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Mit Affiliate/SEOs gehts bergab 2012

Alljährlich lädt Markus Semmler zum gemeinschaftlichen Feiern Skifahren ein und drei Jungs vom Team TDP waren mit dabei. Wie auch die letzten Jahre ging es hoch auf den malerischen Wildkogel (Tirol), dort verbrachten wir gemeinsam mit rund 40 Affiliates und SEOs vier Tage bei teils gemeinen Minusgraden. Auf der leicht verkaterten Rückfahrt bat Marcus mich (Merlin) dieses Recap zu schreiben und das will ich mit ein paar Fotos von den Tagen in Österreich machen. Es war definitiv ein lustiger Ausflug und ich hab mir fest vorgenommen endlich Skifahren zu lernen – damit ich beim nächsten Mal mehr als nur die längste Rodelbahn der Welt runterdüsen kann. Ich bin noch gespannt auf das Video vom Skuub, er hat nämlich die 40 minütige Rodelabfahrt per Helmkamera gefillmt – aber hier erst mal unsere Fotoimpressionen:

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Merry Christmas from me & the 9 Slutty Santas

It´s almost like a tradition – last year me and the 8 Sexy Santas wished all you guys a merry christmas, so this year, it´s me and the 9 Slutty Santas :-)

Slutty Santas
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It was actually taken at my last GoGoDance Performance ever last month at the 10 years anniversary of Munich´s club Nachtgalerie. That´s where I kinda started out almost 9 years ago, so when GoGoClaudia to come back from retirement for one final performance, I immediatly said yes! I should have thought that through, since I really wasn´t in any shape to shake my body anywhere… but thanks to my excessive marathon training and 6 days of working out a week (!) I got into shape again… A shape I intent to ruin again over the holidays :-)

Here are two more pictures from that night.

So happy holidays to you all, and have a great start into a successful year 2010 – the battle Google vs. SEOs will be raging on, and it´s gonna get wild :-)

Rockin´ with the Minister

OMG – MTV´s European Music Awards yesterday night in Berlin´s o2 Arena just rocked my socks! Thanks to our president at Cinema for Peace Jaka I was invited to rock the EMAs in the most incredible VIP Suite in the house! Our suite was right across the main stage, with an awesome oversight over the whole show! But to be honest, I was probably by far the least VIP worthy person up there :-)

I was actually sitting & rocking right next to our new Minister of Defense Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg! Awesome dude! Bad times need new heroes, and this guy (although being parked right now by our very own chancelorette Angela Merkel in the Department of Defense) could really by our Obama in a not so distant future :-) Rock on dude!

Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg

PubCon and the rest of my weekend

SEMSEO / PubCon has been loads of fun – thanks Webby for everything! If you wanna read a more elaborate recap, just surf over to one of these dudes -> Mario (ok, that was short…), Hendrik, Frank, ZarDziki, Gerald (I was actually sitting in that pic…), Stefanie, Eric (lots of detailed recaps there!), Thorsten, Alexandra, the Coach, Frank, Tobi, Joel, Pascal, Michael, Jeroen, Christoph, Dr.Evil, Faris (thanks for the last Spargelschnapps!), and last but not least -> Gretus. Oh, in case you really haven´t seen the enourmous bill yet, you can check it out over at Friday, Christophya and Yannick! Did I miss someone??

My Top 3 Highlights were ->

3) Doc Mario twittering – you don´t know who he is? Here´s a (slightly older) pic of him LOL :-)

2) “Nabelschnurblut” will be the new SEO Battleground! (Don´t know what “Nabelschnurblut” is? Here´s a great Article about Nabelschnurblut)

1) “Sometimes it´s better to do nothing right, but everything wrong

And now to the rest of my busy weekend… Without much sleep, I flew home at noon on saturday, and had to drive to Iffezheim (about a 3 hour drive), since our race horse Primo Vero was starting in the prestigious Lanson Cup at the Iffezheim Spring Meeting! Expectations where high, especially due to the lastest win in Frankfurt, and the quotes seemed to indicate us as a slight favour to win… but, due to a heavy rain about an hour before the race, the inside track, where we were starting from, was effectivly ruined, and the jockey Adrie de Vries was jammed in between the leading pack, never able to break free (or switch lanes to set up an attack). So on the last meters, he even stopped trying, since a win was out of question, leaving us in 7th place. The Winner “AirForce” was actually a huge underdog with a 145:10 quote (and Primo Vero just beat him in Frankfurt!) – congratulations to this great comeback!

Well, the season just started, and Primo Vero will race in about 7 to 8 other races this year, and definetly returning to Iffezheim in September for the Fall Meeting! Here a a couple of quick pics:

Iffezheim Spring Meeting 2009
Iffezheim Spring Meeting 2009
Lena Theresa should seemed to like her first trip to Iffezheim

Iffezheim Spring Meeting 2009
Primo Vero just before the race

Join us tonight at the IM Charity Party in New York!

IM Charity PartyAlready in New York for SES tonight? Then join us at the Internet Marketers Charity Party tonight! A $50 Charity Donation (Donations will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Live Strong, Ronald McDonald House (no, not a McDonalds Restaurant…) and the childrens hospital) will get you in the best party, with an open bar and loads of internet marketing geeks for some hardcore networking! All the cool kids are there, so don´t miss out! And hey, you get free booze all night, and even have a good conscience :-)

So, come on over at 8 p.m. to Heartland Brewery at Union Square.

Oh, and a quick shout-out to the awesome sponsors Best of the Web and WeBuildPages

SEOCampixx rocked my socks!

Als mir Marco zum ersten Mal von der SEO Campixx erzählt hat, war ich zugegebenermassen etwas skeptisch… Barcamp-Style / Berliner Umland etc. etc. … nicht gerade Sachen wo ich in spontane Begeisterung ausbreche…

Aber was Marco da auf die Beine gestellt hat, war wirklich eine der coolsten Veranstaltungen, auf der ich je in Deutschland gewesen bin! (Fast) jeder war da, von alter SEO Prominenz bis zum 14-jährigen Newcomer (Hut ab and Justin – cooler Typ!!). Coole Vorträge (Highlights Böser SEO, MontiMan und Kralle), starkes Networking und lustige Ideen drumherum (das mehr als schmerzhafte Rodeo, die beiden von der Solariums-Polizei, und diese degenerierten Crackhuren, die zwar sicherlich nicht jedermans Geschmack waren (O-Ton Thomas: “Die spielen ja net mal ein Instrument” lol :-) …), aber wenigstens für Gesprächsstoff sorgten).

Ich verbeuge mich wirklich zutiefst vor Marco, und wäre er nicht bereits letztes Jahr auf der SEMSEO in die SEO Allstars Hall of Fame eingeführt worden, so hätte er es sich dieses Jahr alleine durch diesen Event mehr als verdient! Wer es schafft, so viele Leute aus ganz Deutschland zusammenzubringen, und ein Wochenende lang zu entertainen hat unserer allen Respekt mehr als verdient! Man muss ja immer im Hinterkopf behalten, dass er die ganze Sache auch mehr oder weniger für lau gemacht hat, genauso wie auch seine Radioshow etc. etc. In einer SEO Szene in der allzugerne nur auf einander eingebasht wird, finde ich es immer schön, wenn es Leute versuchen die “Szene” zusammenzubringen, und daran erinnet, dass wir alle im selben Meer baden, und wenn einer reinpinkelt, macht das Perlentauchen halt allen weniger Spaß… lieber Spaß als Haß :-)

Weitere Reviews, Meinungen und Bilder gibt´s hier:
- der offizielle Event-Fotograf Ron
- Fil on the Road
- Pip
- Constanze
- SEOBlitz Nils
- das liebreizenden Agency Girl
- die nicht minder liebreizende Rodeo-Championiene Inga2
- André
- Alpakazüchter
- Patrick
- Maischi
- Pelle Boese
- Netgestalter
- Frank the Tank
- Namewise
- Skuubidoo
- ZarDziki
- Sepitay1
- SEOKlitsche
- SEO United
- Thomas
- OrgaTony
- Yannick
- Gerald

Hab ich irgendwen vergessen … ?!

Besonders gefreut hab ich mich über die Gespräche mit Dr. Mario von Lebensmittelsaugring.de, SchnellsprechSpitzenSprachSpezialist Jens, dem NordSEO (der mir nochmal versichert hat, dass er wirklich nicht in einer unseren letzten Sendungen vor Langeweile eingeschlafen ist!), Gretus und Constantin von SEO United (hat mich unglaublich gefreut, euch endlich mal live kennenzulernen!), dem polnischen französischen Autoschieber, Stefan, Yannick etc. etc. – und ner Menge der oben bereits verlinkten… Einfach jeder Teilnehmer hat gerockt!!

Join us @A4Uexpo Roadshow Munich

A4U Roadshow LogoA4UExpo Europe in Amsterdam is just around the corner (you can still save 100€ if you register until the 28th of february, so register now!) – I really can´t wait! A4UExpo has been a rising star on my conference circuit , and I´m more then happy, that A4Uexpo has finally a stop on european mainland! And not just any city -> it´s Amsterdam Baby :-)
It will be a hell of a conference, and if you´re an affiliate, looking to leverage your business, you just gotta be there!

But there´s one more chance for a great night out with some fellow affiliates, cause the A4Uexpo Roadshow is coming in munich! Meet the team at a4uexpo and share a beer or two with fellow affiliates, merchants and agencies from Germany.

On Thursday, the 5th of march 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Schwabinger Wassermann here in my beautiful hometown of munich!

It´s totally free to attend! The only thing you gotta do is register in advance. Other Roadshows will be held in Paris, Madrid and Amsterdam, but make sure to stop by in munich, cause we´ll blow it through the roof :-)

Hope to see ya on the 5th of march here in munich!

Cinema for Peace and the Glamourdonis

Cinema for Peace LogoCinema for Peace has really been incredible yesterday! So many cool people, like “Lord of the Rings” and StarWars Actor Christopher Lee, Pink Floyd Founder Roger Waters, Ben “Ghandi” Kingsley, Gus van Sant (who won the price for his movie “Milk“) Bob Geldorf and loads of other bigass celebs.

The most incredible thing was the special award Leonardo diCaprio got for his incredible movie 11th hour, presented by no other then Michael Gorbatschow himself! I guess that´s pretty much as good as it gets, right? A historic figure like Gorbatschow giving you an award for your continuous ecological commitment! Whoa!

For me personally, the most moving film, that won an award was “The day after peace” by Jeremy Gilley (who sat almost right next to me, and is really a cool dude!) – and the whole concept of “Peace one day” (PeaceOneDay.org) – a global day of cease fire and peace on the 21st of september! Check out the website, and support this incredible movement!

It´s great, that Cinema for Peace is dedicated to honour movies, not just by their success at the box office!

I also tried to show some support by once again participating in the charity live auction. I was lucky enough to place the winning bid (it was actually 14.000 euros) of a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience -> one day on the set of Roman Polanski´s new movie “The Ghost“, which is being shot in germany, with Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan and James Belushi! I will be part of the crew for one day, sitting right next to Roman Polanski the whole day (maybe I can even sneak into the movie…?! :-) …)! Awesome stuff!!

Sure, it´s a steep price tag, but truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, and -> it´s for a good cause! All proceeds of the charity auction went to the Raissa Gorbatschow Foundation & Leonardo diCaprio Foundation!

SEOs for Charity!!

Wanna read more about Cinema for Peace and see some pictures? Head over to these sites – it was pretty much all over the news this morning…

-> Focus Online
-> BILD Online
-> Sueddeutsche.de
-> BUNTE (some great pictures over there!)

Cinema for Peace

Cinema for Peace LogoThis year once again, many role models of our society, stars and celebrities from media, film, music and politics like Leonardo DiCaprio, Catherine Deneuve, Mikhail Gorbachev, Bryan Adams, Christopher Lee and many more gather in Berlin, during the Berlinale, to publicly discuss and address social, humanitarian and environmental issues of our time. That´s Cinema for Peace
And guess who will be strutting down the red carpets with them? :-)

Thanks to the Raissa Gorbatschow Foundation and BMW I got 2 tickets for tonights at Stechers Stammtisch a while back. So it´s time to dress up like James Bond again (can´t wait to wear my tux finally once again!) and party in Berlin. I actually never been at Berlinale yet, so I´m pretty happy to make my first appearance at a glamorous event like this.

Vodafone just rocks my socks!

Last weekend Vodafone invited 10 of their affiliates to Dubai – what a freakin´ blast! It´s always the most fun, to go on tour with Vodafone, and it just keeps getting better! After a trip to Lappland, a cruise on the AIDA, a visit to the soccer european championship in Austria, this time the destination was Dubai! Vodafone got us pimped out suites at the amazing Mina A´Salam in the Jumeirah hotel complex, just a few steps from the only 7 star hotel in the world -> the Burj al Arab. We actually had an amazing Kobe steak dinner (!) at the Burj on our last night – fun times! Although I really gotta say, that the drinks are a bit pricy… even for spoiled SuperAfifiliates… when was the last time you dropped 2k for a round of drinks? :-)

The activity program was also pretty pimped out, and ranged from dune bashing in the dessert (check out the video of my scary driving :-) …), speed boating (which wasn´t as speedy as expected…) etc. etc. … everything besides sleeping. But who needs sleep, when you are in one of the most amazing citys of the world!

Thank you so much Vodafone (and especially Affiliate Manager of the Year Andreas Schubert, as well as nonstopConsulting) for inviting me to this awesome event! I really had a blast! If you´re not doing Affiliate for Vodafone yet -> get into the game! Check out their affiliate programm over at their designated affiliate page.

Wanna see more pictures? Head over to my FlickR account and check them out!

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The whole crew

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The Burj al Arab just barely visible in the morning mist

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Affiliate Master of Desaster Jens and myself enjoying out Business Class Upgrade

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Since Vodafone pays its employees so well, Schubi drove to Dubai with his new Lambo

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The view from our awesome rooms at Mina A’Salam

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