So last month, March 2009, I spent $366.90 in Google Adwords promoting Amazon and a few other products, and so far the March earnings on Amazon come in at $299.49 -- but about 20 more items need to ship, so thank God I hope I'll at least be in the black and well beyond when they do.
As for the other tallies, at least Adsense hit $500 for the month -- in spite of two sites now totally removed from their index.
But yesterday I was half-surprised to find out that the other website I was building up of the best-selling products online was, just like WatchFreeEpisodes.com, totally removed from Google's index.
So what do you do when Google blocks your website and totally removes it from their index?
Well, first you rant and rave a little bit -- second time around, I guess it's less shocking.
You want to ask Google:
Was the feed list plugin? Maybe but, lots of people use that.
Was it all the labels? Maybe...but Goog, could you give us an exactly limit please?
Are you just trying to force webmasters to use Adwords? Nah...don't be evil, right?
So then you try to clean it up the site and get rid of anything you think Google may hate: duplicate content, keyword stuffing, whatever. You wait to put in a reconsideration request and pray. (Been since Feb. 2009 since WatchFreeEpisodes.com got banned.)
And then you say, "Uncle!" and thank the good Lord for chastising those whom He loves and get quiet and get to doing whatever the Father really wants you to do...