1. Otto

    That’s a total misquote. I saw him say this on the livestream. And somebody wherever you got that from, cut some bits out of his quote there and rearranged it in the wrong order.

    When he was on stage, he said something like “last year, I said here that WordPress ran 7% of the internet. This year, it is up to 15%, and 22% of all new domains in the US.” In that case, he was referring to WordPress as a whole, both .com and .org.


  2. Toni

    Thanks Otto, you’re correct. I talked about the two separately:

    WP.com has 25m users/300m uniques.

    WP as a whole powers 15% the top 1m sites on the internet (according to http://w3techs.com/technologies/history_overview/content_management/all).

    I try to be very clear whenever I talk about WP.com vs WP.org, but sometimes people conflate them.


  3. Miroslav Glavic

    so are the ads going to run on whatever.wordpress.com or on sites that people host on wordpress.com hosting (with your own domain and thing).

    get the difference?


  4. ES

    This is a step in the right direction. WP.com should move away from the strictly social networking agenda they have now and get more professional. At least they should have such an option. If you look at what Squidoo has done from ground up, you’ll notice that their business model is perfectly suitable for WP.com , with so many existing users. Wonder why WP.com did not consider revenue sharing with publishers earlier, Is it the Tumblr factor?


  5. Noel

    WP Tavern you are tough. Give the guy some slack..


  6. Jeffro

    @Noel – Tough on who and give who slack?


  7. Evilcyber

    You run a blog on wp.com, the basic agreement is that you don’t pay anything, but Automattic can display ads that bring them money.

    As soon as you get halfway serious about blogging you will move org, anyway.

    If you are very successful, you might cut a special deal, but for the vast majority of those creating content on wp.com, that won’t happen.


  8. Jennifer

    In his blog post on the topic, Matt comments that this program is intended for high-end bloggers. I assume this means the same WordPress.com bloggers who are already eligible or participating in the revenue sharing AdControl program (25K+ pageviews a month).

    @miroslav, there is no difference between the two. Bloggers who bought a domain mapping upgrade are still hosted on WordPress.com and still subject to the same TOS.


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