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At WordPress.com, we sometimes display advertisements on your free blog or site to help pay the bills. This keeps free features free! The ads your viewers will see are determined by their location, browsing histories, and other factors.

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About Ads

We screen the ads we display for mature or illegal content. Sometimes, however, you or visitors to your site might still see ads you object to — for example, ads for political causes or products you oppose. We do not endorse the content of any ad, and we encourage you to inform your audience that ads are not selected by site owners, but rather generated by our advertising software.


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Removing Ads

In some cases, you may want to avoid displaying ads on your site altogether. We know some of you want to have full control over your site’s appearance. To eliminate ads on your blog entirely, you can purchase one of our paid plans. This might be of particular interest to business sites in order to eliminate any possibility of competitors’ ads displaying on their domains.

VIP and WordAds users/blogs are able to run their own ads, but standard accounts are not. See this page on advertising for more information on running ads on your blog. In addition, this does not remove the WordPress.com footer credit.


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Ads not by WordPress.com

Our ads appear at the bottom of posts, in a sidebar, or as a banner on your site.

It is possible for ads to appear in your browser that were not placed there by WordPress.com.

These ads are sometimes caused by malware or a virus, but more often it is due to a browser extension or toolbar that you may have installed in your browser.

If you notice the same style of ad (like a pop-up ad) when you visit other sites, we recommend you check for browser extensions or add-ins to determine which extension/add-in may be responsible for the ads.

You may also want to run a spyware/malware check on your computer using a popular tool like Ad-Aware or Malwarebytes.

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