Google disabled my blogs

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I have no idea why. I've had them up for about 7 years.
I used that little contact notice but is there another way to contact google on the phone or by email that will get quicker response?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
    Do you mean they de-indexed your blogs? I've never heard of Google disabling a blog and I wouldn't think that was possible.

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    • Profile picture of the author Emailrevealer
      http://emailrevealer.blogspot.com/ Blog was removed, can't get into my dashboard or adsense account.

      I haven't updated my blogs in about a month so I can't imagine what wouold cause this today.
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      • Profile picture of the author Elle Holder
        Are you sure you didn't somehow violate their TOS?

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        • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
          Oh, I see, blogspot blogs. Unfortunately, I haven't heard of too many success stories when it comes to getting this explained. If they feel it has violated their TOS, pffft!

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        • Profile picture of the author Emailrevealer
          Originally Posted by ElleJ View Post

          Are you sure you didn't somehow violate their TOS?

          Blogger TOS
          I've been doing the same thing for 7 years.
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          • Profile picture of the author Elle Holder
            Originally Posted by Emailrevealer View Post

            I've been doing the same thing for 7 years.
            Unfortunately, that doesn't mean you have been doing the right thing for 7 years.

            Google is cracking down everywhere. What people were getting away with a month ago or a year ago is irrelevant. All sorts of people have had accounts banned.

            If you can read through every word of their TOS, and can honestly say that you haven't violated one thing, than you may have a case with them. But like Tina said, your chances are slim.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emailrevealer
    But where do I take my case? The only option they gave me is to verify my account via text message. I don't have a cell phone.
    Is there some way I can contact them? A phone mumber?
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    • Profile picture of the author Elle Holder
      Did you try the contact us link HERE?

      I just went there myself and see that someone else can report a TOS violation. You may have a competitor that knows the TOS better than you do and turned you in.
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      • Profile picture of the author Emailrevealer
        Originally Posted by ElleJ View Post

        Did you try the contact us link HERE?

        I just went there myself and see that someone else can report a TOS violation. You may have a competitor that knows the TOS better than you do and turned you in.
        Yes, I have a very serious issue with a very unethical competitor.
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        • Profile picture of the author Elle Holder
          Originally Posted by Emailrevealer View Post

          Yes, I have a very serious issue with a very unethical competitor.
          Then that, my friend, is likely your answer. Your competitor ratted on you.

          You were probably unknowingly violating some point of the TOS and your competitor found it, then brought it to Google's attention. And that is all Google needs to shut you down.

          Please pay attention to what the above poster said about using freebie blogs. It's just not a good idea to build your business on them, as you put yourself completely at the mercy of their TOS. If you need to rebuild, buy yourself a domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author dspa72
    this is the worst thing about the free blogger blogs: they own your blog and can close you when they want. If you have a successfull blog on blogger you should move it on your domain and host.
    And worst thing worst, is almost impossible to contact them
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
    Banned
    Yeah ... hope you can recover them, but that's exactly why it's best to have your own hosting and own blogging platform installed. No one can take it away unless you violate hosting TOS.
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  • Profile picture of the author Emailrevealer
    Well it' not going to affecty my business that much. I was only getting about a hundred hits a day to the blogs, maybe a hundred a month in adsense.
    I run my real business off a real web site on a domain I own.
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  • Profile picture of the author kpugh71
    They did that to me too. They disabled my 108 blogs on Blogspot. Been there and done that. But they waited until they were indexed on multipe search engines and all. I was #2 on yahoo in select categories too! Blogs were about a year old when they kicked me off of blogspot. I've made up my mind that Google does what Google will. They hate it when you are successful and kick you off at a whim. I've moved my highest traffic stuff away from them. They recently disabled a super-high earning website of a friend that was doing revenue sharing. Forget about Google and build your business away from those guys. They are bad news. They only people who do "okay". They hate overachievers.

    -Kelli
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