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!

SES London Networking @ Westminster Arms

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Westminster Arms PubFeeling like the Directors of an R rated movie, SES London has come a lot sooner than we expected. Luckily the beer gods have been good to us, with our 1st choice pub coming up trumps! So, without further ado…

Looking for the beers during Search Engine Strategies in London this year? LondonSEO is happy to announce that the SES London 2012 networking party will be held on Thursday 23rd February from 6pm in the Westminster Arms.

If you’re attending the conference, we’ve chosen a pub right next to the venue (the QE2 Conference Centre this year). If you’re not attending SES London, you’re still welcome – everyone interested in SEO is welcome at our events!

Oh Rob, it’s too cold to be drinking girly lager during this snow-teasing February.

Well a) Grow a pair b) The lovely landlady at the Westminster has informed me that they’ll have 7 Real Ales on tap, to warm your cockles with just-above-room-temperature soothing compassionate alcohol.

The event will be sponsored by the Enterprise SEO platform Linkdex, and our very own Ayima. Why’s Ayima sponsoring again? Well, we’re trying to get you drunk so that we can poach you for one of our open job vacancies 😉

  • Date/Time: Thursday 23rd February 2012, 6ish until late
  • Venue: Westminster Arms
  • Address:9 Storey’s Gate,Westminster, London SW1P 3AT
  • Nearest Tube Station: Westminster (Circle, District & Jubilee)
  • Directions From Conference: [Google Map] [Bing Map]
  • Cost: Free (no invite needed, just bring along your business card)

Remember to put aside a business card for us, otherwise you won’t get free beer!


UPDATE: LondonSEO on Monday 17th October

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I’ve just chatted to the lovely Sarah at a4uexpo regarding our venue for next Monday’s LondonSEO/a4uexpo extravaganza.

Due to security being on the door and a4uexpo attendees needing to register for the conference, we’re going to run a guest list on the door for LondonSEO people. The good thing is that the guest list isn’t exclusive and attendance is still free (including free beer). You do need to sign up here though, unless you’re a fully paid conference attendee of a4uexpo this year (although feel free to still sign up with us if you are).

Please make sure that you and everyone attending LondonSEO with you has signed up via the above Eventbrite page, otherwise the bouncers will bounce you away! When you get in, you’ll be given a free drinks sticker.

What? You want more than loads of free beer at a free party?! OK then…

Searchmetrics have just informed me that they’ll be giving away a free Amazon Kindle at LondonSEO. Simply stick your business card in a jar at the registration desk. No purchase necessary, blah blah blah.


a4uexpo or LondonSEO? Why not both?

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Trust me to organise a LondonSEO that clashes with another networking event! Not to worry though affiliates, you don’t have to miss out on a4uexpo in order to attend LondonSEO. Taking a break from his Combine Harvester and Scrumpy drinking, Affiliates4u top dog Matthew Wood notified me of the date clash for our next meet-up and suggested a joint shindig. This worked out perfectly, as we have Brandon from Ayima’s US contingent coming to our next event and I want to pretend that LondonSEO is always that popular 😀

Rob being James Bond / A DickSo what’s the plan? We’ve only gone and hired out an entire trendy bar and got ourselves a £4,000 bar tab! Before you start offering me gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh, I should point out that both of these EPIC WIN’s (shoot me now) are thanks to a4uexpo and our awesome sponsors at Searchmetrics. If you haven’t dabbled with Searchmetrics’ SEO software yet, try and blag a free trial out of Kevin Thiele after he’s had a few pints!

The LondonSEO/a4uexpo lovefest will take place at Grace Bar in Piccadilly Circus / Covent Garden.

The venue looks rather posh (for me), so I may dress up in my James Bond outfit – what do you think?

Anyways, have you checked out a4uexpo yet? Fancy going? Want your Uncle Rob to get you a cheeky discount like you got for Pubcon? I spoil you lot sometimes! As it’s you, here’s a nice 10% discount code:

a4uexpo Discount Code: LONSEO10 [Register Here]

Enough of my ranting, here are all the grusome details – I expect to see you ALL there!:

  • Date/Time: Monday 17th October 2011, 6pm onwards
  • Venue: Grace Bar
  • Address: 42-44 Great Windmill St., London W1D 7NB
  • Nearest Tube Station: Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly & Bakerloo) and Oxford Circus (Central & Victoria)
  • Maps: [Google Map] [Bing Map]




PubCon Vegas 2011 – The Offer Code of Legends (That’s You!)

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Google has stated that beer, gambling and strippers are all part of their secret ranking algorithm, but don’t risk missing out on the other factors by forgetting to book your tickets to PubCon Vegas this year! The *not just search* conference is an essential part of the industry calendar and not to be missed, even if you’ve just had a baby like Joe Stepniewski and Mel Carson (babies also like Vegas).

LondonSEO, as your favourite money saving website, has bribed, blackmailed and kidnapped – until the PubCon organisers agreed to offer our Loyal London Legends of Links an exclusive PubCon Offer Code! Up until 15th October, you can get 20% off conference passes, but don’t delay – register today! (yes, my rhyming skills are worse than [insert rapper]).

Remember – this is an awesome conference and an awesome location. Don’t ponder over the cost, you can repaint the spare bedroom next year!

PubCon Offer Code: ls-5879420 [Register Here]

Feel free to buy Mike, Carl, Jane or I a pint for saving you $$$ 😉 We look forward to seeing a big turn-out of LondonSEO regulars and catching up with our foreign brethren once again!

PS. I couldn’t find any family-friendly photos of LondonSEO peeps at PubCon Vegas 2010 on my iMac, so you have a picture of Rand in the shower instead. Photo credit: Barry (what were you doing in the shower with Rand, Barry?)