swa66 - 10:48 pm on Jan 29, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: swa66 at 10:52 pm (utc) on Jan 29, 2013]
I'd not mind having to pay for adsense support if only they would staff it with the right people and take away their pre-chewed answer collection full of mantras and outright wrong advise.
If ever I'd go to such a thing, it be to get them to clean up their act and stop staring at their own navel. E.g. "mobile" well no wonder from the makes of Android is it ? Seriously: sure it's growing all the time, but we know that without them telling us.
We're not children. Stop treating us like we are.
User generated content: it's not just an issue of moderation: something will always slip in and be there before a mod comes by and removes it/bannes the user/... If they come by and see it they get upset and overreact - one of the reasons I'm not doing any adsense anymore on user generated content that is not pre moderated. Forums: it doesn't work to start with, and risk an account over pennies ? No thanks.
Promoting Google+ (yeah, google would like that), facebook wants you to move your stuff over to them, pinterest would like all your pictures -oh they steal them anyway-, and quite a few more too. But we'd be crazy to fall for the scheme: We already depend on search traffic from the search engines - cause they value linking in such a way that getting good, real links is next to impossible nowadays. Now they want to control social media too. But the traffic from social media is very different from your normal traffic: these folks are like a bird that flew in through an open window in a museum: they leave stuff you don't want and are not interested in what you have - they just want out and go back to their usual junk.
Serious content is then ripped off by the communists that write for wikipedia and after they stole all they could, they then even change the references from your original to those that copied it from wikipedia "cause it's a better match" (well you just created a source loop ... of course it matches well).
The real hurt then comes from Google: they rate the content of wikipedia over yours in the SERPS.
One could wonder why we continue the fight.
Seriously: I think the intended audience of those events are not the readers over here.
[edited by: swa66 at 10:52 pm (utc) on Jan 29, 2013]