said 5 months ago:
Wade, sometimes people may flag you as spamming… as 10-15 of anything a day “sounds” like spam, even if everyone else gets away with it… and after a certain number red flag you, you just get banned.
You also may be in a niche that warrants or attracts extra scrutiny, whether personally deserved, applicable or not. So you might try cutting your posting by half for a while… and see if that gets you at least a longer time before getting “suspended.”
Suspended sounds much better than banned,. What’s the difference or is there?
Another thing… do you have a Google Place page that ties you to a single address? Google likes to know you have roots, that you’re really who you say you are, and that you’ve been in business a while and are going to stay in business.
But this has got to be sooooo frustrating for you. But I’m wondering, how do you get a NEW account with a new Authored profile. I mean… isn’t that the point of having everything attached and linked and promoted as a Google Author account? If they ban you, that should be the end of it (horrible, I know). But are you saying that you can just go out and re-establish your “authored” status by just opening up a new account? That can’t be Google approved, can it?
Last thing… be wary of copyright issues. I’m hearing tales of the YouTube-Google tied clamped down within the last couple of months. I even went back to check any “copyright” issues I might have overlooked in YT videos. Sure enough, those that had been fine and passed scrutiny before suddenly showed up in an “in-between” status of “there’s a coyright issue, but it’s ok for now.” These were videos I made with copyrighted music for which I paid for rights to use. Still, if Google/YouTube tells you there’s “an issue,” they can ban you in a heartbeat and you rarely get to explain you DO have rights, even when they give you the means to do so. So I went back and just replaced the music with something I created or music YouTube itself put in its audio editor suite for such purposes.
Meaning… go overboard in NOT doing anything out of the ordinary that MIGHT get you banned. But I would NOT get into a discussion with them on what you MIGHT have done wrong, if you do get to speak with them. I would concentrate all my efforts in showing them how you deliberately and methodically have a plan to do everything RIGHT. So if something passed by you that’s wrong, you reeeeeally want to know. But come at them with a “I’ve done nothing wrong stance,” and I think you’ll quickly get nowhere with them.
Just my thoughts… Please update us on what happens. Wish you luck.