Leosghost - 1:40 am on Oct 2, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Leosghost at 1:50 am (utc) on Oct 2, 2011]
Ad dominant ( that should be "dominated" btw ;-) is not the only way to low quality..spun , stolen or low quality content also helps a site to get "hit" ..ad dominated ( actually I find that more than 30% ad to content on the page makes the page vulnerable ) and 30% is not "ad dominated"..but it does scream MFA..
Loads of ads together with those lower quality aspects including tacky design or difficult nav etc ,makes it a near certainty..that a site will be hit.
Many here didn't ( and apparently still don't think that daniweb and the builder were ad dominated ) which makes me think many here really do not know the meaning of some of the words that they use.
btw ..to anyone currently pinning their hopes on Bing or Yahoo!..their current guidelines as to what they consider to be quality sites/ pages and their current "dos and don'ts" ( re ad placement and overall site visitor experience ) are far more stringent than Google's would appear to be ..you can expect to see them being applied more rigorously over the next six months and their serps to become just as "ruthless"..
All the search engines are cleaning house..why would they want to waste their efforts and money on keeping what they ( and average surfers ) consider to be low quality MFAs in their various indexes..if you were a search engine ..you wouldn't want to waste your resources on promoting such sites either.
[edited by: Leosghost at 1:50 am (utc) on Oct 2, 2011]