I decided to post twice today as this post and the previous one were going to be a little wordy for a single post.
Whilst updating the two niche websites I mentioned in my previous post, I needed to log into my Google Adsense account and update some adsense code. On doing so I was greeted by New Terms and Conditions from Google to which I had to agree, to be able to continue using Adsense. No problem, I read them and duly agreed, continued with what I needed to do and finished setting up adsense on my websites. It was only when I received an email from another online marketer that I realised I need to do something else on my websites to be in compliance with the new Google Terms and Conditions. Nothing formally from Google, like an email, which would have been useful.
Basically, Google have once again made changes to their policy for anyone wanting to utilise Google Adsense (Updated Google Terms Announcement and New Terms & Conditions) on their websites and once again, as usual, they have done so in such a vague manner that many people are completely lost as to what is actually required. I sometimes think Google have been sent simply to cause confusion on the internet, at times it makes you wonder if they really want people to use their services!!
The particular section containing the specific requirements has a couple of sentences at the end as quoted below:
Now I don’t know about you but that says nothing to me about showing a Privacy Statement on my websites, all it just says is that I should have and abide by one. The announcement indicates better what is required but I personally did not see that until I searched for more information, also I’m not a lawyer and would not know what to put into one anyway.
Thanks Google – for making my online marketing more difficult and time consuming. I’ve spent all morning trying to find something useful about this change.
I’ll be including a similar statement on all my websites in due course, although as Eric mentions in his blog, Google require this to be completed by May, so it looks like I’ll not be earning anything yet as I’ll be spending time updating all my websites !
Until the next time