How Google+ Blocks Spam

Jan 29, 2013 • 8:15 am | comments (13) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Google+ logoThe other day, I posted a marketing message on one of my Google+ company accounts for a product I own named ShulCloud (basically a synagogue management software product). The message was about some updates we made to the front end of the web site.

Google+ blocked it immediately, citing it was in violation of their policies. It was clearly an algorithm that blocked it, because it was blocked as soon as I posted it. The message read, "This post violates our policies; it's own visibile to you." Here is a screen shot:

Google+ Violation

I was a bit surprised Google would block it being that this is a commercial page and heck, Google is constantly promoting their own stuff on their commercial Google+ pages. It is not like I posted it with notifications by email. Just a basic public post.

So hovered over the question mark and read all about Google+'s content policies. I then decided to submit this for careful review and now I am still waiting, about 15 hours later. The message now read "this post is under review; it's visible only to you."

First time I've seen this.

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