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Is Google Classified Your Blog A Spam?

By Fhiel Jay On 6:39 AM Under ,
What are Spam Blog?

According to google itself, blogging services can be both used and abused. The ease of creating and updating web pages with Blogger has made it particularly prone to a form of behavior known as link spamming. 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.
Spam blogs cause various problems, beyond simply wasting a few seconds of your time when you happen to come across one. They can clog up search engines, making it difficult to find real content on the subjects that interest you. They may scrape content from other sites on the web, using other people's writing to make it look as though they have useful information of their own. And if an automated system is creating spam posts at an extremely high rate, it can impact the speed and quality of the service for other, legitimate users.

What Google Do About Spam?

Needless to say, google do not approve of spamming here at Blogger. Below are some of the things they've implemented to remove and reduce spam on their service. They will update this list as they continue their efforts.
  • Automated spam classifying algorithms keep spam blogs out of NextBlog and out of their "Recently Published" list on the dashboard.
  • The same classifiers are used to require an extra word verification field on the posting form for potential spam blogs. This makes it harder for spammers to set up automated systems to do their posting, since a human needs to complete this step.
  • The Flag as Objectionable button in the Navbar lets you notify us of problem blogs that you find, so we can review them and take appropriate action.
Source: http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/answer.py?answer=42577#whatsasplog

 How to avoid to be a Spam Blog?

Recently, I experienced of being a spam blog according to the google bot classified my blog. They send me an immediate email to notify me to verify if my blog is not a spam. So, I insist because I won't do that such thing. 

What I had noticed was that they conclude my blog a spam because of to much linking of your own site or even only one site. As I checked my blog, I figured out that I have so many link widgets installed on my sidebar that link to the other page of my blog. So I uninstalled some of those widgets and only leave the most important feature on my blog.

It really hurt my credibility as a blogger. Because all your readers will be notified that you are a spammer in which they start thinking that you are not worthy of being a model as a blogger that gives advice and information to other bloggers and readers.

Don't Panic If Google Bot Will Classified Your Blog As Spam

Robots called Automated Classifier are just programs that could not decide on its own. Google also knows that their programmed robot crawler had catch your blog and classified it as a spam. Google engineers are also quick on sending you a notification if their robot was right. An immediate action must be performed by you that tells google that you are not a spammer. And google will make a review on your blog again. But if ever that their were suspicious features installed on your blog, you better detach it out first before requesting for a re-review on your blog.

Tips and Advice
  1. Don't try to over link your blog.
  2. Remove nonsense widgets on your sidebar or anywhere on your page.
  3. Remove so many links that targeted the other page of your blog.
  4. Read, understand and follow the rules of google or blogger.
  5. Immediate update and action is needed if you experience this thing.
  6. Don't inquire a re-review of your blog if you have not reviewed your blog first.
  7. Be honest to yourself so that other will trust you.
I hope this tips and notification informed you on avoiding spam blogging. Post your ideas about this post on the comment section.