Sally_Stitts - 5:23 pm on Oct 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
I have always thought that the most important thing Google can do, is to keep track of original content.
This thread is really scary.
Multiple sites with the same content?
And yours is running an ad top center? Exactly as AdSense wants you to do?
This could profoundly affect AdSense, as "originators" are weeded out, and replaced by scrapers.
Bye-bye quality. Hello cesspool.
Very scary indeed.
The better the original content, the more it is scraped, and the harder it is for Google, using their moms, to sort it all out. What if someone copies 100%, and places NO AD on the page. Do THEY get the top slot?
Schmidt's comment about the cesspool may have been correct. The question is, what is he doing about it, besides using flawed techniques to establish and MAINTAIN canonical content? Punting legitimate AdSense users who contribute strongly to Google's bottom line is hardly the way to go.