Saffron - 12:10 am on Apr 19, 2013 (gmt 0)
That rule went out the window a long time ago, both for serps and Adsense. Both are now games of chance; if you get lucky then the latest algo favours your site, if not then you get screwed. It's out of your control and the quality of your content is almost irrelevant.
Yep, it's true. My site is 100% unique content, all written for the reader yet Google in their efforts to improve the internet are now ranking "yahoo answers" over some of my content.
It is NOT about quality.