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I Opted Out Of WordPress ‘WordAds’ Today! I Had Enough.

by Anura Guruge


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Up until a couple of months ago (i.e., say September 2016) you would have been hard pressed to find anyone as BULLISH as I was on WordPress ‘WordAds’.

Though I didn’t not make ‘MegaBucks’ with it, I liked the fact that I made some money from this blog.

Then something dramatic & drastic happened to WordAds. Not sure what. I think the whole ‘WordAds’ organization went through some change.

The changes were noticeable.

As I pointed out in this October 2016 post there was something ‘not right’.

My September numbers are a JOKE. Yes, I questioned them — but, this time, to no avail.

This is crazy.

I am not going to let them abuse me and treat me like a monkey.

I would rather not have any WordAds and no income than being treated like an idiot.

18 months ago I said WordAds was better than their competition — not that you can use the competition on WordPress.

Now I think WordAds has joined the competition in not being nice.

That is OK. C’est la vie. I only had one choice. I exercised that. I walked.

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If You Use WordPress ‘WordAds’ Best To Check Your July & August Numbers.

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If you are lucky enough to be subscribed to WordPress‘ ‘WordAds‘ and you check your numbers on a regular basis you may have realized that things have been slightly “off kilter” of late — especially the last two months.

Not sure what the full story is. You may have noticed that the August numbers were unusually late — i.e., getting posted a few days into October, when typically they would have posted them by the last day of the following month (i.e., September, in this case).

Well, my August numbers, when they were eventually posted did not look right. Defied logic, math and physics.

So after stewing on it for a couple of days I contacted the WordPress online support — via chat.

Initially they gave me the usual palava about how earnings aren’t directly correlated to ‘ad impressions’. Then they ran out of steam and realized that the waffle wasn’t working.

So they said they would contact their friends at “WordAds”.

Five minutes later they tell me to check my numbers. Wow! A FAIRLY LARGE CHANGE. Wow.

Am I glad that I questioned. No explanation as to why my numbers were hiked on the fly.


My past experience was that “WordAds” paid within days — though they reserve the right to pay you 30-45 days in arrears. Not so this time.


Things just seemed to have changed and not for the better.

Hope things go back to normal soon.

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WordAds by WordPress.com Are Much More Effective Than Other Tired Alternatives.

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>> Accepted for WordAds.

>> 1/2 million.                >> 350,000 hits.
>> 250,000 hits.                 >> 200,000 hits.
>> 150,000 hits.                 >> 100,000 views.


wordadssideasdasI just saw the statement for my first week with WordPress.com’s new “WordAds” Ad sharing program. I was impressed and pleased.

From the get-go I could tell that the WordAds format, approach and style was going to be much more compelling and engaging than that of Google’s — and as such prove to be more effective and beneficial to bloggers. That at least based on my first statement would appear to be the case. To me the key word here is ‘engaging’ and that is what you want with a program like this. The Ads have to engage and entice the viewer — and the WordAds sure seem to do that.

Bravo, WordPress.com. You have done it again. You have pulled another winner out of the hat and done so against the might of Google.

I am no stranger to Google’s AdSense for well over a decade but have never done well with it. And before you start saying that it had all to do with my content, let me please remind you that the ‘Popes and Papacy’ blog that does sport AdSense has had over 600,000 views and many days of over 4,000 hits a day. But very few people, if any, were captivated by the Ads — and you can’t just dismiss that by saying that it has to be a reflection of the readership. If the Ads were engaging people will stop and engage.

Google AdSense has now got tired and lethargic. I think that it is so huge that Google just can’t deliver the necessary Ads in time or in a manner that makes sense.

That is where WordPress is excelling. WordAds are quick [i.e., they appear on the blog, ASAP] and ‘easy on the eye’.

I am delighted. I was honored that WordPress let me have WordAds and now I am grateful.

I am a veteran of TypePad, Google Blogger and WordPress FREE blogging (as well as hosted WordPress as in the ‘Popes and Papacy’ blog).

The superiority of WordPress.com over Google Blogger is like cheese and chalk. And here is a supreme irony that many would find hard to credit. Google INDEXES (i.e., recognizes) WordPress.com blog posts quicker than it does those on Blogger! This has been the case for years. Doesn’t make sense.

But, UNTIL the advent of WordAds there was ONE KEY distinction between WordPress.com blogs and Google Blogger blogs. You could have Ads with the later. That is, thankfully, no longer the case. WordAds hasn’t just leveled the ‘Free Blogging’ playing field, it has tipped it, inexorably, in WordPress’ favor.

Bravo. If you, like me, are a WordPress.com blogger – REJOICE. Say ‘Thanks’ to WordPress.com. They are THE Cat’s Meow.

Thank YOU, WordPress.com.

Thank YOU, WordAds.

My Now Historic “Tower Of London” Ceramic Red Poppy, ONE of the 888,246, Arrived On Friday.

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It was definitely worth waiting for. I am delighted and so is Deanna.

It was supposed to have been my birthday present, and my birthday was in September. Deanna ordered it in August 2014.

But I was happy to wait. When we ordered it we had no idea as to the logistics. We didn’t appreciate that it would be one of the 888,246 that was actually planted at the Tower of London. That makes it special and the documentation that comes with the poppy, which includes an holographic authenticated certificate to say that it is one of the genuine Paul Cummins poppies that was planted at the Tower, stresses that. Moreover, as you can see from the last two pictures, it contains soil residue from the moat. Very cool. I feel honored.

Friday, March 27, 2015, as such proved to be quite the day. Got WordAds for this blog which was quite an achievement. Then the poppy arrived. To cap it all we went to see Teischan at the Alton, Prospect Mountain High School production of the “Wizard of Oz” — and that was wonderful. We even went out for a quick bite. So a good day.