Effective today I am banning any SEMPO member company and every website they promote (SEMPO client websites) from any site on any of my networks, including this blog. I suppose I can file this is the “continuing to make friends in the SEO/SEM Community” category, but I’ve had enough of the garbage that is being promoted as “Search marketing” by these companies.
A SEMPO banner company driving by and dropping a “nice post, thanks for that!” comment with a link back to a SEMPO client website is spam, plain and simple. Comments like “Great post! I was looking for this!” and “I agree… could not have said it better!” with links back to various unrelatd URLs are SPAM, plain and simple. To pass that off as “SEO/SEM” is a virtual crime, and to see that from SEMPO member companies is gross.
Yes I know the SEMPO people run the conferences, determine the agendas, pick the speakers, set out the party invitations, blah blah blah but someone has to stand up to this SEO/SEM pollution and today that’s me. Organizations that promote themselves as leaders of my industry (SEO and Search marketing), yet act like spammers, deserve less than zero support.