@sanjuu - ohhh i see what you mean
this could be the case.. i run a network of adsense sites, all I consider super high quality
All my sites were hit except for 2 which didn't have super high prominent adsense blocks
Here is the thing that pisses me off.. I was using google recommended ad layouts.... WHY WOULD THEY RECOMMEND IT IF IT JUST LEADS TO PUNISHMENT... it sounds like there is disagreement among departments at google
I consider my sites high quality...I hire writers that are experts in those niches, I offer QUALITY - UNIQUE content and yet now i'm being outranked by single page ebook sales pages along with ehow and other people who most likely rewrote my content
i'm really at a loss here... my entire business lost an enormous % of revenue over night...
quality content doesn't matter anymore - i dont care what anyone says... I know this for a fact... many of my sites I considered the best in that industry on the net... no competitor could even come close to the quality of the information offered
anyone that says google is using social signals is wrong imho - I have many sites w/ 1,000's of facebook fans (REAL fans with huge interaction) as well as page with tons of legitimate comments - all hit
so what are the new factors? should i just start hiring people to rewrite content of others sites as now i'm seeing sites in serps above me w/ similar content to mine - however much lower quality
i'm just at a loss.... no clue what to do.....