As you have no doubt read today, Google “in the spirit of greater transparency”, disclosed the revenue share it was paying its adsense publishers.
However as anyone in the domain business can tell you the revenue share is irrelevant because of smart pricing.
Google has refused to give anyone their quality score or any information as to how smart pricing affects their account.
Yahoo clearly lets publishers know there Traffic Quality score on a 1-10 scale and they update the number frequently.
Google, without telling your publishers what their quality score is, there is no transparency.
If the revenue share of “X” is reduced by an unknown and undisclosed factor “X-“, unless you know what that factor is, you really know nothing.
Google is just giving you 1/2 of a mathematical equation.
This mysterious quality score allows Google at the end of the day allows them to pay you whatever they want, regardless of “revenue share”.
Where was that information in Google blog post?