jbayabas - 12:27 pm on Jul 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
b. Client most reluctant to change domains. Current domain 15 years old, is strongly branded, and end result of a 301 anyway might be her whole adsense account gets banned because of trying to circumvent the ban.
Adsense is where the money is. No amount of Amazon or affiliates can surpass it. If you can't have Adsense on the site, you'd be better off not having the website at all.
I was able to successfully transfer an old high traffic banned site to a new domain family-friendly site 2 years ago. It was like starting from scratch. Search ranking was affected but gradually recovered because of loyal visitors. Earnings also recovered and even better than before.