See under Relevant and Original Content 3rd point
I think google is fairly clear in their
Landing Page and Site Quality Guidelines.
See under Relevant and Original Content
Clear meaning of this is you cannot point your Adwords Ads to the page which is having Adsense Ads only or general search result.
When I visited the site under suspension mentioned in the article I can see google ads on the site. Also the site do not look like MFA site.
I can only say that it must be the case of Landing Page Quility Guideline. I think if the site had reduced the adwords spending or tried to increase the organic traffic they would have been spared.
In New York Times article itself it is said that the said site was earning 5-6 cents (difference) between AdWords spend and AdSense earning.
Any business not alone google will see to it that it is not loosing money due to its two linked businesses (Adwords and Adsense here).
So I think google is justified taking the action as per their Quility guideline.
[edited by: martinibuster at 9:58 am (utc) on Sep. 13, 2008]
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