WordAds revenue – How much money can you make on WordPress ? Is it worth it ?

WordAds revenue – How much money can you make ? Is it worth it ?

1) The damage done – How the WordAds will modify your page layout
The WordPress ad program WordAds has been activated on DVDBASH.COM a few months ago, and the website layout (Twenty Eleven theme) is kinda ruined by the ads positions. There are 3 ads placements: the leaderboard at the top of the page (ugly but rewarding), the middle rectangle at the bottom (inoffensive), and – by far the worst – the wide skyscraper that goes into your sidebar. See for yourself, this page is displayed with the showcase template:


2) The WordAds earnings – Don’t expect much and you won’t be disappointed
Despite its not-so-bad web traffic (1.22 million views in 2015), the generated income on DVDBASH.COM is low. Here are the statistics for November 2015, December 2015 and January 2016:

  • 280.574 views in 3 months, that’s an average of 93.525 views/month
  • 115.258 ad impressions in 3 months, that’s an average of 38.419 ad imp./month
  • $127.83 earned in 3 months, that’s an average of $42.61/month
  • According to these numbers, you need 900 ad impressions to make $1


UPDATE 2019 – From November 2015 to August 2019 :

  • 2015 (2 months) : $1 = 1.822 ads served
  • 2016 (11 months) : $1 = 1.318 ads served
  • 2017 (12 months) : $1 = 1.909 ads served
  • 2018 (12 months) : $1 = 5.223 ads served
  • 2019 (8 months) : $1 = 6.981 ads served

Wait… are you telling me that I need almost 7000 ad views now to get just $1 ?! Yup, it sure looks like it   :(

3) Should you run WordAds on your WordPress-hosted website ?
If you have been accepted into the WordAds program, and if you don’t care about a messed-up design layout, you can try to monetize your blog. Optimize your web pages, run some ads for, let’s say, one year, and see how much little you’ve earned.

Good luck !


19 thoughts on “WordAds revenue – How much money can you make on WordPress ? Is it worth it ?

  1. hi,,i just want ask..how much ad impressions are required to get $1?
    and moreover do blogger.com ad rates are more in comparision to wordads rates?,b’coz in blooger we get google adsense….everybody says..its a google’s creation si it will give more in adsense…so is it right?
    shall I open an blogger.com or blogspot.com account as well..with an intention to earn money through advertisement?
    please do help & guide me

  2. Hello,
    The ratio for 2016 on DVDBASH is $1 for 1306 ad impressions.
    I don’t know if Google AdSense is better, but YES, if your goal is to make $$$, you should have multiple blogs on different platforms, the more, the better. Duplicate and interlink – cleverly – your content.
    Blogging is a time-consuming activity, optimizing your websites for monetization can be a long and tedious process. Good luck!

    • If you don’t want to waste any time with hosting and maintenance, and if you want a very QUICK SEO PROGRESS within the first months, WP.COM is for you. But everything has a price… in our case, $28/year for the domain registration and $96/year for the 50Gb storage. WordAds help pay for that cost, but you will need a lot of ad impressions.

      If you have a lot of time on your hands, or if you can’t afford the fees, go for WP.ORG. But WP.COM perfectly suits our needs, even if it’s a little too pricey. The Google crawling and indexing is excellent – If you know how to optimize your content for SEO – , and it’s easy to have a perfect page rank on specific keywords, i.e. your niche.

  3. Personally, I am more of a fan of AdSense, so if I happen to make a wordpress blog, I’ll pick wordpress.org, which allows AdSense. Yes, I have a domain approved on AdSense and I made 0.04 with 20 views, so its okay I suppose and they also do PPC, which can REALLY increase your earnings.

  4. You’ve all reason.

    I’ve a Spanish blog with 50-70k visits/month and with your ads configuration. However, I just earn 33-37$/month. It’s very low.

    And worst, it’s you cannot use other ads, just WordAds.. but we’ll, they pay domain and you can earn 200-400$ by year.

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