Over the past few years, Automattic has experimented with displaying advertisements on select tag and post pages on WordPress.com. According to Automattic, that experiment has evolved into a nice balance between barely seeing ads, and making revenue on the ads that have been displayed. Personally, I have never seen an ad on a WordPress.com powered blog but that might be because I am using the Ad Block Plus Firefox extension. At any rate, the ads have allowed Automattic to provide free features instead of more premium, paid for based upgrades.
However, despite the fact that ads are rarely seen, some people may not want to ever display ads on their WordPress.com powered site. Today, Automattic has announced that users can now purchase a premium upgrade that would allow no one, whether they’re logged in or not, to ever seen an ad on your WordPress.com blog.
The No-Ads upgrade costs 30 credits per year ($30.00) or, ($0.08) per day. You can purchase the upgrade through the Upgrades tab in your blog’s dashboard.