---- Matt Cutts Announces "Above The Fold" Algorithm Launch
tenerifejim - 5:06 pm on Jan 20, 2012 (gmt 0)
I think people need to remember this is Google's input on how to rank in THEIR search results - it has no bearing on how Google presents their own website.
I think overall, this isn't a bad way to judge a website's quality BUT if Google, by their own algo do not think websites with too many adverts above the fold are good for an end user, then why do they have so many adverts above the fold themselves?
You say it "has no bearing" but what does this say about Google's critique of their own page layouts and services?