WordPress Do Not Allow Ads on Their Free Blogs?

I have a hate-hate relationship going with WordPress at the moment. On the one hand, I used to like that I could create a free blog on a sub domain of wordpress.com to increase my spread of links to my sites and as long as I didn’t use any spamming tactics or put up any advertising, I was good to go.

Well, that would have been fine until the over zealous overseers of that platform decreed that one of my old blogs was spam. Bollocks, it wasn’t spam. It was actually filled with originally written articles on a subject that I happen to know a lot about. The problem is that subject happens to be weight loss. So some dickhead decided that they didn’t like my blog and they went ahead and deleted it. My request for a reconsideration fell on deaf ears.

I wouldn’t have minded if it had been spam, or if I had been breaking their rules by putting up ads. But that blog was totally legit. Over twenty real posts of original articles of around 500 words apiece. That dickhead just cannot have liked weight loss as a subject, I guess. Maybe he or she was overweight and in denial or something. Or maybe they just didn’t like anyone letting on how to lose weight for free. I dunno.

But that’s not why I’m writing this short angry post. Here’s why.

Check this piece of obvious piece of advertising out: edietsreviews.wordpress.com (link removed)

Not only is it a blatant advertising page, it is a bloody WEIGHT LOSS advertising page. Unbelievable!

WordPress is obviously run or moderated or whatever by a bunch of two faced, failed parking warden morons with extremely annoying double standards. I hope they drown in their own putrid, egotistical self-aggrandizement (American spelling) along with any more advertising blogs they are still allowing to remain published. You might notice that blog has been up since 2009.

Its been there two years and no one noticed!

Sour grapes? You bet!

Ah well, who needs ’em! At the time, I just relocated the posts from my deleted blog onto my own self hosted site network, links intact and moved on.

This only came to light as I came across that wordpress blog during some keyword research for eDiets review since I have an article on one of my own sites gunning for a place in the serps here: http://health-image.com/ediets/ediets-review/ (shameless plug).

Some people still like free WordPress blogs… just not me any more.

2 thoughts on “WordPress Do Not Allow Ads on Their Free Blogs?

  1. I feel your pain, Terry. That is the problem with using someone else’s resources; they can turn you on and off at will with very little explanation and in spite of the fact that others are doing the same thing too.

    1. Hey Leo,

      Yeah, you’re right, free resources are not what they were. That blog was a part of my original “free resource” setup when I first got started in weight loss. It’s job was just a part of a link funnel, along with all the other usual suspects, blogger, tumblr, blinkweb etc. Most of them are still there silently passing link juice along the line.

      Now of course, most of my network is made up of self hosted websites that I control the fate of. Much more stable and no one can dictate what I do with them.

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