Author: Rob Kerry

New – UK Open SEO Meeting

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Ian TurnerIt’s me again – and I’ve got another event for you! As well as February’s post-conference beers, I’m also pleased to announce a new meet-up organised by the legend that is, Ian Turner.

Ian is a LondonSEO regular and has been around since the first WebmasterWorld meet-ups. He has organised a free SEO event for 26th-28th March, in a similar model to the old blackhat meet-ups. Everyone is welcome (as long as you like chatting about SEO) and you just have to pay for your own accommodation (starting from £55 per night), food and drink.

The first meet-up is in Surrey, in a very nice leisure complex. For more information, please visit the official UK Open SEO Meeting website.

SES London 2010 LondonSEO Party

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The LondonSEO crew are happy to announce our traditional post-SES London party, at your favourite venue – the Camden Head pub. Located just across the road from the conference venue, the Camden Head is a proper British boozer. The event will kick-off at 6pm on Thursday 18th February, so get it in your diaries!

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This year’s sponsor is Search Engine Strategies themselves, who have kindly offered to stick a big wad of cash behind the bar for your drinking pleasure! There’s still time to register for this year’s conference if you haven’t already.

For beers – simply give one of the LondonSEO organisers your business card and we’ll give you a wristband for free pints. If you’re new to LondonSEO, people at the event will be happy to point us out. The upstairs of the pub has been booked out and we can overspill into the downstairs bar if necessary. Anyone interested in Search Marketing or internet marketing in general is more than welcome to attend – no invitation necessary.

We look forward to seeing you all there 🙂

Camden Head Pub

The Moz Comes To London; Throws Party

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It’s been a while, right LondonSEO drinkers? I don’t think I remember the last LondonSEO party we put on, and I fear it was as long ago as May. However, I bring to you today good news: we’ve managed to stop playing pool and table tennis for long enough to put together a LondonSEO drinkathon for this coming Tuesday evening, October 20. Taking place at the Crown and Sceptre pub, which I can’t pronounce, kick-off is at 6:00pm.

Whilst we rarely need an excuse to get together and consume alcohol, the event is taking place directly following the SEOmoz / Distilled PRO training seminar. Rand from SEOmoz and Will from Distilled have agreed to fund this round of drinking, so if you’re anywhere near the greater London area on Tuesday, you have little excuse not to show up.

The pub is at 26-27 Foley Street, on the corner of Great Titchfield Street. It is just 0.5mi walk from the seminar venue. The closest tube stations are Goodge Street (Northern Line), Great Portland Street (Circle, Metropolitan, Hammersmith and Shitty Lines) and Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central, Victoria Lines). So basically, you can get on any train you like.

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Hope to see a good number of you on Tuesday.

[EDIT: Rob, good to see my new stupid nickname is my username on here, thanks 🙂 – Flora]

PubCon London Is Back! Got Your Pass Yet?

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Some of you old-timers will remember the first PubCon events in London, back when Matt Cutts was still making coffee and porno filters for our friends Larry & Sergey. Others will be wondering why there’s a webmaster conference in Las Vegas called “Pub Con”, when clearly the Brits are the only people with drinking establishments fine enough to be called Pubs 😉

Well, I’m happy to announce that PubCon will once again be gracing our sacred shores. So change out of your usual dressing gown work-attire and drop the kids off at the one babysitter that doesn’t look like a kiddy-fiddler, as you’re going out drinking on Saturday 4th July (next month). The one-day London networking event is similar to LondonSEO (including free beer), so you’ll be in your element.

Along with our usual crowd, PubCon will have many new faces from other corners of the interweb. Lots of networking to do, with a pint in each hand.

Saving the pennies? No problem, as your favourite people in the whole wide world (that’s us, if you’re wondering) have got a special 30% discount code just for you (well, for every other LondonSEO attendee as well – you’re not that special):

Discount: 30% off
Code: ls-22430

With the non-LondonSEO rate being only $75 (around 50 freedom-pounds) to begin with, our friends at WebmasterWorld are basically paying you to drink (almost). Don’t you love the recession?!! 😀

Here are the full details:

Registration URL:
Coupon Code: ls-22430
Date: Saturday 4th July 2009 from 1pm onwards.
Venue: Cittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, London, WC1V 6BN
[Google Maps] [Streetmap].
Nearest Station: Chancery Lane (Central Line).

Hopefully we’ll see you all there!

Cittie of Yorke LocationCittie of Yorke Outside
(images courtesy of Streetmap and Beer In The Evening)