SEO Royale: conference + party in Amsterdam

SEO RoyaleThere’s nothing like a small conference and party with a bunch of SEO rockstars, with so few people around that you’ll get the chance to really go in-depth on your topic. I’ve learned this myself while attending the fabulous SEOktoberfest, by far the most valuable conference I go to each year. It’s small and has only a few spots, exactly the kind of intimacy that gets the top dog SEO’s and online marketers to give out their latest and best tricks.

When Roy, Richard & his wife Sharon and myself decided it was time to do something together, and get a good SEO conference going in Holland, we looked at that model and decided that we’d be sincere in our flattery and copy them. We’ve got a few assets of our own: the conference will be held in Amsterdam, one of the best party cities in the world, during Koninginnedag, the best party in that city, held in honor of our queen.

We’ve also attracted some top dog speakers. So far, we’ve got a few names:

  • Frank Watson, aka Aussiewebmaster, forum editor at SearchEngineWatch and one of the original PPC experts.
  • Marcus Tandler, aka Mediadonis, German super affiliate and all round online marketing hero.
  • Bob Rains, what to say about Bob… He worked in high-profile leadership roles for Everest Poker, Betfair,, PUMA, and many other top-tier organizations, and is a global super affiliate.
  • Dennis Goedegebuure, the Director of SEO at eBay.
  • Me and my buddy Roy will speak as well, but we’ll be joined by a couple more industry luminaries, names to follow soon :)

Want more info or can’t wait to sign up? Go to the site,

10 Responses

  1. Tom van der Valk
    By Tom van der Valk on 26 January, 2011

    Is there an alternative for the “all-inclusive”? I don’t have 5000 euro to spend on a conference and live around the corner.

  2. Anthony DiSpezio
    By Anthony DiSpezio on 26 January, 2011

    Wowzer, what an opportunity!

    Unfortunately, the price tag will keep me at home. Will there be any video goodies for us “squares” to devour?

    • Joost de Valk
      By Joost de Valk on 26 January, 2011

      Nope, don’t think so, to be honest :)

  3. Synchronium
    By Synchronium on 26 January, 2011

    Already put one trip to Amsterdam through the business in October – the accountant might kick off if I book another so soon!

    Still, if anyone finds a green/white business card glued to the wall of a coffeesh0p with a ridiculous amount of rizlas, make sure you email the address on it. ;-)

    Have fun.

  4. Aussiewebmaster
    By Aussiewebmaster on 27 January, 2011

    This will be fun… I love Amsterdam and visit a couple of times a year… businesses can write this off – so well worth it… plus you get real information and real networking opportunities… have made some great friends from the attendees at SEOktoberfest and sure will do same here

  5. andrea scarpetta
    By andrea scarpetta on 27 January, 2011

    Beware of Dennis, he can drink A LOT :D

  6. Phillip Dews
    By Phillip Dews on 30 January, 2011

    Wow sounds amazing Joost, just wish I had the moolah to attend buddy! while im here though I have just noticed your tweet about seo myths and have a question if I may!

    Im currently reasearching a post about link wheels and some people recommend closing the wheel around the site while others say keep it open e.g. six sites linking to each other and the main site (closed) od 5 of the six linking to each other and the main site while the sixth just linked to the other 5 (open)
    Some people say that closing the wheel does more harm than good! just wondered what your opinion on it is?
    Cheers buddy

    -Phillip D