@Robert Charlton - (read that link as well ) i appreciate the time you have taken to give the info + all others that have posted in my thread :)
all along, i have been nice in my replies to google about my problem with a ban of some description, even though they won't tell me what exactly the ban is, as my visitor numbers havent really been affected, it's just that email says in so much words, your a bad website - i quote
"look for possibly artificial or unnatural links on your site pointing to other sites that could be intended to manipulate PageRank"
this is soley pointing to the outgoing links people have paid me for, rather than my own template links on my templates.
my whole gripe is this:
1. why cant i offer adspace, without being penalised.
2. why should it be my concern the reasons people want to link to me, i only assume it is because of the 700+ uniques i get each day, as i have so many backlinks from my "hand made templates" surely that is a great thing - if these link requesters want a link due to my PR, then thats their choice and their $$
3. google reps refuse to specify how many links i need to reduce to , in order to remove whatever ban they have imposed.
to sum up, do they really expect me never to add any more follow links, ever !
how else can i monetize my website, when i offer everything for free instantly, and 1000s' of websites are using my designs now - i was always under the impression that offering freebies was a good thing, get the backlinks then that would get more people to my site.
then, if they dont download and use my designs, they would maybe click a google adsense link..... sounded fair to me.
but, when all the google adsense targeting went to crap, at least 12 months ago, the only thing that came to mind was to sell adpsace, now i am paying for it
it all seems so unfair, to me