Wow, this is definitely not cool:
“I was checking out the natural search results for Affiliate Summit on Google, as I do regularly, and I was surprised at one of the paid ads that was triggered.
There was an ad for the upcoming Search Engine Strategies conference in Chicago.”
There’s a general rule in the highly competitive affiliate space… don’t piss in the town well. Looks like SES is definitely doing that by bidding on Affiliate Summit’s name.
That’s sleezy in my book and won’t win SES any fans (or attendees if they realize what’s going on).