Ads on Wordpress.com Websites
As part of their business plan, WordPress.com places advertising on your site so they can offset the cost of them offering it to you for free. If you upgrade to a Premium plan, they will remove the ads and provide extra features.
Here is a link that explains it: https://en.support.wordpress.com/no-ads/
While some readers will overlook the ads, others don’t. Another concern is ads for things that you might not like, appreciate, or agree with.
Or you can switch to WordPress.org and enjoy even more features and greater control over your website, and with no ads. This does take extra work and incurs an added expense, but for many people, this is worth it for all the added features and control.
If this is daunting, the WordPress community is helpful in answering questions and simplifying the learning curve. The most challenging step is the first one: finding a host and getting set up. Here’s a post about WordPress.
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