Msg#: 10802 posted 2:04 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)
I've got a few adsense sites, but my main one is rock solid. Only varies by about +/- 10%/month.
What's my secret? It's easy.
The site is almost 11 years old, number 2 in google for a highly competitive term (number 1 is the manufacturer, I fantasise about knocking them off the top spot but I gotta be realistic), has 100's of GENUINELY organic links (I've never "acquired" a link), and the users absolutely love it, the session length time on the site is almost scary. Virtually 0 maintenance (I update it maybe once a year).
Msg#: 10802 posted 3:00 pm on Nov 30, 2005 (gmt 0)
Any sites, though sites of lower quality (e.g. scraper) may be likely to be hit more than quality sites. If you depend on search engines for 60% of your traffic and more -- and that search engine drops you like a hot potato (never mind that your site is clean and white hat and all), you can see your income diminish considerably. Even if your niche has lots of advertisers competing for a space in your site, if your traffic drops by 70%, you're a goner.
So my advice is to enjoy it while you can -- and SAVE!