WordPress Privacy Policy – A must-have for AdSense users

October 21, 2008 | By | 12 Replies More

Since late February this year it has been a requirement for all webmasters who are displaying Google AdSense ads on their websites or blogs to also display a privacy policy. As many website owners didn’t know this, there were quite a few who had their AdSense accounts banned from Google, which in some cases added up to quite a substantial revenue loss. And once banned, just try and get your account activated again! It is pretty hopeless.

A lot of WordPress blog owners were badly hit, because for many blogs Google AdSense is the main money earner. This in turn inspired one guy to create an ingenious plugin for WordPress users to automate the creation of AdSense-compliant privacy policies.

Eric Giguere’s WordPress Privacy Policy plugin is a fantastic and easy way to add the now so important privacy policy to your blog. I have downloaded the plugin and added it to my WordPress blog Healthy Diet Weight Loss (still under construction), and I really like it. It was very easy to do, and now I don’t have to worry about it any more.

When I created this blog (petra-weiss.com), I didn’t know about the plugin yet and had quite a bit of trouble to add a proper privacy policy to it, so I am quite glad I found this WordPress Privacy Policy plugin, which pretty much automates the whole process.

All you have to do is to download the plugin to your computer, unzip it, and then upload the unzipped folder to your webspace into “public_html” – “wp-content” – “plugins”. Once done, you need to head to your blog’s admin area and activate the plugin, and then create a page to display the privacy policy.

Eric Giguere gives quite detailed instructions on his blog, so if you want to make your life easier with your WordPress blog, and if you like to keep your ability to display AdSense ads, go and check it out.

Happy Blogging!

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  1. shaman says:

    Thanks for this site very helpful.

  2. reece says:

    I was actually having a discussion with my Mrs about on line learning a few hours ago. This blog is very interesting, I have learnt something new. Cheers from London!

  3. acnecare says:

    i am a beginner in monetizing my blog with Adsense. i still need to learn more about the tips and tricks on Adsense. hopefully i might be able to earn a decent amount of cash on Adsense.

  4. Glenn Torres says:

    Hmm. Thank you for the info. I’ve been hit with adsense / adword problems because of the lack of a privacy policy. It’s amazing how one can forget something as simple as this.
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  5. Ben says:

    Nice post, people normally have a tendency of forget small things. Thanks for posting and discussing on this topic. Thanks for sharing. Good luck for your future blogs.

  6. Tim says:

    Google AdSense policy also forbids ads on non-content pages. That’s why I have no advertisements in the sidebar on my privacy page. Don’t know if you are allowed to have AdSense ads with your privacy policy?
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  7. waqas says:

    Thanks for sharing such a nice information i also don’t know the importance of privacy policy by using google adsense.Thanks for sharing such a useful information.

  8. Matt says:

    Love the plug in… Certainly helps with the hassle of writing one… Thanks for the suggestion.

  9. I use certain wordpress plug ins and I have found them very helpful for certain works. I really love them.
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  10. Alexender says:

    Nice post. Thanks for plugin it will really work.Keep posting in future also.

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