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The site in question has had the same keyword ranking in Google's serps since 2001.
After adding adSense the site has drop from #1 displaying the 4 links of an authority site to number 2/3 with fluctuation?
joined:Oct 27, 2001
Also, Google ranks pages, not sites. Have you done a "before and after" comparison for other pages and keyphrases?
After a number of years we have had keyword #1. Even with all the algo changes, it has remained. Also had the 4 links of an authority site.
Added adSense 12/31
Site (homepage) dropped from #1 to #2/3.
Tested from 12/31-2/28
Removed adSense 2/28 and kept it off until 3/11
Rank was #1/2.
Added adSense 3/12
3/13 Rank #2/3/4
That 4 freaked me out, we've haven't seen that ranking well since 2000/1.
I have somehow been banned (which I need to find out
why) but as soon as the Adsense ban occurred I lost
ALL of my rankings.
I now get 0 referals.
That's no coincidence :)
Google should like it when quality sites use adSense.
maybe as outland88 said, it is the changes of the different bots that cause the flux.
[edited by: tedster at 2:04 am (utc) on Mar. 15, 2007]
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