Ding, Ding, Round 2 for Raleigh SEO

2011 July 1
by admin

Alright Raleigh SEO’ers, time for round two of the world’s greatest* networking event, Raleigh SEO, this time brought to you by Virante, Inc. For those of you who attended our previous event back in January, you know the drill, but for the rest of those out there who may be interested, let’s run through the info one more time.

What’s it all about?
Beer. Well, that and Search Marketing. The triangle houses some of the world’s best search engine optimizers, paid search gurus, social media mavericks, crack-shot dev teams and general marketing geniuses, so we figured it would make sense to invite them all under one roof for the free flow of knowledge, lubricated by the free flow of beer. Raleigh SEO began it’s roots under Ayima which decided to transport its success from downtown London to downtown Raleigh.

How much does it cost?
Nothing and the beer is free: totally free. Each event is sponsored by a different area business, spearheaded originally by Ayima and this time sponsored by Virante, Inc. Also, did we mention it was free?

Is the beer really free?
Yes. Beer (draught or bottled), wine by the glass and soft drinks for the DD. We do have a budget, but if we hit that, it will mean that this was the greatest event ever.

I don’t know you, am I welcome?
Absolutely. To be honest, most of the people we know are pretty boring, but they are going to come regardless, so we need new folks to show up to give some balance. Seriously, you don’t have to be a rock star to attend – the only qualification is your interest in Search. We do ask that you leave the non-Search folks behind, so we have you all to ourselves. Muhahahahahahaha. I mean, so that this keeps its tradition as a strong networking event.

When and Where?

Who’s Sponsoring this Event?
The second incarnation of Raleigh SEO will be sponsored by search marketing agency Virante, Inc. Not to be outdone by our friends over the pond, we will be covering the first 400 drinks or so this time around. Not that we encourage binge drinking; but hey, loose lips sink SERPs.

What do I do when I arrive?
Look for the folks in the Raleigh SEO T-Shirts. Give us a business card and we will give you a wristband, which will entitle you to a veritable oasis of beer and wine.

*award based solely on the availability of free beer.

Announcing the first ever Raleigh SEO event

2011 January 5
by admin

Have you ever attended an internet marketing conference and thought:

If this was free, skipped straight to the networking and didn’t require sitting through hours of PowerPoint showing me how to wipe my own ass, it would be a pretty cool conference!

If so, welcome my brothers and sisters to Raleigh SEO – the SEO conference without the boring conference part!

Raleigh SEO is the younger sibling of the world famous London SEO networking events, we’re now bringing beer and banter across the pond to our US brethren.

What’s it all about?

Raleigh SEO is a bi-monthly networking event held in a different bar each time, welcoming SEOs, Affiliates, PPC Managers, Marketers and people passionate about Search Engine witchcraft. It was started in the UK by 3 wise men, after noticing that SEOs (especially in rivalling marketing agencies) never got a chance to chat, swap ideas and make friends with others in their industry.

How much does it cost?

There is no cost to attend, plus we also supply you with free beer. Each event is sponsored and we rotate sponsors for every event in order to prevent any bias. Although Raleigh SEO was started by the SEO Agency Ayima, we want people from other agencies to feel welcome and loved at our events.

Is the beer really free?

Well, that depends how thirsty you are really. Each event sponsor sets a budget and puts their card behind the bar. Attendees are then welcome to drink draught beer, domestic bottled beer, soft drinks and (depending on the location) wine, until the budget runs out. This stops the sponsor from getting stung by record-breaking beer drinkers and people who talk the bar staff into putting a bottle of Absinthe onto the bill.

I don’t know you, am I welcome?

You don’t have to be on Matt Cutts’ speed dial in order to attend our shindigs. Didn’t he go to NC State? If you’d like to chat to fellow SEOs, Affiliates, PPC people (yes, even PPC people) or other people interested in SEO – you’re always welcome at our events. If you’d like to travel to one of our events from outside of Raleigh or even outside of North Carolina, that’s absolutely fantastic and encouraged. We only ask that you don’t abuse the invitation by bringing your mates/family/bookie along, unless they’re really into SEO of course.

Enough chatting! Where and when is the first event?!

Who’s sponsoring your first event?

The first event will be sponsored by the SEO agency Ayima, who will cover (roughly) the first 300 pints of beer poured. Enough for us all to have a good time and start sharing secrets, knowledge and business cards.

What do I do when I arrive?

Look for people in Raleigh SEO T-Shirts, you can then swap your business card for a trendy Raleigh SEO wristband. The wristband will entitle you to acquire refreshments at the bar.

We look forward to meeting you all very soon!