BillyS - 2:56 am on Mar 4, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: BillyS at 3:00 am (utc) on Mar 4, 2011]
Freaking Google! They just sent out emails asking people to add more adsense units.
Did anyone look at these sites complaining about being downgraded? They don't just run the maximum number of Adsense ads, but they also run 10 additional ads from other networks too. On some of the sites I looked at, they have more ad text than content text.
We pretty much max out our Adsense ads too. But we also have cotent totaling 1,000 to 2,500 words on each page too. I suspect it's the ratio. Thin content, lots of ads. This is NOT a good user experience, which is what Matt has been telling people to create for years now.
I also think this move is very much aligned with what Google wants all around. Not only is this going to improve search, but it improves the Adwords program too because Google will get more impressions on higher quality sites.
[edited by: BillyS at 3:00 am (utc) on Mar 4, 2011]