How Do You Define an MFA (Made for AdSense Site)?

Jul 3, 2008 • 7:50 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google AdSense

A WebmasterWorld thread has discussion around the various classifications of an MFA site (made for AdSense). The question is, what is the true definition of such a site? Is there a gray area or is it black and white?

One member classifies three types of sites running AdSense:

  1. A site that has content that consists only of ads.
  2. A site that has substandard content, and lots of ads.
  3. A site that has good content, and ads that take up no more than 1/3 of the available space.

Now, I am sure there are shades between. How about a site with really good content, but the only way to see that content is to scroll past the AdSense ads. I know several sites like this, and I wouldn't consider them MFAs, cause I scroll past the ads to read the content. Maybe the sites that you hit the back button on, would be the proper classification here?

Senior member zett adds his classification of an MFA:

  • Ad units blended.
  • Ad units in places where you would expect navigation or content.
  • Mediocre/generic/useless content.
  • No outbound links except Adsense ads or link to the same site (with more crap).
  • New domain, no PR, only way to get traffic is to buy cheap Adsense traffic (with ads that promise things the landing page cannot keep).
  • Private domain registration.
  • No real contact information on site.

But let's poll the audience here and ask you, based on the three types of sites listed above, which are MFAs. Here is the poll, check ALL that apply:

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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