AlyssaS - 4:15 pm on Mar 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
you can have 8 banner ads and be /look fine
Agree, but I think G don't want the ads in the content area. Askthebuilder has ad blocks within the content
See this url:
Above the fold on the chrome browser, three ad units, and the ads appear to take up more space than the content.
Whereas cultofmac guy seems to have moved all his ads to the right-hand sidebar and he is back in the SERPs.
Both useful unique sites with good content and good backlinks - the only difference being ad placement.
Edit: Sorry askthebuilder had four ad units above the fold, forgot to count the one in the header. That's too much for above the fold.