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    I am ready to publish my first posting but, when I preview a few words are double underlined. Which are advertisements. How can I remove?

    #3091124

    ravichahar
    Member

    Hey miriam4alabama,

    Please mention the link to your blog.

    And to let you know, WordPress shows the ads on the websites under free plan.

    It helps to recover the server’s cost. Advertisements can be removed if you upgrade.

    Please check pricing and features. https://wordpress.com/pricing/

    #3091280

    net500cg
    Member

    I am – a) making a statement and b) asking a question – for myself and many others whom I know to publish blogs and sites, online, using WordPress.com and WordPress.org (full-install) programs for years.

    We just don’t understand the randomness of the Ads found on WordPress.com sites.

    The use of Ads to recoup costs for a ‘free site’ is understandable. What IS NOT understandable, is the use of 3-4, completely UNRELATED ads on a page of content. This practice not only makes no sense, but renders our content nearly obliterated from the page, or offensive to our visitors. The result of which is loss of blog traction and eventually failure of the site/blog.

    The ONLY thing that can be derived from such actions, by WordPress.com, is a notion that WordPress.com is simply, bullying the users of the ‘Free WP.com’ to purchase an upgraded version.

    Would it NOT make more sense to at least attempt to tailor the Ad(s) to the content of the site? As well, 4 or even 3 ‘driven ads’ are over burden. Two (2) WordPress.com ads should be sufficient to get the offer across and would be far less likely to offend to the point of losing customers

    We hope WordPress.com will take deep consideration of this observation and request and provide the community a much cleaner, less combative and obtrusive environment in which to publish.

    Thank you.

    les booth
    NET500.CG Í

    #3091311

    kokkieh
    Staff

    @miriam4alabama

    The account you’re using to post here does not own any sites, and it’s impossible to give you an accurate answer without knowing what site you’re referring to.

    @net500cg

    Please do not hijack threads created by other users on unrelated issues. If you need help you can create your own thread here:

    https://wordpress.com/help/contact

    As to the points you raise:

    We just don’t understand the randomness of the Ads found on WordPress.com sites.

    What randomness do you refer to? We place ads in the sidebar on themes that have one, and at the bottom of posts and pages, below the content and above the sharing buttons. We’ve always showed ads below the content, with the sidebar ads being added a few months ago. We don’t display ads anywhere else on your site.

    What IS NOT understandable, is the use of 3-4, completely UNRELATED ads on a page of content.

    Would it NOT make more sense to at least attempt to tailor the Ad(s) to the content of the site?

    That is how online advertising works. On no website you visit will you see ads related to the content of the website. You will see ads targeted to your location, and based on recent websites you visit. We don’t choose which ads are placed on your site. Advertisers bid on ad space on your site in real time when someone visits it, and the ad that gets shown depends on which advertiser won the bidding.

    but renders our content nearly obliterated from the page, or offensive to our visitors

    Please see what I said above regarding ad placement. Any ads that obscure the content of your site should not be there, and means either those ads are being added by malware on your computer, or one of our ad partners are not following our rules. In those cases you can report the specific ads so we can investigate.

    Likewise, if an ad contains offensive content, please report it so we can check. But we have no way of pro-actively vetting every one of the millions of ads served by thousands of advertising partners on WordPress.com every day.

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/about-these-ads/

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