The catch-22 is that you don't know you have a "bad" site, and Google
doesn't want to give you separate accounts for each of your sites. So if
this is true, you are really stuck: run Adsense or don't, no in-between
It's unsubstantiated third party rumor, of course. But because Google
tells us next to nothing, we just don't know. The overwhelming issue
is Google's secrecy about everything. But really - is YPN any better?
Chitika seems to be a bit more open, but neither YPN or Chitika deliver
the punch that Google does for me. I understand some folks are doing
very well with Chitika, but for me it's a few dollars a day at best.
YPN pays well, but it's so unpredictable - some days it is great, other
days it is next to nothing. Google delivers consistently - they may
frustrate me because it's so hard to tell what works and what doesn't,
but at the end of the day the dollars are there.
I have multiple sites, so this semi-news is disquieting. It's not
disturbing, because who knows what it really means and how the heck
would I know if a site wasn't converting well? That goes back to the
Google secrecy problem: you'd think that they'd WANT you to do well,
because that's a win-win-win: if you do well, their advertisers do well,
and so do they. So if you have a weak site, you'd think Google would
want to tell you for that reason alone. But they won't.
They do tell you the obvious: have good content and don't worry. But
for reasons outside of your control, you could have a good site that
just had lousy conversion - perhaps it accidentally attracts the
wrong people due to an incorrect link somewhere, etc. You wouldn't
know that you had a problem, but it could affect you. That's why I
wish Google would open up just a little.