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 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.

SEOmoz / Distilled PRO Seminar LondonSEO, Bloomsbury

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Hi guys,

We are putting on a LondonSEO following the SEOmoz / Distilled PRO Seminar on the evening of October 26. The event will be at the Plough in Bloomsbury, which is a lot closer to the seminar location and official hotel than the pub we chose last year!

We have an upstairs room reserved from 7pm, although the room isn’t terribly big. However, the rest of the pub shouldn’t be too busy, as we’ll be in there on a Tuesday. The guys at Distilled have also agreed to fund the night to the tune of a £1,000 bar tab. We’ll be handing out cards to use as beer currency when you arrive.

If by some chance the pub does become very full, check out the Museum Tavern on an adjacent corner as well.

Holborn, Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street and Russell Square tube stations are all very close by. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of you next Tuesday!

Plough, Bloomsbury by Ewan-M on Flickr.

Don’t Be A Dick, Go To PubCon

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Jay celebrating Pubcon in style
Jay celebrating Pubcon in style

It’s PubCon Vegas next month and there’s never been a better reason to go. Vegas hotels are suffering in the recession and slashing prices, airlines are offering some killer deals and LondonSEO has secured an exclusive 30% discount code on all PubCon passes!

The event runs between Monday 8th to Thursday 11th November, just a month away. Pubcon differs from the average internet marketing conference, covering topics such as Domaining, Reputation Management, Tech Stuff and being an Affiliate. If you fancy going to another conference and need to explain to your boss why it’s different from the last conference you attended, take a look at Pubcon’s agenda.

Not only will LondonSEO save you $360 off the All Access Pass (making it even cheaper than the early bird discounted rate), our friend Mr Trump is also offering hotel rooms at his 5-star Trump International Hotel Las Vegas at silly rates. The official conference hotel is the Wynn (which is awesome), but a return flight from London Heathrow plus 6 nights at Donald’s crib can be snapped up on Expedia for just £830!

So to conclude:

  • Get a massive discount on a conference pass
  • Stay at a 5-star hotel for less money than a bright orange easyHotel
  • Meet people who don’t attend the other conferences
  • Make new industry friends and potential clients
  • Buy me a drink for saving you money and twisting your arm 😉

Almost forgot…
The magical discount coupon is: rk-5928430

Cheers my dears,

Rob Kerry

🙂