tedster - 6:04 am on Aug 9, 2011 (gmt 0)
Sure, it "could". Except that the top Google engineers described this factor specifically many times. The fact is that recovery no matter what is extremely rare - except when the algorithm changes as it just did in Panda 2.3
I would definitely not overwhelm the content at the top of the page with ads. Even without Panda, I wouldn't do it. It's manipulative nonsense in my view.
Anyone is welcome to do what they want, obviously, but if I visit a page like that, I'm out of there as quick as I can. I'm amazed that the ploy works on some people.