1script - 9:17 pm on Nov 15, 2011 (gmt 0)
Congrats on breaking the ad habit! And you make all great points. But does the quote above mean that you're describing a site that makes money by selling products or affiliate referrals? If that's the case, what was AdSense doing there in the first place?
- Onsite in content links to our $$ pages
Removing or placing ads into a disadvantaged spot on a site that makes money by different means is a no-brainer. It's an informational site that makes money exclusively by selling ad space yet pushing no product of its own that makes this anti-ad stand controversial. It sounds like an entire class of sites has became outlawed overnight. In fact, reading the infamous EWOQ rater manual (the one MC sneers at), having a shopping cart on your site sounds almost like an easy way out. The manual sounds something like: "when in doubt, look for a "Shopping Cart" button. If they sell something, they must be legit"
How did we come to this: a site that has nothing to sell but invites the likes of AdSense to show relevant ads is the one most scrutinized these days?