Advertising on WordPress.Com Blog
Before I get myself in a ‘Big’ Mess, I reviewed the TOS for WordPress.Com, and came away with the impression that Advertisements were not allowed on the WordPress.Com Blogs.
But still wasn’t sure so, :
I just did a ‘search’ for ‘Advertising’ on Forums, and when the results came up, I noticed that there were a number of Google Ads Listed in the Side Pane. These would appear to be ‘Cost Per Click’, since I believe this is Google’s format.
So, to what extent, if any, are CPC or CPM Ads permitted?
Are ads from ‘Private Sponsors’ permitted?
Or, would I be better off immediately converting to the WordPress.ORG program, and hosting my site elsewhere?
Waiting with uncertainty as to how much work will have to be re-done.
The blog I need help with is eatwellandbuylocally.wordpress.com.
Hello. First, I agree with your username. :)
You’re absolutely right and this support document spells things out well, with a link to another doc that’s more specific:
One reason I chose self-hosting for my primary blog was to avoid ads. We all have our reasons, but I can say it’s a pretty smooth and easy transition and doesn’t have to cost a fortune. I don’t plug my host here, but if you decide to go that route you can check my blog, either a quick glance or (if you miss it!) my About page.
Thank you for your response.
Your link to support article was what I referred too. So guess I have to move my main site to another host.
Visited you and that is a ‘Nice looking site’!
Can see why you were rewarded.
Do you have a ‘blog’ on WordPress.com as well?
And ‘thank you for liking my username’. Funny that, same as ‘wp blog’ Messed up on filling out form, so stuck there. Maybe I’ll continue using it elsewhere.
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