Calling Europe: Holland in January 2009

Fri 23 January 2009 18:28, Roy Huiskes

Calling Europe: Holland in January 2009

Today we are proud to present the very first episode of “Calling Europe”, a podcast in which we call search marketers from around Europe to find out what happened in their country in the past month.

In this first episode (so be gentle with us ;) ) Bas van den Beld talks to Eduard Blacquière and Roy Huiskes and discussed what happened in search in Holland in Januari 2009. Below you can find the shownotes of this very first episode. You can download the podcast from in the post or in the right navigation of the website.


We discussed four topics concerning search in Holland in Januari:

SES Amsterdam
SES is coming to Holland! In march SES opens its doors in Amsterdam. Both Eduard and Roy are speakers. We discuss SES in general and what they are going to talk about.

Talked about links:

ClearSense layoffs
Clearsense announced it will fire 30 out of its 90 employees. We discuss what went wrong and if this will be happening to more Dutch agencies (no) and why (not).

Talked about links:

Yahoo close office
Yahoo closed their offices in Holland. Eduard explains why and how Yahoo might have misjudged the European market.

Talked about links:

Dutch SEO’s in Google Webmaster Groups
We talk about the Dutch SEO’s not being present in the Google Webmaster Groups. They try to get a discussion going, but no one responds. Roy makes a call for Dutch SEO’s to step in.

Talked about links:
Gougle Groups

Dutch Doodle Day
Finally we talk about the Dutch Doodle Day where a Dutch schoolgirl saw her home-made Doodle appear on Google for the entire day. Off course its marketing, but its also a nice initiative.

Talked about links:

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  • Nice podcast guys.
    Looking forward to those of the coming months.

    Ma 26 jan 2009, 11:26

    • Tom Broekhoven - Estate
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    Nice podcast!
    Just finished listening.

    Ma 26 jan 2009, 14:01


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