Google Ads on wordpress.com themes – some examples
By now, if you have been following this blog, you should know that your wordpress.com blog does display Google Ads to first-time visitors to your blog coming from a Google search. There’s nothing you can do about that. Inspired by a post on Notes, links and conversation I decided to do some digging, and for your convenience I have collected some examples:
A small note of relief
As disturbing as this may be, in my research for this I found that the ads in most cases not appear for all first-time visitors to a certain wordpress.com blog, but only to first-time visitors to wordpress.com in general, meaning that the ads will not appear if a visitor goes to a 2nd wordpress.com blog after the first search, or if the visitor any time previously has been to a different blog on wordpress.com. That is, provided that the cookies have not been cleared. In essence, unless you have a blog with a high traffic volume coming from searches with a high number of first time visitors, this should probably not concern you that much.