Can You Believe Google deleted Alan Liew's MoneyMakerInfo Blogspot !!

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Wow, this is a HUGe HUGE Shock. Alan's Site www.moneymakerinfo.blogspot.com is over 4 years old and has been number one for hundreds of huge Keywords including 'make money online'.

This goes to show (as I have been saying myself) that you need to Host your Own Domain and if you use the Blogger interface to back ALL your content up. There is no excuse as use can automatically do this with Blogger.

That being said I am speechless about this as I have come to love Alan's Blog. But it got flagged for Spam.
#alan #blogspot #deleted #google #liew #moneymakerinfo
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  • Profile picture of the author BMboyz
    Gulp,

    I had a story, last year i have registered 30 Subdomain using blogspot... The keyword i've seach is from google keyword tools. I create that for adsense purposes.. Few days after that.. Most of it has been disable by google... huhuhu.. Most of it just has 1 - 2 post but all have adsense panel...

    Start from that i m not using blogspot, and adsense again... huhuhu only google search
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    Yep there is always that risk of it going pear shap0ed... bet he's kicking himself

    Danny
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  • I think to have won all the prizes for Blogger deletion.
    My first blog was deleted in half an hour only !

    For this reason I always used hosted blogs.
    They cost a little more but you can do whatever you like !

    Goodbye,
    Alessandro Zamboni
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    The problem was is that he was probably making money from it, and that's a no-no in Google's eyes. Google doesn't want anyone to make money online except Google. It's a monopoly, and it needs to be stopped. Hopefully, somebody big and rich enough will stand up and fight them for a piece of the market, and maybe we'll have a few choices.

    IMO, Google has done more to destroy internet marketing than anyone else online. I know they ripped food from my mouth, and I don't like it.
    Every single thread I've seen where someone talks about using Blogspot for a blog has included someone cautioning not to depend on it.

    This may be something a bit les sinister, you know. In fact, I'd bet on it. I suspect it's backlash against the people who use it for link spamming, advertising black and grey hat techniques, and otherwise using the system in ways different than Google intended it be used.

    Marketers are quick to yell about how evil people are for defending their own property, but much less quick to point out how we bring it on outrselves by our own actions. And yes, that means some innocent people get tarred with the same brush, but that can't be helped. It gets to the point where the only option is to say, "No exceptions." We do tend to whine when we can't have our cake and eat it too.


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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    I wonder how someone like 'Griz' is feeling right now.

    He has a highly ranked blog on Blogger in the Make Money Online niche. ..and he's often talked about the risks of being shut down by blogger/google. He's always said they were remote. I've got many Blogger hosted blogs so I see this as bad news.
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    • Profile picture of the author Oland
      Originally Posted by brucerby View Post

      I wonder how someone like 'Griz' is feeling right now.

      He has a highly ranked blog on Blogger in the Make Money Online niche. ..and he's often talked about the risks of being shut down by blogger/google. He's always said they were remote. I've got many Blogger hosted blogs so I see this as bad news.
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonB
    Alan isn't the only one that has suffered from this. Others as well that aren't even close to being associated with that particular niche have lost their blogs..

    I think it really came down to some form of SPAM that Google saw, or said that they saw. lol
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  • Profile picture of the author ant_arias
    Wow...Just another reason to self host your blogs. I've heard this a million times and I'm finally starting to see it affect people in a big way.
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    • Profile picture of the author verbose
      I was planning on following the Johns Post about creating a blog empire with Plr. But I have decided instead to get a generic domain and use sub domains. I figure at the most it will cost em 10 to14 dollars a month. I plan a few other twists in this also.
      The only thing any free service should be used for either feeder sites,back links,second tier testing. Do not put your finical destiny in someone else hands
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      • Profile picture of the author Alan Petersen
        Originally Posted by verbose View Post

        I was planning on following the Johns Post about creating a blog empire with Plr. But I have decided instead to get a generic domain and use sub domains. I figure at the most it will cost em 10 to14 dollars a month. I plan a few other twists in this also.
        The only thing any free service should be used for either feeder sites,back links,second tier testing. Do not put your finical destiny in someone else hands
        That's probably why Google is zapping blogs left and right because they don't want feeder sites, mini-nets, or any type of crappy blog site whose only purpose of existing is to generate backlinks to your web properties.

        I'm sure good sites are being caught in the line of the fire. Collateral damage.

        I wasn't familiar with this blogspot site but I'm not sure why anyone would put their hard work on a site they have such little control over.

        Registering a domain is less than $10. Hosting is is dirt cheap. For about $110 you're set for the year.
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        • Profile picture of the author Steve Faber
          Originally Posted by Alan Petersen View Post

          That's probably why Google is zapping blogs left and right because they don't want feeder sites, mini-nets, or any type of crappy blog site whose only purpose of existing is to generate backlinks to your web properties.
          What if it's only purpose is to generate backlinks, but it is not crappy? It looks like they're even going after quality content sites now, if they detect a TOS violation that happens to get them a bit sideways. I am still flabbergasted that someone who knew this much about IM would park all their eggs in a blogger basket.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andyhenry
    Blogger are removing the ftp function too now, so even if you were using them but publishing to your own domain - that's about to stop.

    Time to ditch them all together if you want control of your site back.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
    This story has been on all the forums lately

    And I can't believe people still have blogs on blogspots
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
    Umm. You may want to maybe check that link again. Its still there.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Grable
      Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

      Umm. You may want to maybe check that link again. Its still there.
      Now that is interesting. No explanation on the site... I wonder if we will ever have an answer about what happenned.
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    • Profile picture of the author bgmacaw
      Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

      Umm. You may want to maybe check that link again. Its still there.
      Perhaps someone at Google figured out that this, along with some other recent moves, is generating tons of negative publicity for them. Blogger is a 'cash cow' for them in terms of Adsense revenue and if people move away from it due to them taking down well known sites it could hurt revenues. Remember, the real customers at Google are the big institutional stockholders and if they see even one quarter's revenue is down due to bad public perceptions...
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Wow, all I can say is that Alan's Site did NOT in any way, shape, or form deserve to be deleted. He had guest Writers so I know his Content was all original and unique.

        I know he is giving a big sigh of relief right now.

        What is that Blog pulling in a year anyway ?? Well, over a 100K ??
        Just curious but what do you all approximate it pulls in ??
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        • Profile picture of the author John Atkins
          Originally Posted by discrat View Post


          What is that Blog pulling in a year anyway ?? Well, over a 100K ??
          Are you serious? That blog doesn't doesn't pull in half of that
          amount trust me.

          I estimate that he makes somewhere in between $30,000 to
          $45,000 yearly. And that's because he sells direct
          advertisments. If he relied only on google, he would make
          less.

          If he built up a list though, he would make a lot more...
          I don't know why he doesn't do it.
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          • Profile picture of the author Midas3 Consulting
            Originally Posted by IM Headlines View Post


            I estimate that he makes somewhere in between $30,000 to
            $45,000 yearly. And that's because he sells direct
            advertisments. If he relied only on google, he would make
            less.

            No1 , for "make money online" and you think he made about $3k - $4k per month ?

            On what are you basing your estimate?
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          • Profile picture of the author Kamran
            He did mention somewhere that blog makes around 4-5k per month, what a sad story.
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            • Profile picture of the author Midas3 Consulting
              Originally Posted by Kamran View Post

              He did mention somewhere that blog makes around 4-5k per month, what a sad story.
              Pitiful, unless of course he's using a touch of misdirection there
              for a number of sensible reasons I can instantly think of.
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              • Profile picture of the author Braden4u
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                • Profile picture of the author Hesaidblissfully
                  That sucks. And even if he'd backed up all the content and moved it to a new blog, he's still lost all the backlinks and the authority/age of the blogger one.
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                • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
                  Originally Posted by Braden4u View Post

                  So, what we learn from all this? Get your domain registered
                  And get your own hosting.

                  Web 2.0 sites are great, until you realize there is always a chance that they will get pulled or go poof at any time because you don't have control over them.
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          • Profile picture of the author discrat
            Originally Posted by IM Headlines View Post

            Are you serious? That blog doesn't doesn't pull in half of that
            amount trust me.

            I estimate that he makes somewhere in between $30,000 to
            $45,000 yearly. And that's because he sells direct
            advertisments. If he relied only on google, he would make
            less.

            If he built up a list though, he would make a lot more...
            I don't know why he doesn't do it.
            I dont know, I have a similar Site that does good and I tried building a List and it does not convert very well. Especially if you do CPA pay per leads like Survey Sites ( which is all I do on my one Blog) In my Case building a List became redundant. Better to just convert right then and there on the Blog and let them move on. They are looking for FREE ways to make money. This Niche is NOT the IM Niche which is full of bloggers and Webmasters looking to buy tools to get their Sites and Landing Pages earning more Money. The Work from Home Nich is totally different than the IM one
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        • Profile picture of the author David Jackson
          Originally Posted by discrat View Post

          Wow, all I can say is that Alan's Site did NOT in any way, shape, or form deserve to be deleted.
          Maybe it did, maybe it didn't. None of us really know. Apparently, Google thought it did, and they have the last word. That's why backing up your files is so important. That way if something does happen, you won't miss a beat.

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          • Profile picture of the author Crew Chief
            Originally Posted by hommi_16 View Post

            Was his blog deleted for a reason or by accident. Cause if you host the domain yourself google can still get you by de-indexing your site.
            The blog IS NOT deleted!

            Here it is: Make Money Online

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  • Profile picture of the author Aira Bongco
    Lesson of the story: Do not use blogspot and do not use Google ads for advertising. I don't like Google ads. They merely pay pennies. Go with affiliate marketing or CPA instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author woodymcgrath
    I find it strange that if a site is pulling in tons of money with ghost writers and all, why would he not use his own domain and gain control of hosting?
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  • Profile picture of the author GuerrillaIM
    It has not been deleted, I can view it fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author hhunt
    I know this is a bit old, I just noticed that one of my blogs on Blogger has been removed as well. Although it didn't have much content as I mainly used it for Adsense, I only noticed as my Adsense income for last month was lower than usual... and decided to check the blog.

    Now, that's a nice revenue source lost
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  • Profile picture of the author hommi_16
    Was his blog deleted for a reason or by accident. Cause if you host the domain yourself google can still get you by de-indexing your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author grumpyjacksa
    trust google to mess it up.....

    they seem to be quite good at it.

    on blogspot, anyway...

    i used to have a few blogs over there - part of a structure for backlinking....

    when the first one went, i just stopped working on them...

    it seems that requests to unblock them are simply never received...

    even for things you want to do on a free host, it seems blogspot is the last place to do it.

    speaking from (frustrating) experience...
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  • Profile picture of the author desigac
    We shocked about this kind of activity and Alan Liew's hardwork had been closed and their is no point to work with this free blog system.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasonmorgan
    why you be bumpin' old posts like dat?

    Oh yeah, his site is and has been back up for a while now.
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  • Profile picture of the author dagaul101
    It happens, Google are getting more draconian as they get bigger, more reasons for Bing and Yahoo to step up and offer a real challenge to an Blogger or Wordpress alternative
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  • Profile picture of the author dohfiddle
    Hosting prices are so competitive that even if you dont have much money to start you can still find an incredibly good deal so there is really no excuse no to have your own domain
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