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I've just had my blogger blog removed. The message said "Your blog has been marked as spam by an automated classification system."

My blog didn't consist of any spam though. It was all original content. How do all the rubbish spam blogs survive on blogger if Google is even removing blogs with original content.

I saw this on the Google Groups forum. On the examples of what Google regularly removes, affiliate marketing is listed. Does this mean that we aren't even allowed to promote Amazon products using blogger?

http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/blogger/B3UztGw_Gdc/UmLOu2n1ZP4J%5B1-25%5D

The help section says there is a grace period where you can apply to get it reviewed and recovered, but is there any point applying if the blog is promoting products?

Would there be any point in creating a new account and a new blog then posting the blog there? The problem is I have no idea what caused the blog to be deemed as spam.
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  • Profile picture of the author sergwhite
    As an affiliate marketer I have had this happen to me many many times and it is unpleasant.

    I now avoid anything that is not self hosted on my VPS.
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    • Profile picture of the author cooler1
      Originally Posted by sergwhite View Post

      As an affiliate marketer I have had this happen to me many many times and it is unpleasant.

      I now avoid anything that is not self hosted on my VPS.
      Did you try to apply to get it recovered? The worst thing is, it gives you no idea of what you have supposed to have done wrong.
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      • Profile picture of the author Last Rep
        Just forget Blogger. IN my opinin it just is not worth the hasle my man.

        Move onto bigger and better things.
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      • Profile picture of the author cooler1
        I already have self-hosted websites, but most of them got hit by Penguin so I went down the blogger route.

        On the features section on one post, some of the list of features were the same as it's listed on Amazon because there is only so much you can change when listing a specific feature. But would having about five words in a row the same as Amazon's page be deemed as spam? If it was then all those spam blogs on blogger would be gone at once.
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        • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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          Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

          I already have self-hosted websites, but most of them got hit by Penguin so I went down the blogger route.
          Respectfully, it's the "so" that's the problem, there: having your own sites hit by the Penguin update is hardly a reason to use Blogger. As you've discovered. Sorry.

          Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

          But would having about five words in a row the same as Amazon's page be deemed as spam? If it was then all those spam blogs on blogger would be gone at once.
          It doesn't matter. The rules are interpreted inconsistently and idiosyncratically, with no rhyme or reason. This is the point of all the threads linked to above. Don't try to look at it logically and rationally: that just isn't how it works.

          It's unwise to use web-pages you don't own and control yourself. You'll always be at someone else's mercy. This is no way to build a business.

          The forum is full of these threads that start off "I've just had my Blogger blog removed". It has been for years.

          My guess is that that's not going to be changing any time soon.
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          • Profile picture of the author cooler1
            Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

            It's unwise to use web-pages you don't own and control yourself. You'll always be at someone else's mercy. This is no way to build a business.

            The forum is full of these threads that start off "I've just had my Blogger blog removed". It has been for years.

            My guess is that that's not going to be changing any time soon.
            I would agree that building a business solely on sites you don't own and control is a bad idea, but as an additional way of branching out and saving money on domains, I don't think it's a bad idea.

            Does anyone know if I could just create a new account then post the blog on there or would it detect that the content was posted on a blog which has been marked as spam?
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            • Profile picture of the author salegurus
              Originally Posted by cooler1 View Post

              Does anyone know if I could just create a new account then post the blog on there or would it detect that the content was posted on a blog which has been marked as spam?
              You have already had a bad experience with blogger, why go that route again?
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  • Profile picture of the author Guru4u
    I would get a hosting package that has WP. You can install as many blogs as you want and have a lot more flexibility in the set-up and layout. If they deleted you once, chances are it will happen again.
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