SEO de Janeiro Recap


Last Friday I flew to Rio to attend the SEO de Janeiro event. Boy, it was wild! In this post I will try to create a recap for the whole thing.

First thing planned on Friday was a pool party. The place rented for it was amazing. Basically it was a house built on top of a hill, so we had an incredible view of the Barra da Tijuca beach from there. Here is a glimpse of it (though my photography skills suck…).

With an open bar and Brazilian barbecue, the pool party was fun. It was a good opportunity to getting to know the other attendants, and to socialize with the local girls, too!

On Friday’s night we went out to have dinner, and then we went to see a street parade.

On Saturday we had the first business meeting. The conference room was terrific. Here is how it looked from the inside:

The room had a great view to the Copacana beach. Here is a picture that Marcus took from the balcony.

Now the business part was solid too. Apart from the techniques and strategies that we discussed, for me it was about getting into the mindset that those guys have. Most of them are earning 6 figures monthly, and they don’t go around bragging about it. They just do their thing, focus on results, and think in terms of companies and business models rather than websites.

On Saturday night we went to one of the best disco clubs in Rio de Janeiro, and on Sunday we took off at 12:00 for a boat trip. Here is how it looked:


On Monday we had the second and last business session. Overall it was a great event, and I am glad I was there.

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32 Responses to “SEO de Janeiro Recap”

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Frank, hey man, it was great meeting you and the rest of the guys too.

    If you ever come to Brazil again let me know, else we will meet in Europe!

  • Frank the Tank

    Yo Dude, it was a pleasure to meet you. Thanks for your help & the great time. Hope to see you soon again to make party 🙂

  • Shotgun Spratling

    Open bar, Brazilian barbecue, local Brazilian women in bikinis? Umm…what more could you ask? Maybe, “Is this heaven?”

  • Pinaki

    Good pictures. Do you have any pix of the street parade? I have heard it is really worth watching.

  • Marija

    Lucky you! The scenery is beautiful.

  • Eric Young

    Wow! Nice lady you got there..impressive hahaha!

  • Dean Saliba

    Looks like you had a blast.

    I wish the UK had something like this. Obviously indoors as it rains a lot here. 😛

  • Jonathan |

    Excellent post! Rio is next on my list of places to visit… Cheers

    Thanks for sharing, I will be back again soon.

  • Victory motor cars

    ohh, A great event.

  • Ajith Edassery

    Hundred thousand a month is BIG money… If I ever get there, I would be blogging out of Rio and attending all those FTV carnivals and cruises 😆

  • avsa

    Pelo visto, o evento foi ótimo! Lindas praias.

  • Cananito

    Wow, it must have been amazing, hope I get to assist that kind of events in the near future.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Tom, I am not making $100,000 yet (but working hard to arrive there!). But most of the guys that were in the conference do, hence why I wanted to meet with them, see how they think and so on.

    I also talked with many of them. You think $100,000 a month is pretty much as high as you can go? Once you reach that level, you next target becomes $1,000,000 a month (no joke here, this is what I heard from one of the guys). That is why those guys still want to go around talking business and networking.

    And yes there will be more editions of the event. One of them will be in the Oktoberfest, September 2009 if I am not wrong.

  • Tom

    @ Daniel: did not know that you make $100,000 a month – but anyhow it doesn’t answer my question.

    but if you realy make $100,000 I guess you’d need even longer than a guy like me (making only $15.000 a month) – because how much better can you become?

    looks like i have to go the next time myself to find out – do you know if there will be a next time?

  • SEO Tips

    That looks like an amazing experience not only the girls I mean the whole thing.

    I wish I have an oppurtunity in the future to do something just like that. The place looks beautiful too.

  • Head Alienst

    Now that’s the kind of retreat we should all go on. There is nothing better than positive reinforcement for your people.

  • ASANT Media

    Looked like a pretty sick event

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Tom, for one thing the €5.000 price tag is already there to filter out the people who will attend the event.

    Then you also get:

    1. Parties and fun in Rio
    2. Real business talks (where else you find people talking about what they are really using to make money?)
    3. Real networking

    For people that are making $100,000 or so monthly (I am not, but those guys are), $6k to party in Rio and meet with like minded web entrepreneurs is nothing right?

    So yeah I think it is worth it.

  • Kennedy Lucas

    Pelo visto, o evento foi ótimo! Lindas praias.

  • Tom

    All very nice – but was it worth the prize?

    I mean – €5.000 (more or less 15.000 Real) is quite some money. If it is only for the parties you don’t need to spend that amount in Brasil. Also not in Rio.

    I know you had to “swear” not to talk about the things you learned there in detail – but how long do you think will it take you to earn back the €5.000 just by using and applying the things learned during the conference?

    thx in advance for an honest answer.

  • TechZoomIn


    Lucky man, Seems to be enjoyed with hot girls there 🙂

  • Chung Bey Luen

    Wow, a very nice event.


    Nice pictures , looks like you had fun. I like this point you made
    ” Most of them are earning 6 figures monthly, and they don’t go around bragging about it. They just do their thing, focus on results, and think in terms of companies and business models rather than websites. ”

    it will nice to know some of their websites just to take a peek.

    Thanks buddy , hope to meet some day.

  • Randy

    Nice One Daniel and You’ve got some nice looking girls there huh!

  • Jamaipanese

    the local girls seem rather friendly 😀

    looks like it really was a great event

  • NEO

    Pretty interesting! Money talk and Brazilian models… nice?!

  • Ajith Edassery

    Oh man, looks like things were literally ‘hot’ around there… weatherwise and otherwise 🙂

  • Rui

    So nice ^^

  • kexadur

    love the view 🙂

  • joe comp

    ugh its very very very hot picture that.i like that beautifull girls

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