mrguy - 10:39 pm on Nov 22, 2010 (gmt 0)
Goes without saying you need quality sites, but if you're using adwords and running an affiliate site, sooner or later you will get the dreaded email because your site no matter how good the content is, is in fact intended to get people to click to another site so you can make money. Otherwise, why would you spend money on adwords to send people to your great site? Just so you could inform them about how great your niche is?
Google don't like affiliates no matter how great your content is no more than they like SEO's.
If the algo don't whack you, then one of their quality reviewers sitting in India might just be having a bad day and then your domain is toast.
People who still think Google is their friend really need to put down the Kool-Aid. The SEO crowd is the worse for keeping the faith and quickly forget how the two founders of Google likened SEOs to the equivalent of somebody poking a sleeping bear in a major magazine article. That was before they went people so if anything they have taken a harder stance.
All you have to do is look at all the changes they have done over the last couple years to combat SEOs err I mean spam.