Friday, June 22, 2007 Has Locked My Blog! How Can I Get My Blog Unlocked!

Blogger.Com Has Locked My Blog!

How Do I Unblock My Blog?

When Blogger "Locks" your blog it means that their robots have classified your blog as a "spam" blog. What is a spam blog? According to Wikipedia, spam blogs (or "splogs") are usually a type of scraper site, where content is often either Inauthentic Text or merely stolen (see blog scraping) from other websites .....

Blogger's robots have crawled your blog and determined that is was a spam blog. However there is no need to panic (unless your blog really is a spam blog) and all you have to do is contact Blogger via their email form.

This has happened to me also. You go into your blog's account and you find out that your blog has been locked/blocked. It says that you can save your posts in draft form but you won't be able to publish your posts.

Even though you may panic at first there should be a form on your blog sign-in site where you can fill out the form and email it in.

You see somewhere down the line a "robot" has crawled your site and determined that it was a spam site. Now your site probably isn't a spam site it is just that the robot sees it that way.

Once you fill out the form and send it in then a "human" set of eyes will review your blog to make sure that it isn't one of those spam blogs. Once your site has been reviewed and cleared you will be able to post to your blog again.

In my particular case it took blogger 24 hours to get back to me once I sent in the form.

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Friday, June 15, 2007

Checking Your Adsense Numbers

One of the first things that I do when I go online in the morning is check my adsense numbers. That's when you log into your adsense account and look at your earnings for the day so far. I checked my earnings for today and as I get closer and closer to that $100 minimum amount needed to get an adsense payment for the month I also notice that I am becoming more and more anxious at the thought of checking my adsense earnings!

Before it was a mad scramble just to get to the $100 minimum needed to get an adsense payment. Now I'm at the point where I have to exceed the earnings amount that I got from last month - even if its only by one dollar!

My adsense earnings for July 2007 are almost double what my adsense earnings for June 2007 were and while that is great news it does kind of put the pressure on to exceed your last month's earnings!

There is a very big debate going on now about how one should not solely depend on Adsense as their only means of income. In some ways I do agreee with that but I'm also thinking that if you can make a significant amount with adsense can't you save some of it while you live on a budget? Of course that may sound silly to those that just want to spend, spend, spend - but those that are making over $10,000 a month with adsense surely they aren't spending it all or are they?


Wednesday, June 6, 2007

"When Is My Blog Ready For Adsense?"

"When Is My Blog Ready For Adsense?"

Well judging from my experience with my clients a good rule of thumb is to have at least 5 entries in your blog before you apply for adsense.

Also make sure that your blog has some sort of subject/niche/theme connected to it as well. On the whole Adsense doesn't accept blogs of a "general" nature - that is if you are posting to your blog to just post and you don't have a particular subject in mind you risk your blog or website not being approved by Adsense.

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