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WordAds or Google Ads on My Blog

  1. I read that WordAds can only be added if I have my own domain. Is there anything similar that can exist on the wordpress blog without domain? Is there a way to add Google AddSense of Google Affiliate adds to my blog?

    Thank you.

    The blog I need help with is galaxyconsult.wordpress.com.

  2. User advertising is, except for a couple very narrow exceptions, not allowed on wordpress.COM. For the exceptions, see the last sentence under "Affiliate marketing blogs" in the bottom set of bullet points in the "types of blogs" link below.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/
    http://en.wordpress.com/types-of-blogs/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/affiliate-links/

    The WordAd feature here at wordpress.com is your only choice and it requires that you have your own domain name.

  3. no

  4. Currently, you cannot use Google AdSense on a WordPress.com blogs. The reason is that WordPress doesn't allow it. You are right, WordAds can only be added to a blog that has its own domain (doesn't have the .wordpress.com on the end of it).

    Read more about advertising on WordPress.com here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/advertising/

  5. yodaman, that doesn't make sense - Google AdSense is running on my blog, gigiwanders.wordpress.com right now, and I can't get rid of the damn thing; if WordPress doesn't allow it, how come it's on my website?
    and no one seems to know how to get rid of it (the google adcode), including me as it's not visible in HTML

  6. WordPress.com started running ads on blogs here in 2006.

    From the support document on advertising:

    Note: To support the service (and keep free features free), we sometimes run advertisements. We try hard to only run them in limited places. If you would like to completely eliminate ads from appearing on your blog, we offer the No-Ads Upgrade.

    From the Terms of Service:

    10. Advertisements. Automattic reserves the right to display advertisements on your blog unless you have purchased an Ad-free Upgrade or a VIP Services account.

    If you do not want to have the ads on your site, then you can get the no ads upgrade.

    If you want to put ads on your site here, then the wordads program is your only choice.

    Either that or self-host your own installation of the wordpress.ORG software on a third-party hosting service such as godaddy, bluehost, etc.

  7. Yes, I keep getting told this, but it's not WordAd, it's ads by Google.
    And ads by Google (AdSense) I am simultaneously told are prohibited by wordpress.
    So something's not right somewhere.
    I am not talking about WordAd, I'm talking about Google ads.

  8. "AdSense, Yahoo, Chitika, TextLinkAds, and other third-party advertising is not allowed here at WordPress.com."

    So it's not a WordPress ad I want to get rid of, it's the AdSense.

    AND NO ONE SEEMS TO BE ABLE TO HELP ME GET RID OF THIS, EVEN THOUGH IT'S PROHIBITED ON WORDPRESS.

    So frustrating!

  9. WordPress.com can run whatever they want on your site. It is their site. You though are restricted as to what you can run as far as ads, and that is WordAds.

    And you have been told a number of times how to get rid of the ads on your site: BUY THE NO ADS UPGRADE.

    Seriously I'm not sure how we can make this any more clear.

  10. Sigh.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/wordads-or-google-ads-on-my-blog?replies=8#post-926379

    As tsp told you, those ads are put there by WordPress.com itself. It's blogger-initiated advertising which is not allowed.

    Buy the No Ads upgrade and they will go away.

  11. I am sorry if I am making you sigh (raincoaster) and if you're finding me annoying (thesacredpath).

    1. What I understand then is that Google's AdSense program can run any ads they want on my wordpress.com site - because that is what is happening right now. You are informing me that Word Press is putting these Google ads there and that they can (as per 2006 Terms and Conditions etc).
    If so, then that is okay by me.

    2. My confusion pertained to being told (yodaman) that:
    2.1 "Currently, you cannot use Google AdSense on a WordPress.com blogs. The reason is that WordPress doesn't allow it."
    and
    2.2 "You are right, WordAds can only be added to a blog that has its own domain (doesn't have the .wordpress.com on the end of it)."

    As such, I hope you can understand my confusion at the conflicting responses I'm getting, since these aren't WordAds on my site but AdSense, which I'm told aren't allowed on my site (but they are there).

    Secondly, my blog does have wordpress.com at the end of it, which would indicate that WordAds cannot be added to my site as it doesn't have its own domain name.

    Getting No Ads upgrade then, as you all seem to be telling me, hardly seems applicable because, and I repeat:
    1. These are not WordAds, these are Google's AdSense advertisements.
    2. How can they be WordAds anyway, if it has wordpress.com at the end and not its own domain name, and therefore WordAds cannot be featured anyway.

    I hope this makes it clearer.

    However, if you still think that WordPress.com is initiating these Google AdSense advertisements on my wordpress.com site, and I need a No Ads upgrade to make them go away, then I am okay with that.

    Many thanks for any replies to this.

  12. The WordAds program includes Google Adsense ads.

  13. To support the service (and keep free features free), we sometimes run advertisements (including AdSense ads), and the agreement for this has been in our terms of service since 2006.

    We try hard to only run them in limited places. If you would like to completely eliminate ads from appearing on your blog, we offer the No-Ads Upgrade: http://en.support.wordpress.com/no-ads/

  14. We cannot have any ads to our blogs, unless we apply for, and are accepted into, the WordAds program. In order to be considered for the program, one must purchase the domain name, and be hosted here through WordPress, and whatever other requirements. And even then, WE aren't directly adding or choosing the ads that appear.

    WordPress.com, which hosts our blogs, whether we have purchased the domain or not, can do whatever they want with ads in our blogs, they can show Google AdSense or WordAds or what they want - as stated in the TOS.

    By purchasing the No-Ads upgrade, the ads aren't posted on our blogs by WordPress, whether they are Google AdSense or from anywhere else. We purchase the upgrade, they don't show ads on our blogs. Period.

  15. Thanks, timethief!
    No one said that before, so I thought they were two separate things.
    Much appreciated!

  16. You're welcome.

  17. welcome

  18. can u share how to get ad-control in setting , thanks

  19. Can you please sign-up for an account here: http://wordads.co/signup/

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