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25 May 11 11:26 am
Well I guess there is no doubt now, I have been sand boxed for whatever reason. I just posting today to give everyone a small bit of encouragement if this ever happens to you.
Considering I had no idea what i was doing when I started IM, I just followed all of Marks advice and many other people's here at Affilorama ( thanks to everyone by the way).
I had always heard being sand boxed meant you were site was dead until Google decided you could get back in the pool again. And that you should have a marketing strategy that ensured you weren't relying on just Google for all your traffic. Well even though I had thought that I could never get sand boxed I did as I was told.
So here I am, sand boxed, and now I am realizing that even though I have taken a big hit in traffic and sales, I'm still making money. Not as much as I was but still 200 a week with no help from Google and on top of that all my articles and blogs are still ranked first page in Google so they are helping me even if they don't want too.
You know sometimes it was frustrating to me to have my articles and blogs beating my actual website, even though I knew it wasn't a bad thing, I just wanted my site to be above all the other stuff. And even though I felt like taking the time to build back links to articles, blogs, etc.. was a waste of time, I'm so glad I did it now.
I just wanted all the newbies out there to know if you follow the great advice you receive hear at Affilorama that you will build a asset that will survive and still make money even if Google doesn't want you to. Build your traffic sources from so many places that no one thing can completely shut you down. All your hard work WILL pay off. it's not overnight but it works.
Good Luck To All