Are Blogger and Google Locking Down Your Blog?

This is a very good reason to be using WordPress, Blogger and Google have just started to lock down blogs. Here’s the situation… We’ve been blogging for an e-commerce store for more than three years. Posts are newsy and then usually point back to his website where people can buy the product we blog about.

Just this past week, Blogger/Google locked the blog. They called it a “spam blog”. Their criteria was that as all links pointed to one website, it was most likely a spam blog – NOT! We have had to request a personal review of our blog and our blog is locked for publishing until this review is performed. There is no information on how long the review will take and when this will happen.

Now the notes from Blogger/Google were nice, but the blog is locked down until Blogger/Google decides to turn us back on again. This is a great reason to be using WordPress on your own server. You will never be locked down, shut out, or unable to post to your blog when you control your own platform. Or for that matter explain that your blog is not a spam blog.

There are some good reasons why you would want to use for your blog platform.  However if you choose Blogger when you have a viable WordPress alternative, you may be letting Blogger and Google dictate what you can post and where you can link.


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