SMX Advanced London

Today and tomorrow I am at SMX Advanced London, I will be teaching a seminar on Social Media for beginners Tuesday morning for Utalkmarketing. I have been told it’s now sold out, but I’m sure you can sneak in if you don’t mind standing.

If you read this blog and are at SMX, come up and say hi. It’s great to meet anyone in the industry and always interesting to make new friends.

If you need to contact me whilst I am at the conf, best way is to Tweet me.

SASCON SEO Conference

I will be speaking at the Manchester SEO conference called, SASCON. Although it sounds like a Southern European military region, it’s going to be good as there is a great line up of speakers.

Click here for the website, I think there are still tickets left and they are a lot more reasonable than London conferences.
So if you are in the area, pop in and say hi.

There are some great people going and I’m looking forward to meeting. If you do go, come up and say hi.

It’s going to be a 6 hour drive, any podcasts you think I should download and listen to on the way?

SES London 2010

Just looked in my calender and noticed SES London 2010 is coming up next Feb. And they seem to be shipping the Yanks over again.

Not sure if I will be going to this one, the last one had way too many Americans presenting and not enough Brits. I remember one keynote which was 100% American, which seemed to say the British have not enough search engine optimised talent locally to get on the stage and compete with the likes of Jill Whalen. Now I don’t have a problem if it’s SES New York or SES Chicago. But this is SES London.

So to the organisers of SES, show a little more respect for the local talent and if you expect British seo bloggers to be covering the show why not have some of the incredible British seo talent on the stage and stop paying for Americans to be shipped over.

If the organisers don’t know of any British or European people to present and panel at the conference I will be happy to give them a list of some of the best in the business.

It will reduce your carbon footprint too 😉

Disclaimer: I have more US friends than UK friends and some of my family are American and was named after an American and blah blah blah, yada yada yada, so not anti American in any way. But see SES London as a British and not American event.

A4U Expo London – What can a Linkbaiter teach Affiliate Marketers

On Monday I’m off to London to attend an affiliate conference called, A4u Expo. I’m speaking on the Killer Link Building Strategies panel along with Patrick Altoft Jon Myers and Christoph Cemper.

I think there are still tickets available, but going fast. You can get a 10% discount if you use this code SPKD10.

If you can’t get to the conference, make sure you get to the networking parties, which can be just as rewarding. If you do go would love to meet and say hi, if you are reading my blog you must be a cool dude 😉 Best way to connect is to @ me on twitter. My account is Lyndoman Or you can email me lyndon at

Really looking forward to this one. SMX and SES are great but at the end of the day they are American and I remember last years SES sitting in one of the panels listening to 5 Americans telling me how I should rank. Surely we have enough talent in this country not to have to rack up the extra carbon shipping the Yanks over?

In fact, come to think of it. Why don’t we have a major UK based seo conference each year? It’s not like we don’t have the talent. Maybe I will put one in Cornwall, have it on the beach and have a sand castle building contest.

Link Building Brain Cells, Blown at SMX London

I will be speaking at the Search Marketing Expo, in London, May 19th, 2009.

The panel is , “Blow Your Mind Link Building Techniques” and I will be sharing it with Patrick Altoft, Rand Fishkin and Pete Wailes.

Most of the presentation is ready to go, but I am going to be using my Twitter account to do a little tinkering, throwing out some ideas and generally using it as a three dimensional scribble pad. Hmmmm, not sure the metaphor works but anyway.

The premise of the presentation is “The linker does not give the link because of the content, the link is given because of what is happening in their mind.”

With that in mind I can see why someone has already called it the Zen and Art of Link Building.

As this is the “Blow your Mind” section I can’t get away with delivering a bunch of old and tatty ideas just so as I can promote myself (who would ever do such a thing at a conference) so I am going to work really hard to come up with advanced stuff that can really up your game. There are some techniques which I have found very useful in the past which I have never shared, SMX seems as good a place to talk about them.

It’s going to be a killer panel as the other guys are all highly regarded experts in their field.

Make sure you grab a ticket and come see the show. If you need to learn how to market online, this is the place to be.