Don't listen to the paranoia. Google is happy for you to use their Adsense ads.
I placed Adsense on my Blog 5 hours after i started it, and on my website a day or 2 after it went online..
If you have real conetent (200 pages is STILL more than my main site) then you have nothing to worry about.
Unless you buy traffic with adwords!
Yeah, you have nothing to worry about.
It depends on what you want your site to be in the long-term. If it's all about making the mythical Adsense million, in no time at all (read some of the threads in this forum), then go for it. If you don't want your site to be flagged as a possible MFA, and your future business model doesn't depend on Google, then stay independent. Odds are, you'll make peanuts out of it anyway.
And, yeah, I know this is sacrilege in forum89, but so it goes.
Thanks for all replies.
I've read the threads about making millions from Adsense and I wouldn't mind making that kind of money myself. I am however aware that it's not gonna happen with the site in question for it's a small website. You're right, if I place ads on it now I won't make more than a couple of $ a day. So I could wait, but I really don't see why Google would flag my website as MFA if it provides good info. What is an MFA anyway? I admit that I have built the website aiming for some extra cash. If this alone is considered MFA than I guess I should wait.
MFA = Made For AdSense.
If you built the site purely to generate cash, then yeah, wait. But if you built it with useful content, and considered that you might make some money from it - that's slightly different (fine line).
The rule of thumb is, design sites pretending advertising doesn't exist. Build them for the users - make them interesting, with good navigation, sensible, non-spammy links, and people will visit. Then think about AdSense.
On the other hand, I've found people are much more likely to give free links to an ad-free site. I've gotten in the habit of establishing a site, getting lots of inbounds, and only then adding Adsense.
Yes you're right I have noticed the same - people tend to easily provide a link to a non commercial website.
I've wondered if having adsense on a new site would make it more likely the site will be sandboxed. Is there any possibility that this might be so?