I got some emails and these could not wait for mailbag monday…
Yesterday I noticed Google Adsense changed many things. One is this:
“Sites displaying Google ads may not include: Deceptive or manipulative content or construction to improve your site’s search engine ranking, e.g., your site’s PageRank”
So does this mean I will get banned from Adsense for optimizing my site for search engines now?
Ray – Interesting view on that. I am 100% sure it is not Googles goal to ban SEO’s from Adsense. I think Google is just trying to be as broad as possible with there terms of service (as any company is). When was the last time you actually read a terms of service? I think you will find many of them try to give the company a “its not our fault you violated TOS”.
I think you are probably safe to proceed to SEO your site with what adhears to the Google Webmaster Guidelines.
Basically you cant cloak or do what Google considers “blackhat stuff”… Well unless you are a major news paper. (sorry had to do it)