backdraft7 - 5:00 pm on Feb 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that if a sites primary monetization is Adsense, then they are not delivering much more than scraped, plagiarized or re-hash content in a lame attempt at covering everything with a watery coat of whitewash and surrounding it with (up to 7 on one ezinearticle site) Adsense ads.
A site that offers either tangible or intangible (digital) products or services should rank higher than those content farms. Sadly, in many cases that's not true.
One of the major "ezinearticle" sites run by C.K. (initials) just broke ground last year on a huge office building in my community. Imagine the boat load of cash they bring in daily through Adsense. Funny, I never see those sites appear in Adwords ads, so they are like the day trader who continually shorts a stock and sucks money out of a company, never investing money into that company.
This is what I would call an "unsustainable" business model. Good for Google if they can cut those massive content farms off at the knees.