Back in 2007, Google decided to make an example out of me because I was violating some major rules in their Webmaster Guidelines. Specifically, I was selling paid links, writing paid review and created a huge link building scheme to rank for certain keywords. All of this was against the Google rules and they slapped me by nuking me off their search engine!
After Google bitch slapped me, many bloggers wrote me off, saying that without the Google traffic, I would slip off into the sunset and never be heard from again. After all, who can possibly survive without the help of big daddy Google?
I had two choices. I could correct my blog to comply with Google like all the other webmasters did when they got slapped. Some were let back in, some weren’t. Instead, I chose the other route, which said, â€œScrew you Google! People say I can’t build my blog without you. I’m going to prove them wrong!â€
You know the rest of the story. Without the help of Google traffic, my blog continued to grow in both traffic and income. The blog and the brand are bigger than ever. I had accomplished what many bloggers and SEO â€œexpertsâ€ said could not be done.
Three years after the slap, Google added me back to their search engine (why they added me back is for a future story).
So how did I survived being bitch slapped by Google? The answer is…
My Email List
My email list is the foundation of my entire online business. Without it, I would be just another blogger making peanuts, instead of six figures. It’s because of my list that I was able to continue growing after Google banned me from their search engine.
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