SES Amsterdam

17 March 2009 by Joost de Valk »

Today’s the conference day of SES Amsterdam, the Dutch version of the internationally renowned series of search conferences. I’ve been actively involved in getting SES Amsterdam to happen, and have been the programming director, arranging speakers etc., so today is an exciting day! Chaired by Henk van Ess, featuring speakers like Kevin Ryan and Anne »

Category: General SEO

A4U RoadShow Amsterdam

6 February 2009 by Joost de Valk » - 4 Comments

Upcoming March 4th there will be an A4U Roadshow event in Amsterdam. A great place to meet and network with the A4U crew, and other people interested in online and especially affiliate marketing! Registration is free, so register now! I’ll be there, so let me know in the comments when you’re coming too and we »

Category: Usability & Conversion

A4UExpo was great, yet again.

16 October 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 20 Comments

Matthew and his team at Existem have done it again. If people ask me, anywhere in the coming 12 months, which show they should attend on online marketing, I can only say one thing: A4UExpo. They’re really giving all the other search and online marketing shows a run for their money. The last few days »

Categories: General SEO, Usability & Conversion

A4UExpo Presentation

15 October 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 15 Comments

This is the presentation on WordPress Optimisation Strategies I gave here yesterday at A4UExpo London:

Category: WordPress

SlideShare should get it’s SEO fixed

14 October 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

While I’m uploading my presentation of my WordPress session to SlideShare, I was looking for an upload client as my HTTP connection was bound to die. I searched for [slideshare upload] and found this result: PHP Session ID‘s in your URL? A presentation as the best result on your site for that term? Come on »

Category: General SEO

Are you coming for dinner?

7 October 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 3 Comments

Next week it’s time for A4UExpo and while we were doing Strike Point last night, Dave said he’d buy me and our mutual friend Mel Carson dinner. Now Marcus Tandler will also be at that dinner, which makes it a perfect dinner to attend if you want to learn some interesting stuff! Now the good »

Category: General SEO


30 September 2008 by Joost de Valk »

I was at SEOktoberfest in Munich last week. You should have been too. It was the best conference I’ve seen both content, networking and business deal wise. Ever. Be there next year. Richard’s quote is the best thing to say about the whole thing: SEOktoberfest was the opposite of most webmaster conferences: no BS, no »

Category: General SEO

SEOktoberfest starts!

24 September 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 5 Comments

So today it all starts, I’m typing this from Marcus “Mediadonis” Tandler‘s apartment in Munich, from which we’ll leave in about an hour or so to meet with the attendees and the other speakers. And when I say other speakers, I’m not talking about “little” people, I’m talking about industry people that make me feel »

Category: General SEO

Back in business!

17 September 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 9 Comments

So, I’m back! After twelve days of honeymoon on lovely lovely Rhodes, of which a couple of pics can be found on my Flickr, I’ve decided that yes, I need a better camera. If any of you have good advice on what I should buy as my first SLR, let me know. If you want »

Category: General SEO


24 July 2008 by Joost de Valk » - 14 Comments

Some of my readers are seasoned SEO’s, others are not, some wear black hats, some, like myself wear spotless white hats, but we all enjoy having a drink, don’t we? Well this october, you might be in for the drink of a lifetime. Imagine being in Munich, during Oktoberfest, drinking alongside this conference’s speakers: Rsnake »

Category: General SEO