It’s a bit crazy that it has been a full 63 days since the launch of Pressed Ads, our invite-only WordPress ad network. In that time I’ve been able to see Pressed Ads grow a bit as well — which is what I’d like to talk a bit about today.
Starting in November (which is, well, now) you may begin to notice Pressed Ads on a number of awesome WordPress blogs. Right now you could spy our humble ad block on Justin Tadlock’s blog, Andrea and Ron Rennick’s WPMUTutorials, UpThemes owner Chris Wallace’s blog, John Saddington’s TentBlogger, and developer and WordCamp organizer Austin Passy’s blog. I’m very excited to see them on board the network. Not only are these people and their blogs awesome, but they’ve all been a part of the WPCandy community for a long time. It’s a perfect fit.
One of the primary reasons for launching Pressed Ads — aside from my own inability to stop experimenting with new projects — was to allow other WordPress bloggers to make money from the system. It’s a little crazy, but I actually can’t wait to be able to pay them for having Pressed Ads on all of their blogs.
Over the next few months we’ll continue adding new WordPress-focused sites to the network, growing it and making it the number one place to promote a WordPress business or service in a clean and unobtrusive way. If you think your blog deserves consideration, get in touch.
Thanks, of course, to Pressed Ads advertisers
I would like to take just a second to thank the advertisers we’ve had on the network so far. It’s a tenuous thing trying out a new project like this, so I really appreciate them stepping out and taking a chance on a new ad network. Big thanks to Site5, GetShopped, rocketgenius, Startbox, iThemes, WPEngine, WooThemes, The Theme Foundry, Shopp, Max Foundry and Video User Manuals for giving Pressed Ads a shot in the past couple of months.
Finally l’ll just say to keep an eye out for Pressed Ads, both in the the corner of each page on WPCandy, as well as lurking on other awesome WordPress blogs. If you have a thought or two, feel free to jump in on the comments. What I’m interested in hearing about is this: what blogs would you like to see Pressed Ads living on?