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March 06, 2008


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Didn't feel I cake walked him the first time, Li :)

I know some people wanted me to open a can of whoop-ass on Jason when he first keynoted SES Chicago 2006 because of his anti-SEO remarks then. I kept the whoop-ass contained, but I did raise the questions.

Agreed you shouldn't ask derogatory things. But seriously, no one gets to ask why he might think SEO is bullshit? C'mon -- you don't know if his views on that have changed (in some ways, I suspect, you'll find they have).

Understand what you're trying to do in limiting the questions, but if you're going to open it up, open it up. It would be interesting if you posted all the questions you receive, then let people vote on what they want asked.

Good call Danny. I've edited the post, and pointed out that you have a point. :)

Reason why I put up the NO "Why do you think SEO is bullshit" question, is because we'll get 50 of those Danny! LOL That's an EASY one, and one that will be asked, we just want people to think about good, decent questions to be asked.

As for the voting, good idea! I guess it's weighing whether we want JC to be totally prepared, or we want more "gut reaction" answers. That one I'll have to go back to Kevin & crew about.

Danny let me say that I have a lot of respect for you. But I was there and I felt you gave him a free pass. This guy is not only a pompous jerk who is in love with himself, but he has no idea what SEO is, the challenges that many companies face in implementing even the easiest of SEO recommendations, or the potential ROI that companies can achieve by just following these best practices. I could go on and on for days about how much I dislike this guy, but I was really disappointed that I paid as much as I did to have to endure his ridiculous speech. Although, admittedly I walked out near the end because I just couldn't stomach hearing this idiot speak anymore. But please Danny, no more jerks at SES. We pay too much money to hear people who don't know what they are talking about promote their own lame products, which was all his appearance was designed to do. It certainly didn't inspire me as a good keynote speaker should.

Catfish, just to be clear, I don't have anything to do with SES anymore. I'm completely disconnected from that series. I work on my own SMX conference series now.

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