koan - 8:43 am on Mar 2, 2011 (gmt 0)
But to leave things the way they are is a big mistake.
I do share your opinion that admittance to the program should be more stringent and require a quality web site in terms of content and design (not necessarily super pretty but at least usable), like most other top tier ads companies, I just think that basing it on what you think is decent traffic is not applicable to all topics. I'd be very happy to see cheap, freely hosted blogs with plagiarized content go away though. I'm tired of chasing after content thieves and I think it cheapens the Adsense brand, contributing to lower CTR.