Adsense is evil? That's what John Scott states in his recent post about the devaluation of advertising impressions and quality of web content that Adsense has created. I really can't disagree. MFA sites (Made-For-Adsense) have caused a huge problem in so many ways. And yes, I've even played around with MFAs to see what the result would be. It didn't take long to realize that an MFA site is worthless, unless perhaps you are creating thousands of them. But that's not my game. But I've long thought that Google should tighten their control over the Adsense program. I keep trying to find a reason why they don't, and I have to assume it's greed. So, maybe Adsense IS evil.
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Agreed, Donna. AdSense is a great way for Google to make more money, but it detracts from the quality of search results and web surfing overall. On the scale of evil things big companies do, it’s pretty darn small, but it’s certainly at least a little evil.
I don’t think that you can point a finger specifically at one program that pays for clicks or pays for impressions – because if adsense didn’t exist people would still be motivated by many ad or affiliate programs – there is a huge demand for internet ads and companies are willing to pay… But, we are currently living in the age of BullShit content. It doesn’t matter if it is accurate or complete… just so it gets into the index.
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