My goal is to centralize info on a site, then I thought about adding Adsense. I'm wondering if such thing might trigger a red flag even as all the content is mine. (I write all my content and also use my own pictures). (read about WHY below). I don't think the *widget* thing will serve me to explain so I'll use this website as an example (but the opposite).
Imagine you as a webmaster began a site about design, then another about dabatases, then another about flash and then PHP, and so on. You end up with 7 sites of your own making, you are the author of the content and even the images. Updates? once a week.
At some point all the sites complement each other and you have links from one article pointing to another from site to site. Some of your visitors end up reading 4 of your sites after a search ("integrate flash solution with a database") or reading 4 sites just because the content is around one subject. Then you have users following your content via RSS or bookmarks, just like we do read specific sites.
So, why not "7sites.net" whatever? you keep updating your sites 1 per week and this one will feature the content of your other websites, result? updates every day of the week for this one. SEs would love it and users will find it useful, having related content on one site while still having separated webs.
- The "central" site will only feature your own content
- The featured content will have a limit, 40, 50 words...
- It will include one picture per article
- It will make clear that -all stays in the family- and that I'm the author of everything.
- The central site won't feature content of sites that are not mine (even as users write and ask for it). This will save me problems.
I think it could become a traffic magnet, specially if one takes the time to write unique intros for each update. I think about adding adsense but worry about triggering false alarms. I think more about this after the comments on the Panda Update. Traffic team, Algo and Adsense are not the same thing and their way to see things might differ. You could be ok with traffic but triggering alse alarms on Adsense (pseudo detecting copied content) while in fact all the content is yours.
What do you think? I think is a great idea and pretty sure I'll work on it even if I don't add Adsense to it (perhaps is the safe way to go).