WordPress.com doesn’t allow PayPerPost and other SEO gaming

Colleen at a Simple Kind of Life blog writes that WordPress.com doesn’t want to become home to spam bloggers and/or folks who make money off of advertising (she has an email that says that PayPerPost advertisements aren’t allowed on WordPress.com).

WordPress.com’s Terms of Service are very clear on this point, even highlighting it in blue.

This is a good thing for WordPress to do. Why? It protects its reputation. PayPerPost is a way to game search engines. If you want to do that, take your blog somewhere else and protect those of us who aren’t willing to do that.

Also, if you want to put lots of ads and things on your blog, why are you using a free service? Pay for a host and put that stuff somewhere else.

153 thoughts on “WordPress.com doesn’t allow PayPerPost and other SEO gaming

  1. I don’t think internet surfers are any different than folks watching TV. No one likes that ads and most of us have gone to some kind of recording device to allow us to fast forward through all the commercials when we watch out favorite shows. Ads are Ok as long as they are not obtrusive abd detract from what we want to do online.,,unless we are shopping of course. I don’t want to wade through a lot of stuff trying to sell me something…unless I was shopping. I applaud WP.

  2. I don’t think internet surfers are any different than folks watching TV. No one likes that ads and most of us have gone to some kind of recording device to allow us to fast forward through all the commercials when we watch out favorite shows. Ads are Ok as long as they are not obtrusive abd detract from what we want to do online.,,unless we are shopping of course. I don’t want to wade through a lot of stuff trying to sell me something…unless I was shopping. I applaud WP.

  3. I’m not surprised. PayPerPost is clogging WordPress’ databases with spam. I’ve written about PayPerPost and why it will kill any blog here. PayPerPost is definately something that should be avoided.

  4. I’m not surprised. PayPerPost is clogging WordPress’ databases with spam. I’ve written about PayPerPost and why it will kill any blog here. PayPerPost is definately something that should be avoided.

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  11. See I’d be happy to move to a host but wordpress refuses to export my blog correctly. So I’m stuck not being able to put ads on my site but having enough traffic to make money.

    I wish WP would just offer an option to PAY for access on their servers so we can run ads on our sites. Why can’t I just pay them $6 a month instead of like bluehost?

  12. See I’d be happy to move to a host but wordpress refuses to export my blog correctly. So I’m stuck not being able to put ads on my site but having enough traffic to make money.

    I wish WP would just offer an option to PAY for access on their servers so we can run ads on our sites. Why can’t I just pay them $6 a month instead of like bluehost?

  13. I wish it wasn’t but Search Engine Optomization (SEO), is a part of a webmasters life. SEO is the daily battle to keep ahead of the search engines, especially Google. It is very much like a Salmon swimming upstream. Every 3 months Google changes everything in the way they do things as far a their search results go (SERP). That only means I have to throw out the window at least 1/3 of the things I was doing to get their attention. One thing that always works is back links from other web sites. Up at the top of the comment section here there is a place for your Name and Your Website. That is there in case people would like to go to see what you are all about. On any other web site that link would also count as a backlink if Google ever came over here and spotted it. Google insists that blogs have a word called “NOFOLLOW” in their code so it knows not to count that address as a back link. So I looked around and found a little piece of software that defeats the NOFOLLOW code under the Name. It is a Word Press Plug In that you install in your wp-content/plugin directory and just activate in your plug in admin site. Easy and fast. To get this for yourself just go to the web site under my name and look for the nofollow button and download and unzip the code. Have fun. Bob

  14. I wish it wasn’t but Search Engine Optomization (SEO), is a part of a webmasters life. SEO is the daily battle to keep ahead of the search engines, especially Google. It is very much like a Salmon swimming upstream. Every 3 months Google changes everything in the way they do things as far a their search results go (SERP). That only means I have to throw out the window at least 1/3 of the things I was doing to get their attention. One thing that always works is back links from other web sites. Up at the top of the comment section here there is a place for your Name and Your Website. That is there in case people would like to go to see what you are all about. On any other web site that link would also count as a backlink if Google ever came over here and spotted it. Google insists that blogs have a word called “NOFOLLOW” in their code so it knows not to count that address as a back link. So I looked around and found a little piece of software that defeats the NOFOLLOW code under the Name. It is a Word Press Plug In that you install in your wp-content/plugin directory and just activate in your plug in admin site. Easy and fast. To get this for yourself just go to the web site under my name and look for the nofollow button and download and unzip the code. Have fun. Bob

  15. wordpress is earning a lot of money from its bloggers why not let its bloggers earn as well? i mean, if they worry about spamming, couldn’t they make the rules less severe?

  16. wordpress is earning a lot of money from its bloggers why not let its bloggers earn as well? i mean, if they worry about spamming, couldn’t they make the rules less severe?

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  19. Internet marketing seems more about blogs now than actual sales pages. The fact that wordpress don’t allow ads is quite irrelevant really, most users can crank out sales via their affiliate links, and not need the pittance that google pays now for adsense.

  20. Internet marketing seems more about blogs now than actual sales pages. The fact that wordpress don’t allow ads is quite irrelevant really, most users can crank out sales via their affiliate links, and not need the pittance that google pays now for adsense.

  21. I use WordPress, but I bought my own domain, and I host it myself. If I’m not willing to invest in my business, then why would anyone else?

    I admit it; I do have a Blogger blog, and at one time I used it to help me get my sites spidered. Found out I didn’t need it. Build a good site and promote it, it isn’t even an issue.

    WordPress.com isn’t a democracy. They don’t have to accept anything they don’t want. I personally delete comments that have nothing to do with my blog, I do have advertising on it, as well as affiliate programs, but I try not to go overboard so that others can read the message.

    Guess it all depends on what you want to use your blog for. Mine is a relationship builder and public relations tool for my business.

    Sincerely,

    Jinger Jarrett

  22. I use WordPress, but I bought my own domain, and I host it myself. If I’m not willing to invest in my business, then why would anyone else?

    I admit it; I do have a Blogger blog, and at one time I used it to help me get my sites spidered. Found out I didn’t need it. Build a good site and promote it, it isn’t even an issue.

    WordPress.com isn’t a democracy. They don’t have to accept anything they don’t want. I personally delete comments that have nothing to do with my blog, I do have advertising on it, as well as affiliate programs, but I try not to go overboard so that others can read the message.

    Guess it all depends on what you want to use your blog for. Mine is a relationship builder and public relations tool for my business.

    Sincerely,

    Jinger Jarrett

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  24. Jayant Hudar – creating 70 blogs an hour? My god, that is going some…..surely this is majorly high maintenance to fill them with content or get links back? What are you using?

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  29. I am using a mass blog creator which has template for adsense. It creates upto 70 blogs in an hour. However, thats not the point. Its very easy to manage, as you need 2-3 hot blogs and maybe 50-100 blogs to really get some good hits and earnings. For others with good content and traffic even one blog is ok.
    regards

  30. I am using a mass blog creator which has template for adsense. It creates upto 70 blogs in an hour. However, thats not the point. Its very easy to manage, as you need 2-3 hot blogs and maybe 50-100 blogs to really get some good hits and earnings. For others with good content and traffic even one blog is ok.
    regards

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  32. Very True Anghus.
    I find that Search Engine Marketing is fast becoming THE way to getting tons of traffic. I mean, think about it: Search Engine Marketing is free (if done right) and it can bring you litterly thousands upon thousands of free quality traffic every week. I’ve decided that the safest bet for me is to work hard and get a #1 spot on all major search engines for a certain keyword – and once that is done… I’ll be set as far as traffic goes. Any comments?

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