I’ve been away from WordPress for a few weeks and on my return I’ve noticed a little box that has appeared at the bottom of my posts.
In case you we wondering, YOU don’t see adverts on yours or someone else’s blog when you are signed in to WordPress. If you operate a free blog hosted at the .wordpress.com site and someone finds you through Google or other medium and they are not registered or signed in to WordPress they can see the adverts.
Question is: Do you pay or not?
For a year of ad-free posting it will cost you $30 or about £18.70 on current exchange rates.
I’d be interested in your views, whether you currently pay for hosting anyway so it wouldn’t affect you or whether you think $30 is a reasonable price to pay per year so your visitors are not subjected to ads.
I do appreciate that for me, WordPress is a free service and in the ways of the world, they need to make their money somewhere. I’m just not sure whether all blogs would benefit and $30 a year is a cost not everyone will be able to pay.
Have you noticed these? What do you think?