What is LondonSEO you ask?

LondonSEO is a quarterly networking meet-up for internet marketing professionals of all sorts (not just SEOs!) to have fun, drink far too much and make new friends in the industry. The meet-ups started in 2005 (yes that long ago) and are still going strong.

Don’t be shy, come along to the next one!

LondonSEO – September 06

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A big thank you to all who attended last night’s LondonSEO gathering. From what I could see, everyone enjoyed themselves and met new faces in the industry to share conversation over a pint with.

I would also like to thank Propel Recruitment once again, who kept the beers flowing through the night and gracefully lost matches on the pool table.

We hope to see you all soon and I’m sure that there’s another event being planned as we speak.

Cheers,

Rob
aka evilgreenmonkey

It’s That Time Again…

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I’m pleased to announce the next LondonSEO beer and banter night, scheduled for Wednesday 20th September 2006 starting at 7:00pm (although feel free to turn up sooner). If you work in London, or just parsing through, you’re more then welcome to join us and other Search Marketers. There are no sessions or organised discussion topics – you can “network” if you want, or just turn up, make new friends, meet old ones and drink lots of beer.

I’ve organised a new venue for this month’s event, which I used to grace with my presence 2-3 times a week when I was working in the area. Located in W1 London, “The Winchester Club” offers well-priced reliable booze (£2.80 a pint I think), great bar staff and a pool table for when you get really drunk and start betting people. You also don’t get annoying idiots in there (apart from me) as it’s members only usually. It’s not a cocktail bar or “trendy” club as it appears on the website, they’ve just made it look that way on the site as it’s turning into one next month. Just a friendly, well-ventilated (for non-smokers) comfortable drinking hole.

Rather not pay for your beer? Well the first few pints are on our beautiful and intelligent (have I sucked-up enough?) sponsors at Propel Recruitment. They’ve put their card behind the bar for enough beers to get the party started and a nice buffet to keep your hunger at bay.

On a serious note, if you’re looking for a change in career or need to hire a new SEM – Propel can really help. I’ve used them a couple of times (hiring and getting hired) and can recommend them. They’ll be mingling at the event, although there’s no sales pitch or timeshare presentations to stay clear of. 😉

The venue is in close proximity to Great Portland Street Station (Circle, H&C, Metropolitan) and Warren Street Station (Victoria, Northern). Oxford Circus and Regents Park stations are an easy 10 minute (max) walk away.

Address: The Winchester Club, 131-151 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1W 5BB
(Entrance has a small dark red awning over it with a “W” logo on it)

Update: Please note that the club has an intercom system on the door. You can access the bar by pressing the intercom button on your left and saying that you’re here for the LondonSEO event.

Google Maps
Streetmap

I look forward to seeing you all soon, and thank you for taking the time to attend.

Please feel free to contact me via my website or PM’ing “evilgreenmonkey” on SEW Forums.

It would be great if you could also ping me a quick email if you plan to attend (so that I can get an idea on numbers).

Cheers,

Robert Kerry (evilgreenmonkey)

Big Party

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What a fantastic night – free beer and lots of search chat – perfect!!!

We at LondonSEO would like to send out a massive THANK YOU to EVERYONE who came along last night for our giant SEO pissup at the Camden Head.

Special thanks also go to Danny & the SES crew for letting us hijack their event and to PartyPoker for picking up the drinks tab.

Islington PubCon - inside
Just a good old fashioned pubcon
Islington PubCon - outside

Randfish and Danny Sullivan
Hobo, Evil Green Monkey, Rand Fishkin & Danny Sullivan

Jason Duke Poker Face
JasonD Practising his poker face for the upcoming SEOBlackhat Poker Tournament

Joseph Morin
Joe Morin joining in the Jay’s Glasses craze

Dave Naylor
DaveN looking ………. hmmm ……… er ………. happy

LSEO Crew
Bob, Bobo & Becs from here at LondonSEO

Jim Boykin
Ekky can’t keep his eyes off Jim Boykin’s hat

Tall Troll
Tall Troll & Gerard

Receptional
Dixon & Heather Lloyd Martin

Trellian CEO
Ren from Trellian

San Diego
SiteTuners thinking that it’s not quite San Diego weather here.

Belgium
“No, you really should sign up as a party poker affiliate.”

Andre and Dermot
Andre Chaperon learning from Dermot how to cheat the raffle to get the poker chips set

Tim
Tim Ash after just winning a poker table


Adam with his new poker chip set

Dutch Guys
The CheckIT guys from the Netherlands

Party Poker Girls
A couple of PartyPoker girls

Happiness
Happiness is an event gone well

There’s some more photos over at str0ud.com, but if anyone else has some gems, please send them over and we’ll put them up.

Thanks again to everyone and we look forward to seeing you at our next pissup.

Also things wouldn’t be right if we didn’t give a special final shout out to Brett 😉

Venue Found

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*** For Tim (who can’t read things in the top left corner of a page): The pissup is set for Thursday, June 1st ***

We’ve finally found a suitable pub in a prime location just opposite the Business Design Centre. Here’s the details:

The Camden Head

Camden Head Outside

Address:
2 Camden Walk
Camden Passage
London
N1 8DY
Tel: 0871-223-3759

We aim to start drinking from about 6 or 7pm onwards – so head on over after SES finishes for the day. The pub will also still be open to the public so you may have to play a game of ‘spot the spammer’ to begin with, but they are aware that we will overrun the place by the evening. To get the free drinks all night just bring along your SES pass or we might sort out some wrist bands or something.

The pub itself isn’t quite on the high street it’s tucked away, so from the Hilton cross over Upper Street (the main road) and walk left towards Islington Green then turn a quick right down Camden Walk and you’ll see it in front of you!

Camden Head