For some reason, Google thinks that the Click2Map blog is a spam blog. I received the following email early this morning:
Your blog at http://click2map.hyveup.tv/ has been reviewed and confirmed as in violation of our Terms of Service for: SPAM. In accordance to these terms, we’ve removed the blog and the URL is no longer accessible.
For more information, please review the following resources:
Blogger Terms of Service: http://blogger.com/terms.g
Blogger Content Policy: http://blogger.com/content.g
The Blogger Team
When I accessed my Blogger dashboard, I was actually asked to fill a captcha box to check if this blog was actually a spam. Once I did, I was acknowledged that they probably did a mistake, and that the team was going to review the blog shortly:
Blogs engaged in this behavior are called spam blogs, and can be recognized by their irrelevant, repetitive, or nonsensical text, along with a large number of links, usually all pointing to a single site.
Well thank you Blogger for calling my content nonsensical and irrelevant. Very pleasing! (it’s hard to stay polite here)
Regarding the links, the blog does indeed point regularly to Click2Map.com, since it is the Click2Map blog. Blogger should not forget they have a post-template feature that enables bloggers to automatically insert the same content at the end of each post (like a link).
I am particularly upset after the Blogger team because I write every post I publish on my blog: It is all original content covering geo-tech news. In addition, I get paid to write on this blog, so it is really inappropriate for Blogger to cut me off like garbage.
It happened once before that Blogger marked one of my blog as spam, wrongfully, and once Google erased one of my account, again the click2map at gmail dot com account (sorry Click2Map), because they erroneously thought it was a spam account.
Bottom line: Google and Blogger’s anti-spam technologies are not very precise. More and more, I wonder if I should start migrating to a service provider that is not Google, because Google’s monopoly over the Web is starting to scare me (much more than Microsoft’s OS monopoly).