IanCP - 10:49 pm on May 7, 2013 (gmt 0)
One challenge to this is the number of pure "informational" sites that have continued to maintain strong rankings has shrunk dramatically over the years. Kind of a shame really, used to be a lot of great sites out their that were fueled more by passion, interest, hobby, ect. with the income being secondary
Sadly so true. I only monetised my sites with Amazon back in 1998 when increasing traffic costs were getting beyond me.
AdSense when it came along was a pure "super bonus" for me.
Of course since the advent of Panda and the Zoo? Well if Mr. Google regards the sites you described as now rubbish, then so be it.