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SEOktoberfest VI | The Pictures

Finally some pictures from SEOktoberfest VI two weeks ago. I uploaded all the pictures over on my FlickR account #enjoy Here are my favorite ones ->

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iPads for everyone :)

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1st beer at Ochsenbraterei – Prost Martin

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My personal highlight was this years SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ at the beautiful La Villa in Starnberg which raised over 44.000 Euros for munich´s local charities Münchner Tafel and the Amazonica Foundation. A fantastic event with a strict "don´t tweet – don´t blog – don´t tell" policy. Thanks so much to our great Charity BBQ sponsors LinkResearchTools, Searchmetrics, 42 Digital, Trustseller and for making this amazing day possible and allowing us to have all donations go 100% towards these both great charities!

O´Zapft is!

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A great day to relax…

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… have a chat with like-minded SEOs…

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… or listening to the SEOktoberfest Experts in 4 Power-Panels, like the "Pundits of Search" panel…

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… or the "inHouse SEO Experts" Panel with Duane from BING, Facebook Head of SEO Ani, Aleyda, William from Disney and Expedia´s Martin MacDonald.

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Last SEOktoberfest day at Schützen-Festzelt

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Prost Michelle and Martin :)

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Prost Aleyda :)

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Prost Dennis :)

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Yes, there was an after party as well #LetItRain

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So jump if you LOVE SEOktoberfest

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Thanks so much to everyone for making it the best SEOktoberfest ever yet again! Your SEOktoberfest Crew – Marcus, Jan, Flo, Jens & Astrid – see you all next year!

Check out all the pictures from SEOktoberfest VI over on FlickR

Sebastian Weber wins SEO Scavenger Hunt 2013 #SEOktoberfest

We have a Winner!

Congratulations to Sebastian Weber for taking down the SEO Scavenger Hunt 2013!

834 SEOs battled for the last ticket to SEOktoberfest including 5 nights in a munich hotel & 1.000 Euro extra travel budget #wow

Sebastian was well prepared and even blogged some tips how to win the last ticket to the sixths edition of SEOktoberfest. Sebastian came in 2nd last year, winning a 12 months Superhero account for the awesome LinkResearchTools, but came short to win the ticket to last years SEOktoberfest… So this year he was back with a vengeance and was the ONLY person who got ALL 13 questions right! He needed just 38 minutes to complete the SEO Scavenger Hunt. There were people faster then him, but nobody else was able to answer all 13 questions correctly!

Sebastian Weber

Winning the final SEOktoberfest ticket is a dream come true for me! Conference, BBQ, Wiesn and clubbing all rolled in to one sure sounds like one heck of an event, and I’m going to treasure every minute of it. Looking forward to meeting everyone and learning from the best of the best; see you at SEOktoberfest!

Sebastian Weber, Idealo

Welcome to SEOktoberfest Sebastian! The whole SEOktoberfest crew is looking forward to meet you here in munich in just two weeks!

2nd place, worth a 12 months LinkResearchTools Superhero account, goes to Christiaan Bollen from Belgium. 3rd place goes to Razvan Girmacea from Romania!

Big Thanks to everyone who competed in the SEO Scavenger Hunt – I hope it was fun! Another big thanks to Christoph Cemper & his team for organizing this years SEO Scavenger Hunt Challenge again!

Check out the results.

Take up the SEO Scavenger Hunt challenge to win the LAST ticket for SEOktoberfest VI

It´s only 21 days till SEOktoberfest! For the 6th time (!) already SEOktoberfest will take place at Munich´s famous Oktoberfest. All tickets for this years event are long gone and there´re over 80 people on the waiting list for a ticket. All 50 tickets of our annual SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ are long gone as well – we managed to raise the incredible amount of 44.132 Euros(!) for charity this year #WOW

But there´s a LAST chance for a ticket to SEOktoberfest – the annual SEO Scavenger Hunt by LinkResearchTools!

The SEO Scavenger Hunt is the ONLY chance to win the LAST ticket to this years SEOktoberfest! And it´s not only a SEOktoberfest Ticket you´re competing for! LinkResearchTools is pitching in 5 nights in a munich hotel (which is a pain during Oktoberfest in munich…) and 1.000 Euro extra travel budget to get you to munich! A pretty kick-ass first prize:

  • Full SEOktoberfest Ticket (€ 5.000 value)
  • 5 nights in a munich hotel (€ 1.115 value)
  • Extra travel budget (€ 1.000 value)

All in all a 7.115 Euro first prize value (approx. $9.000)!

2nd prize is a 12 months LinkResearchTools Superhero account (€ 3.690 value) and 3rd prize is a 6 months Superhero account (€ 1.845 value).

The SEO Scavenger Hunt for the last ticket to SEOktoberfest starts this thursday, September 5th at 6pm CEST (GMT+2)! The results will be announced on September 7th!

The SEO Scavenger Hunt is made up of 10 typically SEO related tasks that you have to solve and answer as quickly as possible. Here are the rules for this years Scavenger Hunt.

You can also check out what happened last year. 712 people signed up for last years SEO Scavenger Hunt, and over 500 people competed in the challenge for the last ticket to last years event, which was won by Stefan Juhl from Denmark. Stefan needed only 32 minutes last year to answer all 10 questions (average time was slightly over one hour!).

Here´s what Stefan thinks about winning a ticket to SEOktoberfest last year:

Stefan Juhl

"Becoming part of the SEOktoberfest group of people with their incredible wealth of knowledge and attending what is definitely the top SEO event is simply priceless! So I’m obviously really happy that I won the SEO Scavenger Hunt and got to take part in all this."

Stefan Juhl, Signalzoo

It speaks volumes that Stefan bought a ticket for this years event (he´s a featured attendee), after winning his ticket last year. This year we have 18 allumni attendees coming back, 4 (!) of which have been to every single SEOktoberfest event (+ the one-time SEO de Janeiro SEOktoberfest spin-off in 2009).

I´m curious how many people will compete this year and who will be the last person to join our little SEO ThinkTank this year!

Take your chance and compete in this years SEO Scavenger Hunt – it´s free, it´s fun and it´s only going to take one hour max. This event can change your professional life!

Good luck everyone!

SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ raises 44.132 Euros for Charity!

Charity BBQ Record

WOW! Our Grand SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ Charity Auction has ended yesterday, and the overall result is just absolutely incredible! We raised 44.132 Euros für Charity!! 44.132 Euros for the 50 tickets we offered to join our exclusive event.

The average ticket price is 882 Euros (!) for a single ticket! Two people – Ralf and Karl – even bid 2.000 Euros and more for their ticket!

The minimum bid this year has been 685 Euros (!) by Daniel Winterl – not bad for a minimum bid :-)

Check out the final list with all 50 people that will spend a once-in-a-lifetime event with the whole SEOktoberfest crew in a little less then two months. Congratulations to everyone that made the list!

This is truly an incredible result – all I wanted was to break last years record of 37.942 Euros to be able to help the Münchner Tafel buy a new refrigerated truck they desperately need. The one we helped buy with last years charity auction proceeds was just introduced a couple of weeks ago – with a nice SEOktoberfest Charity Logo on the side.

Münchner Tafel Refrigerated Truck

Both the Münchner Tafel and Mascha from Amazonica are absolutely stoked about this years incredible result! Mascha from Amazonica and Hannelore Kiethe from the Münchner Tafel will also be at the Charity BBQ, so just say hi if you want to know more about what the money will be used for! Since I´m personally involved with both charities I know that all the money is really being used for a good cause.

Thanks so much to everyone who took part in the charity auction!! And thanks to everyone who helped spread the word! We did a little Blogger-Competition this year and there have been quite a couple of posts about the Charity BBQ! And the Winner is… Henri Apell! Congratulations Henri, you will spend an awesome day here with us in munich! :-)

Thanks to Heiner, Eric, Martin, Thomas, Gerald, Jürgen, Julian, Gesa, Michael, Daniel, Eva, Gero, Sebastian & Simon for taking part in the Blogger-Competition and helping spread the word!! You guys rock :-)

Another big thanks goes to our incredible Charity BBQ sponsors LinkResearchTools, Searchmetrics,, 42Digital and TrustSeller! We couldn´t do this without you – thank you all very much!

And last but not least a HUGE thanks to Prof. Dr. Mario Fischer and the No.1 SEO magazine Website Boosting for printing our SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ ad in the last edition of Website Boosting!

Did you miss the charity auction, but desperately want to come to SEOktoberfest? There´s one last chance for a ticket to SEOktoberfest VI -> The SEO Scavenger Hunt! Take the challenge on September 5th at 18:00 CEST to win the ultimately LAST ticket to this years SEOktoberfest incl. 5 nights in a munich hotel and 1.000 Euros extra travel budget! Good luck!!

Sei dabei beim SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ | Alle Infos + Gewinnspiel

Die Charity Auktion für die 50 Tickets zum alljährlichen SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ ist gestartet! Noch bis zum 30.Juli könnt Ihr euer Gebot abgeben und wer am 30.Juli um 12Uhr mit seinen Namen & Gebot auf der Liste steht ist am 25.September von 14Uhr bis 22Uhr beim großen Charity BBQ dabei! Ein ganzer Tag mit allen internationalen SEOktoberfest Experten & Teilnehmern, lecker Speis & Trank sowie auch in diesem Jahr wieder 4 hochkarätige Power-Panels mit den SEOktoberfest AllStars. Der Auktionserlös geht zu 100% an die beiden Charities Münchner Tafel und die Amazonica Stiftung!


Biete mit & sei am 25.September mit dabei!

Mindestgebot für ein Ticket sind 100 Euro. Alle Erlöse der Charity-Auktion gehen zu 100% an die von uns unterstützten Charities! 
Und so kannst Du dabei sein:

1. Schreibe eine eMail an
2. Dein Name & Adresse (evtl. Link zu Website / Blog / Twitter-Acc. / XING-Profil, wenn Du verlinkt werden willst – Mist wird nicht verlinkt ;-)
3. Dein Gebot (mind. 5 Euro höher als das letzte Gebot auf der Liste – Gebote bitte nur in 5-Euro-Schritten)

Die 50 jeweils höchsten Gebote landen nach dem first-come-first-serve Prinzip auf der TeilnehmerlisteMan kann sein Gebot jederzeit erhöhen, oder eines der anderen Gebote auf der Liste überbieten Einfach eine erneute eMail mit dem neuen Gebot senden!

Die 50 höchsten Gebote, die am 30.Juli um 12Uhr uf der Teilnehmerliste stehen bekommen ein Ticket für das SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ
Hierzu müsst Ihr den von euch gebotenen Betrag direkt an die Charity-Organisation spenden und uns bis zum 5.August den Überweisungsbeleg zukommen lassen. Selbstverständlich erhaltet Ihr von der jeweiligen Charity-Organisation eine ordentliche Spenden-Quittung! Fehlt der Überweisungsbeleg am 5.August rückt automatisch der nächste Teilnehmer von der Teilnehmerliste nach und bekommt das Ticket. Der Rechtsweg ist selbstverständlich ausgeschlossen.

Die Liste wird Montag-Freitag jeweils um 10 Uhr und um 18 Uhr aktualisiert.

don´t blog – don´t tweet – don´t tell

Die wichtigste Regel beim SEOktoberfest lautet seit jeher -> "don´t blog – don´t tweet – don´t tell" – natürlich gilt diese Regel auch wieder für das SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ! Dafür gibt´s Tipps, Informationen und Anregungen, die ihr sicherlich auf keiner anderen SEO Konferenz bekommt!

Neue Gesichter beim SEOktoberfest

Dieses Jahr haben wir auch wieder einige neue Gesichter unter den internationalen SEOktoberfest Experten und endlich können wir auch das Geheimnis lüften, wer der Experte "SEOcrates" ist, der bislang einzige anonyme SEOktoberfest Experte! Ich freue mich riesig, dass der ehemalige Google Search Quality Mitarbeiter Kaspar Szymanski dieses Jahr zum ersten Mal als Experte beim SEOktoberfest dabei ist! Kaspar hält übrigens zusammen mit den ehemaligen Search Quality Mitarbeitern Jonas Weber, Ariel Lamprecht und Fili Wiese spannende Workshops speziell für Panda und Penguin Opfer. Natürlich sind diese Workshops auch für Leute spannend, die künftig gerne vermeiden würden mit dem Google Zoo Bekanntschaft zu machen! Eine Übersicht über die Workshops findet Ihr hier bei webhelps!

Die SEOktoberfest Experten und Teilnehmer kommen dieses Jahr aus 14 (!) verschiedenen Ländern nach München! Wer sich also als SEO international orientieren will, aber den Flug über den großen Teich scheut, für den ist das SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ die ideale Möglichkeit um mit den besten SEOs und Online-Marketern der Welt in Kontakt zu kommen, zu networken und Freundschaften zu schließen! Ihr werdet sehen, dass das SEOktoberfest wie eine große Familie ist und darauf sind wir alle sehr stolz!

Gewinne ein Ticket für das SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ

Kein Geld für eine kleine Spende, aber Du willst trotzdem unbedingt beim SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ dabei sein? Hilf uns auf das Charity BBQ und die Charity Auktion aufmerksam zu machen! Blogge über das Charity BBQ und verrate uns in dem Post wieso gerade Du beim Charity BBQ dabei sein solltest! Unter allen Blog-Beiträgen verlosen wir 1 exklusivesTicket für das SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ! Der Gewinner wird ebenfalls am 30.Juli bekannt gegeben!

This is how much people loved the Charity BBQ last year

Gero Wenderholm

Head of SEO at Tchibo GmbH

"Im Gegensatz zu den klassischen SEO-Konferenzen, wo Networking für mich im Vordergrund steht, und ich vielleicht 2-3 Anregungen mitnehme, war das SEO Oktoberfest Charity BBQ für mich mein Highlight 2012: ein voller Zettel mit Experten Tipps und Trends aus den USA. Dieser Wissensvorsprung hat mir geholfen, einige Prozesse so umzustellen bevor Pinguin & Co. viele SEO-Verantwortliche erst wachgerüttelt hat.

Die angenehme Atmosphäre, der entspannte Zeitplan und überschaubare Besucherzahl hat zudem viele tiefgehende Fachgespräch ermöglicht.

Ein Freund bayrischer Blasmusik werde ich zwar trotzdem nicht werden, aber zum SEO Oktoberfest komme ich gern wieder!"

Patrick C. Price

BlueGlass Interactive EMEA AG

"Das SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ ist für mich immer eines der absoluten SEO highlights des Jahres! Sich so ungezwungen bei einem feinen Mass Bier unter vier Augen mit den jeweiligen Experten austauschen zu können, gibt es an keinem anderen SEO Event des Jahres. Und dass dabei die Münchner Tafeln und Marcus' Amazonica Projekt noch unterstützt werden runden den Event richtig schön ab. Wer noch nicht war, hat was verpasst!"

Alexander Nemet


"Die Idee, die mit Abstand führende deutsche SEO-Veranstaltung SEOktoberfest einen Tag lang zu 100% mit Kollegen zu sharen, denen eine regulären Teilnahme nicht möglich/erlaubt/teuer ist – und dann auch noch komplett non commercial – ist einfach nur genial. 2012 konnte ich dabei sein und muss zudem sagen: Von diesem Tag habe ich mehr mitgenommen, gelernt und umgesetzt als von allen anderen Veranstaltungen des Jahres 2012. Mehr Infos gibt es nicht denn: don't tweet, don't tell, that's the rule."

Daniel Schetter


"Neben dem wirklich perfekt organisierten Event habe ich selten an einer Veranstaltung teilgenommen, bei der diese extrem hohe Dichte an "ECHTEN" Spezialisten, offen und zwanglos über sämtliche Online Marketing Themen diskutiert und sich ausgetauscht hat. Das soziale Engagement von Marcus schätze ich sehr und daher ist der Charity Rahmen ideal gewählt. Thumbs up!"

René Seifert

René on Twitter

"Ich war schon auf jeder Menge Konferenzen auf der ganzen Welt unterwegs, wo man freilich immer wieder etwas Neues mitnimmt. Allerdings bleiben die Speaker dort grundsätzlich in ihrer PR-gerechten Komfortzone, was sie am Ende rauslassen. Die "Don't Blog, Don't Tweet, Don't Tell"-Policy beim SEOktoberfest in Verbindung mit der intimen, launigen Atmosphäre schafft eine inhaltliche Offenheit, die ich so bisher bei keinem anderen Event erlebt habe."

Eine letzte Chance

Dir ist das Charity BBQ zu wenig? Du willst umbedingt ein Ticket für das gesamte SEOktoberfest im Wert von 5.000 Euro + Hotel (5 Nächte) + 1.000 Euro Reisekosten? Dann nimm an der SEO Schnitzeljagd – SEO Scavenger Hunt – von LinkResearchTools teil und gewinne das LETZTE Ticket für SEOktoberfest 2013! Am 5.September um 18Uhr CEST geht´s wieder los! Letztes Jahr haben über 700 SEOs an der SEO Scavenger Hunt teilgenommen – vielleicht bist Du dieses Jahr der glückliche Gewinner und bist dieses Jahr mit dabei!

SEOktoberfest VI – Wedding Bells | Here´s the Deal

SEOktoberfest 2013 Logo

It´s yet again a very special SEOktoberfest this year! After the big 5th Anniversary of SEOktoberfest in 2012, this year is going to be even more special, because one week before I´m going to marry my fiancée Becci :-)

Last September she said "yes" when I asked her to marry me, so this September it´s time to get married!

We always try to make SEOktoberfest an unique event each year, so this year`s theme is going to be "Wedding Bells"

No worries -> the wedding won´t be during SEOktoberfest (as I said, it´s a week earlier at an enchanting Austrian Castle) – SEOktoberfest is still a conference! (we´ll sure raise our glasses to this joyous occasion though!)

Check out the SEOktoberfest VI Video Trailer

Becci & Marcus in LOVE

I think it´s a great theme, since Oktoberfest originally started out as being a wedding celebration – in 1810 (!)  King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event (Source: Wikipedia). We @ SEOktoberfest value the 203-year-old Bavarian traditions of Oktoberfest which is one of the reasons why we buy the whole outfit for everyone – Lederhosen for the men and custom-made Dirndl for the women – it´s just a whole different Oktoberfest experience when you roll with locals, so we want everyone to look like true locals (a "Münchner Kindl" as we would say)!

I´m psyched that we got a great line-up again this year with Greg & Barbara Boser being 6th year SEOktoberfest Experts, so the only ones that have been to every single SEOktoberfest so far! Joe "Cygnus" Sinkwitz, Bob Rains, Joost de Valk and Robert "RSnake" Hansen will be at SEOktoberfest for their 5th time this year, so they´ll be visited by SEOktoberfests very own Lord of the Rings :-)

We´re also having some new faces joining us this year – International & Technical SEO Expert Aleyda Solis and Grigory Bakunov, who´s Director of Technologies at Russian search giant Yandex and also founder and anchorman at Radio-T, a Russian-language podcast for geeks with 500,000 weekly listeners (!). You can check out all current Experts of SEOktoberfest VI over here. Joining these 23 SEOktoberfest Experts are 23 Attendees that are just as savvy about SEO & Online-Marketing. I´m really thankful that this event is more then just 23 Experts but a whole group of skilled & experienced SEOs that LOVE this game as much as I do personally.

Unfortunately there are only these 23 tickets for Attendees – since we don´t make any profit with this event and don´t intend to make money with it in the future, we don´t want to make this event any bigger to ensure that everyone can talk openly & freely! Right now there´s over 70 people on the waiting list for a SEOktoberfest ticket! Last year we had 3 Attendees who had to wait 3 years for their ticket! So this year we can´t do "1st come, 1st serve" anymore, but we offer the opportunity to apply for a ticket and answer 3 quick questions within an anonymous application that all of the SEOktoberfest Experts & Attendees will vote on to find new people that fit our little SEO ThinkTank the best! I know it sounds completely and utterly insane to have to apply for a 5.000 Euro conference-ticket, but that´s just how it is.

At SEOktoberfest we don’t care where you’re coming from, we don’t care about your age, your gender, your race or even if you drink beer or not – we just care about how SEO savvy you are! You have to LOVE SEO - that’s about it! If you just want to party at Oktoberfest this conference is definitely not for you, don’t bother to apply if you’re just looking to drink & party.

But even if you aren´t lucky enough to score a ticket, you still have the chance to Meet & Greet with all SEOktoberfest Experts & Attendees at this years SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ – it´s going to be on the 25th of September from 2pm till 10pm, so please save the date! More info coming soon, but it´s definitely once again going to be a Charity Auction just like in the past years!

Last year we raised 37.942 Euros for Charity – that´s incredible! But we all hope we´ll break that record yet again :-)

Thanks to the generous SEOs contributing in our Charity Auction one of the supported charities – the Münchner Tafelwas able to buy a brand new refrigerated truck to collect groceries for people in need! Thank you all so much for helping us support this great cause! I hope to see you all again at this years Charity BBQ :-) #YouGuysRock

Münchner Tafel Kühlwagen 

SEOktoberfest 2012 | The Movie

It´s been an amazing 5th year anniversary of SEOktoberfest! You´ve probably seen the pictures already, so now it´s time to turn your speakers up & enjoy SEOktoberfest 2012 – The Movie ->

SEOktoberfest 2012 – 5 Years Anniversary from Mike Ruebesam on Vimeo.

See you next year :-)

SEOktoberfest 2012 | The Pictures

Finally some pictures from our Grand 5th Year Anniversary of SEOktoberfest two weeks ago. I uploaded all the pictures over on my FlickR account, but here are my favorite ones ->

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Full House at the SEOktoberfest Conference

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Jeroen and Martin talking about SEO (what else would they be talking about :-) …)

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Aaron, Chris, Jeroen and Brian sporting their new Lederhosens

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SEOktoberfest Expert Michelle from Third Door Media and Giselle from Facebook having a great time at Ochsenbraterei

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SEOktoberfest Expert Barbara, my beautiful fiancée Becci and Stephan enjoying the delicious food at Ochsenbraterei

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Giselle, Brian, Jeroen and Alex rock´n´rolling at 089bar

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Timon and Martin in love :-)

This years highlight was definetly the Grand 5th Year Anniversary Charity BBQ, which raised 38.000 Euros for munich´s local charities Münchner Tafel and the Amazonica Foundation. We have a strict "Don´t Tweet – Don´t Blog – Don´t Tell" poilcy at SEOktoberfest, but there´s a couple of nice reviews of the event by Andreas, Christian, Marcel, Andre and Henrik. Thanks so much to our great Charity BBQ sponsors Searchmetrics, LinkResearchTools and 42Digital that made this amazing day possible, and allowed us to have all the donations go 100% towards these great charities!

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5th year anniversary commemorative mugs for everyone at the SEOtktoberfest Charity BBQ

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Hannelore Kiethe from Münchner Tafel, myself and Mascha Kauka from the Amazonica Foundation are excited about the 38.000 euros raised at the Charity BBQ

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Astonishing views at the Bergerhof

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Joost, RSnake and Alex enjoying the panoramic view

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The Bergerhof

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Great Food all day long – Henrik seemed to like it :-)

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Great Drinks

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The BlackHat Shed featuring Bob, RSnake, Cygnus and Fili drew the biggest crowd

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Prost everyone!

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oh, and Prost Martin of course :-)

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Bob and the two former Googlers Fili and Niels

So jump up if you LOVE SEOktoberfest :-)

Thanks so much to everyone for making this year the best SEOktoberfest ever & a worthy 5th year anniversary! Your SEOktoberfest Crew – Flo, Becci, myself, Jens & Jan – see you all next year!

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Check out all the pictures from SEOktoberfest 2012 over on FlickR

Jump up if you love SEOktoberfest

SEOktoberfest 2012 has been a total blast! Thanks so much to everyone that made this years event a worthy 5th year anniversary! Who would have thought there would ever be a 5th year anniversary? :-)

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Stay tuned for a slightly longer recap, more pictures and of course the official movie :-)

SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ raises 37.942 Euros for Charity!

WHOA – our Grand 5th Anniversary SEOktoberfest Charity BBQ Charity Auction ended yesterday, and the overall result is just incredible! We managed to raise 37.942 Euros for Charity for the 50 tickets we offered to join this exclusive event!

Therefore the average ticket price is 758 Euros (!!) for a single ticket, the highest bid being 5.000 Euros (!) by both Refined Ads and an anonymous donor, and the minimum bid being 425 Euros snagged by Dirk. Really an incredible result! I would have never dreamed that bids would end up being so high in the end, but hey – the event will definetly be well worth it! Check out the final list with all the 50 people that will spend a once in a lifetime event with the whole SEOktoberfest Crew in exactly 3 weeks here in munich – congratulations to everyone that made the list!

Thanks so much to everyone who took part in our charity auction! A special thanks to Refined Ads, Heiko, Pip, Marcel, Ralf and an anonymous donor who even donated well over 1.000 Euros for a single ticket! And last but not least, a big thanks to everyone, that helped spread the word! You guys rock!

My friends from Amazonica (as well as the Achuar) and the Münchner Tafel are totally stoked about the result! It´s really way more then everyone was hoping for! Mascha from Amazonica and someone from the Münchner Tafel will also be at the Charity BBQ, so just say hi if you want to know more about what the money will be used for! Since I´m personally involved with both charities I know that all the money is really being used for a good cause.

The last ticket goes to…

The SEO Scavenger Hunt by LinkResearchTools also ended last night, with a whopping 712 people competing for the last & only SEOktoberfest ticket this year! That´s just as incredible – I would have never thought that over 700 people would end up battling for one single ticket (!) for SEOktoberfest! This event can really change someone´s life, and I´m really happy to announce that Stefan Juhl from Denmark will be that someone, answering all 10 questions right in just 32 minutes! Congratulations Stefan & welcome to SEOktoberfest!

Check the official recap post on for who has won the Link Research Tools Superhero accounts, and for a glimpse at last nights questions (and their correct answers)