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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

What To Do When Your Blog is Locked?

Balakumar Muthu emails in this (HTMLified by me, with all links nofollowed):

I am blogging at, quite happy with the Google Blogger platform and my Blog is having good page rank too. But now, things are turning bad towards me, just 4 days back my blog has been blocked by the Blogger’s spam-prevention robots, saying:

“This blog has been locked by Blogger’s spam-prevention robots. You will not be able to publish your posts, but you will be able to save them as drafts.” (screenshot)

This was really shocking to me and I am not able to understand how my Blog has been marked as Spam blog! Due to this I am not able to post any new posts and I am feeling really very bad :( , as I am quite addicted with blogging.

I have submitted my request to Blogger to unlock my blog and I got a reply saying, some one will contact me shortly after reviewing my blog. It’s 4 days up and I have not yet received any updates.

Even just now, once again I have submitted my request to Blogger to unlock my blog (screenshot)...

I have even posted my problem in Google Groups “Blogger Help Group" forum. But still no reply :( , I find it really hard.

Now I really don’t know whom to contact and what to do.

I asked Balakumar if he could think of anything he did which Google’s filters might consider spammy. He writes:

I am not able to find why Google has considered me “spammy”, but recently i have some regular spammer comments in my blog posts.

I have deleted them, but very stupidly i have taken few days to delete it :(. I think the Blogger’s spam-prevention robots have read my blog when the “spammer comments” are their in my blog... may be that will be the reason.

The main thing, why I am highly worried is, I have received an “Blogger Notice” email from Blogger Team which says that :

“If we don’t hear from you, we will remove your blog within 20 days”. Delete my blog within 20 days? ...

Update: Balakumar received help in the comments, and says: “Just checked my blog and It’s now successfully unlocked :), I am back into the Blogosphere”


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