1script - 6:48 pm on Sep 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
Yes indeed. The heat zones straight from the AdSense playbook. Most banned sites also had inline ads that irk plenty of people, myself included. But we are still getting back to the same argument: someone visited the site, didn't like how it looked and banned it? Or, as the pattern of visits suggests, didn't like how one page looked and banned it.
Do you have ad units in heat zones?
Ads on most of the affected sites are by now removed either entirely or one unit left. Inline ads are gone, too. I guess we'll see in a year or so if that helped ...
Anyhow, as tedster suggested above there are two types of review - AdSense and the search quality team's. I have to admit that I know of no way to discern between the two and therefore those visits to ordinary pages might be the AdSense people who, apparently have to qualms about my sites. The ads are still happily running wherever I still left them on. In other words, if the search quality team knows about a trouble it sees in their own, already harvested data, they are not sharing it with me and I'm not going to see another hit on it.
So, this entire exercise might only be helpful if there was a way to separate AdSense review people from the guys with the big guns.