Today my blog is one year old! Happy Birthday MiniMotives! I want to do a quick review of WordAds, because I don’t see too many specific reviews out there. This is a free wordpress site and as such advertising is not allowed, UNLESS you apply and use their propitiatory service, WordAds. You have to go through an application process so they can make sure you don’t use foul language etc. Then, if you get selected then you get to make small increments of money based off of seemingly random requirements. Nothing is outlined specifically anywhere but I figured ‘it’s free money, why not see how it goes…’ Here are the results so far, 4 months in. I wouldn’t exactly say its ‘worth it’, but worth finding out for sure.
You can see for the last four months my page view counts are:
According to WordAds I had the following amount of ‘impressions’ in that time (I am not sure what exactly and Ad Impression is, they don’t outline that anywhere):
Oct: 27,975 page views = 7169 impressions
Nov: 31,069 page views = 996 impressions
Dec: 34,851 page views = 5581 impressions
Jan: 23,715 page views = 3118 impressions
Now WordAds does say it pays more for views in certain countries than other countries, European and USA views are the biggest payout (which is 99% of my audience). So, lets see the math to see about how much each ad impression works out to…
Oct: 27,975 page views – 7169 impressions = $2.39 = .000085 cents/view and .00033 cents/impression
Nov: 31,069 page views – 996 impressions = $5.42 = .00017 cents/view and .0054 cents/impression
Dec: 34,851 page views – 5581 impressions = $0.97 = .000028 cents/view and .00017 cents/impression
Jan: 23,715 page views – 3118 impressions = $2.79 = .000075 cents/view and .00089 cents/impression
As you can see, there is absolutely NO logic I can apply to this to try to figure out a pattern… My highest viewed month is by far the lowest pay out, the lowest number of ad impressions equals the highest pay out… I will be tracking this a little bit longer I guess to see if it evens out or something but right now just know that you would be MUCH better off using some other service which would mean NOT using a wordpress.com site because other services are not allowed.
It’s important to note also that NONE of this money is paid out until the total amount owed is equal to at least $100 bucks. At this rate, in about 3 years I will get a check for $100 bucks. I have gotten a couple emails from independent advertising agencies to pay me to post their ads, none of them align at all with the focus of this website and therefore won’t be entertained. With all that being said I am interested in advertising products/services that DO align with my site so let me know if you know of any interested individuals or companies.
The first that I approached is Soap For Goodness Sake. Even though they are not in a position to advertise on my site it is certainly a great example of something I would like to help perpetuate. They are easily the BEST soap and shampoo I have ever used and will work very well with sensitive plumbing systems such as mine. It’s great to have a soap that makes me feel clean (that dirty camping look is a no go professionally) but that I know won’t be effecting my garden when I use my greywater for my plants. I’d still like to do a shout out to them! 🙂
In summary, don’t expect much from WordAds 🙂