Introducing WordAds

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Over the years one of the most frequent requests on 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.

Well we think we’ve cracked it, and we’re calling it WordAds.

Blogs are unique and they shouldn’t be treated like every other page on the internet. There are more than 50,000 WordPress-powered blogs coming online every day, and every time I explore them randomly I’m always surprised and delighted by how people are using the platform to express themselves.

As a WordPress user you’re breathing rarefied air on the internet: the Creators, the Independents. Creative minds aren’t satisfied being digital sharecroppers on someone…

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Published by Matt

In 2002 I started contributing to Open Source software, and life has just gotten better from there. Co-founder of WordPress, founder Automattic.

8 thoughts on “Introducing WordAds

  1. Matt,

    I like the comfort zone of WordAds with WordPress. I have purchased a custom domain
    The freedom of a custom domain that will be powered with advertising through WordAds excites me.
    Thank you Matt and WordPress for offering us bloggers this opportunity. I look forward to tasteful advertising on my blog.



  2. This is exciting! I’m guessing that at some point this would be available via core or plugin to the .org people too?


  3. I think it should be good to watch how this all develops. There does have to be a advertiser that can take on directly blogs instead of just websites because they are just that little bit different from website’s. It will also be good to see in the future if there is a separate plugin for people running WordPress on there own servers. I think you lot are very brave to take on Ad-sense. Hopefully you will develop adds that fit in no bother to peoples blogs as well and take the time to make them work.


  4. I wish the idea of WordAds was a little clear to us. Everybody is submitting their blogs without actually knowing how this actually works. Anyway, let’s see.

    Off-topic: Did you just liked one of my posts? 😮 I can’t believe it!


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