Google Suspended My Innocuous Blogger Blog

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I don't know how or why Google would suspend a blogger blog of mine that didn't have any ads on it and was not part of any spam campaigns. It does have verifiable public domain stuff on it, so doesn't violate copyright laws. In all likelihood the suspension won't be lifted since Google rarely backtracks on such decisions, no matter how unfair or illogical. Google is known for being arbitrary, unaccountable, and unreachable.

Don't ever count on Blogger blogs for making money if they even do this to a 100% un-monetized.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    When was the last time you updated it? Could it have been deleted for inactivity. They would have delete abandoned blogs sooner or later I would think.
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

      When was the last time you updated it? Could it have been deleted for inactivity. They would have delete abandoned blogs sooner or later I would think.
      The day before yesterday. The good news is that Google, in its arrogance, is being displaced by smaller more versatile entities. Google is like Brock Lesnar,big, fast, intimidating, blasting onto the scene and becoming a champion in short order, but still ultimately defeated by more versatile, more open-minded and less arrogant opponents.
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      • Profile picture of the author talfighel
        Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

        Google is like Brock Lesnar,big, fast, intimidating, blasting onto the scene and becoming a champion in short order, but still ultimately defeated by more versatile, more open-minded and less arrogant opponents.
        I was watching Brock Lesnar on the WWE Raw show a few weeks ago and I must say that he is a very scary person. If I was an ultimate fighter, I would be scared to get in the ring with him.

        Yes, I watch WWE Wrestling and have for years. I just think that it is very entertaining and is better then watching the news.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    I don't know how or why Google would suspend a blogger blog of mine that didn't have any ads on it and was not part of any spam campaigns.
    This is not all that rare.

    It can even be because of an automated process, with some small number of people (competitors?) "flagging" it for no reason other than malice.

    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    In all likelihood the suspension won't be lifted since Google rarely backtracks on such decisions, no matter how unfair or illogical.
    It's not impossible. But you're right about the likelihood. (Worth trying, though).

    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    Don't ever count on Blogger blogs for making money if they even do this to a 100% un-monetized.
    I agree unreservedly.

    What irritates me is when people (so often) reply to threads of this nature saying "All those people must have done something wrong", and "You'll be ok there if you stick to the TOS". :p :rolleyes:

    is Wordpress really a better choice than Blogger in my case?
    Squidoo/Blogger as primary website
    Blogger and deleted blogs?
    Blogger blog removed
    Wow Blogger Deemed All My Hard Work Spam
    Is blogger blogs worthy?
    have blogspot energy?

    Sorry to hear about your site, T-bird.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I'm curious TB - what subject(s) did your blog cover?
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    • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
      Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      I'm curious TB - what subject(s) did your blog cover?
      Children's literature, of all things. Harmless topic, not controversial in any way, totally above board, nothing for sale, no spamming, no capture device.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

    I don't know how or why Google would suspend a blogger blog of mine that didn't have any ads on it and was not part of any spam campaigns. It does have verifiable public domain stuff on it, so doesn't violate copyright laws. In all likelihood the suspension won't be lifted since Google rarely backtracks on such decisions, no matter how unfair or illogical. Google is known for being arbitrary, unaccountable, and unreachable.

    Don't ever count on Blogger blogs for making money if they even do this to a 100% un-monetized.
    Spammers have ruined blogger for everyone else. Google have gone gung ho in attempt to crack down on spam, but loads of above board blogs are being removed and its only got worser. Google clearly need to tweak their spam system algorithm, but as it's a free service they have no incentive to.

    Their appeals process is pointless also. I appealed to have a blog re-instated, but when they replied they said it was a spam bot. The blog had only original content which was well written with good grammar and spelling with very few affiliate links, so it wasn't a spam bot at all.



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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    I used to keep blogger blogs, and even my kid's practice storytelling blog got nuked.

    Most often, it is the result of people seeing you outrank them in Google, then reporting yours as a spam blog. LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author mojojuju
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post


      Most often, it is the result of people seeing you outrank them in Google, then reporting yours as a spam blog. LOL
      This is just conjecture, I'm sure.
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    • Profile picture of the author anwar001
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      I used to keep blogger blogs, and even my kid's practice storytelling blog got nuked.

      Most often, it is the result of people seeing you outrank them in Google, then reporting yours as a spam blog. LOL
      Don't they manually review the blogs if someone reports it as spam? Do they just blindly delete the blog?
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
      Originally Posted by tpw View Post

      I used to keep blogger blogs, and even my kid's practice storytelling blog got nuked.

      Most often, it is the result of people seeing you outrank them in Google, then reporting yours as a spam blog. LOL
      Don't tell me you were reporting your kid's storytelling blogs to try to outrank them. :p
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  • Profile picture of the author Elvis Michael
    Don't ever rely on Blogger. I learned that the hard way last year despite running a very clean, white hat blog. Thankfully I had most articles backed up and hardly had any following. I have since moved everything to WordPress.org.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicole K
    If someone reports your blog as spam then they suspend the blog pending further investigation. But if you do not have unique content on your blog it may go against you.
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  • Profile picture of the author cpadualcore
    Thats why its always better to use self hosted solutions like wordpress than building our business on 3rd party sites. When my blogger got suspended, I send a lot of emails trying to get it back and to enquire about the exact reason for suspension. But they just ignore us. Once a blogger account is gone, its gone forever.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edman15
    You can contact blogger support team here Contacting Support - Blogger Help

    Although I don't have any idea, it would help you or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joan Altz
    Hey, Thunderbird. You make your bed and you lay in it, know what I mean?

    You can't expect to have any long lasting success with any blog or online endeavor when you give up control, and a blogger blog is LACK OF CONTROL.

    Get your own hosting account, man. You're obviously not a novice. You should know to do this.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
      I can only hope that something, from somewhere comes out of the blue and somehow gives Google a run for it's money to make them realize finally that they need to have more respect for their users.

      Not likely, but the fantasy is there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben Gordon
    That's why you should own your own website and control your business. Don't let Google be dependent of your business. It's just like SEO as a traffic source -- except this is worse because Google has full control to just take down your business anytime they want.
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