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How To SEO With Google, Blogger, Googlemail And Adsense, Why Disable Me?
Adsense, Googlemail, Blogger and All Things Google Disabled!
How to seo or how not to seo, that is the question? The answer to this is up to you. Whether it through backlinking means or great content, blogger's and article writers seek a pathway to search engine optimization enlightenment. We experiment, make mistakes, learn and become more knowledgeable through the experience. But what if something happens that shocks you into analysis? What if, one day you wake up to find Blogger, Googlemail and Adsense all disabled? How would you feel? Shocked? Frantic? Devastated?
You would if you were the owner of these accounts. You would if your articles generated a passive income. You would if you had spent several months building and lovingly nurturing 130 plus articles.
So, what's the story? Why did this happen? Read on for a thought provoking theory and remember the answer to how to seo comes from you! If you are reading this, it is by default. This is your journey too!
How To SEO or How Not To SEO, This Is The Question!
An Ingenuious Experiment
I have been involved in an experiment with a team of people named the 60 day challenge organised by the brilliant SEO Guru - Sunforged. This has been an amazing learning experience and a very successful project. Although not the sort of outcome that I would have expected, none-the-less, no one can dispute the invaluable experience and expertise that we have all gained from the experiment. Let me take this opportunity to thank Sunforged and the team for this. We are all pioneers and have achieved so much from this.
If you would like to learn more from my log about New Marketing Strategies please click on the link. This article will provide you with a diary type log leading up to the recent sequence of events. As you will see, there were some amazing milestones achieved that came from team effort. It is here that I would like to say a special 'thank you' to Edweirdo whom has helped and taught me how to seo. This is mainly by giving me 'extra curricula' beyond the realms of the 60 day challenge team - search engine optimization without the fluff! Please feel free to check out his articles.
What Did We Do?
After the initial 30 day phase, which I have highlighted on my New Marketing Strategies diary type article, the team learned and created blogs at Blogger and RSS feeds of our articles. These articles were grouped as to our personal interests and likings. We started to blog these. None of us felt that it caused harm because the blogs were what we were personally interested in, full of good content and original.
It wasn't until a fellow team member alerted me to my deleted blogs, that alarm bells started to ring. I checked googlemail, adsense and analytics to find that they were all disabled. All things google had been suspended. I was devastated and distraught. It was a terrible sickly experience! Something I wouldn't want anyone to go through. Please heed this warning and learn by my suffering!
Google Mail Got Disabled... Why?
Email from Google:
Your blog at Bladelabla.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
RSS Feeds - Hub Feeds Are Quality, Blog Feeds Are Less Valuable
Now remember that I participated in an experiment. Sunforged had examples of many blogs that helped other people generate traffic. Many examples had linked to the same source articles, even. By looking at these blogs, I could see that the posts were of good quality - with pictures etc and website addresses that had been integrated into Blogger. I am yet to learn how this can be done, so please forgive a lack of knowledge here.
When I was submitting my blogs to RSS feed sites, I noticed that the rankings for 'quality' were classified fairly low - ranked 2/10 (some were even rejected). I understand that blogs don't get the same level of authority as other article based content.
Now, from my understanding Google are attempting to make
their googlebots more natural to assimilate human behaviour - i.e. more intuitive. I
think the less quality an article/hub/blog is, the more likely Google would
consider it spam - especially snippets with links within them.
Going back the to 30 day part of the 60 day challenge, I remember that submitting quality RSS Feeds emanating from hubs were rated around 6 because our content was rich, diverse and varied within a category. We could get away with submitting rss feeds of the 60dc because good quality is always given the thumbs up.
Our blogs, however, are not good quality and I think with the contribution of submitting the low quality rss feeds, and the fact that Blogger is integrated with Google, it wouldn't be too hard to track back and make assumptions in concluding that my blog was spam. It is, I believe, the reason why this triggered my analytics, googlemail, blogger and adsense to be disabled.
Learn from this! Writers need to be whiter than white with good practice. Google's mayday changes have made the system more intuitive than before. Google are now hot on everyone's tail. Be warned that you can still be unlucky and have your accunt disabled for nothing - Google doesn't want to take any chances and do you blame them?
Google's Probability? Possibly on a High
Google Probabilities - Unnatural Behaviour
Remember that computers work on math, binary numbers and operate on the basis of the data placed within them. They work on probabilities. What would be the probability of links to the same source from many different people at the same time? This would create a very high probability of inappropriate activity. It would be deemed by Google as very unnatural!
Backlinks, in the eyes of Google, have
to be natural. It wouldn't be too hard to put two and two together and
calculate a reasonable assumption based on probability. This type of activity might flag a Google enquiry suggesting 'team backlinking activity' or 'unusual activity from individual user'. This alert, therefore, sets an automated disabling response.
For example: My account with the same links from a team member's blog account, followed by displaying the same links that I have, multiply that by 5 from the 60dc team = Google query. As a contributory factor, Google sees low quality RSS feeds and a sudden influx to various feed sites = Google query. Now what would be the best way to automate scaremongering without the hassle of a human analysing the actions of a back-linker? Answer? By disabling all accounts associated with that 'so called' spammer.
Content Is King
This is what happened to me - and believe me, I am no spammer - and boy, it was scary! It was a punishment. Don't you think that highly qualified psychologists in Google would know this? This strategy is definitely the best way to warn spammers off of unnatural activity. The think tanks at Google would have this type of scenario covered. Again, who would blame them?
I have learned a great lesson from a big naive mistake and this has now formed the basis for my future good practice. You see, the lesson to learn here is that even with good intentions, situations can go pear-shaped! There is no blame.
All my objectives for the 60DC has been achieved. It is all good and a wiser shazwellyn comes forth. This experiment has been a complete success and I want to thank all the 60 day challengers for my learning. Not just for me, but you and everyone that reads this. You will learn that the best writers are those that produce great content - content is KING!
In The Eyes Of Google
- Self-promotion creates less "valuable" links in the eyes of Google.
Google's priority is to have best quality content.
- Page rank is
formulated naturally from natural backlinks.
- Behaviour is modified by
putting strategies in place to deter bad internet behaviour (i.e. disabling Google
accounts, causing stress to the user and, ultimately, deterring them - and
possibly their coherts - from behaving badly again).
- Using automated methods like the ones described means it minimises human resources and creates the desired effect on human behaviour. This is automated behaviour modification techniques at its best!
Don't believe me? Do you want more evidence? Well, check out these links. The first is a recent thread from the Hubpages forum that discusses certain issues pertaining to the ones I have covered here: What are the best ways to share your hubs on blogger?
The second link was sent to me whilst I was in the process of writing this article. Now, this is from a well recognised how to seo Guru named Grizz. I am no Guru, but I do have a firm understanding of psychology and I believe I have manage to transfer those skills to the Internet. It is interesting that he has come up with the same ideas as I, only his story involved the Blogger police! Again, let this be a lesson to all!
How to Make Money Online for Beginners
Since publication of this hub, Grizz's blog has been taken down, so you are unable to view it - apologies.
Now let me add something here. I want to highlight that:
- I did have my accounts reinstated after attempting to use three mobile phone numbers to do this.
- I did not reinstate my blogs after learning that they may have violated the terms of service - I don't want to take any chances.
- I have no association with Grizzly. His article just seemed to have parallels with my theory.
- This theory is based on my observations, assumptions and experience, entirely.
- The 60 day challengers have had no input in the production of this article and are in no way involved with it's publication. I value the whole team, especially the input and support of sunforged. We really had a special collaboration which will live with us all - congratulations to you all on a successful project!
Lesson's Learned, Content Is King and Thank You!
There are lessons to be learned from my experience. How to seo is not just about learning in a parrot fashion manner, but about intuition. Content is king. As time goes by, computer behaviour is becoming more intuitive because data input is created by humans for humans. The only way for Google to create a fair and even playing field, is for the types of strategies, as described, to be in place. Having adsense, googlemail, blogger and google analytics disabled caused the right response in me. I have learned my lesson and hopefully my lesson will become viral. Well done Sunforged for a great experiment and thank you for a wonderful experience.
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