The good folk at WordPress (where this blog is hosted) are offering a $30/year ‘no ads’ upgrade. Before I rush out and pay my $30, I am wondering how many of you actually see ads on this blog. Please add a comment below to let me know if you see any ads on this page. A simple “yes” or “no” will suffice. If the answer is “yes” a screenshot of the page would also be appreciated ( email it to andy [at] oryxdigital.com ).
nope, no ads anywhere. I am in Holland if it matters.
Also, I use the firefox noscript add-on, maybe that blocks them (but, adwords shows fine in google results).
I don’t see any nor have I ever seen any on your blog. I am in the US.
No ads here (UK). Tried the homepage, article pages and feeds, in IE, FireFox 3 and RSS Bandit.
No ads from germany, but I’m using Opera with an ad blocker…
Nope, none from here in the US.
Nope. Adblock in Firefox.
Oh I should mention that I read the blog in Bloglines (no ads) and only visit to comment or bookmark.
None here either. Webkit nightly, no adblock.
No adds here (from France). Using FF with AdBlock.
No ads. FF3 w/AdBlockPus
No ads here in UK, Chrome, Firefox, IE, ad blockers suspended.
You probably have good reasons for not doing the following, but if it costs $30 to serve a blog with no adverts on wordpress.com, why not spend the money on self hosting somewhere, and then serve your own ads to pay for the hosting!
No adds here (and I don’t do adblocking in browser). Looks like they didn’t think this one through ;)
I mainly see you via google reader in which I don’t see any ads from you.
No adds visible to me, Andy, viewing with IE7 and FeedDemon.
Only a link to them in your footer.
+1 to Dan’s comment. I host WordPress myself and it’s extremely painless. Also makes it more transportable should I have to do so, and most of us do at some time or another.
Also no adds here (Australia) and never noticed any before.
From India : No I don’t see any Ads!
No ads here. FF3 + AdBlock and Bloglines. London.
I don’t see any ads. Even if WordPress did start showing ads, I doubt I’d even notice them. They’re so ubiquitous that they blend into the background.
OK, thanks. I guess I can save myself $30 then.
The reason I don’t host this blog myself is:
1. Laziness. I don’t have to worry about keeping the software up to date. WordPress does that.
2. Capacity. I don’t think my own server would have handle the 56k hits in a day that the ‘software awards scam’ got.
But I am prepared to switch if circumstances dictate.
No ads here in Germany, without any ad blocker.
Andy, WordPress is pretty savvy about who they show ads to. Mostly its folks who fall in through searching. For example, if you log out, clear cookies, and then Google [WordPress.com ‘no ads’ upgrade] your site is #5. Clicking on it gets ads for me.
This is more of a factor for my blog than for yours, I am guessing, since a major portion of my blog’s traffic is ranking for commercially relevant queries. As such, I’ll be dropping the $30 ASAP.
Remind me to start writing again someday, too ;)
I tried that and now I see the ads:
I think I will pay the $30. Thanks.
No ads here (though I didn’t try Patrick’s trick). US, FF3, Adblock and Dansguardian filtering.
WordPress.com obviously does a good job of stopping regular vistors seeing ads. But I don’t really want casual visitors to see ads either. So I have stumped up the $30 for a year of no ads. Thanks for all the feedback.
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