The Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club are currently using the free version of WordPress for its website and associated blogs. A downside of this ‘free’ version that we’ve recently discovered is that our emailed blogs are often reaching the recipients with added advertisements at the bottom of the page.
WordPress.com states ‘we sometimes display advertisements on your blog to help pay the bills‘ and also that the ‘displaying ads from the Automattic Ad Network. The ads you see change depending on factors like your location and the type of site you’re visiting, and may come from a number of ad partners.‘
The Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club do not endorse any of the companies or products advertised at the bottom of any of our blogs that you receive by email, nor do we receive any financial benefit. We are investigated our options to return to an ad-free website and blog service as soon as possible.