Google, thy name is hypocrite. You tell us bloggers one thing, then punish us for doing it. I noticed a significant drop in Google Adsense earnings on my blogs. I checked Search Engine Land, my go to site for Google algorithm updates.
Sure enough, on Feb. 6, Google refreshed their "top heavy ad" algorithm. Now Google search indexing punishes sites with too many ads above the fold (the point on a webpage where content isn't visible without scrolling down). So sites with too many ads and too little content in the immediate viewing area got nailed. Google Top Heavy Algorithm Refresh Penalizes Above the Fold Ads, Hypocrites!
- Freelance writer, Top 100 Yahoo! Voices, Yahoo! News, Shine, Michigan, Detroit), blogger, teacher, mom of 4, happily married 25 years. Graduated GVSU 1986, psychology/general education and special education. continuing ed up to present. Certified MI teacher. Writing Michigan history mystery, children's Gothic fantasy. Areas of expertise: education, relationships, mental health, nutrition, history, world cultures. Passions: faith, Catholic church, sustainable living, interfaith initiatives, living simply that others might simply live. Working on MA in EI education.