Google told me 3 times last week – the most important factor for good SEO

The Google folk told me 3 times last week what the single most (not ONLY) most important factor for good SEO, ( Search Engine Optimization) is.

A Google AdSense Teams and a Blogger Team came to a Meetup that I organized

I live in Silicon Valley and just 1.5 miles to the north of me is Yahoo, 3 miles to the west is Google and 2.5 miles to the south is Apple among other Silicon Valley gaints.

I host Meetups where I teach people how to blog and what they might be able to get out of being a successful blogger = getting read by interested readers and NOT just getting found.

I recently hosted a Meetup – Google Blogger and AdSense Team to present/do Q & A for serious users- 2 days.

The Google Teams came out of the Google Multiplex located at

Blogging for money in Carmel

Here I sit in Carmel, CA teaching a group of writers how to blog for traffic or money.

These guys are great because they have a heart to do things right and the will to make a difference in the world.

So, we talk and we preach and we listen and we get angry and we get motivated and we give up and we get back on the horse…and in the end we resolve to make a difference in the world with our writing. Then we write.

And if the writers here will write enough, sooner or later they will make money at it….or not.

But first and foremost we determine to write…because we know that writing makes a difference.

Tommy Edison said about

Karl Fogel Bodysurfing the Blogosphere: How an Audience-Distributed Film Won Big at Wordcamp 2010 – San Francisco

Karl Fogel Bodysurfing the Blogosphere: How an Audience-Distributed Film Won Big. Lessons learned…to be learned. Minimize the risk. Make it easy to contribute Freeup the content, sell the containers, related products. Encourage commercial activity. Sell your endorsement Encourage involvement Encourage reuse and remix Pleasant surprise for me here…Karl is telling how to sell an artist.…

The Future of WordPress – Wordcamp 2010

I am sitting in San Francisco at the WordCamp 2010. First session – The Future of WordPress.

Trying the live blogging thing.

9:06 – I hope Scott Berkun makes a better impression with his presentation than he does with the language he uses.  No need to use 4 letter words to get a laugh. The F-word. Grow up!

Thomas Paine – the first blogger? Interesting.

9:10 – Gutenberg – the founder of the Internet? Wanted words to be free.

“How I will change the world” – I often think when I write – “Make a difference.”

3 elements for the future of WordPress

1. WordPress is the platform for revolution.

2. What happens before you die?

9:20…not learning anything here….

WordPress buttons are more…more…now up to 57!