Has Google just sent an email that mentions that your BlogSpot blog has been deleted due to spam complaint or copyright violation or for being flagged several times? If yes then you are not alone because several blogs are deleted on monthly basis, sometimes for genuine reasons and sometimes mistakenly. If you feel that your blog was mistakenly removed due to a DMCA request filed against you, or you have taken the necessary steps to remove the infringing content, as per Google they can surely reinstate the blog upon receipt of a counter notification pursuant to sections 512(g)(2) and (3) of the DMCA.
We just reported around 15 sites that were illegally distributing our template layout without our permission to DMCA and it took less than 24 hours for around 7 of them to be permanently deleted. Most of them will also have their AdSense accounts disabled because DMCA does take into account the AdSense Publication ID also. Now for those of you who are spending hours of hard work to produce rich quality content, you should keep patience because there are several effective ways to get your blog back even if it was deleted by a manual action by blogger team itself.
First and Foremost
Before anything make sure you backup all your comments, posts and categories before taking any step. If you are able to access your blog account or blogger dashboard then kindly backup your blogger XML file by following these easy steps:
- Go to Settings > Other
- Click on Export blog
- Click Download blog
- Save the file in a safe zone
This xml file could be converted into a Database friendly format of SQL if in case you wished to restore it through a different platform like wordpress.
1. Contact Blogger Team Immediately
Fill up a counter notice to Blogger Team and mention everything clearly but in precise detail format. You will need to submit your name, phone number, website address and signature (your name). Make sure you fill up the clarification portion carefully.
The link above is a simplified version of the directory on this page: Remove Content From Google
2. Sending Spam AppealIf you have send an appeal and received no response within 24 hours then you may submit the URL of your blog again using this secret door:
3. Create a thread at Blogger Help ForumCreate a well written precise post with attractive title at Google Groups that provides Support help for BlogSpot blogs. You can create a post by following this link:
Note: Most of the top moderators are Blogger employees. So posting here does not mean talking to walls!
4. Visit Google Customer Service CenterYou can reach out Google's functioning offices in your town or city. If you are one of those fortunates where Google operates at public level then you will surely love paying a visit to the nearest customer care center. All locations are given in the following page:
Egypt47 Office Building
Level 36 Menara Citibank
165 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur Centre
Google UK Ltd
76 Buckingham Palace Road
London SW1W 9TQ
Phone: +44 (0)20-7031-3000
Fax: +44 (0)20-7031-3001
Google India Pvt Ltd
3 North Avenue
Bandra Kurla Complex
Mumbai, 400 015 India
7 Fragoklissias St, 2nd floor
Athens 151 25, Greece
3rd Floor, Mulliner Towers
39 Kingsway Road, Ikoyi
For those of you who may have lost their blogs, my sympathies are with you but if you were really not violating any of the terms of service then relax and sit back. You will surely receive just treatment. Many people have contact blogger this way and they have successfully retrieved their lost blogs with all posts and comments restored, with no harm to SERP ranking. You can surely have your little baby back. Just follow each of the above applicable method and give Google at least 24 hours to get back to you. This entire reinstating process could take up to a week or more so a lot of patience is required on your half. For any more advice or help, I am always here. Feel free to post your comments and stories. Peace and blessings buddies. :>