This is a very decent fight between two sisters one is a leader of hosting domains and other leaders of self-hosted domains. Despite odds the biggest gap felt by webmasters against WordPress monetization. How to monitize blog in WordPress.com sites is always a big question. Fortunately WordPress.com answered this big question with the launch of Wordads back in 2011. The popularity touched the heights as Wordads is the way where in a webmaster with a custom domain and decent traffic and recognizable reader base and for sure a recognized content will be given an opportunity to monetize its blog. But few things I felt should be changed if Automattic is really serious about this Ad business and want to give tough time to competitor Adsense.
1. The monetization should not be restricted to custom domains hosted on wordpress.com sites only. As few webmasters with huge reader base fantastic content but holding a wordpress.com domains are lagging behind. The turf should be equal for all of them.
2. The paid upgrade is another put offer as you have to pay wordpress.com 13$ for mapping your custome domain with wordpress.com.
3. The WordPress.com only domains should not be a constraint to apply for wordads.com.
So above are the show stoppers of wordads.com but when we talk about wordpress.com it has features which are unmatching and the servers maintained by peer`
WordPress.com has a huge visibility and should be best used if the wordads are available for free. Webmasters will be ok to wait for some time or norms to get the website added but paying for mapping makes some eligible and popular blog owners to move to other options.
Permalinks should be allowed to change in wordpress.com, the flexibility of blogspot.com is missing in wordpress.com. WordPress.org has multi dynamic options being a self hosted platform. It is doing wonders for the webmasters and authors. The flexibility and options which are available in wordpress.org is making wordpress.com users envy since long. If paid upgrades are even cheaper for the webmasters who are investing so much time to enhance contents should get low price upgrades. I am unsure what difference it makes for wordpress.com to cut the price of paid upgrades. As many users will be queue up happily opting for these services on lower price point and earning will surely be higher despite lower price.
Second reason I advocate to reduce price is the cost of operating servers of wordpress.com by Peer1 hosting. The ads visible on sites will surely be not compensating expenses of operations and maintenance of Peer1 servers. Whom you feel comfortable to write upon WordPress.com or WordPress.Org? Looking ahead to hear from you. If you liked this post don’t forget to share it on Facebook and Twitter. You can Always connect with my website Tele-Columnist! for latest tech updates.