netmeg - 6:01 pm on Apr 15, 2013 (gmt 0)
Adsense is just an ad publisher division of Google - they don't care where you get your website traffic from - they simply deliver ads for your website.
Boy is this ever wrong. You do realize that AdSense is the other half of AdWords, right? Nothing happens to one that doesn't affect the other, and traffic quality is largely what drives smart pricing.
The point being, there are a TON of things that go into it, I don't know all of them, you don't know all of them, and you're gonna believe what you're gonna believe.
This business of Google manipulating organic results in order to boost ads - I've certainly seen them switch out the layout and the backgrounds of the ads, but changing the organic results? Over almost ten years and hundreds of websites and many AdWords clients (and probably tens of thousands of searches) I have never seen any sign of this. And I've looked.