Sadly I am ashamed about being a blogger in the blogging industry as it is today. I’m reminded of the SEO industry a few years back, between 2004 and 2009, where the SEO industry attracted a number of questionable characters. Shady SEOs turned to shady tactics to make a … [Read more...]
Blogging Laws – California Laws for Giveaways and Prizes. Are You Complying?
It pains me to see how many Californian bloggers are not following state laws when doing giveaways. These are actual laws that carry an average fine of $2500 per an offense for failure to comply, and some offenses can land you jail time. When I have taken the time to point out … [Read more...]
Best Practices In FTC Online Advertising Disclosures For Bloggers
In a previous article, available here, I addressed the main issues bloggers should be aware of in the March 2013 Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) guidelines regarding if and when disclosures must be made in connection with online advertising (the “Guides”, which are available … [Read more...]
What Every Blogger Needs To Know About The FTC Guidelines
There has been a great deal of confusion among bloggers since the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued updated guidelines in March 2013 regarding if and when disclosures must be made in connection with online advertising (the “Guides”). This article will summarize some of the … [Read more...]