As a final recap to the SES NYC 2005 conference, I thought I point you in the direction of a Jupiter entry named SES New York Final Numbers. In that entry, Alan Meckler says that total attendance was 50% higher then last year's NYC conference with almost 6,000 attendees, but "Paid attendance was 1734 (52% greater than 2004)," now that is huge, do some of the math.
How did the exhibitors do? Well, most of the first floor of the exhibit hall were very happy. I believe some on the second floor felt day one was slower then day two. But what would SES NYC be without some controversy outside of the session rooms? A thread at Search Engine Watch Forums named SES NYC expo center a joke? discussed the controversy over SEO Inc.'s booth, showcasing "booth babes". Search Engine Journal has a picture of the babes in their tops that read "Want To Be On Top?". There are many in the forum thread that believe it was inappropriate for such a conference. Some of the women find it insulting and degrading to the women leading the SEM industry, and some find it in good nature. Some of the men also find it degrading and some do not. Makes for a fun thread.