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6:13 am on Aug 8, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Hello all! I discovered something new, and please try it too. I was hit by all google algorithm and i work so hard in my great quality content. So i try to test my website to [developers.google.com...]
and i find something strange. When i have "Google Adsense "Auto Ads" activated on my blog i get optimization score on mobile 72 when i removed it i got optimization score 59.
Strange uh? Google consider Adsense Auto-ADS an "optimization factor" but only in this own testing tool and this can fool many people because consider that they do things right.

The big mistake is auto-ads sometime put the ADS in some bad position like at the top of content and navigation menu, this happen most of the time. So my webiste was "hit" all the time by google because consider probably it and Agressive YMYL page when it was never my intention but Auto-ADS testing intention. Some of my competitors scrape my page, steal content and rank better but have less ads or not using adsense auto-ads. I just want to mention i no sell anything, my website it's on HEALTH NICHE.

I don't have money to pay my hosting, because now i reduced ads with 2 ads for page using a simple wordpress plugin. I'm really sad, because i working so hard in my project for over 6 years and now i see my website decline from 20k to 1k user a day it's really destroys your skils and mental health. I no sleep, i no eating and im frustrated about this. I do not know what to do and how to go out, I hold my project I helped a lot of people with my articles and my experiences, I received thousands of congratulatory comments and today I regret to say it, but I have no money to keep my hosting.

Who benefits? Who stole my content, who has a team of 20 people and who has money to keep going. Being the single author and the creator I feel tease, without satisfaction and I entered a tunnel without light on the horizon.

<snip> I speak english but im not native speaker so in this message you cand find so many grammar errors. My wife is contributor to my site for translation in good english language.

Have a nice day to all.

[edited by: goodroi at 3:29 pm (utc) on Aug 8, 2018]
[edit reason] TOS [/edit]

11:22 am on Aug 9, 2018 (gmt 0)

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First of all, and without being rude, the first rule of a web master is to never integrate something in your pages, that you are not fully in control. (or at least control enough, because yes, we never have a 100% control over ads being displayed). So Auto-ads is the perfect example of something you/we are not controlling. It adds ads at different places, without us being able to control this. So it can't be "good". Especially, sine Adsense and Google Search are different entities, with different goals and different point of views. Adsense will of course try to over optimize ad placement, but regardless of Google search position about user's experience and excessive / misleading ad placement. Too many web masters believe that, if Adsense does or proposes something, it means that it's compliant with Google Search rules/policies. That is definitively wrong. And it's not a matter of the right hand ignoring what the left hand is doing. Never it's said that Adsense will be compliant with Google Search.

Google consider Adsense Auto-ADS an "optimization factor" but only in this own testing tool and this can fool many people because consider that they do things right.

The Auto ads can produce more optimized code, compared to normal adsense block. They may perfectly be rendered in a different way, with less network requests, or things like that. You can't really know of the mixture made.If you run the test several times, on the same page, with the auto ads, you'll certainly observe different scores. Because also, each ads is more or less consuming resources. (a rich media ad vs text ad, etc...).

it was never my intention but Auto-ADS testing intention.

Google's AI can't (yet) predict your intention, and in all events, Google won't mind. So sine it was for testing only, I guess you removed the auto ads and are using conventional ads again. So in that case, IF there is really a penalty or downgrading of your ranking because of it, this should be fixed during the next iteration of the indexing.

Some of my competitors scrape my page, steal content and rank better but have less ads or not using adsense auto-ads.

The reason is certainly a better user's experience, which is something that Google Search is taking in consideration. You might try to learn what these scrapers are doing, and apply it to your own site (I don't mean the scraping , of course, I mean about the page layout, ad placement, and any kind of optimization they might be doing with your content).
11:48 am on Aug 9, 2018 (gmt 0)

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That score is for page speed and as far as we know it only affects ranking for "pages that deliver the slowest experience to users." So, I don't think it's the cause of your troubles.

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4:10 pm on Aug 9, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Sincerly Dimitri, Other websites has less user's experience. I have one of the best UX and i don't want to apply the s*** to my site like others. So, i removed completly all google ADS from my site, and i will continue to do my work and i will never add more ads.

Sincerly again you don't have understand nothing about my point of view. Everyone can try. I will explain again: With Adsense, or auto ads you can have in the pageseed metrics "optimization +15 point" without normal adsense ads or autoads you have less point on the optimization -15 point is not hard to understand. Again, Everyone can try. So, they want you to think ADS will "work" as an optimization FACTOR. In fact that is wrong because they sure penalize website with so many ADS, so you dont have control over Auto-ADS and most of the time they are placed in very AGRESSIVE position.
 

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