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Google Banned by blogspot blog and locked my account that I was using to activate it.

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by richgeek, May 5, 2010.

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  1. richgeek

    richgeek Newbie

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    This morning, I tried to connect to my blog that is being posted on blogspot and it was disabled. I tried to log into my email that I used to build my blog with and google asked me to activate it by providing a phone number to make sure it is a human being.

    The blog I set up was used as a test so it is not a big deal. I set up the blog a couple of days ago. I took articles from the web and spinned the content to make sure that it is 96% unique and checked it with copyscape and they did not appear.

    I make sure I posted no more that 2 posts a day and last night I only posted it once.

    All posts were down manually.

    So, I do not know how did google detect this as being spam.
     
  2. houseaz

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    Did the posts make sense? 96% spinned = garbage usually unless you manually spinned them.
     
  3. richgeek

    richgeek Newbie

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    I read the posts and they actually made sense. I had to make some adjustments but they did may sense. So, I do not understand what really happened. Are they now reading every single post bieng made to their blogs.

    Also, now each time I want to create a gmail account, they are asking for a phone number. They did not ask this before. Has anyone else experienced this as well
     
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    Was this a new account or the first blog? Google does that often, once you get over the first time of verifying it should be ok.
     
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    pgnthr Newbie

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    i had a similar situation with my google accounts last nite.
    blogger account and gmail account temporarily disabled and i was forced to phone verify my account, which failed several times.
    now i am up and running with no problems though

    my opinion is google accounts are being comprised since their password system was hacked several months ago from china.
    nothing i did was remotely inappropriate, so perhaps your content was not the issue and it was simply and issue on google's end or your account was comprimised.
    my content was 100% unique and i still got account disable
     
  6. richgeek

    richgeek Newbie

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    My email account is a year old but the blog that I created on blogspot is brand new using this account. I also used it to apply for adsense and was denied as well without any other explanation.

    Thank you for you guys is help. I learn more from this forum than I do from any other place. I am glad this place exists for noobs like me.
     
  7. Yukinari84

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    There could be a number of reasons that Google bans accounts, and they have always done it very randomly.

    It could be one of your competitors came along and flagged your site so it would get banned.

    It could be someone came to your site, didn't like your content or something about your site and flagged it.

    Blogger will even delete your site if they consider it Spammy. While you can get away with promoting offers as an affiliate on Blogger, they do not like it. They don't even like their sites being used for traffic generation or basic SEO purposes.

    Look at the TOS and note the "SPAM" policy:

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    http://www.blogger.com/content.g
    With that said, Blogger is a great site to use, but just like any free web 2.0 property, there is a risk which is why you should avoid hosting your money sites on free sites.
     
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    shaun_p Newbie

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    Hosting is very cheap so I would recommend doing it independently rather than using the 'mainframe'.