This should be in the 'Monetizing' forum but there is now where to put it.
About a year ago when I was first trying to get some of my sites off the ground I used Text-Link-Ads just to see what kinda effect it would have on my sites with traffic and incomming links. Sufficed to say I figured out pretty quick that they only winners were TLA (followed by the sites advertising). So I submitted a few of my sites as publishers (which were turned down). Now today I get an email saying they want to add one of my sites to their inventory.
My Question is: I've worked extremely hard and spent a lots of money to get my sites to where they are now, search engines seem to give them a lot of air time. If I were to publish TLA (which im not, but there is a nagging 1% that says give it a go) would I be penalized for it?