rjwmotor - 5:53 am on Dec 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
My .02 cents is that anymore the line between "good, quality content" and MFA sites is VERY thin. Even quality informational sites are overrun with on page ads in some cases. It seems the biggest difference between "quality" and MFA is site age. If its been around for a long time and people somewhat recognize the name, it's OK if there are ads everywhere. On the otherhand, if it's a newer, unknown site it's almost immediately classified as MFA.
I'm not sticking up for either of these types of sites or owners but I find it interesting how people on here talk about MFA and scrapers when, in SOME cases, they are(and have been)profiting in the exact same way.
I have a few ecommerce sites only and find most of these "informational" sites to be a nuisance. I have seen VERY few that I personally would not classify as MFA.
I'm probably not making friends saying that but when informational sites that have adsense ads and a little bit of text outrank my sites for "buy widgets" and don't directly sell them, it's irritating.
Yes, we can blame g for giving them that ranking but it's the site owners for creating the problem. "If you give a gun to a monkey(G) and it shoots someone, you don't blame the monkey"