Questions about adding Adsense to my site

Last Update: July 24, 2012
I'm on Day 23 of the curriculum, trying to add Adsense to my site! However, I'm wondering if my privacy policy is up to snuff regarding Google's requirements for adding Adsense.

Thus, my questions:
1) Do you have any good privacy policy examples to refer me to?
2) Do I have to write my own policy, or am I allowed to copy and paste some else's privacy policy with the exception of making a few minor changes?
3) Since I'm totally new to Adsense, does anyone know of any really good tutorials regarding it (i.e. how to use it, how to best maximize its potential)?

-Tessa
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bobd53 Premium
Does it take a while for them to approve your account ?
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nathaniell Premium
If you do use Adsense, just remember that they can cancel your account at any time, for no reason (ie giving you a reason you don't understand). I never made much money from Adsense, but one day they just canceled my account, and said it's impossible to get it back. End of story.

Anyway, just a word of warning. Perhaps an Amazon widget or other banner from related website/affiliate program.

But I don't know what's in the new training. If it requires you to sign up for Adsense and put it on your site do so, but as little as possible.
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tpriem Premium
Yeah, I was a bit aware of this. Getting Adsense is part of the 30 Day curriculum. My thought is to just do the assignment . . . knowing that there are no guarantees. Thanks for the heads up and also for the idea to do an Amazon widget, etc. Thank you:)
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David_S Premium
I was going to suggest one but I see klrrider already did, it works great.
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tpriem Premium
Good to know:) Thank you!
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tpriem Premium
I created a policy from freeprivacypolicy! Thanks for the info. Just wanted to let you know:)
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klrrider Premium
For free... http://www.freeprivacypolicy.com/

I personally use auto web law. Purchased it a couple of years ago. I place three pages on each of my sites and have the links to them only showing in the footer to please G. These are Privacy Policy, Affiliate Disclosure & Terms of Use.

As far as Adsense, I have it on many of my sights as secondary monetization (sp?) usually at the bottom of my page (http://xbox-ring-of-death-fix.com/). Sorta of like collecting recycle money, not much but it helps.

You need a lot of sites and lots of traffic to make any real money with adsense. A pure adsense model would be tough to make money on... not that it can't be done.
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tpriem Premium
I'm very excited to check out freeprivacypolicy . . . Thanks for that! Also, I appreciate you giving your website as an example for Adsense. Thank you, klrrider:)
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tpriem Premium
I created a policy from freeprivacypolicy! Thanks so much for that info. Just curious, why did you decide to go ahead and purchase auto web law? I ask, because it would help me to figure out if that is something I too need to do in the future.
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mama2karsten Premium
Re: Adsense: post for help in the live chat... and also look in the forums and tutorials. I am sure you are allowed to have your own privacy policy for your customers.... I do not use adsense so I cannot help you with that part. Also you could ask, Apina, TJ Booker, Kyle, Carson or Jay. Search their names and leave a message in their blog. Apina spends a lot of time in chat, so start there.
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tpriem Premium
Thanks for the info mama2!
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Oh, I forgot Kyle and or Carson published a good guide to making money from Adwords, which I think you should be able to get a copy of as a member.

You can apply a lot of the logic to how and where you should place Adsense ads. I find that I get better results if I exclude certain ads such as porn etc. Explore in the Adsense system and you will find out how to do this. If you need more help post in the relevant forum here and you will get loads of responses.

If you have the courage and they will not eat you just ask in the live chat when Kyle or Carson are on, or Magistudios, they can and will help. You can always PM them if you want specific advice too.
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tpriem Premium
I will have to look up their guide. Thank you!
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First read all of Google's current policies on Adsense, you will find them when you apply for an account. Privacy Policies depend on what you intend to do with the data and which country in which you reside. It is probably best to get legal advice, but failing that find one on a site very similar to what you intend to promote and make a copy. Then edit it and make it specific to your site. It is still best to have a lawyer reviwew it if you can afford it though.
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tpriem Premium
Thank you, Dressage, for the guidance. I'm really surprised about this lawyer bit. I will have to keep this in mind. Thank you for responding to my questions, I appreciate it.
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