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AdSense and WordPress.com

  1. Hello,

    I have a blog in WordPress.com platform and I've already bought a domain (.com).

    Now, I want to insert AdSense on this blog and I can't do it. there is some reason for this or maybe I'm doing something wrong?

    What I need to do to get AdSense in my blog?

    Thanks for help.

    The blog I need help with is omeunorte.com.

  2. You can't have Adsense on a free hosted WordPress.com blog. No blogger initiated advertising, retailing or reselling the work created or services provided by anyone other than yourself is allowed on free hosted wordpress.COM blogs. E-commerce transactions via shopping carts and the like cannot be conducted on free blogs from and being free hosted by wordpress.COM

    The advertising exceptions noted in support documentation are for high traffic blogs that qualify for and are accepted into the Ad Control program, soon to be replaced with the WordAds program, and for extremely high traffic blogs that qualify and are accepted into the paid VIP hosting program.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/wordads/
    http://vip.wordpress.com/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/

    If you do require an ecommerce site, advertising and/or affiliate links you can hire a web host and get a free software install from http://wordpress.org Refer to > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. I'm the same boat, want to add adsense... and that's just confused me even more! So to actualy get it working we have to change the host..? But won't we lose our blogs?
    I didnt know this was going to be sooo difficult!

  4. @smudgelove
    Start by reading this entry I linked to above please: WordPress.com vs WordPress.org: The Differences

    1. You cannot have Google Adsense on a free hosted WordPress.com blog
    2. You cannot post any advertising of any kind that you yourself arrange for on a free hosted WordPress.com blog.
    3. You can hire a web host and set up a self-hosted WordPress.org install. Then you can export a copy of the content of your WordPress.com blog out and import it into the WordPress.org install.
    export
    import
    export/import links
    copy and paste text widget content as it cannot be exported
    themes cannot be exported

  5. I have one more question: I can choose any hosting in the market or must be a hosting provided by WordPress?

    When I get the hosting, I need to do anything else to be able to insert AdSense?

    This will be enough or the best solution is to get a WordPress.org solution?

    I appreciate your help.

    Thanks.

  6. Quite the opposite: the hosting must NOT be provided by WordPress.com

    As to instructions about what to do with your external blog, you'll have to check WordPress.ORG for that. You're pretty much on your own.

    The ONLY solution is to get a WordPress.org blog, so the question becomes, how badly do you want it? Hosting costs a minimum of $10 a month, and typical Adsense earnings are less than $50 a year.

  7. decoratewithalittlebit
    Member

    So Timethief says: "The advertising exceptions noted in support documentation are for high traffic blogs that qualify for and are accepted into the Ad Control program, soon to be replaced with the WordAds program"

    We signed up quite a while ago, telling WordPress we wanted to be considered for WordAds, and I know at the time they weren't running yet.

    2 quesitons:
    1: are they up and running WordAds yet?
    2: Can you define 'high traffic blogs'? How many hits a day/week qualifies?

    thanks, Little Bit

  8. The program has not yet begun. Moreover it's not for new blogs and will replace the p[revious program which was for high traffic blogs (20,000 page views per month or more) and sutable content to be considered for it. Please read the comments as well as the announcement http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2011/11/29/wordads/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/apply-for-wordads/

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