Placing adverts

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  • #45931

    josefarrugia
    Member

    Greetings all!

    I’ve heard much talk that a bloggers at wordpress.com are not allowed to add adverts, such as Google Adsense, to the web blogs. I seemed to have ran across a website called “Web Worker Daily”, which displays several adverts on it’s main blog page – http://webworkerdaily.wordpress.com/

    My question is, how do I go about adding adverts on my blog, too?

    Awaiting for your replies,
    Jose Francisco

    #46136

    timethief
    Member

    You would have to qualify to become a VIP hosted blogger, be accepted and be willing to pay the fees that Om Malik and Robert Scoble do. And believe me when I say that kind of blogger is a are bird with so many hits a day that it would take your breath away.
    Wordpress.com blogs are non-commercial free blogs. They are different from wordpress.org blogs and different rules apply to them. In a nutshell the answer to your question is “no” we cannot advertise on our blogs here.
    There is an exception but unless you intend to attempt to qualify and pay for a VIP blog along with other very notable bloggers like Robert Scoble, etc. I’m afraid that is your answer.
    If you wish you can confirm this advertising restriction and the only exceptions to it by reading the FAQs blog search box response and by reading this thread from the official wordpress.com blog
    However do not despair for if you wish to have a commercial blog your desire can be accommodated here. That’s where you can either download a free blog template that you self host or you can hire a web host to do this for you. There’s a pink sticky post “please read me first before posting” at the head of the forum you may wish to consult as it clarifies the differences between wordpress.com and wordpress.org.

    #46137

    josefarrugia
    Member

    Thanks for the prompt reply and the resources you have mentioned above! :)

    #46139

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome. This link will take you to a thread where the first post has all the new to wordpress resource links. :)
    http://wordpress.com/forums/topic.php?id=5257&replies=9

    #46165

    drmike
    Member

    Mark has stated that you can have a single small affliate link in your sidebar though. Anything more than that would be a nono.

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