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  1. Well I am averaging over 240 hits per day

    Translates to about 25 visitors a day for your site or about 12 page views per person.

  2. And you feel special for telling me because?
    Funny since I can name about 25 different people who visited just today....and that's what I know of.
    I am glad you could help....

  3. Also, I guess I am not even THAT good
    according to your great math skills
    240 = 25 x 12
    According to REAL math
    that would 20 x 12
    So thanks for giving me more credit than I deserve.

  4. We do have an advertising program called WordAds, which you can apply for at http://en.wordpress.com/apply-for-wordads/

    Advertising outside of WordAds at WordPress.com is not allowed. For full details, please see:
    http://support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/

    If you require other advertising, you might be interested in a self-hosted (WordPress.org) installation. There are no restrictions on advertising if you setup a self-hosted WordPress.org blog instead of a WordPress.com blog, but there are some added responsibilities.

    Please see this link to learn about the differences:
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    We have hosting recommendations at the following link if you are interested:
    http://get.wp.com/hosting/

  5. If you're interested in moving to WordPress.org, we do offer an upgrade called Guided Transfer (available in the Store section of your blog's Dashboard) where we take care of everything for you: http://en.support.wordpress.com/guided-transfer/

    Otherwise, you'll need to install WordPress from http://wordpress.org/ on a hosting provider. We have some recommendations at http://get.wp.com/hosting/

    Once that's done, you can move your content following this guide: http://en.support.wordpress.com/moving-a-blog/#moving-to-wordpress-org

    To clear up any confusion, WordPress.com and WordPress.org are two different entities.
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    WordPress.org has complete support and documentation sites for self-hosted/installed versions of WordPress at:
    http://wordpress.org/support/
    http://codex.wordpress.org/

    We do offer yearly and one-time premium support packages for self-hosted WordPress sites through our VIP program, available at http://vip.wordpress.com

  6. so this way allows me to have ADS or is this unrelated?
    I want
    a. The least expensive way to stay on WordPress or what not
    2. and be allowed to generate ads
    Thank you

  7. The hits are irrelevant if the ad revenue is not based on exposure but rather targeted audience. If it's a real $120 a month, take it. If it's not, or they want to see your stats first or talk about pay per click etc, then you're in no position for ad revenue.

  8. You can only have ads on WordPress.com if you apply for and are accepted into the WordAds program.

    If you are not accepted or your don't want WordAds, but you still want ads, you'll need to switch to a self-hosted WordPress.org blog.

  9. Well my clicks are slowing rising per day...and I don't have really THAT much up per click per story.
    So if we put like an $8, $10 ad for a month on a page or at the end of 30 stories....and they get 30 clicks....you know?
    I had some people say they'd pay $30 for full ad usage
    or on days the big hitters are interviewed.
    Again this was all based on a theory to begin with and people I know asking me to put ads on.
    I just started this and am pretty busy as it is.....
    So....

  10. For over $100 I should switch? That's ridiculous especially if I have domain now.
    Well according to some brilliant ones earlier
    Allegedly I'd need 1,500 hits to qualify for AD usage despite they fact they are making $8 a month.....they said it not me....
    I have a nice ball rolling and a nice gain in support.....quickly-ish I may add.
    I believe if someone is willing to pay for the ads or the right to host its a done deal.
    Sounds discriminatory.

  11. You don't need to pay us to switch. Guided Transfer a service we offer, and therefore it costs money.

    As detailed above, you can install WordPress on your own and export/import your content for free.

    We have not allowed blogger-run ads at WordPress.com outside of our own programs since day 1. It's not discriminatory, it's just something that we do not allow.

    If you want to run your own ads, you can find your own hosting provider, install WordPress from http://wordpress.org/ for free, and export/import your content for free from the Tools section of your blog's Dashboard.

  12. Clarification: WordPress not running ads is not discriminatory
    But WordAds deciding who can or who can't? Kind of stupid and yes, discriminatory.
    What if I wanted ads put up by Friday and they think "oh look at his cute little blog and their 400 hits!!!! Awww! Rejected!"
    Then Saturday I have a major interview with......Brad Pitt?
    I could have 100,000 hits and ads could have brought in revenue etc...
    Point is...once ads can be allowed then there should be no discrimination and subject to users discretion.
    I will look at the free move over.....I just hope I don't screw it up!
    =)

  13. How is this difficult? You said you had firm offers of $120 a month. Why would you not take it? If you don't, and you don't have a significant readership (and anything under a thousand is insignificant) then this discussion is entirely hypothetical.

    If you want me to run an analysis of your site to see what it's capable of generating on the open market WITHOUT those firm offers, that's the kind of thing I charge for.

  14. But WordAds deciding who can or who can't? Kind of stupid and yes, discriminatory.

    WordAds is a program that we run, and it is still in beta. We need to be selective in the blogs that we choose in order to test and improve the program. It is neither stupid nor discriminatory.

    What if I wanted ads put up by Friday and they think "oh look at his cute little blog and their 400 hits!!!! Awww! Rejected!" Then Saturday I have a major interview with......Brad Pitt?

    You're welcome to re-apply at any time.

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