sketchuppost.com – At WordPress.com, we’re always looking for ways to make building and managing your website easier, more efficient (and more fun!).
One of the biggest challenges for any website owner is finding their readers, fans, customers or clients. Until now, promoting your WordPress.com website required various tools, online accounts, professional design and marketing skills, and yes, a lot of money.
That’s why we’re excited to introduce Blaze, a new tool that allows anyone with a WordPress blog to advertise on WordPress.com and Tumblr with just a few clicks. How do? By transforming your site’s content into clear, engaging ads that appear on our network of millions of blogs.
How Blaze works
Step 1: Design your ad. The wizard automatically formats your content into a beautiful ad, but you can adjust the image and text however you like.
Step 2: Select your audience. Want to target the whole world? Only people in certain areas? Folks who are reading content about a specific category, like movies or sports? As you adjust these settings, you’ll see our estimate of how many people you’ll reach.
Step 3: Select your dates and set your budget. Run your ad for up to 28 days. As you update your budget and dates, we’ll tell you how many more people you’ll reach.
Step 4: Finish and pay. We may offer the lowest ad prices in the industry, but we also protect your content with a system backed by Verity and Grapeshot. So rest easy knowing that your ads will only show up where they’re supposed to — and nowhere you’d feel strange about.
After your ad has run, you can view its performance in the Campaigns tab of the Ads page.
Our campaigns are billed weekly based on the number of times your ad is shown, so you only pay for what you signed up for. As always, you can find more information about this tool on our support page.
This feature is currently only available to users whose primary language is English, but we’re working hard to extend it to other languages as well.