Not all of you will be able to see these ads which is why I’ve included the screenshot. Basically WordPress.com are trial’ing ads from a company called “Luminate”. Luminate put their ads over the top over images. The ads can be closed by clicking the little cross at bottom right hand corner.
I am part of the WordPress.com WordAds program and I already have 3 advert spaces on my blog. The Luminate ads seem to appear randomly, and obscure part of my photos/images. They are additional to the 3 ad spaces already “rented”, so getting to be a lot of space taken up with adverts. Often I put text on the images, which gets covered or partially covered by the Luminate ads. So really the Luminate ads detract probably more than I’m prepared to put up with from my content.
The WordAds program, brings in a very small revenue for me. Basically it covers about less than quarter of my electricity bill for the month. Far, far short of providing me an income. But it’s something, and something is better than nothing. I enjoy doing the blog, so it’s nice to get something 🙂
I don’t just yet want to depart the WordAds program all together, but I can ask for Luminate ads not to be served on my blog. However it may be that Lunminate ads are more lucrative than the others so could be missing a revenue source.
So over to you guys – Have you seen them ? What do you think ? Comment or have a go in the poll – it’s all helpful 🙂