I have the domain Subtlewords.com for about two years now. I used to dominantly write poetry with the occasional article. My views were never much. As wordpress.com does not allow 3rd party ads, I applied for the newly launched Wordads. I never noticed that my request had been accepted until a few months after it. I never paid much attention to blogging actively until lately, hence did not care for the earnings. This year I decided to blog with conviction; I have been writing roughly an article every alternate day now.
My views in January were around 19,000. Now going by the general scenarios, I expected a decent Wordads income. Alas! That was not the case- 19,000 views, 4300 impression= $2.77. I had been using the twenty fourteen theme and had not chosen the ‘Show additional ads’ option in WordAds, thus only ads below each post is shown. This month (from 9th) I shifted to The Expound theme and also enabled the additional ads. I hope to get 20,000 views this month as well. I am hoping that if I do so, I’d get at least around $15 or I’d have to seriously contemplate about leaving wordpress.com. Now I could not find the views vs. impressions anywhere so have decided to upload mine. It shall give everyone some idea about the earnings. Also note my majority views come from India which is said to pay less! All the data is for ads without ‘Show additional ads’ option.
30 thoughts on “WordAds- Review- might not be worth it”
It’s pretty diabolical what they offer and what you need do for it
Touche! I’ll try one more month and then shift somewhere else maybe!
I’m sick of their attitude towards everything and their police state of denying free speech on their posts. I am seriously contemplating taking my blog elsewhere at the moment
Hopefully one day Wordads will pay as well as Google AdSense!
The thing about the wordads is they pay more for impressions from Europe and USA. So, we Indian bloggers are not benefited much from it. Google adsense is best…
True! I checked that on theeir website. The problem with my case was that impressions were nowhere comparable with views 5k vs 20k!!! I have enabled additional ads option let us see. I should have the report in a day or two for feb!
is the report for feb out yet? hope it comes out soon!
Tomorrow i guess!!
I hope so too!
Hi pranay, how are you having this Flipakrt banner on ur blog? that shall be the 4th ad…rite? How did u get that one?
Manual. Html coding done to link picture to affiliate program.
is that allowed by word ads ppl???
can u please help me on that??
Well WordPress is ambiguous about that. They don’t mind links in the posts and are generally not very strict with the affiliate policy as it is not exactly a per impression or per click thing. Affiliate pays very less (0 for me) as you get money only if the person buys a product. The procedure (does not work with all)-
1. Register to an affiliate program.
2. Obtain the link
3. Add text box to sidebar
4. Code (HTML) the pic to open your affiliate link in a new tab.
I can make a full post on this (Coding and pics) if you want!
That wold be just awesome..!!
Pls do that.. 🙂
http://subtlewords.com/2014/03/17/wordpress-com-how-to-put-affiliate-ads/ There you go! Do share!
i saw this just today…!!|
btw…how much did u score for Feb Month???
hey there this is to check up on your word ad earnings.. Has it gotten better??
Sorry for the late post, was out of town. Here you go http://subtlewords.com/2014/03/25/wordads-show-additional-ad-units-considerable-improvement/ It is decent improvement!
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Really interesting review! I applied for wordads few days back and got approved in 2-3 days, my site http://drambedkarbooks.com/. Let’s see how I progress with earnings 😛
Any tips to get more traffic? 🙂
Submit your site to various websites and keep tagging posts
Thanks for the quick response!
You’re welcome. All the best !!
Mark, thank you for the post. I’ve just written about you on http://cafearjun.com/2015/11/13/wordads-vs-adsense-how-to-maximise-revenue-from-your-blog/ . It would be great to know how your earnings changed once you moved to WordPress self hosted. Please do write about that.
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Hi there, if wordads is the only means for my wordpress site, what other ways can i monetise my site?
If you host your domain without using wordpress with something like hostgator, you can use google adwords/adsense. But hosting would cost you around $100 extra every year.
Thanks for replying! Im afraid i might not earn the 100 back if i use my own host.. and im not sure hw to use wordpress.org