Disclosure Policy Generator

Payperpost have launched a new site DisclosurePolicy.org, which features a very simple disclosure policy generator.

They provide you with a series of example phrases which you select, and eventually generate a final Disclosure Policy.

It is a useful service, even if like me you don’t expect PayPerPost content to appear on your blog.

Here is what I generated with it

This policy is valid from 31 October 2006

This blog is a sponsored blog created or supported by a company, organization or group of organizations. For questions about this blog, please contact  Andy Beard.

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post may not always be identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.

The owner(s) of this blog would like to disclose the following existing relationships. These are companies, organizations or individuals that may have a significant impact on the content of this blog. We have a financial interest in the following that are relevant to our blogging: various example niche websites or services.

To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org

You are also given permission to change it as much as you like.

It is not a final proof, but it does give you a reasonable backbone to work with to produce a final document. (which I will probably do, I have been a little lax in this department on this new home for my blog)
If you can’t generate income from your time invested & content in other ways, I suppose PayPerPost is a viable option, but I much prefer using affiliate links and/or adsense.

Important to think about is the lifetime value of the content you create, and of course the dynamic linking structure of your site. You wouldn’t want to emphasise the PR sent to an advertising link, thus adjust your inking structure such that you have ball linking to loads of pages without leaks from any page containing an advertising link.

  • PPP could go into a category “other news” or “asides” that has a different template
  • Would the content have to appear in your RSS feed?
  • Would you exclude it from appearing on your front page?

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  1. says

    Hi Andy,

    I really enjoyed this post. Not so much for the generator, as for the last couple paragraphs. So many people have such a limiting view of just what is possible with WordPress using custom template pages.

    I’m astounded how many people have just an index.php template to run all post display pages and don’t even cover the basics like single.php and category.php. And I’m not just talking about end users here, I’m talking about designers with dozens or even hundreds of themes under their belts. And they still provide just an index.php with their themes. Amazing.

    And don’t even get me started on how simple and how ignored it is that you can now even add your own functions to WP by simply droping a functions.php file into your theme folder.

    Any WP function that does not work just like you would like, you can rewrite with a slightly different name (I use DAM_original_func_name()) and alter how WP works without actually changing the core files and without having to worry about upgrades breaking it.

    No one is talking about this stuff, Andy, kudos.