Leosghost - 8:15 pm on Jun 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ok, we need to tone it down, we're getting too emotional :)
Few here were..but if "they" want to "tone it down"..great ..good idea :)..better for clear discussion. ;-)
Maybe I should make it clear ,( although I never said that my 200 word single page site mentioned above, had adsense on ) ..it doesn't, never did and never will ( so not sure why you apparently assumed it did )..it is a pure description of an IT / web related service that I offer ..very, very competitive niche which many here are in.. I used the skills it offers, to get it where it is..it didn't get there accidentally , nor is its Panda "proofness" accidental..you can build "solid", even without knowing what may be coming, and that way be 99% sure you'll ride out whatever does, and positioned to be above the waters if the "flood" happens, and washes away others.
The boost site has no ads either, never did , never will..it could, and they would do well, but I'm not greedy, putting ads on would devalue its use to me ..
Neither of those two were built for search engines,( I don't build especially for search engines..just build "solid" ) or Google in particular..but they do use what I have discovered about search engines, and Google at the moment the dominant one, to make sure that they are not and will not be vulnerable to algo changes, and if they ever became temporary collateral damage of an algo, I have other sites, and other business , both on and offline..
I, and many others here I think, work this way, we dont keep all our eggs in one basket, don't depend on Google or search engines for a living,and our sites are varied in subject, type, niches and size..
I've got adsenses sites, direct ad sites, aff stuff , mixes of all three ..plus services sites ( no ads ) and ecommerce sites..( no middleman, not selling other folks stuff..and no ads ) ..and some "just for fun" or "just because" sites..and some gallery /portfolio sites, a healthy spread, I think that most of the others who haven't been hit ( or who if they have know why and it isn't their only "income" site ) probably have "spread" site portfolios too..
I've got no problems about Google keeping vague about how their algo works, using their engine and others to search, and watching the shifts, one can relatively easily, IME, work out the "whys", and the "do's", and the "don'ts"..and thus do the things which allow one to take both the money and the credit ; -) for what one knows and does and which renders one Panda or other algo proof..