Author: Rob Kerry

Bloody Chelsea. Oh, and LondonSEO

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The last time I visited Chelsea’s stadium at Stamford Bridge, I got heckled for cheering a Spurs goal; was given a drinks order after dressing like a waiter; and witnessed Johnny Vaughan trying to blag free Tottenham Hotspur merchandise for his nephew, at the urinal. But that’s just me.

Anyway, did you know that¬†Search Marketing Expo is being held at Stamford Bridge this year? Kind of a weird place to have it, but I’m sure that the conference facilities will be absolutely top-notch, even if you do hate Chelsea FC!

Haven’t got your ticket to SMX London yet? Don’t worry, there’s still time! Can’t afford a ticket? Don’t you worry either, you’re still welcome to attend our LondonSEO event as always! In fact LondonSEO has been welcoming SEOs to free parties with free beer for over 7 years now!

Janaya WilkinsI’m sure that most of you keep a browser tab permanently open on my Twitter stream and are thinking, isn’t Rob working out of Ayima’s New York office this month?! Well luckily Ayima’s latest SEO Apprentice recruit, Janaya Wilkins, has stepped up to the plate and helped me out with the venue hunt. Janaya joined Ayima back in November as a part-time Reporting Analyst, and has now joined full-time after completing her Masters degree in Marketing, specialising in Internet Marketing.

Like all Kiwis, Janaya spends most of her spare time creating balloon animals and watching bootleg VHS tapes of “One Man and his Dog”.

Now before I tell you the venue, I’d like to point out that we have yet to find a sponsor. This is mostly my fault as I always forget to call back the people who offer to do it. So, if you haven’t tuned out by now or scrolled down to the venue details – PLEASE CAN YOU SPONSOR THIS PARTY! You’ll get everyone’s business card in return, plus SEOs, Affiliates and In-House people will remember you as the cool company that bought them beer ūüôā

  • Date/Time:¬†Wednesday 16th May 2012, 6ish until late
  • Venue: The Butcher’s Hook
  • Address:¬†477 Fulham Road London SW6 1HL
  • Nearest Tube Station:¬†Fulham Broadway (District), or walk from Earls Court (Piccadilly)
  • 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!



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 ūüėČ

  • 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 ūüėÄ

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]