i just found out that all the work and content i provided on my blog is worth something and i wanna know if wordpress benefits financially from the work i’ve done, if wordpress is collecting financially from the content i provided. please respnd.
The blog I need help with is sherry53.wordpress.com.
To off-set the costs of providing free hosting to millions of bloggers, 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 the 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.
Note to eliminate all advertising on our free hosted WordPress.com blogs we can purchase an annually renewable No-Ads upgrade.
If you are publishing a blog that you expect will contain content that is intended for mature audiences, we ask that you provide us the courtesy of reporting your own blog by using the Report as Mature option in the blog menu of your Toolbar. http://en.support.wordpress.com/mature-content/
“Adult” or mature content blogs are allowed but pornography is not allowed.
From the TOS http://en.wordpress.com/tos/
•Post explicit sexual materials that can be considered pornographic, such as explicit images or video of sexual acts or close-up images of genitalia;
•Post links or banner ads to adult-oriented affiliate networks, such as pornography site signups;
•Post links, text, or images promoting or advertising escort services;
•Post images of extreme violence or gore without associated context or commentary;
•Post images of child pornography;
•Post content that promotes pedophilia, such as blogs with galleries of images of children where the images, content surrounding the images, or the intent of the blog is sexually suggestive.
This reply by Markel who is on the TOS Staff at WordPress.com may also give you some insights. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/what-exactly-are-the-porn-standards?replies=9#post-840974
You should read the Terms of Service:
2. Responsibility of Contributors:
the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
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