smithaa02 - 6:35 pm on Nov 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
Some of Cutts exact quotes:
"...what are the things that really matter, how much content is above the fold..."
"...If you have ads obscuring your content, you might want to think about it..."
"...Do they see content or something else thatís distracting or annoying..."
I think this means ads are only a problem if they dominant above-fold real-estate but he is very vague.
Cutts could have created a PR nightmare with this one and the adsense staff could string him up when he gets back to San Jose...hopefully he clarifies 'how to be a good advertiser'.