WordPress WordAds Service competes with Google Adsense WordPress a popular content management system (CMS) is launching a new word-based advertising service that will compete directly with Google’s AdSense, the company announced today. WordPress seo google, which is owned by Automattic, powers over 24 million blogs and runs on 15 percent of the world’s most trafficked sites. The company previously entered into an advertising partnership with Federated Media in October, but didn’t release many details. Now it seems that this new partnership has birthed a new ad platform called WordAds. “Over the years one of the most frequent requests on WordPress.com has been to allow bloggers to earn money from their blog through ads. 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,” wrote WordPress Ads Lead Jon Burke on the company’s main site. Blogs hosted on WordPress.com — not to be confused with the free, opensource content management system on WordPress.org or the premium WordPress VIP service — are typically created and managed by people as a side job or hobby. The WordPress.com blogs are limited in what they can change on the site, meaning most third-party WordPress widgets and advertising solutions aren’t supported. And up until now, it also means it limits how much money a blog can bring i. However, the WordAds platform has the potential to transform casual, part-time blogging into a source of revenue for many people using a site hosted by WordPress.com.
Published on Jan 9, 2012