The wait is over, WordAds 2.0 was introduced today. If you never heard about WordAds, it’s the advertising program that allows bloggers at WordPress.com to earn a little extra income with their blogs by enabling advertising banners. Previously it was a little bit harder to get into the program as only blogs with a certain amount of impressions got accepted, but now with WordAds 2.0 any family friendly blog with minimal page views will be considered for immediate admission to WordAds, so you might want to check it out!
For those of you who know the WordAds program since a while, I checked the WordAds 2.0 backend and so far there are no new options for us users, but they made some changes in the background. They do now have a real-time bidding environment where ad agencies and buyers bidding in real-time on blogs and ad impressions. They say that more competition means that it will make the most of the earnings potential, however, only time will show what it means for individuals in the program and their monthly earnings.
The WordAds rates and earnings decreased over the last months, it was said that the problem occurred industry wide. If the rates will go back to normal or if they even will get better with WordAds 2.0, that remains to be seen over the next months. If the rates go back to normal, you might get a nice little reward with you blog depending on your page views. Finally they also mentioned WordAds 2.1, which means they want to come up with more improvements. Are you curious about WordAds? Will you enable ads on your blog?