Just got this in my notifications. I *KNEW* this was coming.
WordPress.com has started testing Native Sponsored Posts. This is an extension of our advertising program and will have the same controls and restrictions as our standard ad placements.You may see these Sponsored Posts running on your sites as we expand testing. They may be promoting WordPress.com content, marketing initiatives, or brands.
Longer term, we hope to offer Sponsored Posts to our users as a way to help drive traffic and promote content discovery. For any questions or issues, see our Native Sponsored Posts FAQ.
Whatever they’re up to, it’s not for our good. Please keep your eyes on it.
The most likely sites to be affected are the old WQTH, The U Tree, or our new “backup” Q Tree.
However, even this site might be affected, if the fine print of JetPack usage involves this form of editorial takeover.
Like I said – keep your eyes out for it, and let me know if you see it.
Thank you, and WOLVERINES!!!