Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Improved Spam Review / Undelete Option In Blogger

One of the more positive changes in the "New GUI" involves an improved ability to find, and correct, deleted and locked blogs.

Finding deleted / locked blogs, under earlier versions of Blogger, was always a challenge - both for the person looking for the necessary display - and for the people trying to instruct how to find the necessary dashboard display.

In the current Blogger dashboard, one simply logs in and looks for the "Deleted Blogs" button - right beneath "New Blog", when the blog owner has any self deleted blogs, or any blogs deleted or locked by the Blogger abusive blogs classifier. Clicking on "Deleted Blogs", we see a list of blogs - with either an "Un delete" button (for self deleted blogs), or a "Restore" button (for spam classifier locked / deleted blogs).

Neither the "Restore" or "Undelete" button produce an immediate or universal result - both are still subject to previous limitations.

It is simply now far easier to find the spam review / un delete mechanism, than it was under the previous GUI.

If your blog was deleted by you - or deleted by Blogger for hosting malware, you should be able to hit "Restore", and the blog will be restored while you wait. If the blog was deleted or locked by Blogger for suspected spam hosting, you will probably have to solve a CAPTCHA - then wait 24 to 48 hours, while the blog is reviewed. In the long run, you will probably find this extra effort will be worth your time.

In some cases, the owning Blogger account may be locked, following unusual account activity - generally, brute force password guessing attempts, in an effort to hijack control of the account and any owned blogs. After submitting an account restore request and / or changing the account password, the blogs owned by the account will be restored - generally 24 to 48 hours after the account is restored. This is a normal, and unavoidable, result of Google, protecting your account and blogs from hacking activity.

Just be aware that not all blogs will be listed by the "Deleted Blogs" wizard.

Please be aware of the limitations of the restore process. This process serves blog owners who have been spuriously classified. If you request restore - and Blogger confirms that you are a spammer - you will be best advised to start over, or to find a different platform for publishing.

If you do start over, you should be very careful, and avoid making the same mistakes - lest you be subject to more strict punishment. Spammers simply are not welcome, in Blogger / Google - sorry.

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ایکس پونیکا said...

Thanks for a lot of good information

Clark Smith said...

No Dashboard, no Deleted Blogs link. Just a message:Blog has been removed

Sorry, the blog at clarkssmith.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs.

Did you expect to see your blog here? See: 'I can't find my blog on the Web, where is it?'

I will just start over. I saved my blog entries as word docs so I can recreate the past posts.

Thanks for your help.

Clark Smith

admin blogtegal said...

on 24 and 48 hours can my blog save? because blogger has deleted my blog

Lionking2159 said...

thanks for the info.
I really hope this blog can go back and I can continue my writing there. I am very please help. because it was the first time I experienced this bleak. thank you

Pes Revolution said...

thanks for your info :)

Orikinla Osinachi said...

Thank you.
I followed your direction on restoring my mistakenly deleted blog.

Rama Medias said...

Thank you sir for your help and information, your information is very helpful to me.

semar duduk said...

Your blog is marked as spam blog by automatic classification system

My blog owner with urel http://rahasiapriaperkasa.blogspot.com and erased system anti spam team.
I implore in return for effort and struggle to remember the blog menggelola really is full of obstacles.
I ask once again soon in return thank you

Chuck Croll said...


We cannot conduct content reviews (hacking, malware, porn, spam locks), here.

You must post in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken.

Timothy Yee said...

My site www.1kindphotography.com was deleted because it detected spam. Although I have links its mainly reviews and tutorials which I have accumulated for the past 2 years and are very very important to me. How can I restore? I just want to recover my articles.

Chuck Croll said...


If your blog truly is a spam host - and can't be restored by Blogger - then you simply have to start over.

Were Blogger to restore access to the blog, so you could just recover your articles, this would be similar to the police giving a convicted bank robber his gun and mask, so he could go back to work robbing more banks, when released from prison after his incarceration is complete.

It would simply not be fair, to Blogger blog owners who do not spam, were you to be given access to your blog.

I'm sorry if this sounds dismissive, or rude - but it's neither. You now need to start over. It's that simple.


D7ana said...

My Dashboard only has a button for "New Blog" and a statement that I have not authored any blogs yet. My blog has been up for nearly five years.

My Reading List is intact.

When I type in my blogger address - http://phillycollector.blogspot.com/ - I get the message that

Blog has been removed

Sorry, the blog at phillycollector.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs.

Did you expect to see your blog here? See: 'I can't find my blog on the Web, where is it?'

Just before my blog disappeared, I received a message from Blogger asking me to confirm my account by entering my telephone number and to submit verification. I typed in the verification number as requested.

I am not a spammer; could someone have hijacked my Blogger account?

Thanking you in advance for your advice. I'll also submit a request to Blogger.


Chuck Croll said...


You are describing the normal result of Google, protecting you from hackers.


D7ana said...

Thanks, Chuck!

I appreciate Google's protecting me from hackers. I mentioned that normal result because it occurred right before my blog vanished.

But now my blog is restored. I am a happy Blogger again!


JE Males said...

still my blog locked 2days fk they better delete content with spam then warn admin for 1st time not delete automatically

Chuck Croll said...


You need to read the [FAQ] Does The Blogger Abuse Mitigation Policy Violate The Rights Of The Blog Owners?, for a detailed answer to your concerns.

[FAQ] Does The Blogger Abuse Mitigation Policy Violate The Rights Of The Blog Owners?

Charleston Voice said...

Surprisingly, out of the blue blog was restored!

zonaanime.web.id said...

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shruti lodha said...

If my Blog is deleted by Blogger....then i can't recover my blog back. it was an ADULT blog but. I accepted all the terms and condition with privacy policy. It was an Just pics blog with some adult advertise.

Chuck Croll said...


Ads containing adult content are a problem - and are specifically forbidden.

Miya Feydea said...

My site www.footpatch-koyokaki.com was deleted because it detected spam. This Blog are very important to me. How can I restore? Please help me. thank's admin

Chuck Croll said...


For spam review issues, you absolutely must start in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken.

tipster seven said...

I have worked hard to create an article on my blogspot, but why my blog is considered the blog removed for spam, I have 4 active blogspot reply.
- Indoqq.blogspot.com (removed because it is considered spam)
- tipster77.blogspot.com
- gilajuditogel.blogspot.com
- tipstertogel.blogspot.com
I beg to return my blog indoqq.blogspot.com
if there are other errors, hope you understand it, because I am just learning to make blog, please return me my blog, thank you

Chuck Croll said...


For effective help with spam review issues, you absolutely must start in Blogger Help Forum: Something Is Broken.