explorador - 12:48 am on Oct 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
Very good insights about the whole situation. Really, nothing is free in this life. I agree on diversifying, but that doesn't always mean more income, or stable income, surprise several ways get you penalized. Let's not forget the truth, G makes great efforts to make life dependable of their services, and if you are not dependant, your business might be, directly or indirectly -> the users!.
I might be too hard on myself but I try to keep my expenses and economy like there is no Adsense or anything like it. If not, suddenly we all make the same mistake and begin spending more money instead of saving it or reinvesting it.
On the other hand, with much respect: many many sites punished with Panda were in fact lazy websites, a lot of my competitors and scrappers of my biggest website were hit hard. But WAIT!, yes I know there are MANY great hard working webmasters HERE that were hit despite they do a great job and always showed a great etic profile of work (G, that's unfair), and yes, I'm familiarized with their nicknames.
There are too many websites nowadays, and Adsense it so blame when they allowed and encouraged many of them to get in the game. OK, they wanted to fix this but with no human effort, just designing a new algo... lazy G, that's why your own departments clash.