How to Add a Privacy Policy on Your Blogger or WordPress Blog

If you are a regular Internet user like me, I bet you will be very familiar with the word Private Policy. This is where you inform your website or blog users how you will collect and manage their information. Apart from publishing original contents , privacy policy one one the needed criteria if you need AdSense approval fast on your new blog. So, if you are just creating your blog, consider adding a privacy policy now. This guide will help you to do that

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Most websites on the Internet have a Private Policy, and it is represented on a tab or menu we always see on blogs and websites.

One of the major concerns of enlightened web users is how their personal information is managed – what you do with their names, addresses, account details, email, Twitter and Facebook details, and so on?

For collecting such sensitive information you are supposed to tell them what you do with it on your Private Policy.

This is like assuring your blog readers that you take their privacy seriously. Despite how important Private Policy is to the website, some Internet users don’t bother to go through it.

Yes, most of us are guilty of the crime because all they care about is to get the information on the website and close it when they are done.

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But then…

What is a private policy?

Well, private policy is a legal statement on page of a website that explains how as an organization or website handles any customer, client or employee information gathered in its operations and about the ads served.

Every website must spell out their private policy and make it available to their site visitors and readers. Also, every web user must read the private policy of websites they are visiting especially when it involves “financial transactions.”

This piece will be a step-by-step procedure on how to add a Private Policy on your blog after you have successfully created one. This is more killing two birds with a stone. Here we go!!!

How to Add a Privacy Policy on Your Blogger or WordPress Blog

For Blogger blog

Log into your blogger account and click Edit Post link next to the blog you wish to add the privacy policy to

After the first step, you should lick the new post

Now, type private policy as post title and copy the content of the private policy into the post body
After the previous step, open your Blogger Dashboard >> Pages. If you are using WordPress Blog then go to your Dashboard >> Pages >>Add New

Select a new blank page and paste the copied “privacy policy” in the text body and title your page as Privacy Policy

Lastly, you may publish your page

You have successfully created and added private policy on your blog.

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For WordPress Blogs:

We will add a private policy for your blog using SerpRank

Go to SerpRank generator page on www.serprank.com/private-policy-generator and type URL and Email address

At advertiser information, select the advertising solutions to use to monetize your blog.

After filling out the web form, click on create my private policy. They will create a private policy for you. You have just created blog.

Now copy the information to a text document.

After this final step you have successfully generated a private policy for your blog, follow in the steps below to find out how to add a private policy on your blog:

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Now Head Back to Blogger Dashboard (if you are using blogger),

open your Blogger Dashboard > Pages. For WordPress blog then go to your Dashboard > Pages > Add New

Create a new blank page and paste the copied “privacy policy” in the text body and title your page as Privacy Policy.

Ensure you use the quotation signs as shown (“ ”)

Add this page to the footer or wherever you wish to place it on your blog

Finally, publish your page.

When you are through with the final process, you have successfully added a Private Policy page on your blog

Warning! If you are using WordPress, remember to insert a “rel_noindex” tag on your privacy policy page. This will avoid any incident of duplicate content.

Conclusion

This piece details processes on how to add a private policy on your blog after creating or generating one.

Remember that Google requires you have private policy on your blog before you get AdSense working on it.

Invariably, you cannot commercial your blog if you don’t have private policy; this is why you must have one before applying to commercial it.

It’s advisable to learn how to add a private policy private policy on your blog because of the following:

Having privacy policy tells your blog users what you do with their data

Many Internet users care about how much information they share with you so your private policy guarantees their information security

It is required third party ad servers

Having a private policy shows that you respect the privacy of your blog readers

Your blog users will trust you more. Share this guide with others.

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Ifeanyi Nwokorie is a Business Analyst and Content Developer at InfoGuideNIgeria.com. InfoGuide Nigeria is a team of Resource Persons and Consultants led by Ifiokobong Roberts. Page maintained by Ifiokobong Roberts. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

2 Comments

  1. Korede

    April 13, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks for this useful piece.

    • Ifiokobong Rob

      April 14, 2016 at 10:19 am

      Your welcome! Happy it was useful

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