alika - 6:01 pm on Mar 3, 2012 (gmt 0)
@potentialgeek -- I'm putting in here a redacted image of one of my sites where traffic nosedived around Jan. 20
It occasionally has a 468x60 banner ad
It has an Adsense leaderboard
It has an Adsense rectangle
It has Kontera in text links
No popups or popunders
For the life of me, I don't know what to change. Is Google really against leaderboards? Because I see a lot of sites with leaderboards, and remain untouched with the above the fold algorithm.
Do the ads really push down the content? I don't think so.
It's a site that has 98% original content (with 1-2 article submission)