5 steps to Unlock Flagged Blogger Blog Yourself

The number of Blogspot/ Blogger blogs are increasing day by day or you can say hour by hour. Out of these many of them are intentionally created for spamming but what to do when your blog has been locked for no reason; I mean if your blog doesn’t violate Terms and services of Blogger and still you face this situation.

Blogger blog can be locked if your blog has spamming content, malware posing possible threats or anything against TOS or some Malicious users may have flagged your blog reporting it abuse to Blogger using NavBar of your blog. Many innocent Blogs are caught in crossfire for no use. Blogger system without reviewing it first locks your blog and then you can’t do nothing instead of waiting. Read on to know how to unlock it yourself.

For Example your blog URL sony.blogspot.com gets locked, First of all don’t panic! Your blog has not been deleted. Instead, you will not be able to post until your blog has been reviewed and cleared by a member of the Blogger team. But when this reviewing process will complete? Follow the steps.

  1. Go to Blogger in Draft, Create a new blog (Yes, you do have access to your blogger account even thought blog is blocked) and For example the new blog URL is tony.blogspot.com.
  2.  Now, Go to setting tab of your new blog and from Blog Tools column, Click on Import Blog. Import all your blog posts and comments of sony.blogspot.com to tony.blogspot.com.
  3. Now, Go to Settings of locked one (sony.blogspot.com) and under Publishing tab- Give Blog*Spot address as anything except sony or tony. Let us call it sony-new.blogspot.com
  4. Again Go to settings of tony.blogspot.om and under Publishing tab, change the Blogspot address to sony.blogspot.com
  5. Done, Your Locked blogger blog is now unlocked, You can now post, edit, delete anything you want as a normal blogspot blog.

This happenss because, Blogger systems while blocking a blog takes into account your blog ID not the URL of your blog. Blog ID is a unique number given to all blogs for their identification by Blogger systems. It generally appers while your are on control panel of a Blog. For example – http://blogger.com/blog-options-basic.g?blogID=XXXXXXXXXXXX

Whereas you are interested in Blog URL not its ID, isn’t it? So, getting locked Blogger blog back is easy but this post is not for promoting malicious content or spam on Blogs. You should not spam because you are getting free hosted full fledged Blogger hosting for free and it’s great to use it. This tutorial is published to help those innocent bloggers who have been a victim for no purpose. Since, Blogger will not get time to review your blog manually (I think so) and so, you will have to take this steps.

It is recommended to always have a backup of your blog on any dummy URL for safety.



About the Author

Rohit Langde is Founder and Editor-in-chief of Blogsolute. Tech Blogger by Passion & Profession | Mechanical Engineer by Qualification | Introverted Geek by Choice

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  1. gWallet says:

    couple of questions here…

    By implementing a new URL, how are you going to notify all you readers that the sony URL is gone, and that everything is now moved to tony?

    Wouldn’t keeping a backup copy of all your content on a dummy URL lead to duplicate content, something that Google penalizes for?

  2. Pavan Kumar says:

    Nice workout buddy… Really good one….

    Enjoy one stumble thumbs up from my side 🙂

  3. Rohit says:

    @gWallet, please read the post carefully. tony is just a temporary blog where You are importing URL remains same.

    Also, creating a backup is for extra safety, if google penalizes, what will you lose? Nothing just another blogspot which is not at all unique!

  4. ameo says:

    but still can be flagged by some other visitors.
    and what would happen if google staff found out that trick, i’m thinking of direct banning!

  5. Ralph Lyon says:

    Thanks. I couldn’t get it to work exactly as you outlined it as it required me to export my blog and then upload it. However, using the draft.blogger.com site, I was able to export a blog and then upload it into a temporary blog. Then I deleted the original blog and created it again (using Draft.blogger.com) and used the Import Blog Tool there. Worked great.

  6. Great resource to refer for blogspot users..

  7. Abby Cooper says:

    Helpful article. Spam is a big problem today and we have to do something for controlling it.

  8. Very useful article, many blogger need this kind of article. If you have any article about how to create a dummy blog, please tell me. I also will link to you. Thanks.

  9. Ninda Funky says:

    Thx! This is so valueable triks Man!

  10. Mirian says:

    Muito bom, muito obrigada !
    Depois de 10 dias de agonia e buscas, consegui resolver meu problema graças ao blogsolute e ti Rohit.
    Um 2009 cheio de alegrias e saúde!

  11. koly says:

    Can I take part of your post to my blog?really like this,mate

  12. Erick says:

    I’m Brazilian guy but i understand one bit.
    Thanks for post, very good!
    Luck i’m don’t locked
    Sorry my bad English.

    • Rohit says:

      @Erick, It’s OK but you can always use Translator buttons provided according to country in sidebar of my blog to understand it completely.
      Thanks for Visiting.

  13. Is there a way i can bookmark this post?
    I need to preserve this post coz it’s very useful 🙂

    • Rohit says:

      @indian humour, I am very thankful to you that you liked my article. I will be glad if you bookmark it using del.icio.us or Stumbleupon.com.

  14. After reading this article, I feel that I need more information on the topic. Can you share some more resources ?

  15. venkat20 says:

    I have Found the unlocking code in the site Unlock Guide

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  18. Mike says:

    This is really nice article for who are owning a blog from the blogspot.

    thanks for sharing.

  19. Creator says:

    “Now, Go to Settings of locked one (sony.blogspot.com) and under Publishing tab- Give Blog*Spot address as anything except sony or tony. Let us call it sony-new.blogspot.com”

    And how the hell i could go to settings of locked blog?

  20. shoaib says:

    block blog settings are not available what i do now . my blog was blocked http://bestnfastcars.blogspot.com/ what i do

  21. jammy says:

    Thank you for sharing such a nice piece of knowledge. Thumbs up!!!

  22. This was really helpful thanx for such a nice post….

  23. Adrienne says:

    This happened to me today and it does not allow me to get to my old blog. Do you have any other suggestions?

  24. kadir says:

    But sir I can’t go to setting of the lock blog. only one option is available and that is appeal

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