Recently, I've downloaded an ebook from a fellow Internet marketer and I practised almost everything I've learned setting up my other niche blogs. One thing that I do is reprinting multiples articles from article-based websites.
The first thing I encountered today is my Google accounts has been blocked and I need to give my phone number so I will receive a text message containing a verification code from them (lengthy huh?). That SMS sounds like this,
"Your Google account verification code is **************************" (looks like this)
Then after verifying, I am able to access my Blogger in Draft again. :-(
After scrolling down, this is how my disabled blog looks like.
When I click the Restore link,
Blogger's spam-prevention robots have detected that your blog has characteristics of a spam blog. (What's a spam blog?) Since you're an actual person reading this, your blog is probably not a spam blog. Automated spam detection is inherently fuzzy, and we sincerely apologize for this false positive.:-(
We received your unlock request on April 20, 2010. On behalf of the robots, we apologize for locking your non-spam blog. Please be patient while we take a look at your blog and verify that it is not spam.
Find out more about how Blogger is fighting spam blogs.
What I do with that blog:
- I read the T&C before, so it is OK to reprint that articles again in my blog. (limit is 25 articles)
- So I use the epic super technique of mine 'copy and paste' preferred articles from that site into my niche blog, and seriously include the original author (even I make it sooo obvious that article is copied from other author) and I didn't alter anything.
- Then I add some Creative Commons pictures so my blog looks more alive and lovely.
My advice after this incident is, read super thoroughly the T&Cs, not just thorough, but a super one so your blog won't end up like mine. (Even I think my blog didn't do anything 'funny and spammy' yet). Or maybe I didn't make a page about disclaimer, T&C, site/blog map and contact information for that blog, so that is why it looks like a splog to Google. Uurghhh, I hate when things like this happens. :-(
In my life, I had 2 internet accounts being blocked (temporarily): my Twitter, because of the Iranian attack that year, and my CJ account, because I failed to sell at least one product for more than one year... I'm still learning about internet marketing, and tried many methods to succeed, but maybe I am not good enough.
image credits: ShashiBellamkonda.
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