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Beware : Blogspot is Marking Some Site as " potential spam blog "

Mar 4, 2008 by     20 Comments    Posted under: Blogging Tips, Gooogle

Blogger- Create your Blog Now I was surprised to see that Blogspot is marking some site as a Potential Spam Blog. I saw jun auza report about his http://philippineboardexamresults.blogspot.com/ being marked by Blogspot as potential spam blog. And what amazed me is that “Jehzlau Concepts”  is also one of the site being marked as potential spam blog. I don’t know what google is upto by doing this things. I have some blogs hosted at blogspot and they are all earning a passive income. That means it is earning everyday even I update it very seldom.

We will take a look at your blog and unlock it within four business days. Please note that if we do not hear from you within 20 days, we will remove your blog. If this blog does not belong to you, then you do not have to do anything. Any other blogs you may have will not be affected.

So what will be a preventive solution for this scenario I proposed the following :

  1. If you are just a new blog and you are thinking of earning thru your blog I suggest that you invest some amount for that blog and get your own domain and hosting company
  2. If you have already lots of post and you are afraid that this might happen to you I suggest you have back up your blogspot blog thru WordPress.com. But be sure your wordpress.com is set to block the Search Engine Crawler or set it so that only your specified viewer can view it. But why ? This is to prevent duplicate content.
  3. If you have made Suggestion # 2 be sure to back up your xml file in your hard disk by making an export of those file. So that you can use it if in case you want to get a new Self Hosted WordPress Blog. Remember you cannot earn from your wordpress.com account since this is in violation to their TOS.
  4. It is better to have your own domain name so that you can still control the URL when some problem exist.

Better to be preventive than to be sorry later on. BTW as of this writing I have made some back up of my Blogspot Blogs.. Still on going..

You can also check my previous when I transfer my Blogspot blogs to WordPress, where I explain on how to transfer from Blogspot to wordpress in an SEO Friendly Way.

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  • I came across your blog searching for some downloads. Read some of your posts and they are good. Thank you.

  • Great article. Its crazy that this is being done and i hope google and blogger come to their senses.

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  • @ prevent installation

    I just hope your blogs will not be a target of google soon.. So better back up now..

    @ jun

    yup I read your open letter. I just hope google will consider putting back your blog

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  • Up to now my blog is still locked. I already wrote an open letter to Blogger in my last blog post. I need support from Blogger/Blogspot publishers who are victims and soon to be victims of their “buggy spam detection bots”. Thanks.

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  • Hmm, I have a couple of blogspot blogs that I use to get ranked in Google and drive traffic to other sites. They’re not real “blogs” so they could be a target for this automated nonsense, but they’re not spam because they’re pages with lots of legitimate info. I’ll cross my fingers…

  • […] has happened in the past and it has happened again. Blogspot marking some blogs as spam. and poor jehzlau is one of the victims. I can hear him say waaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh all over the […]

  • @ Fitz,

    At the moment only the automatic tagging machine of Google knows so everybody using blogspot is at risk.

    @ Jun,

    Did you made a back up.. So what are your next plan..?

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  • Thanks for your concern Dex. Up to now our blogs are still locked up. Blogger sucks. That’s all. hehe

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  • I guess my move was just right on time. In any case, this is really alarming. I’m just wondering, what’s their flag criteria for these blogs? High traffic? Inbound links? Blogger has to come out with clarified statement regarding this.

  • @ Jehzeel Laurente

    Pansin ko nga he he he.. na iback up ko na kahapon yung may pinakamalaking kong database sa Blogspot about less than 700 post.. Panay Christian Song Lyrics..

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  • Oo nga mag back up ka na before it’s too late 😀 hehehehe.. wala kasi tayong overall control sa blogspot blog…

    Alipin tayo ng Google habang nasa blogspot tayo… ^__^

  • […] learned from Dexter of TechAtHand that some blogspot blogs are being marked as potential spam blogs even if they’re not. One example is the blog Jehzlau Concepts by Jehzeel […]

  • @ Charles

    Yesy it is true social Bookmarking could really help.. Sometimes nga lang they tend to be first than your original post anyway ussually naman laging kasunod yung original post sa Serp

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  • @Dexter

    OT: oo nga eh but I’m still learning. 🙂 thank you pala.
    Social bookmarking really can help.

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  • @ Charles..

    Out of topic.. Your doing great sa SEOmo kay pacquiao

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  • @ Entreprenars

    well yung template na sinasabi mo or theme ay available for download free sa maraming mga site.kaya di magkakaproblema.

    Ok ang service nila..Schoolmate ko yun he he he 🙂

    @ Charles,

    Both site mentionedhas bought know to be optimized very well. Siguro one f the factor is optimization which is not as per the site niche.. well this is still a guess.. need furher investigation..

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  • dex, what’s the basis of blogger to mark jehlau’s site a potential spam blog? is it maybe because of the outgoing links?
    I’m worried too because i have some blogspot account too.

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  • Mukhang okay yung mga package nila. Pano po yung website or template po mismo ng blog?Pano po upload yun?OKay naman po yung service nila?

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  • @ entreprenars,

    Bale depende yan sa gustong mong usage .. kung marami kang anticipated visitors galing sa old site mo.. Approximate budget siguro mga PHP 1,800 per year pero kung di naman gaano ay ok na siguro yung 1,080 per year. ( kasi mga approximate 600 pesos yung domain name per year.
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    Ako I am using Package 2 from Snoobhosting .

    Sigurado ako madaling mabawi kapag may sarili ka ng domain name 🙂

    BTW affiliate links yung link na binigay ko..

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  • Hi. I read jehzlau’s blog too. Delikado nga ang blogspot.

    Question lang po. Magkano po ba magagastos pag kumuha ng sariling domain name?And what are the requirements needed?


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