If you’re headed into the blog monetization you’ll of course want to cover yourself legally from all of the possible angles that may impact you. For instance you’ll want to make sure that you have a Disclosure Policy that covers your rights as a blogger and advertiser to your readers.
Why is this important? To start off it’s just the right thing to do -that is, sharing candidly and honestly what you’re doing with your reader’s information. I think by having one it shows your audience that you honestly care about them and how you manage not only their experience with your blog but also their information that they give you (whether they know it or not).
Here are a two popular services that require you to have one:
It’s not worth losing all that advertising revenue simply because you somehow overlooked this, right? Google makes it quite simple and has outlined explicitly what is required of you:
- Google’s use of the DART cookie enables it and its partners to serve ads to your users based on their visit to your sites and/or other sites on the Internet.
Don’t forget these elements!
Here’s another very popular service that requires that you use to fully disclose your use of their service on your blog.
Other Third Party Services
It’s ok if you’re not sure what a “browser cookie” is. It’s not too hard of a concept:
Cookies are small pieces of data that save information when you visit websites so you don’t have to re-enter it every time you return.
For example, cookies help search engines remember that you want your search results in English and help online stores remember the items saved in your virtual shopping cart.
Easy, right? Here’s a video overview if you’re still a bit confused:
And… here’s another good one:
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Good luck and have fun advertising and monetizing your blog!