adWeb 3.0 on privacy versus consumer data tracking

adWeb 3.0 San Francisco is happening now – April 11, 9:30am.

Fran Maier of TRUSTe is discussing the pros and cons of an issue that many people aren’t even aware of. Unfortunately, the keynote speaker, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, (R-CA) couldn’t make it.

When people hear that their privacy might be invaded the immediate response is “No, run for the hills you evil prying twits.”

However, advertisers like when they have consumer data which can only be

Where can a blogger find alternatives to AdSense?

Most bloggers think AdSense is the only option they have to make money from their blogs. That and Amazon affiliate marketing. would have you think so, they are the only ads that can be placed on the Google blog platform.

Blogs built on WordPress, however, have a lot of options, not to mention other ad providers from other countries as well as in-text ads and the ability to place specific products of the blogger’s choice on the site and tap into other affiliate markets. There are also text link ads and and….

Some bloggers might be lucky enough to receive solicitations to have products placed on their sites. Others…well they will forever think that AdSense is the only choice. AdSense is a good choice. Just not the only one.

So where can a blogger find other options?

Graphic representation of Google AdSense meetup in Silicon Valley

Here it is …. a court sketch artist type showed up at the recent Meetup with Google AdSense and Blogger Team members.

Missed it? You can experience it via these graphic representations.

Were you there? You can experience it again by viewing these images…maybe even find yourself in them.

Unique to say the least. Fun, too.

A guy can hope, can’t he? That the Google teams will come back. They said they would….good news for those of you who could not make it. And in the evening, too!