shri - 5:06 am on Feb 8, 2011 (gmt 0)
>> If Google used anything about Adsense as a negative organic signal, then content farms would quickly move to (or even create) a different ad platform or adjust their Adsense layout
Please lets get away from this BS that adsense = content farms. There are a lot of businesses that are owner driven and like in my case operate in geographies where they cannot setup a sales team. In our case, we run online communities which span 20+ cities across Asia where if it wasnt for Adsense we would not be able to target local businesses who need PPC driven campaigns.
We can handle the large advertisers easily, the 4As know us very well and spend a lot of money with us. It is all about reaching the small advertisers who are not on any network and spend $5-10 a day for us. This sort of advertising which comes in at about 30% of our revenues adds to the bottom line.
So once again... adsense != content farm. Repeat after me ... :)