pm, drink 4 pints of water, then take a Berocca, you’ll feel better than ever at your session.

  20. Ciaran October 22, 2008 at 1:27 pm #

    Yeah, maybe. But it’s an internal presentation to some pretty senior bods, so I’d rather not risk that. Thanks for the amazing advice though..


  21. Judith 'deCabbit' Lewis October 22, 2008 at 2:09 pm #

    Awwwwww Ciaran – we’re going to miss you! I’ll just have to hassle you at the networking or the event itself or something 😀

    Good to see we’ll have more new people coming! It’s always open to new people! We’re a friendly bunch and this time I’ll have business cards – woohoo!

  22. Edward Lewis October 22, 2008 at 3:08 pm #

    is this the geekyest thing in the world?

  23. RobBothan October 22, 2008 at 4:00 pm #

    Yep i’ll be there, and i’ll prob get a networking ticket to SMX to see what thats all about as well…

  24. Toasted Teacake October 23, 2008 at 9:14 am #

    I can’t make SMX but will be there for the aftermath.
    Who’s heading to Vegas this year – Rob, Ciaran, Jane, Judith, Kelvin, anyone!?
    Be good to have some of the London crowd for company over there.

  25. Judith 'deCabbit' Lewis October 23, 2008 at 5:02 pm #

    I’m not at PubCon this year as not speaking there so work isn’t sending me

    If only…..

  26. SEOidiot October 24, 2008 at 10:48 am #

    Looks like I will actually be attending this time…… Hotel booked :)

    Ekky – you owe me beer 😉

  27. Helen - SEO Marketing October 24, 2008 at 12:07 pm #

    I will definitely join you guys there :)

  28. Chris Sherman October 24, 2008 at 4:03 pm #

    Looking forward to seeing you all there!

  29. Eduard Blacquière October 27, 2008 at 12:09 pm #

    I’ll join you guys there, looking forward to it!

  30. Toasted Teacake October 27, 2008 at 1:57 pm #

    Rob, does ‘No food provided’ mean no food available?
    Other than the obvious nutritional substitutes like Guinness, Twiglets and deCabbit Chocolate supplies.

  31. evilgreenmonkey October 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm #

    @Teacake If you get there early, the Chef may still be around. I doubt he’ll stick around for the whole night though.

  32. Wit October 28, 2008 at 11:03 am #

    @Ciaran LOL “crack of sparrow’s” reminds me of this for some odd reason.

    Alas I cannot attend, not this time. Even tho I have lots more mingling to do :-(
    PS: Grrr they sure mislaid that bleedin’ chunnel.

  33. kelvin October 30, 2008 at 11:18 am #

    Not going out to vegas and can’t make SMX proper so having to get my dose of SEO Geekiness from this little drinking session Tony

  34. Gareth Davies October 30, 2008 at 12:47 pm #

    Cool – catch you guys there

  35. Judith 'deCabbit' Lewis November 3, 2008 at 11:05 am #

    I have a *BUCKET* of Celebrations chocolate that I’m bringing with me to share so much chocolate will be had by ALL!

  36. Tyler Shears November 4, 2008 at 5:30 pm #

    Stuck in Florida. =(

    Looks like it should be a good crowd though, expect a few crazy pictures to pop up? 😛