MFA Sites are Dead: Google Calls The End
Seeing that the recent update to Google search engine was targeted at low-value duplicated-content websites, the following move could have been anticipated.
When I was starting online, I did setup a couple of automated sites optimized to make a few bucks each day through Google Adsense. I had totally forgot about these websites since they were generating pocket change and I was focusing on bigger things.
Well, that’s official, Google is starting to chase MFA (Made For Adsense) websites. I just received the following email from Adsense:
Learn how I made $33,543 online in the past 12 months.
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During a recent review of your account we found that you are currently displaying Google ads in a manner that is not compliant with our program policies
Please note that this URL is an example and that the same violations may exist on other pages of this website or other sites in your network.
It is important for a site displaying AdSense to offer significant value to the user by providing unique and relevant content, and not to place ads on auto-generated pages or pages with little to no original content.
Your site should also provide a good user experience through clear navigation and organization. Users should be able to easily click through your pages and find the information they are seeking.
Please review Google’s Webmaster Quality Guidelines (http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?answer=35769#quality) for more information.
ACTION TAKEN: We have disabled ad serving to your site.
ACCOUNT STATUS: ACTIVE
Your AdSense account remains active. However, please note that our team reserves the right to disable your account at any time. As such, we encourage you to become familiar with our program policies and monitor your network accordingly.
If you are running some automated websites to make some extra cash, you should be aware that you are risking losing your Adsense account. Time for me to kill my old MFA websites!