SMX London III & Why Rand Is Pleased That I Live In London

May 06

A year and a half ago, Rand walked out into The Pit at SEOmoz and said, “Who wants to go to London?” I was the first person to put up my hand. The event for which I went to London was the first SMX in the city. I spoke on a link bait and viral marketing panel with Ciaran Norris, who stole the show with his boobs. For the next twelve months, I worked on getting back to SMX London 2008. With that successfully taken care of, I decided that the nine hour flight from Seattle to London was a bit too far and just moved here instead. It saves Rand from being pestered to send me here every year, which must be quite a relief ;)

For reasons best known to themselves, SMX London’s team have invited me back this year. I’m speaking on the SEO Checkup panel, or what I like to call “Q&A Live”. Since my last couple of years at SEOmoz involved managing its Q&A forum, I quite like this sort of format.

This show is quite special to me, not only because it was my first speaking gig in 2007, but because the SEO community in the UK have always been a fantastic group. I’m delighted to finally be somewhat of a domestic addition to the conference.

Never the sorts to let an opportunity for a piss-up go by, we’ll be attempting to put together a LondonSEO party for Monday the 18th as well. This is the event that, in 2007, probably laid the foundations for me moving here. At the least, it appears as though our baby-faced selves were having quite a good time:

If you’re already coming to the event (especially from far far away, Rand and Kate!), we’re looking forward to seeing you all. If you’re still considering coming over, we promise to put on a good one.

12 Responses to “SMX London III & Why Rand Is Pleased That I Live In London”

  1. Teifion says:

    I don’t think I can make it and I’m gutted because of it :(

  2. Jane says:

    Aw, could you at least come in for LondonSEO?

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  4. Teifion says:

    It’s a long way to go for just a single night out (I live half an hour from the station then 3 hours from London). Then I need a place to stay etc etc.

  5. Jane says:

    You must think my one night in Amsterdam was a bit stupid then :P Granted, I turned it into two nights because I realised how silly it was to go to another country for 24 hours ;)

    Rob, on the other hand, stuck to the Dirty One Nighter plan.

  6. Kate Morris says:

    *claps* I’m coming to LONDON!!! Cannot wait!! :)

  7. Teifion says:

    Not stupid for you, it’d be bad for me as it’s both a huge hassle (I hate traveling) and I’m not as financially secure as yourself (or at least as you pretend to be).

    I know it’s natural to assume everybody is like yourself but this is arrogant even for you Jane :P

  8. Jane says:

    Well, let’s just say that financial limitations rarely get in the way of parties. You know me, don’ you, Teflon? :)

  9. Teifion says:

    I know you and your thirst for the sweet sweet embrace of alcohol :P

  10. Geir Ellefsen says:

    the londonseo event was fun :)

  11. Gareth Jmaes says:

    Lets have some info on the main points the!! Always too expensive to attend …freelancers need a sniff at the info!!

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    This is the first time I visit your website. Although my English is not so good, I think yours is a good one, and this post too.

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