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!


4 keys to good AdSense placement on your blog

Last week, 3 Google teams came to present at a Meetup I organized:  AdSense, Blogger and Policy.

Lots of information was shared…nothing earth shattering and nothing that can’t be found by viewing Google policies.  Still, it was refreshing and personal for Google to send real people to answer real questions from real users.


Here is one, or 4 nuggets.

The keys to good AdSense placement. Ads should be

1.  Above the fold = make the ad visible without scrolling down

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.…