superclown2 - 3:29 pm on Nov 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
I accept that we have to keep positive, and not get too engrossed in conspiracy theories; my own sites indeed produce more income than they have ever done in the 12 years I've been trading online. However, what bothers me is: why are affiliate sites being blocked from Adsense, when they probably produce the majority of Google's income?
Google's responsibility is to uphold shareholder value, not act as an arbiter of the shape of the Internet. So just what is going on? You may be right, and the company may smile on affiliates benevolently but there are a lot of businesses that will disappear as a result of the Adsense move, and many more that are at Google's mercy if they move further into territory that was once the province of small affiliates.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to spread doom and gloom and there are ways of adapting but if the solids are indeed going to hit the fan I for one would like some notice of it.