Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Don't Set up a free Account on WordPress if you want to Make Money!

WordPress cancelled a number of blogger accounts today on their freely hosted server space.  Bloggers that make money from their WordPress hosted accounts are breaking the word press TOS. 

WordPress cracks down like this every few months.  The last large crack down I heard about was last July.  They will provide their users with very short notice and delete the account from the database.

To my knowledge Blogger doesn't have any such problem with free blogs making money, partly because Google wants bloggers to use Adsense to make money, which makes Google money.  Personally I don't think it really matter if someone is earning a few bucks from their blog?

here's what you have to do if you are on WordPress and fear a deletion

  1. You should make an immediate backup of your blog.
  2. You should start making contingency plans of where to move your blog should WordPress lock you out.
  3. Now's probably as good of a time as any to find a domain host and get setup fresh. 

You can still use WordPress software on your own domain and host and then you will never have to worry about big brother WordPress deleting all of your hard work.


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