pontifex - 9:21 pm on Feb 19, 2008 (gmt 0)
I lost control over that topic over a year ago. Our site is user driven and they got fully out of control. We kick stuff that is illegal and we TRY to monitor all the activities, but it is just not controllable any more. The result is, that the eCPM dropped badly on AdSense, ranking is changing every day and we do not have control over the link profile any more. On the other hand is now over 40% of the traffic coming from the users, and we have over 500k pageviews a day. I am not sure any more if Google is doing a good job, because I understand that most of the stuff happening on our pages must trigger some filters and our ranking is getting worse. Yet our traffic is rising from the stuff our users do. That means, our users know better, what is good for their surfers. Google is not knowing that better any more: I believe changing often seems to trigger some filters, indeed. If it is bad for your traffic: Not necessarily!