Whitey - 10:38 pm on Dec 11, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Whitey at 10:57 pm (utc) on Dec 11, 2011]
Are we perhaps talking about sitewide thresholds here?
Like it's OK to have some pages without "added value", but if the site's dominated by duplicate content then it's not.
Susan Moskwa may provide some insight into Google's universal philosophy on " value add" when responding to a content removal consideration.
As long as your site has worthwhile, original content on it (i.e. it's not just made to put AdSense on it), there's not a golden "text-to-ads ratio" or a word limit for ranking. I worry that you're just looking at the trees and not seeing the forest. Optimizing your site for search isn't about counting the words on a page, it's about making sure that you have useful, usable content, and then making that content accessible to search engines. [google.com...]
Somewhere else i recall Susan warning against the uneccesary elimination of content on sites. She seemed to be saying some sites have gone overboard with content elimination.
Is the tin foil hat that i'm wearing correct to assume that this covers added value on duplicate content clips as well?
[edited by: Whitey at 10:57 pm (utc) on Dec 11, 2011]