I posted the below in my Adsense survey feedback, and thought it was worth sharing my disatisfaction here. I’m disgruntled with the disconnect between the Google Adsense Team and the Google Search team – they give conflicting advice, and it seems obvious to many webmasters that the Adsense team is recommending ad placement strategy that is detrimental to search engine rankings.
I am very tired of seeing Adsense on spam and scraper websites.
This is a prime example of a scraper site with Adsense. This article is a scraped and spun version of this original work.
And after your “Panda” search algorithm update, the scraped article OUTRANKED the original!!
This has been remedied slightly – the original is now first in the SERP’s again. BUT, the site http://www.bestcactus.com/ is still on page one for this search. A SITE LIKE THIS SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO USE ADSENSE!!!
Additionally, you guys sent out an email a few days ago blindly recommending we should place more ads on our sites – a lot of people are speculating that adding excessive ads is a factor in the Panda update penalties which many publishers are experiencing.
Your email also said that sf.funcheap.com had made 50% more revenue by making your changes.
However, sf.funcheap.com posted in this thread:
And they say they have lost at least 40% revenue since your Panda update!!!
How can this site be penalized when it has been featured as a quality and successful Adsense publisher?
http://www.askthebuilder.com also got penalised in your Panda update and lost half his traffic!! He is also a featured Adsense publisher. You can read his story here: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters/thread?tid=76830633df82fd8e&hl=en&start=59
You guys really need to sort out your spam Adsense users, they should not be earning revenue from scraping other peoples work. You also need to stop recommending people put more ads if this may detrimentally affect a sites search engine rankings.
My site http://i.padaccessories.info/ is also suffering some kind of penalty – we publish only original reviews of iPad Accessories written by my partner and I. We have been scraped and copied. It’s unfair and I’m sick of it.
The Niche Hunter