advertising and random links to winning stuff

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  • #997091

    kpierotti
    Member

    I realize that there are going to be ads on this site when it’s free but some of the ads are inappropriate, e.g. sexy girl invitations. Apparently it does say “ads not by this site” but do you have control over the content of these? I do not have an adult site option. Also, there’s a random linked word in one of my posts that links to winning a free iPad. Is feature also part of the free usage? I’m using the blog for a university class and these features are invasive and annoying. If I have to update and buy a noAds version I wanted to make sure that this (ad content and random links within the blog) is something that your business has control over. Thank you.
    Blog url: http://wrtg150h.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is wrtg150h.wordpress.com.

    #997265

    timethief
    Member

    The only way to get rid of all advertising on our free hosted WordPress.com blogs is to purchase an annually renewable No-Ads upgrade. WordPress.com has been running advertising on our free hosted blogs since 2006. Many bloggers do not know this because despite the fact they ticked the box required to get a free blog, they did not read the ToS. Many also do not read features page, or advertising entry in the support documents after registering their username and blog(s). Also note that as the ads do not display to us when we are logged in, and as many use browsers with ad blockers when logged out, they may not realize they are there at all.

    #997267

    timethief
    Member

    WordPress.com does not use any text links ads. See here > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/ads-not-by-this-site?replies=3#post-978123

    #997270

    timethief
    Member

    Apparently it does say “ads not by this site” but do you have control over the content of these? I do not have an adult site option. Also, there’s a random linked word in one of my posts that links to winning a free iPad.

    I’m sorry I made a mistake above when I didn’t include this quote from you. The random links and the “ads not by this site” are coming from a browser add on or browser extension. We have also discovered that those who upload free games have that advertising embedded in it too.

    #997272

    raincoaster
    Member

    In other words, the problem is something you added to your browser. Disable the add ons and then only restore them one by one, checking the blog to see which extension it is that’s adding these links. Then post the name of the add-on here so other people using it can be warned.

    Other people are not seeing those links, only you.

    #997285

    kpierotti
    Member

    Thank you timethief and raincoaster for your prompt responses. Yes, I didn’t read the “fine print” about advertising. I’ll check and disable add ons.

    #997286

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. :)

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