Let me show one of many many examples. Search Google and you will see this ad from Ask.com: Now click through and you are taken to this page: Most of it is search ads, then some organic ads (both powered by Google I believe) and then some licenses content about the condition within the mix. Google's policy on this states: Google AdWords doesn't allow the promotion of websites that are designed for the sole or primary purpose of showing ads. One example of this kind of prohibited behavior is called arbitrage, where advertisers drive traffic to their websites at low cost and pay for that traffic by earning money from the ads placed on those websites. We've created this policy to help ensure that users see useful, unique, and original content without excessive advertising. Ask.com's CEO told this: We get traffic to Ask.com from many sources -- online and off -- and Google is just one part of our strategy. We are consistently collecting feedback from users who come to Ask via search advertising on Google, and the data shows that our experience is good compared to other advertisers on the page. For example, our advertisements on Google generate 200% higher retention, 33% higher time on site, and excellent customer satisfaction scores as compared against our competitors. You don't get those results by just sending people to pages with ads - we get them by making good on the promise of delivering answers. We don't do everything perfectly however, and I'm definitely all ears in terms of how we can continue to do things better.Google told that Ask.com is not getting special treatment here. The topic also discussed at search egine land http://searchengineland.com/is-ask-com-continuing-to-play-the-google-arbitrage-game-137278 Thoughts ?