Okay, can there be a more gross ad that shows up on so many blogs these days than this one above? I don’t think so. I read your blogs on my iPhone, and in order to like and/or comment, I have to scroll down through at least four advertisements. Other than being a hassle, most of the ads aren’t objectionable. But the one at the top of this post is just disgusting. It’s ads like these that makes it worthwhile to me to pay extra to ensure that crap like this doesn’t show up on my blog.
But wait! Suddenly I’m getting a feeling of déjà vu. I think I may have groused about this before. I did a search of my archives and, sure enough, I found this post that I published in June 2019. It seems that ads for excessive belly fat in women is nothing new on WordPress.
Anyway, here is my previous post on this topic:
Is This Really Necessary?
I understand that the folks who bring us WordPress have to make money. And since many bloggers take advantage of the fact that WordPress makes its site available for free, one way for the company to make money is by placing advertisements at the end of people’s posts.
But one would hope that those ads would not be disgusting to see. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case. As evidence, I present you with this example of what I saw at the end of one blogger’s post this morning.
Eww! Jeez, WordPress, is displaying such a gross ad really necessary? I was drinking coffee when I saw this and almost did a spit take.
This is one of the reasons I opted to upgrade to a paid plan. It doesn’t cost that much (I think they start at $3 per month) and it eliminates all ads. I figured that was a small price to pay to not expose my readers to vomit-inducing advertisements. I’m not suggesting that others should opt for a paid plan. I’m just making you aware what other bloggers might see when they go to visit your site if you’re using the free plan.
Something to think about.