Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Adsense and Privacy Policy Important Read

Important ---- Important Changes to AdSense Terms & Conditions

Privacy Policy Must now be implemented if running Adsense

On February 26th Google implemented a new set of
AdSense terms & conditions and program policies.

Most times I suspect like most other small publishers I just hit the yes to accept button and thought no more about it.

This latest T's & C's are much more important because you must ensure you have added earlier or will add soon something on your blog or website to abide by the new Terms

To run Adsense Now you must have a privacy policy on your blog, website

Below is the relevant sentence from the new T's & C's

"You must have and abide by an appropriate privacy policy that clearly discloses that third parties may be placing and reading cookies on your users’ browser, or using web beacons to collect information, in the course of ads being served on your website. Your privacy policy should also include information about user options for cookie management."

So what and Why has this been done and what is it for.

Mainly because even if you do not create a cookie on your visitors computer Google or Google's advertisers will and your privacy policy should state this.

There is a great post at Jensense Explains New Google Terms and Conditions

As I have said before I do not run advertising of any kind currently on this blog or The Power Guides so I have not implemented.

But I do have a site where I Run Adsense For Search The People History and I have included the recommended Privacy Policy that Jensense recommends on my about page

Privacy Policy for thepeoplehistory.com

The privacy of our visitors to thepeoplehistory.com is important to us.

At thepeoplehistory.com, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use visit thepeoplehistory.com, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons

We also use third party advertisements on thepeoplehistory.com to support our site. Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed. This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

I believe this may well be enforced at some time in the future and sites / blogs may well be checked by Google that they are in compliance with the latest Terms and Conditions so you are better off doing this now rather than later.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Google Presentation Tool Using On Your Blog

A quick guide to how to use Google Presentation to provide easy to show content on your blog, The first presentation provides an overview of what it can achieve , the second presentation is a practical use I used on another blog.

One more great advantage to this Software is that if you wish to add or edit a slide you do not have to change the code on your page.

Below is an example of using Presentation Software in a practical way on a blog

Borrowed From The People History Blog showing World War I and World War II Posters

World War I and World War II Posters

Slide 1

Example Of Using Google Documents

I Wanted to display a series of old World War I and World War II posters on The People History Blog , to also include some text in an easy to use experience for my users.

I had tried using a Photo Slide Program but could not include the text description to go with each poster so this is how I chose to create this post

Slide 2

Not as strong as Powerpoint
With a number of Basic Options

But it's free and ideal way to present this style of information.
Advantages Include
  1. Easy to share with friends
  2. Drag and Drop Works Well From Other Browser Windows
  3. Very Easy to Implement On Your Blog

Slide 3
Things To Remember
When Using Google Presentation

The Search Engines will see nothing to index on the page unless you help the Search Engines by including text after the presentation.
I Could Not for the life of me find a spell checker
The number of themes is limited but enough for this type of project
I did find it slowed down as the the number of visitors increased who were viewing the slide

Slide 4

This only shows the uses of this type of Application on A Blog

I have just used this as an example of using this application on a blog but there are many more
  1. Collaboration On A Presentation
  2. Showing your presentation around the world
  3. Putting A Presentation On Your Website

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Removed Equine Mine Horse Adds

Due to the very large number of Equine Now Horse Adds the blog has been removed from The Power Guides Horse Bloggers Listings

If you wish to keep up with horses for sale below is the Link


This goes with our overall concept that no blog or RSS feed should dominate our latest posts widget.

PS we have also added an additional 30 new horse blogs over the last 2 weeks