g1smd - I am afraid I don't understand what you are talking about, but at 16K posts, I know that you do. Mindboggling.
I am a 68-year-old hardware engineer, whose best work was done over 35 years ago. I have been faking software knowledge, by teaching myself HTML4 from the Internet. AdSense has paid me 100s of 1000s since 2004, but I am now in way over my head, with all of their special requirements, which NOT EVEN THEY can get right.
It may now be time for me to sign up for my Social Security benefits. I'll leave the AdSense up, and just let it run. But as far as continuing to jump through Google hoops, I'm just about done. No follow, canonical, Google-specific authorship, required cross-linking, analytics, google search, +1 buttons, +1 badges, totally bogus WMT stats, search vs. AdSense conflicting directives - it is NOT the Internet any more, it is the Google-dominated Googlenet. And I have grown weary of it. ESPECIALLY, trying to comply with increasing Google requirements, that they can't even code properly. They hide dates, and redirect to the new stuff, because they don't want you to see their screw-ups. The game is now entirely for CS majors, not guys like me. Screw it. I will pick my frustrations elsewhere, where I won't have to endure the feeling of being a slapped around b|tch.
AdSEnse - "Add more ads above the fold."
Search - "If you do, we will send you to ranking He||."
What a joke. Kiss one Google a$$, and another Googler comes along and kicks YOUR a$$. Great.
Thank you all for your fine suggestions.
But unfortunately, its not so easy teaching an old dog new tricks.
I never was very good at sucking up. Maybe that is why I had over 50 jobs. After this, I will NEVER suck up to anyone or anything again, like I did with the Borg.