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i was just thinking that because most adsense sites are informational in nature that they might not have been hit that hard. I don't think that just putting adsense on your site will help you. Did you get hit?
I'm not sure what you ment by being hit. I have a content site with information. I also sell some information products (eBooks) on the same subject. Adsense adds revenue to my site. Of course, when someone clicks on Adsense they will leave my site and may not come back to buy the eBook. However, the effect is too small to measure. I can be absolutely sure that the revenue from Adsense is far more than the amount I might have lost (if any) from lost sales.
My main income, my "day job" is as a consultant. The information I give away makes people think (quite incorrectly ;-} perhaps) that I am smart and therefore more likely to hire me for my consulting service. But the Adsense is a significant additional source of revenue.
If I were a merchant with a site that sold stuff Adsense my adversly affect sales. However, I would expect that in most cases the Adsense would receive click from people who didn't find what they wanted to buy on the site.
After Florida, my Google referrals have been steady, possibly an increase of a couple of %. I haven't been running AdSense long and I doubt that was a factor for me.
Considering the feedback so far from around the board about Florida, the sites I have came through pretty much unscathed. I run AdSense only on a couple of them, but the others were largely unaffected regardless. No discernable difference in impact at all between the AdSense/non-AdSense sites but they're all informational sites. As for AdSense being the saviour of purely commercial sites I agree with you - I don't think it makes a bar of difference.
I think I lost between 100 to 200 visitors a day, which takes me back to what my traffic was a couple of months ago.
Not a good thing.
On the whole, in terms of traffic and AdSense, my initial reaction is that Florida has been a good thing for my site.