courier - 11:02 am on Oct 19, 2011 (gmt 0)
If Google wanted to be honest, they should have put googleads.doubleclick.net
I have been thinking that also. It is perhaps in peoples interest not to allow this to fade away.
Surely targeting affiliates is the same as targeting affiliate networks. Is this similiar to what G is getting investegated for?
Define quality: who can really define quality? what one person enjoys reading or finds useful another does'nt. Think about the daily newspapers, what you will call quality, others will term rubbish, thats life, everyone has diferent opinion's.
As for doorway pages is every page on the internet not a doorway page, leading to another page or another site? Pages are made for Keywords, as simple as that. Can Google search not be termed as a doorway page?
Let face it if you run an ecomerce site your object is to seel your product, same as an affiliate. If an affiliate is doing their job they have to provide a platform in which the user can reach the merchants site, some are better at it than others, this does not mean an affiliate is a bad person or has bad practices.
People have began listening too much to the rubbish Google tell us. I came from a meeting with a client and good friend yesterday who has been wiped out with Panda. No thin pages, offering something diferent and a diferent view on their product. They left in tears and very unstable. They did nothing wrong, but he feels the greed of Google has destroyed this persons life.