We talked on such subjects as:
He told me that the signups at SES Stockholm were good, and that interest seems high. Also that the elitist sempo were rather quiet - well, nothing new there eh? They've been insultingly quite for over a year now.
Some Thoughts on SEMPO and their Failure
I think you can condense sempo's failure down into a few very simple, key points:
- They do not communicate
- They are too busy arse kissing SE reps to care about much else
- Rumour has it they have a "going to the bathroom" committee
I for one, feel that they show complete contempt for the entire seo/sem industry by both their inaction and elitism. They clearly dont feel the need or see the beneift in stooping to the level their peasents and communicating with them publically, and the only news you ever seem to hear from them is about some dumbarsed committee or another. SE Reps on an SEO Committee? The mind boggles, what are these lunatics thinking?
The whole thing is a 'ing joke.
Some Thoughts on SMA
I think they've gone about it in the right way so far, they've taking their somewhat modest acheivments directly to the public in seo/webmaster fora across the web and have thus far been happy to answer questions where they have found them.
Im not overly impressed that very little seems to have been done with the websites since launch but a degree of "benefit of the doubt" can be afforded them as im sure they were all at SES this last week.
Overall, im rather bullish on SMA, i think that if they dont go all quiet on us lke DUMPO did then they've won half the battle and Mikkel tells me that communication is one of the top priorities.
What we Need Now
If we dont hear somthing from SMA in the very near future they will lose the momentum they had a week or so ago. What we need now is information. More details on progress, even if those details only amount to "we're on the case and you'll hear soon" it would be good to get some further communication from the good boys and girls involved in the UK and Denmark. Im sure im not the only one that feels a little "once bitten" as far as communication goes...
So, c'mon, let's have it. What's happening SMA?