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!

The Moz Comes To London; Throws Party

by Rob Kerry - Posted on

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 πŸ™‚ – Flora]

PubCon London Is Back! Got Your Pass Yet?

by Rob Kerry - Posted on

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 πŸ˜‰

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?!! πŸ˜€

Here are the full details:

Registration URL: https://secure.pubcon.com/
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)

LondonSEO Posh Poseurs Party

by Rob Kerry - Posted on

Yo my homies, it’s your bro EGM here from the mean streets of Rochford – brup brup (and all that jazz).

The Ayima crew are feeling rather musical lately, with MikeN in his boy band and yours truly doing a homage to James Blunt. We then heard that Ciaran “I like shoes more than I really should” Norris was looking to start an SEO Disco, for deck spinning SEOs and music fans alike. So, for one night only, SMX London‘s big LondonSEO party will have a musical accompaniment.

Jewel Covent Garden - Blanca Bar
Jewel Covent Garden - Blanca Bar

The party will take place at Covent Garden’s Jewel Bar on Monday 18th May 2009 (after Day 1 of Search Marketing Expo). We have booked out the whole of the Blanca Bar, with loads of space and its own dedicated bar. As the venue is a little posher than our usual old man pubs, we’d recommend wearing smart casual attire (a casual shirt and jeans, or a smart t-shirt is fine). The party will start at 7pm (giving time to get dinner first or attend SMX London’s networking party) and we can “network” until midnight.

LondonSEO attendees have been given an exclusive discount on SMX London conference passes. Get 15% off (worth Β£133.50) by using the discount code LONSEO09.

We do not have a sponsor yet, please let us know if you’d like to sponsor some drinks and get your name up on our site (you can also put out promo material on the night).

If you consider yourself to be a good DJ and would like to play a set, please ping Ciaran on twitter. We’re not looking for people to press play on their iPod, you’ll need to know how to Sphinn spin and mix old-school vinyl. No trance or weird shit please, some of us are old.

The networking party is open to all SMX London attendees and those involved in internet marketing. Gate crashers will get spammed, banned and slammed.

I look forward to seeing you all there. Feel free to leave a comment and let us know you’re coming – especially if you’re new.

The key details:
Date: Monday 18th May 2009
Time: 7pm until late
Location: Jewel Bar 29-30 Maiden Lane, London, WC2E 7JS
(we’re in the “Blanca Bar” room)
Maps: [Google Maps] [Micro$oft Maps]
Nearest Station: Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Charring Cross are an easy walk away.

Amsterdam Affiliate Conference

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iGaming Business is thrilled to announce the latest city to host one of our world-famous online gaming affiliate conferences: Previously titled CAP Euro: Amsterdam… Introducing the newly re-named Amsterdam Affiliate Conference!

The Amsterdam Affiliate Conference (AAC) has opened its admission policy to encourage new affiliate attendees by opening its doors to all iGaming affiliates, eliminating requirements of CAP Forum membership as a prerequisite for free attendance.

Don’t miss the chance to hear the foremost experts in the industry explaining, discussing and deliberating about the strategies and decisions that made them what they are today.

David Irvine, former MIT Blackjack team member, will be giving the keynote speech on insights from his blackjack playing days. David will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Take advantage of your chance to listen to one on the men who brought Las Vegas to a betting stand-still.

Our SEO panels have always been greatly attended and, as a result of the hugely successful surgery format that was unveiled at our event in London, we are happy to announce its return at the AAC. We will be hosting another live workshop featuring pre-submitted sites, with a Stella line-up of extremely skilled SEO professionals ready to share their knowledge and experience with you. So, if you would like your site analysed by some of the top SEO experts and to receive some “money can’t buy” tips – Submit your site now for the surgery taking place between 13.45 and 14.45 on Saturday 2nd May by emailing [email protected].

New Forex Sessions
This year’s event will be incorporating a dedicated forex conference stream and exhibition area. Take advantage and learn from the key players in the industry, and meet with exhibitors such as eToro and FOREXYARD to discover how you can expand your horizons and take advantage of one of the most lucrative affiliate niches out there.
For full details of these sessions, including the running times and speaker information go to http://www.amsterdamaffiliateconference.com/index.php/fri

AAC Exhibition
The AAC exhibition will be our biggest expo to date, the event will take place in the largest space since we began and will offer the chance to network and view over 50 exhibitors. Our sales team is still confirming new exhibitors everyday. BetUS, EGO, Partnerlogioc, PartyGaming and many more will be there. This is your chance to connect with the people that make the difference in the industry and all housed under one roof!

Party Time
This wouldn’t be an iGaming Business event without parties. Not only will we be holding a joint networking party with a4u Europe and LondonSEO.org, but it will be taking place on Queen’s day which is also known as a Europe’s biggest bash. Join us as we commemorate the reign of one of Holland’s most loved monarchs and celebrate the start of the biggest iGaming exhibition in the industry. In addition to the Thursday joint networking event we will of course have networking events on the Friday and Saturday nights as well as the infamous Sunday Session complete with an Amsterdam bike tour before the beers all FREE of charge.

Skip the Queues at Registration
We had 1600 delegates in London and we expect nothing less in Amsterdam so, to avoid the rush, the AAC team are giving you the opportunity to pick up your pass and wristband at the Hotel Okura one-day before the exhibition opens. Simply pick up your badge and wristband in the main lobby of the hotel from 12pm onwards on Thursday 30th of April.

Make the most of your first exhibition day and skip the queues. If you intend to take advantage of pre-registration please email [email protected] with your arrival times so we can have all your details ready and available to make your registration experience as smooth as possible.

For full information on this FREE event and further details regarding transport, accommodation and the like, please visit www.amsterdamaffiliateconference.com