New WordPress Plugin Enables Publishers to Earn ETH

New WordPress Plugin Enables Publishers to Earn ETH

Interacting with Ether is now possible for WordPress publishers, as a new plugin for one of the top cryptocurrencies has now gone live. The new plugin is known as ‘Ethereum Ads’ and it was introduced on December 10th. According to the description of the plugin, it is now possible for users to sell ad space on their websites and blogs and receive payment in the form of Ether through the use of smart contracts. Upon installation of the plugin, ad space would be opened up and auction space would also make an appearance every two weeks. The ad space will be given to the highest bidder and they will make the payment into your account.

All kinds of online platforms can make use of EthereumAds, whether they are billboards, blogs, and websites. It is also possible for users to earn commissions on the ads and it doesn’t matter whether the content is related to crypto or not. If you take a look at the website of EthereumAds, it discusses how the service works in very great detail. The plugin operates mostly in the same way as Google Adsense, but it has eliminated the tedious application process. It appears that the plug and play model has been used for EthereumAds. 

This means that there is no detailed registration process that has to be followed here. However, users do have to have an Ethereum wallet in order to be able to receive their earnings. Nonetheless, it is highly unlikely that the new kid on the block will prompt publishers in abandoning the tried and tested, as well as trusted Adsense. But, there is no denying that this plugin comes as a breath of fresh air. When it comes to the crypto space, Google Adsense has had a rather troubled history. A smart contract auditing company, Decenter had accused Google last January of blacklisting keywords on its advertising platform that mentioned Ethereum.

Decenter stated that they were a team of developers working with security audits and smart contracts. They highlighted that their developers had seen error messages when they attempted to use keywords, such as ‘Ethereum development services’ and Ethereum security audits’. The official announcement by Google Adsense said that they couldn’t confirm if the keyword could trigger ads, but the company should visit the ‘Cryptocurrency’ section of their policies. It was further disclosed by the search engine giant that crypto exchange could only use the Adsense platform for advertising if their target audience comprised of people in the United States and Japan.

Hence, the rejection was probably because Decenter had been trying to target other regions in their searches. There have also been accusations of Adsense running advertisements for fraudulent crypto platforms. Coin Corner, a crypto exchange, reported in August that the ad platform boasted ads of CoinCornerr.com, its phishing clone website. With the availability of EthereumAds, crypto companies will be able to run their ads effectively without having to deal with the endless bureaucracy associated with Google Adsense, but the plugin should also be able to distinguish fake and legitimate crypto websites.