Sunday, June 19, 2011

After Two And A Half Months, Blogger Finally Releases This Blog From Its Spam Filter

I have just discovered that after 2 1/2 months, Blogger finally decided to release this blog from their spam filter. It got trapped in their spam filter on March 27th, 2011. Blogger finally responded to the most recent appeal submitted June 18th. I still have no idea why they flagged it. Numerous other bloggers also reported being suddenly flagged.

Because traffic is recovering steadily and is now doubling that on the backup Alaska Pride 2.0 blog, I have decided to resume full-time posting on this blog and indefinitely suspend posting on Alaska Pride 2.0. Posts on the other blog will remain in place for now, although a few may be transferred over here later.

On May 7th, 2011, Blogger published their newest spam appeal guidelines:

Spam Appeal Guidelines - April 2011

Given the fact that automated spam detection is not yet a perfect science, the Blogger Team is happy to investigate any reports of false positive spam reviews, posted here in the forum. That being said, before you request an appeal, it's worth describing a few examples of what Blogger regularly removes, as part of its zero tolerance policy to abusive / inappropriate content:

- Affiliate marketing.
- Content created with scripts and programs, rather than by hand.
- Content or links referencing GPT, PTC, PTS, 'Make money from home', 'Make money fast', or other referral-based activities.
- Content scraped from other sources.
- Copyright Infringement.
- Large blogs with multiple, unfocused / unrelated subjects.
- Links to Illegal Downloads / Streaming / Torrents.

If, as the owner of the blog(s) in question, you are confident that your content doesn't fall into any of the above categories, and you have already requested a manual review using the dashboard link - then you can appeal the spam review decision, and Blogger will again review your blog. If you started this discussion, just reply here, saying that you've read these Guidelines - and we'll pass your appeal to Blogger.

The only one of the criteria listed above which I think may have caused this blog to get trapped was the Large Blog criterion.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, am I ever glad to see you are back. When you just dropped off the face of the earth, I missed out on your interesting perspectives. Welcome back to the world wide web!