Ses Recaps Day 1-2 Charity IM Party ROCKED!

by Jeremy Schoemaker on August 19, 2008 · 78 comments

I am getting a ton of messages from people who want to meet up for dinner or lunch or what not. I am pretty easy to find and I like to just go with the flow of the conference. During the conference you will be able to find me either at the tables outside the conference hall or in the expo hall depending on the days. In the Expo hall I will most likely be near the Best Of The Web Booth as that is usually the hub of networking in the expo hall. I would love to chat with you about what you are doing if you see me feel free to introduce yourself and pull me a side for a bit. I don’t normally schedule any static events that are not open to everyone because normally we roll with a pretty big entourage and grab food/drinks all together so unless you want to buy for all its best you just roll with us ;)

We got into San Jose Sunday night and had a great time at the Fairmont hotel bar. Lots of people were trickling in including my friend Marcus Tandler who just got in from Germany. I was laughing so hard at Marcus’s lime green suitcase when he arrived and had to take a photo:

Then Marcus called me out saying how my AuctionAds shirt matched his lame suitcase…. Funny stuff.

Anyway on Sunday night people retired pretty early.

Monday morning woke up had some breakfast with Dillsmack then went over to the conference hall to register. Got all that taken care of then sat down at a table and started hanging out. Before long we had a bunch of people in the industry stopping by saying hi or whatever and had some really awesome discussions with people in the industry. Its really great to see all these people move on from SEO to build great quality services/sites.

For lunch I met with the ShoeMoney Tools board of advisors and we discussed a lot of the future items for the project…. We came up with several new tool ideas that we will be incorporating within the next couple weeks.

After lunch headed back to the hotel to freshen up a bit and found lots of old friends down in the hotel lobby area.

So then onto one of the most anticipated SEO/Internet Marketing events of the year the IM Charity event. This was public dinner and then a open bar. The dinner was unreal. One of the best steaks I have ever had. Then open bar until midnight which everyone had a blast. I think the event raised a ton of money for their causes. Here are my pics from the event:

First off the Anti Hair Club For Men Greg Boser, Me, Brent, and Dave

Search Engine Journal Founder Loren Baker, Me and Aaron Wall

Susan Esparza (@sesparza), blogger from Bruce Clay

Layne from

There are a ton of other pics in the gallery

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1 Start Blogging

Ha, the shirt and suitcase almost match. Quite coincidental! What charities did the money go to??

2 cheap used cars

looks like a good time, i am actually sorry i decided not to go…

3 MakeMoneyFaster

I’m so bummed I couldn’t attend this year. Have fun at the Google Dance. :)

4 Travel blog

I liked the phrase “Anti Hair Club”
lol :lol:

5 Zack

Shoe, you’re slipping… a whole slew of pictures with no logo’d shirt… Such a waste of good advertising space :) Oh well, looks like fun.

6 techdude

That lime green suitcase is something, hope you had fun Shoe!

7 techdude

When does SES last until by the way???

8 Craig

HOLY SHIT! I wasn’t gonna bother commenting, but Layne from!

WOW! She’s so hot I had to show my wife (Who agrees by the way.)

9 owais

I like the lime green suitcase. so send my tshirt in this suitcase only.

10 Mudassir

Marcus suitcase color is lime green. so where is your suitcase. what is the color of your suitcase.

11 Kashif

Marcus suitcase color = jeremy tshirt color

so jeremy suitcase color should be the Tshirt color of jeremy that is black color.

12 Erica DeWolf

Sounds like a lot of fun so far- and I love that suitcase! Keep us updated on the events! And have fun!!

13 Shoeb

What is the alphabet in your blue tshirt. Is it H or K or X.

14 Owais

I like your new style. tshirt, short paint and footwear.

15 jim

The great thing about a lime suitcase is that no one will mistake it for theirs and you can see it immediately!

16 Darryl

Maybe you can monetize the lime green suitcase. Maybe if eBags has the suitcase? Increase it even more and have a Lime Green Suitcase Challenge. Winner gets a matching lime green t-shirt!

17 sean

glad to see you improved the layout. Interested in what you learn from this conf.

18 Nick Throlson

haha like the auctionads shirt shoe always pimpin the ladies lol

19 Paul

Do you smoke cigarettes?

20 Justin Cook

Were there any key takeaways from the event? Anything we should be keeping our eyes on?

21 cheap used cars

@paul in vegas, you smoke cigarettes even if you don’t smoke cigarettes :-)

22 Andrew

you’re one lucky guy…is there an event you attended and you didn’t took pictures with some beautiful girls ?

23 den

Or we can ust look for the hot chick getting her picture taken…should be pretty easy to find u that way too dude.


24 Bubba

Dude! Get yourself a pair of decent shoes man. Those sandals you wear are nasty!!!

25 Craig Mullins

I missed it also, but should be at Google Dance

26 wesley

Does your wife ever join you to these events? :)

27 team ray

wow lot of cute chicks

28 Bulbboy

Is that Greg Boser being a bad influence on you?
Or did you not inhale?

UnderArmour top = healthy
Fags = Not so healthy.

(fag = uk speak for cigarette).

29 Andrew

off-topic: i like your new design shoe except that now we can’t reply to other’s comments like it was on the old design with nested comments. If this could be added, it would be great

30 Bryn Youngblut

Haha wow that suitcase is truly unique…well that’s a nice way of putting it.

31 Le Melon

that’s one UGLY suitcase!
The shirt’s not as bad :P

32 IronBlogger

I love that suitcase, and your shirt fits perfectly as well. What a hot combo :).

33 Andrew

I’d fit in well with the “Anti-hair” club :D

Actually, the lime color suitcase isn’t so lame as it’s easy to spot when you have to get your luggage at the airport. My luggage is lame because it looks like all the other luggage. lol

Is it just the angle of the pic or does it look like you slipped Susan’s blouse off her shoulder? ;-) and you got a pretty good grip on both the ladies, but I don’t blame ya ;-)

34 Rek

What kind of suitcase is that? It looks really bad.

35 TYCP Entertainment Magazine

Your shirt is the exact color of the old links on my site [when I was still using a black background.] I want to say that it was CCFF00.

And Brent looks exactly like the actor Leland Orser.

36 NaldzGraphics

Why not wearing shoemoney tshirt?:)Layne is beautiful as well as Susan

37 River Girl

Thanks for the account. When you get back we need to see some pics of Joslyn.

38 David

Looks like your having a great time. In the Gallery the chick who has the shirt that says on the front “I’m a tool” then on the back “Use me” is great lol. !!

39 Nick Stamoulis

Awesome pics… looks like a blast — post more!

40 Craig

quite strange to see pictures of you in a normal non-logo shirt, must have been a dress code event.

41 Melvin

hehe… “anti hair club” when have you started sporting that bald look?

42 Reid

I envy you shoe! It looks like you have a great time, learn some stuff, and ultimately get to interact with a lot of people, that has to be one of the best jobs in the world!!!

43 Travel blog

your wife don’t see this pics with girls ? :D

44 Bonie

wow a lot of girs, hehe… how your wife fillings?


what a color… for a shirt and the bag :)


btw do most people in the .web club loose out on their hair?


anyways… you must have had a great time man…

48 Melvin

@jumbocasher, probably not because more people have hair than those who do not

49 Agent Magenta

LOL – Im in the anti hair club as well :) Lots of photos with prety girls again – I think I know why you go to these events :)


could be vice versa in the .web club i guess…

51 Typhoon

Haha!nice..were u having nice time with those hot girls??

52 Melvin

@agent magenta LOL shoe is a popular one so i guess pretty girls are pretty easy to get when you’re rich and famous..

53 Dick

I see that you’ve been a really fun. Excellent photos, funny person. – ))

54 sergio.dares

girls, girls, girls :)

55 Le Melon

Is Layne the one in the bottom picture?
Because the link saying “layne” links to the picture of you with Susan..

56 Brad

lol, thats one big ugly suitcase.


more the girls more the fun eh!

58 Travel blog

@brad – whats ugly about that ?
different country have different style.

59 andy

Hey Shoe,

wrong link ;)

http://www.mediadonis.NET :)

Greets from germany

60 Jim Banks

DaveN and Todd Friesen (oilman) two of the nicest guys with two of the most legendary quotes:

DaveN : If it smells like shit chances are it probably is shit

oilman : 100,000 bloggers can’t be wrong when commenting on the practise of blog spam….

Nice to see you guys out of suits!

61 jim of Blueprint for Financial Prosperity

@brad – it’s functional, not fashionable! (or it’s just a diff fashion!)

62 SawanM

I’d tap that, lol.

Yes, that is quite a lame suitcase, must have been in a hurry.

63 Big Ben Patton

As sad as that luggage was in the picture I bet its safe and besides that no one would want to take it. It stands out like a lemon and is not going to do anyone any fashion favors as is.

64 Dick

Beautiful girls have an undeniable sign of the success of the meeting. -)))

65 Goran Website

I love the ladies there. Post more pictures of them. Lol! :-D

66 Link Building Blog

That conference looked like fun, but my man Shoemoney…time to get some nice duds to start wearing at these conferences.

67 DonnaB

Photos you shared here make the conference look quite interesting. I missed how many people were there. Maybe I read too fast.
Bet that suitcase is easy to find at airports and no one else wants to have an outfit that matches!

68 Otooo

Looks like u had a fun, action packed weekend

69 chuckypita

Holy shnikees. That’s impressive. Looks like you’ve got your “hands full” !!

70 Lowongan Kerja

more ladies pictures from there please.. lol

71 Jeff Dempsey

@linkbuildingblog It’s a battle of the suits vs the goons. The goons tend to be the real seo’s while the suits are full of it.

72 Eva White

Sounds like a good reunion of friends. Are you guys only partying or working as well?

73 Noobpreneur

That’s a great anti hair club for men photo :)

74 Dustin Cucciarre

Lets just say you def stand out with the green lol

75 ways to earn online

I just had to comment on that suitcase. I have never seen one that color. I wouldnt buy that color either unless I had something that matched it. funny though.

76 Harish

Many Ses Days.Cool exp. I hope

77 zone alarm suite

This guy was good.

78 printrunner

Your photos look very tangible.

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