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Does Adsense affect Natural Rankings?

6:36 pm on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I have a website that is obtaining better Google natural rankings each month. I already have excellent MSN and Yahoo natural search rankings.

My question is has anyone seen adding 'Adsense' hurt their natural rankings? I don't want to jeopardize my SEO
rankings for maybe a $100 a month from Adsense.

6:39 pm on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Our company has top 10 rankings for many sites on all three major SEs at same time and a few of those have adsense.

So I don't think they take that into consideration...yet!

6:43 pm on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If it's a new site, and you still need good links, put off adding AS till you are established.
And keep ads in general off the front page anyway.
Most webmasters don't link to sites full of ads.
Once you are established, do what you want.
6:54 pm on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It won't directly affect your Google rankings, but it might discourage inbound links from Webmasters who equate an AdSense ad unit with a "made-for-AdSense" junk site.
6:58 pm on Mar 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thanks. I'm not concerned with getting links from other advertisers (as crazy as that may sound). I have decent traffic now, I just wanted to confirm that there hasn't been a downward natural rankings trend as a result of adding AdSense to a website.

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