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SEOktoberfest X | A quick recap in 10 photos

It has been a delightful last, final and ultimate SEOktoberfest experience.

Congratulations to the SEO World Champion 2017: Tom Anthony – well deserved! Congratulations to ASO mastermind Emily Grossman for a terrific runner-up performance, and lightning fast-minded Jono Alderson for a spectacular 3rd place among 36 expert contributions.


Besides three days of SEO ThinkTank’ing we also had some good fun and great networking at Oktoberfest – of course 🙂

The Charity BBQ was cold and wet but in a breathtaking surrounding.


We initially raised 32,804€ – thanks to 50 Charity BBQ guests. As a surprise highlight for our 10th anniversary, Joost de Valk and a group of successful entrepreneurs from our #brotherhood and #sisterhood have generously donated an additional $66,500 (!!), leading to a total of €88,447 donated this year! Hence since 2009, SEOktoberfest has raised €326,451 for charity. As you know, I’m emotionally connected to both charities, Münchner Tafel e. V. and the AMAZONICA Foundation, so I can’t thank everyone enough for this significant amount! Our official SEOktoberfest photographer Bernd Schuler has perfectly caught this surprising moment in a great photo – Hannelore Kiethe (the founder of Munich’s Tafel) coming in for a hug with Joost. As you can see I was also pretty surprised 🙂


Besides the obligatory SEOktoberfest mugs for our valued Charity BBQ guests, this year we also had our very own SEOktoberfest beer for people to take home #Prost


Of course, there was also a big final dinner which ended with the infamous BlackHat Shed.


Introducing: The SEOktoberfest G50 Summit

After 10 years it’s time for an evolutionary step: The SEOktoberfest G50 Summit at Elmau Castle. G50, 50 of the Greatest SEOs and Online-Marketeers from around the world at a premier cultural hideaway and uber-luxury spa retreat at the foot of the Wetterstein mountains in a nature reserve. We will congregate in the very same room Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and 5 more G7 country leaders and representatives of the European Union have met.
SEOktoberfest will get more family-friendly and surely a lot quieter. We all got older during these 10 years.

Since we have to blend in next year, as a special present, everyone received a tailored SEOktoberfest jacket from The Secret Tailor Society:



SEOktoberfest 9-year Veteran RSnake is looking very dapper

So jump up if you LOVE SEOktoberfest 🙂


Want to see more photos? Check out the whole album on Flickr.