BREAKING: WordAds from WordPress Launched

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It's been a long time coming. But through its partnership with Federated Media, popular blogging platform Wordpress has launched an AdSense alternative dubbed WordAds.

While the name is confusingly similar (at least to me) to Google's search-based advertising product Adwords, expect the millions of Wordpress users to sign up in droves.

Wordpress has never supported the inclusion of advertising so this does come as a bit of a surprise for many.

“We’ve resisted advertising so far because most of it we had seen wasn’t terribly tasteful, and it seemed like Google’s AdSense was the state-of-the-art, which was sad. You pour a lot of time and effort into your blog and you deserve better than AdSense,” said Jon Burke of WordPress in the official announcement.

Only publicly visible blogs with custom domains will be considered for the program. Website Magazine will provide more information as it becomes available. 

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3 comments

Al Sefati 11-29-2011 4:33 PM

Always wondered how wordpress makes money or was planning to make money. Besides selling email address and etc that is!

NickC 11-29-2011 7:49 PM

Yah, nice idea, but you should have noted that this program is only for wordpress.com users -- not real blogs hosted on their own servers. Too bad.

MichaelH 11-29-2011 9:45 PM

Wordpress has had great success in carefully monitoring their revenue streams. While ad space is not for everyone, and I agree that each ad should be approved, at least is a start to a total transparent business solution. As a top advertising and branding expert that consults with TOP Real Estate Leaders, I always recommend thatWordpress be used for REALTOR websites. We also tend to strategize slowly in order to promote positive revenue stream alternatives. This is a frat fit. ~ Commented through my Website Magazine iPad App!

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