I also created an account with Google and put some AdSense ads on the page. Three or four, I think.
I also spent a little money and bought some AdWords ads to drive traffic. Yes, I was a complete noob just starting to learn and experiment.
All was well for about three days.
Then Google summarily killed my account. To this day I have no clue what happened. I got an email from them and absolutely positively no way to contact anyone to try and figure out what was wrong.
No, I did not click on any of the ads myself. I didn't even tell any friends or relatives about the site. I mean, the paint on the site was still wet.
So, I threw my arms up and gave up just like that.
I was working on building iOS apps at the same time and thought I'd rather work with a company that had some means to contact a human being for help. The iOS app business has been doing OK.
Now I want to get back into various forms of internet-based businesses, from ebook to webinar marketing and, yes, affilliate marketing. What I am asking for here is advice or a shove in the right direction in order to avoid experiencing that kind of premature failure again. I don't want to build junk sites. That was never the intent. However, not knowing what happened, why it happened and how I could have fixed it was really disconcerting.
What resources would you recommend I use to read-up on how to do affiliate marketing the right way, without tripping any red flags?
Can you offer up any ideas on why Google cut me off at the knees three years ago? You actually have as much information as I had back then!
I look forward to drinking from the huge fire-hose of information that this community seems to be. Lots to learn!