Interesting blog results

Two blogs, created on the same day, on two brand new domain names with no history or prior traffic.

No incoming links other than Technorati thus far.

One has Adsense on it, the other doesnt

15 posts on each three days later, and I checked Google.

The blog without Adsense was completely spidered and in the results. Every single post was there. The blog with Adsense had only the index page in the results.

Granted, it’s too small a sample to be significant, and it might just be a fluke, but I find it interesting nonetheless.

It wouldn’t surprise me if Google would penalize sites that, when they are spidered for the very first time, show Adsense. That would be a great way to catch made for Adsense (MFA) sites, since they have Adsense from the get-go, while “real” sites will focus on content first and monetization later.


  1. Allan says:

    Interesting. Could be a number of reasons not just because of Adsense. Saying that if G was putting instant Adsense sites in the snadbox it wouldn’t be a surprise with the number of MFA sites about these days.

  2. wendy says:

    You’re right, Allan. I wouldn’t draw any definite conclusions from it, but it strikes me as a logical move for the search engines to make to counter the MFA explosion. I’m definitely going to try and replicate the results with future sites to confirm, but not so often that I subject 50% of my new sites to the MFA sandbox. 🙂


  3. I also agree with Allan. There are a lot of reason. sandbox is one of the reason. Remember also google crawling speed.
    Have you try to wait until 3 months and see what happen?

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