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WordAds Review 2018

One year ago, my blog reached the minimum traffic requirement of WordAds and the advertising platform added my blog to their program. Starting October 2017, I was able to display ads on my blog and earn part of the generated income. At the beginning, I was very excited. However, after few enthusiastic months, I soon realized that I will not be able to earn lots of money using WordAds. Sure, displaying adds earns some money, but compared to my regular salary, it is negligible.

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WordAds: Minimum Traffic Requirements

When having a blog hosted at wordpress.com, there come a time when all bloggers will ask themselves the same question: What is the minimum traffic requirement for WordAds?

Consulting the FAQ on the WordAds page (https://wordads.co/faq) does not tell you much: A site generally needs thousands of pageviews each month to earn meaningful revenue, it says. Certainly, this answer does not help. Fortunately, the web is full posts and comments of people speculating about the minimum traffic requirement. Needless to say that none of them truly knows the exact number. We can nonetheless learn from past observations and try to approximate the current number with some estimates. It appears that the minimum traffic requirement of WordAds is not constant over time. When Automattic launched WordAds on November 29, 2011, some blogs were accepted with less than 5000 pageviews per month. However, the number of views required to be accepted to the advertisement program quickly rose after the initial launch. In the following years some bloggers reported that they got accepted when reaching 15000 views per month, others speculated that the number was further rising. Lately, reports on blogs being accepted to WordAds have been rare.

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