ascensions - 10:28 pm on Aug 16, 2012 (gmt 0)
So I assumed with Panda and the Page-Layout-Algo of the last year, along with new suggested "best practices" with ads, that Google was encouraging me to place content before ads. Then today I get an email from Adsense suggesting (blatantly) I left-align a 336x280.
Why would Google suggest something that would algorhythmically punish me, or at the very least appear to go against the "best user experience?"
Furthermore, if I was originally wrong, and they're not discounting left-aligned ads, then why aren't they? Doesn't Google want the best for their customers?
Now I'm more confused than ever.
To be honest, since Panda I've done everything in my power to fix things, including many things which is better for the visitor. The lack of recovery has led me to believe I'm very close to doing everything in my power to make it worse now, because I just can't win.
So do I go back to the left-aligned (more evil) ads and make more money or do I try to do what's right for the visitor and keep it clean and on the right?