Optimisey #1 – 19th October 2017

The first ever Optimisey – Cambridge’s SEO event – took place on Thursday 19th October.

Speakers & Slides

Andrew Martin

Slides: SEO First-Steps 7 Must dos
Social: @AndrewDoesSEO

Andrew Rayner

Slides: How to do Onsite SEO
Social: @Andrew_Rayner


A photo showing a table filled with drinks: bottles of fruit juice, limonata, Coke and Corona - for Optimisey, the Cambridge SEO MeetUp
Free drinks and snacks were laid on – no low-cost options here either. Waitrose’s own and San Pellegrino!

A photo showing a pile of packets of SEMrush sponsored gum and pens
Sponsors, SEMrush, even provided free gum – for fresh networking breath – and pens for note taking

A photo showing bottles of Corona beer stacked on a table, for Optimisey, the Cambridge SEO event
There was free beer too, thanks to Brand Recruitment, to ensure attendees had ‘Optimisey’d’ their hydration levels!

A photo showing a stack of Brand Recruitment's salary survey brochures, under a poster saying "Optimisey... your salary"
Brand Recruitment’s marketing salary survey was also available, to help people ‘Optimisey’ their salary…

A photo of Hayley, Emma and Alana from Brand Recruitment at the Optimisey SEO event
‘Team Brand Recruitment’ were in attendance too. Well… their office is just next door to the venue!

Two female attendees at Optimisey chat before the event
Before the talks kicked off there was a chance to meet and chat to new friends (and familar faces) too

Barclays Eagle Labs' Katie address the audience at Optimisey, telling them about the venue
Barclays Eagle Labs’ Katie, introduced the great venue

Optimisey founder, Andrew Cock-Starkey, introduces the first Cambridge SEO event and speakers
Optimisey founder, Andrew, opened the evening and set the scene for the speakers

Andrew Martin, SEO Manager at BoilerJuice speaks at the Optimsey SEO event in Cambridge
First speaker, Andrew Martin introduced himself and his talk about ‘7 SEO Must Dos’

Optimisey speaker, Andrew Martin, standing in front of 4 television screens to present, with a slide talking about the purpose of search engines
Andrew Martin, covered some great SEO basics in his talk

Andrew Martin, presenting at Optimisey, Cambridge's SEO event
Andrew M also went through topics such as site speed, mobile optimisation and more

Optimisey founder, Andrew Cock-Starkey, watches one of the Cambridge SEO talks
Host, Andrew C-S, enjoyed taking a back seat and watching ‘the other Andrews’ share great SEO tips and actionable advice

An audience member asks a question at the first Optimisey event, Cambridge SEO MeetUp
There were some great questions from the audience in the Q&As after each talk

An audience member claps at Optimisey
There was a full-house for the first event (we ran out of chairs!) – and everyone was very supportive and appreciative of the speakers

Andrew Rayner, of Horizon Discovery, gives the second talk at Optimisey, the Cambridge SEO MeetUp
The second speaker was Andrew Rayner, whose talk was titled ‘How to do On-Site SEO’

Andrew Rayner presenting at the Optimisey, Cambridge SEO event
Andrew R’s talk took a more in-depth look at some specifics to optimise your website

Andrew Martin and audience members at Optimisey
First speaker, Andrew M, savoured a back-seat as second speaker, Andrew R fielded some tough questions too!

Andrew Cock-Starkey wraps-up the first ever Cambridge SEO event, Optimisey
Then there was just time for a big ‘Thank You’ to everyone that came to support the first event – before more drinks, snacks and chats!

A big thank you to Cambridge’s best photographer, Jemima Willcox, for taking all these great photos. (And yes, that is an SEO optimised link to her website!)

Feel like you missed out? Or perhaps you were there and you loved it!

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