WordAds Review 2018


Before I start, I just want to say: DO NOT pay to have a website! 

It amazes me how many people waste their money paying monthly fees for web hosting, when you can get it for FREE. 

I highly recommend someone like x10 Hosting. It’s 100% free, comes with an easy to use website builder, has unlimited bandwidth and storage, is WordAds friendly and can also be linked through WordPress. I use it for this website and have for all my other websites for years.

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OK, so without writing a novel, let’s get straight into what you came here for…the $$$


I’ve been displaying WordAds on my website for a few months now, but we will just look at the 2 most recent months, December and January. As you can see my total earnings are $375.18 USD. Note all amounts are in American dollars.

I made $49.87 in December, then $99.46 in January.

My website views for those months:

December 2017

January 2018

It’s important to know how my ads are laid out, as earnings and stats will obviously vary depending on how you set it up. Your earnings may also depend on who you use for hosting. I use x10Hosting, which I run through WordPress, and use a WordPress theme called “Expound” which automatically enables a banner ad at the top of every page, a side banner, and 2 ads at the bottom of the page. So on my website there are 4 ads total per page.

WordAds recently updated, and income is now calculated by “ads served”. Visitors must physically see the ad in their screen (scroll down to the ad) for it to be counted.

How it works

You are paid solely on ad impressions (views). It doesn’t matter whether the ads are clicked or not, which is good if you get decent traffic.

If you use WordPress and are on the free plan (yoursite.wordpress.com) you won’t be eligible for WordAds. You need to have a custom domain.

Approval was instant, all I had to do was apply and I was accepted.

Payment can be received by a PayPal account. And you must reach a minimum of $100 total to be paid.

Rates (CPM)

Going just off my earnings over these 2 months, I’d say WordAds CPM rate is anywhere from $2.25-2.40 USD per 1,000 views. Which is actually very good, as they say the standard CPM rate is around $1 per 1,000 views.

Nobody will be able to give you a straight answer of your rate though, this is just my earnings and it is influenced by a number of factors. x10Hosting has earnt me the highest earnings compared to other hosts I’ve tried. As you can tell, the CPM rate seems to be a bit higher in December than it was in January, and I wouldn’t be able to tell you why that is.

It’s probably also important to understand a bit more about my website to understand my earnings.

About my website

It’s a local news website based in Australia in a small country area and most of my views are repeat visitors.

Most of my traffic is driven from when I post links to articles on its Facebook page (12,000+ followers)

Very little traffic comes from search engines, but I’m looking into improving my search engine rankings and SEO knowledge.


Overall, I think WordAds is great. 10/10. For the amount of traffic I get, it’s a decent amount of money, and being Australian, the US dollar converts to more Australian dollars for me.

I think it’s a great alternative to other ad networks, which can actually be quite difficult and time consuming to be approved for.

Most networks pay per click (PPC) meaning people must click your ads for you to earn any money. With WordAds, you get paid just for visitors on your website, without needing them to click your ads.

Build your own website here, get your own domain name and start earning money from WordAds, its easy!

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13 thoughts on “WordAds Review 2018

  1. Interesting stuff, thanks for the numbers! I was accepted into the WordAds program back in November and have been recording the earnings since. My last update is here: https://ripitapart.com/2018/07/25/wordads-adventures-episode-4/

    It looks like the pay-per-impression rate isn’t constant for everyone. In January 2018 it looks like you had about $0.443 per 1000 impressions but my blog was $0.669 per 1000 impressions (granted, I only had 17,887 total ad views in that month so there’s probably a lot of math when calculating revenue based on viewership). Geography probably is a factor as well, since I’m based in Canada.


  2. Almost all of my traffic is US based, and my payout for this month was $1.62 for 30,500 ads served…not sure how you guys are getting the payouts you’re talking about, but if your payouts are legit, I’m getting absolutely zilch in terms of ad revenue…


    • I got $3.07 for 534k ads served so I think I’m getting robbed my wordpress. They’re giving me vague answers too, telling me there’s no problem whatsoever. But majority of my traffic is coming from the US so i think?? theres something severely??wrong with this.

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  3. Hi, I am happy for you guys but in my case it is not like that.

    My last three months are:
    02-2018 $69.87 289,500 Ads served
    01-2018 $86.23 282,491
    12-2017 $134,89 338,492
    09-2017 $103.36 315,036
    08-2017 $144,90 59,271

    If your calculations are right, I should receive this month $289.5 . Also, that it’s not the first time that happens. I keep asking to WordPress but they give very vague answers. Probably, you know something that I don’t.


  4. Appreciated the review! I myself using Wordads at my site too (ethugamer.com) but is encountering a big question mark with January earning 🙂 There are a lot to this matter to be honest, but well your info does help.

    My last 3 months earning

    Periods Earning Ad Served (Impression) Views
    01-2018 $15.16 68,744 23k
    12-2017 $13.25 43,353 16k
    11-2017 $7.79 42,308 15k


    • That’s not too bad! Your rate does seem to be a bit lower than mine, but I can see your website is growing
      and views are increasing, so too will the income.What country are you from?

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      • I base in Vietnam. Yeah the locale of the traffic does affect the rate, but I wrote in both my native language and English to attract US & UK traffic (more than half of my traffic was in US) the rate seem to be very positive (double with just 1k impression in Nov to Dec) but have no idea while it’s a little low on January. But well as they mentioned, it’s fluctuate each month. I am new to these CPM Ads, so maybe it just a matter of expectation, will definitely looking for some more way to earn a little extra income.


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