After spending an amazing month mostly away from the computer and immersing myself in horizons and vistas much wider than a computer screen, it's been hard to sit down again to blog. So let me sum up briefly what I've learned since returning to WordPress.com in case you missed it, too: Gutenberg is now available … Continue reading Real Life is bad for blogging
Excellent advice from Happiness Engineer James Huff about being true to your audience, WordAds or not! (via Google Plus embed)
It still comes as a shock to some community members that WordPress.com runs advertising on free hosted sites, unless you've purchased the annually renewable No Ads upgrade to remove them. This is stated in the Terms of Service that everyone agrees to when signing up for a website here. Recently however, WordPress.com has made a much … Continue reading WordPress.com Transparency on Advertising
This is a follow-up to my earlier post on changes to advertising on WordPress.com. With the introduction of WordAds, WordPress.com stopped accepting applications to the earlier AdControl program. We still don't exactly know who is eligible for the new WordAds program (although the October announcement about the joint program with Federated Media gives a few clues) … Continue reading Bye-bye AdControl, Hello WordAds (and who knows what else)!
raincoaster, one of WordPress.com's most popular bloggers, had this to say about Adsense: I have had over four million hits on my blog and even though the adsense account connected with it is ALSO running on an external blog, I have yet to make sixty dollars. That's an average of less than ten dollars a … Continue reading So, you want Adsense on your blog?
One of the longest running discussions in the WordPress.com Support forums is how users can monetize their blogs. WordPress.com already runs Adsense and other ad programs on our sites, thereby removing that possibility for the individual blogger. Matt Mullenweg, head of Automattic, which runs WordPress.com, gave a very enlightening interview on this topic a few years … Continue reading Are advertising changes really coming to WordPress.com?