Bloggers must disclose sponsored posts

Anick Jesdanun, an AP Internet writer, reports that PayPerPost, a company that connects advertisers with bloggers willing to write about their products for pay, will now require disclosures "amid criticism and a regulatory threat."

Under the new policy, bloggers must disclose that they are accepting payment, either in the write-up or in a general disclosure policy on the blogger's site.

About the author

Greg Jarboe is president of SEO-PR, which provides search engine optimization, public relations, video marketing, and social media marketing services. He's the author of "YouTube and Video Marketing: An Hour a Day," a faculty member at Rutgers University and Market Motive, as well as a frequent speaker at SES conferences.