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Google kicks clothes free bloggers to the curb

Google changes policy in a move that restrict and eliminates clothes free blogs.
A long time ago when this site was in its infancy we had an alternate account on blogger. It was not separately maintained but we sent links of posts from this site to that blog. Today we received this email.

Dear Blogger User,

We’re writing to tell you about an upcoming change to the Blogger Content
Policy that may affect your account.

In the coming weeks, we’ll no longer allow blogs that contain sexually
explicit or graphic nude images or video. We’ll still allow nudity
presented in artistic, educational, documentary, or scientific contexts, or
where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking
action on the content.

The new policy will go into effect on the 23rd of March 2015. After this
policy goes into effect, Google will restrict access to any blog identified
as being in violation of our revised policy. No content will be deleted,
but only blog authors and those with whom they have expressly shared the
blog will be able to see the content we’ve made private.

Our records indicate that your account may be affected by this policy
change. Please refrain from creating new content that would violate this
policy. Also, we ask that you make any necessary changes to your existing
blog to comply as soon as possible, so that you won’t experience any
interruptions in service. You may also choose to create an archive of your
content via Google Takeout

For more information, please read here

The Blogger Team

This seems to be a part of recent public moves by Google to “refine their focus”. Needless to say we have deleted our blog there as it was just a placeholder blog. However the many clothes free blogger who had their blogs there will now have to find new homes for them and recreate then elsewhere. Tough deal.

Are you a clothes free blogger affected by this change let is know!

About the author: Earl D
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20 thoughts on “Google kicks clothes free bloggers to the curb

  1. From The Google product support forum.

    “We have e-mailed every user that has one or more blogs marked as “YES” for adult content. If you have received the e-mail but your site doesn’t have any pornography, you don’t need to worry. “

    1. More from the Google Product Forum

      “This week, we announced a change to Blogger’s porn policy. We’ve had a ton of feedback, in particular about the introduction of a retroactive change (some people have had accounts for 10+ years), but also about the negative impact on individuals who post sexually explicit content to express their identities,” says Jessica Pelegio, Social Product Support Manager at Google. “Blog owners should continue to mark any blogs containing sexually explicit content as “adult” so that they can be placed behind an ‘adult content’ warning page.”

    1. WordPress is a good choice, free or paid version. Weebly is good but not as good stats or SEO. Easier to use in some ways, some ways not. Both give more control to the webmaster with many more options minus censoring.

      1. Reply to Nickey – Actually, after a few false starts, including Blogger (which IS easy), we found the simplicity of WordPress plus its wide range of features available to amateurs like us worked very well.

        Compared to c-panel sites it’s a piece of cake! Weebly’s easier still, but… not really!

        The main thing is that neither censor your work.

      2. Which is why WordPress, free or self-hosted is great and highly recommended for those who are established bloggers. That’s why I migrated to WordPress, once blogger started to put that adult content warning.

  2. Thanks for sharing this. What a shame on Google as they appear to want to imitate Facebook, where it is okay to post a video of somebody being beheaded or burned alive but God forbid that we see a bare breast!

  3. yes as it looks like the 7 yrs Ive had my blog is over with google,looks like they are reacting to the need to protect people from the natural world!

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