Sunday, May 16, 2010
Recover blog deleted as splog, TOS violation
Blogger is really going all out to delete blogs which are splogs (spam blogs) and those not confirming to their Blogger Terms of Service which unfortunately is resulting in many false positive (blogs deleted which are not splogs). I was a victim too when one of my environmental blog - Aerator - an environmental blog was deleted for supposed "TOS violation" which it is not. It is an environmental blog with an original innovation Method to increase efficiency of wastewater aerator
If yours too had been wrongly deleted, follow the steps below which I used to get my blog restored:
Step 1. You may have received an email informing you of the blog being deleted:
Your blog at http://aerator.blogspot.com/ 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
Go to your Dashboard and scroll to the bottom where you will see that blog which had been deleted together with a link Restore (see screen shot below):
Click on that Restore link and complete the captcha (word verification) in the resulting window to verify you are human.
Step 2. Submit an entry to the Appeal Spreadsheet and enter your blog URL into the appeal box (see screen shot below) and click SUBMIT:
Step 3: Post a report in Blogger Help Forum: Something is broken and wait 2 days. Remember to "Favorite" that thread and/or copy-paste the thread URL into a Notepad file to save somewhere safe for future reference so that you can get back to that thread when you need to.
Incidentally, in that thread, I had mentioned in passing that the blog has an original innovation for its content and I do not know if that helped, but for sure, it would not harm my quest to get the blog restored.
Step 4. If after 2 days your blog has still not been restored, go back to that thread and bump it up with an appeal to any Blog*Star to help escalate it to a Blogger Employee and then wait and pray.