WordPress Plugin: Ads For Old Posts

April 6, 2009 | No Comments Yet

Ads for Old Posts lets you assign special advertisements for posts that have been around for a specified amount of time. Just enter the ad code and the minimum number of days a post has to be in the plugin settings panel and you’re all set!

A good idea if you want to reduce the amount of advertising on your blog.

Download Ads For Old Posts

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Filter out Filipina dating sites on advertisements, but the plot thickens

October 11, 2008 | 3 Comments

Filipina Images seeks to improve the online image of Filipinas with its website. Part of the problem are all the Filipina dating sites, so this is a great tip coming from them: a Filter Filipina Dating Site Ads guide.

It’s a list of sites that you can filter out from your Google AdSense ads. And yes, it will be updated from time to time with new sites.

I think this is a great tip that all Pinoy bloggers should use. The problem is in having to manually search the web for such sites, recompile the list, and update the ad filters. Still, it’s better than not doing anything about it, especially as families, loved ones, friends, and colleages of Filipinas.

But the plot thickens! As I’m reading the blog post at Filipina Images, there are still new problematic ads that have popped up:

Filipina Images ads

We now have to filter out keywords like “marry a USA man” and “date foreign men” as an additional strategy to this.

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WordPress.com users can go ad-free (for a fee)

September 19, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Matt Mullenweg has just announced at the WordPress.com blog that based on their experimentation with Google ads, they’ve decided to make displaying advertisements optional—but for a fee.

…Light advertising has allowed us to focus on free features for you guys rather than paid upgrades, and enabled us to invest in infrastructure so your blog is always fast and reliable and never shows a fail whale.

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The No-ads upgrade can be purchased for 30 credits a year ($0.08 a day) through the Upgrades tab in your blog’s dashboard.

So that basically answers two things: (1) it costs a lot to keep things free so they’re running ads, though only at a reasonable amount; and (2) yes, you can finally remove them, though you’ll have to pay for it.

The next question would have to be: will WordPress.com users be able to make money for themselves by running their own ads? Matt says they’re thinking about it, though take note that it will probably a paid upgrade too.

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Performancing Ads Launches!

August 1, 2008 | No Comments Yet

Performancing, the team whose main goal is to help bloggers succeed, has recently launched Performancing Ads. The system is meant to be both an adserver and a marketplace where bloggers can feature their sites, and where advertisers can look for great sites to sponsor.

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There are many reasons why we think bloggers should sign up for Performancing Ads. Among my favorites are the ad-exchange feature, where you can exchange ads with other users (sort of like link exchanges). I also particularly like the fact that you can book your own ads. This way, you can use Perf Ads as your ad server.

Performancing Ads presents a radical alternative (or complement) to the usual pay-per-click ad programs like Google Adsense and the like. Image/button advertising highlights more the brand rather than the context of a link. So advertisers who are looking to enhance brand awareness would love how Performancing ads can help.

Perf Ads also offers an affiliate system whereby each successful referral will earn users both a bonus and also residual commissions from referral sales.

For Philippine bloggers, Perf ads does not offer localized means of presenting ads, though, but it’s a good start for bloggers who want to make money out of their publications.

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