A couple of months ago, for the first time ever, I decided to start building a list using a squeeze page and free giveaway.
I have two AdWords accounts, one in my name, one in my wife's. One of the accounts had some free advertising credit in it, so I decided to try sending some google ppc traffic to the squeeze page.
I HAD NO IDEA that this was in violation of Google's policies - truly. But within about three days they had discontinued my ads AND SUSPENDED MY ACCOUNT.
This began my ongoing email conversation with a woman from support. Here's what has happened.
In an effort to get the account reinstated, I...
1. apologized repeatedly for my transgression
2. removed the squeeze page and set up a blog
3. populated the blog with original, useful content
4. removed ALL advertising of any kind (with the intention of monetizing later)
5. re-designed and re-written the content 3 or 4 times
I have resubmitted the site for consideration at least 3 or 4 times now. All they say is that it is still not in compliance and will require further changes.
I've asked for specific guidance and they will give none.
This has actually become kind of a game. I have another account, so I suppose I can just forget this one.
But I'm trying to learn from this. But for the life of me, I can't figure out what they are finding problematic. I have CAREFULLY written everything to be non-promotional, not implying any promise, etc.
I'm hoping that some of you might see something I'm missing.
I have no reason not to share the URL - it is not monetized and is not a money-maker in any way.
The site is startyourownbusinessnow.net .
If some of you have a few minutes and can give it a look, I'd appreciated. Any guidance would be immensely helpful.
Thanks in advance!