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On BlogSpot? Your blog could be next.

A BlogSpot blogger here has reported that several of his blogs have been deleted without warning. When he asked what happened, Blogger.com told him “Link Spamming”.

Blogger reserves the right to remove those blogs which are setup either automatically or manually for the purpose of directing traffic through hyperlinks to specific external site(s). This practice, known as link spamming, is in violation of our Terms of Service. In accordance to the termination provision of the TOS, we have therefore terminated your account.


 




This usually happens when you have lots of BlogSpot accounts interlinking with each other. Since Blogger lacks categorization fetaures, most BlogSpot users resort to creating a separate blog for each category they have, thus the so-called “BlogSpot network” which appears to be splogs.

Well, this technique is being prevalently used by sploggers and hence the association can get your blogs into trouble. It’s really unfair, but in the end, you don’t really own your content/account there and if Blogger decides to delete all you BlogSpot accounts, there’s no turning back.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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3 Responses

  1. karla says:

    thus, switch to wordpress hehehe :D

  2. Fleeb says:

    Not necessarily wordpress, as long as you have a domain name and webspace… and go to http://ploghost.com to get one! :D

  3. lorimer says:

    I don’t think Google can’t qualify which are splogs and which are not, the geniuses that they are. Some malicious people just tend to exploit loopholes in Blogger.

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