Author: Rob Kerry

The Brighton Experience

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Thanks once again to all of you who attended Friday’s LondonSEO event in sunny Brighton, it looked like everyone was enjoying themselves. We’d like to give a special mention to our sponsors Propellernet and organiser Dan Caplin who made the occasion possible.

LondonSEO in Brighton

For those of you who prefer trains of the underground variety, our usual London based events will be along again soon. One future event will be the Big Party for SMX London which we’ve pencilled in for 16th November near Euston, so get it in your diaries now! We’ll also try and squeeze one in for the end of September hopefully, which we may already have a sponsor for.

If your hunger for beer and SEO cannot hold out that long though, there’s an event similar to LondonSEO taking place in Manchester (near Scandinavia) on 14th-15th September. More information on this event can be found on the Search Engine Serious Blog.

And lastly, as our fellow LondonSEOer Str0ud could not be with us in Brighton; he wrote, sang, animated and directed a very cool video for us (well, sent me the link to it anyway).

AlFresco – It’s Italian For “Pissup”

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I know that Italy shares a border with France – but on the positive side, they did bring us Pizza and the “dive and cry” technique in football. They’re also going to be the host venue of our next LondonSEO event; although as Ekky can’t get through Airport Security without an in-depth cavity search these days, we’re heading for an Italian bar on the beach in Brighton.

Dan Caplin has kindly organised the venue and has spoken with our latest event sponsor – the Brighton Search Marketing Agency Propellernet. The event will take place on Friday 3rd August from 8pm, although I’ll probably try to get down there for 6:30 for a spot of dinner. We organised this one for Friday so that those of us working in London, don’t have to worry about traveling back to work the next day. There are plenty of hotels in the local area, so get yourself booked in if you’re up for an all-nighter (I’ll most likely stay at the Holiday Inn).

Venue Details:

Date: Friday 3rd August 2007
Time: 8pm onwards
Location: Alfresco, Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 2LN [Google Map] [Streetmap]
Nearest Station: Brighton Station [Google Map Directions]

There are currently 32 direct train services every weekday from Brighton station to London Victoria, of which 26 are express services with an average 50 minute journey time. There are up to a further 60 direct services every weekday from Brighton to Bedford via London Bridge, Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and King’s Cross Thameslink run by First Capital Connect.

I know it looks a bit artsy fartsy, but I’ll probably bring down the tone quite a bit anyway.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

LondonSEO By The Sea?

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We’ve had an offer from Dan (househunter) Caplin to help organise a LondonSEO event in Brighton. I know it’s a long way to travel for my fellow Londoners, although SEO is apparently now one of Brighton’s most popular past times – along with getting old and dying. I’m guessing that they also have a large Scandinavian community, as they were flying the same colourful flags that I saw in Copenhagen recently. If we’re lucky enough to get a sunny day, it could be pretty cool to geek it up by the beach.

To limit workday hangover syndrome, it has been suggested that we hold the event on a Friday – so those who want to stay up all night and drink can do. The train service back to London is also pretty good judging from the last time I used it.

The only points remaining are – a) Can we find a sponsor in Brighton and b) is everyone up for a bit of a school trip?

Thanks For Joining Us In The Dungeon

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We’d like to thank everyone who attended and donated to the meet-up on Tuesday. The Cittie of Yorke proved a great venue and everyone seemed to enjoy the unique Sam Smiths pints. We easily reached the £400.00 drinking target in time for last orders and even have some money left to roll-over for the next event. Unfortunately due to Jon Roy’s choice of shot, I was too incapacitated to remember my photographer duties. If anyone did take some photos of the night, please let me know and I’ll stick up a link.

A number of people were getting increasingly jealous of the limited edition T-Shirts which Ekky and I were wearing. So, by popular demand, I’m please to announce the SEO clothing range by (summer collection). Each T-Shirt donates 1 pint to the beer fund 😀

Did anyone read what was on the beer cards by the way or discuss the questions posed on them?

Post your thoughts below if you did 🙂