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Jetpack Ads (WordAds) Review : Monetize Your WordPress Site

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Jetpack Ads (WordAds) Review : Monetize Your WordPress Site

Jetpack is a powerful and innovative plugin developed by WordPress. Millions of self hosted WordPress users are using this plugin to manage and secure their sites. Recently JetPack has included “Jetpack Ads” feature in the bundle to monetize your WordPress sites. The Jetpack users have to upgrade or install 4.5 to get direct access of WordAds. Jetpack Ads is powered by WordAds which is helping WordPress sites to monetize since 2012. Jetpack Ads review sites before approving them. However this rule doesn’t apply for JetPack premium users.

JetPack Ads

How WordAds Work ?

The users can use WordAds to monetize in two ways :

  1. Self hosted WordPress sites using JetPack Ads
  2. WordPress.com VIP sites

Unfortunately WordAds is not available for free WordPress.com sites.

Note : Jetpack Ads is readily available for users who have purchased the Jetpack premium plan. Their sites will get instant approval.

Requirements for webmasters to join and use JetPack Ads (WordAds)

  • The sites must have custom domains. If you have a WordPress.com blog then you need to redirect it to custom domain.
  • The sites must have attracted decent traffic to join this network. Though the exact minimum traffic is not revealed, but you have to generate thousands of page views per month.
  • The sites must not host objectionable content like pornography, malware, spyware and adware.
  • The sites must not have broken copyright laws.

Ad Formats

The publishers can have access to the following ad formats :

  1. Middle rectangle
  2. Leaderboard
  3. Skyscraper vertical unit
  4. Video ads (Available for few countries)


The publishers get paid on Net 30 basis. The minimum payout is $100. The only payment option available is PayPal.

Best Features

  • The users can access settings and revenue using Jetpack dashboard.
  • WordPress.com users can have direct access to thousands of free compatible themes.
  • The users can control ads.
  • Creative ads
  • Timely payments

Final Conclusion

JetPack Ads (WordAds) works well for sites having US and European traffic. Being a publisher you must not expect high revenue from this network like Google Adsense. The rates are not bad. The publishers who have tried this network can share their experiences below. You can also send payment proof. Hope this JetPack Ads review help publishers to get started.

Jetpack users can signup from this page or you can apply for WordAds

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Suresh is author and owner of way2earning.com. He loves to help people by teaching the ways to make money online with advertising and affiliate programs. He is also passionate about technology and love to write reviews.


  1. I work on WordAds and wanted to address one point in your review where you compare it to AdSense. Google is actually of the bidders in WordAds. WordAds optimizes AdSense vs. ads from real time bidding, Facebook Audience Network, Yahoo, Aol, Amazon a9, and others.

    Thanks so much for the clear review.

  2. Have you try jetpack premium plan? Is it true our blog got straight approval to their ads if we subscribe premium plan?

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