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!

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?)

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!



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).