Editor, Dandelion Salad
February 13, 2018
When I first started on WP almost 11 years ago, WP said that there “may” be an ad sometimes for readers who are not logged into WP.
Over the years, it has become that there are ALWAYS ads and now the latest is using our sidebar for ad placement.
Most of us bloggers who must use the free blogs, do understand that WP needs to place an ad for those not logged into WP.
Now, even those bloggers logged into WP are seeing ads!
Not one but two ads on our free blog on WordPress.com. Those are the ones at the end of the posts. There is also an ad on the sidebar in the top position pushing down all relevant info for our blog further down the screen.
WordPress.com is trying for different ad placement on our free blogs. However, a huge ad in our sidebar looks horrible and messes up the widgets with important info. on our blogs.
Obviously, I use an Ad Blocker program on the browsers that I use, so the very large white space is where the ads are on the right-hand side (sidebar) of the blog. It’s very distracting to readers.
If you haven’t logged off lately, please do and go see your blog how it looks to the public viewing it. Also, try different browsers to see the various ads.
To the readers: my suggestion is to use an Ad Block program on the browsers you use. I also suggest using Epic Privacy browser with built-in privacy and no ads ever.
Updated: Feb. 14, 2018
Staff responding on this thread, Exploitative advertising said that they are going to communicate with each of us privately and close the thread. If you have any objections to the new sidebar ads and multiple ads on your free blog, please start a new thread or look in the tags for another thread.
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