This is after doing some initial promotion following the sanitization: submitting it to 21 search engines, and doing a couple requests for inclusion into additional directories. And no this doesn't mean I'm about to rest on my laurels and wait fo the money to come in. I'm asking for recommendations so that I can focus my efforts on further promotion, content creation (I just published my first article since the de-indexing), back-linking etc, while having something there for any traffic that does show up while I do those things.
Right now I have only an Amazon widget, which I'm also about to overhaul. Its a 5 product static tower in my sidebar which I'm thinking about juicing up by calling it something like "pick(s) of the week" and focusing on maybe just one fresh Amazon product every week, with a link to a "past picks" archive below it, leading to its own separate landing page. Any Amazon affiliates who this resonates with, feel free to borrow the idea and even improve on it. I don't claim any originality or propriety to it (I'm sure others have thought of the same thing before me).
I'm also considering Click bank products - though there is nothing in my niche there that I'm willing to promote. There are likely related products I'd have no reservation about promoting and that are still a good fit for my site (I have a few ideas to explore there already).
So this is also not an "I'm too lazy to do my own fracken homework" post. More of a "this is what I've come up with so far, now that AdSense is out for awhile, but I believe I can do more and am looking for ideas while sharing my own" post.
Hopefully someone has some suggestion. The past few days have been s--- since the de-indexing, but Google didn't suspend my blogger account, nor de-index its own URL. I've fished it out the mud hole it was in, cleaned it up, registered a well thought out and researched .info domain that I've bought to start developing later, but am keeping going full steam ahead on this one for now.
Its soon to be little sister site is a two word, 11 letter domain (un-hyphened) with 29,000 searches just on the two words that make it consists of, evergreen, and with only 1 real competitor on high volume, low competion keywords. The others I will outrank and don't mind being #2 in the G list as his site is nothing like mine will be, while the market is of the habitual buyer type who mostly will look for, and follow, new sites. That's the rainbow after the s--- storm, as that it was getting de-indexed that led me to it. I'm still focused on my first site, though, as I don't consider it anywhere near ready to lose any focus at all with a second site. Later on I can keep it going while building the other one, but right now I'm still far from satisfied with this one.