---- Matt Cutts Comments Bring Advertising Links into Focus
oddsod - 5:34 pm on Apr 16, 2007 (gmt 0)
Brett uses a sort-of sarcasm ... You can even find one encouraging clicking your own adsense ads.
That's not sarcasm. He genuinely believes (or believed at that time) that you should click ads on your own site as much as you want and that it's up to Google to detect and filter those clicks out. And I see his point - it's your site and you should be able to do whatever you want with it. Google even discontinued that facility of letting you register your static IP so they could discount self-clicks.
P1R, I gave up my day job to work from home because I was making a lot more money. The only fly in the ointment was the insecurity of having a six figure income reliant on the whims of one (somewhat faulty) SE. I conciously worked towards reducing that dependence on Google, it didn't come by accident. I don't have one fraction of your skills so I did it by acquiring sites rather than building them. I recommend doing whatever you can to break free.
"Natural Paid Links" ;) or "Human reviewed links".
poor results of Google
night707, the good news is that you can dump that crap SE that has all black hat listings at the top and use a good one. Try Yahoo. Or Live Search.