EditorialGuy - 3:35 pm on Sep 26, 2013 (gmt 0)
the oft mentioned and loudly celebrated firewall between the AdSense and the search team seems to be very real and actually very bad for publishers because it makes the AdSense team so bad at understanding the effect of their work on the site's standing in Google search.
The firewall is actually good for publishers--or at least for publishers who realize that an advertising rep isn't likely to be an official spokesperson for Google's search quality or anti-spam teams.
As publishers, we're responsible for our own decisions. And it's worth remembering the old saying, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is."