In an unpredictable move Google deindexed and blocked all Co.cc domains and sub domains. Co.cc domain is quite popular among BlogSpot bloggers and many of them are using it as a custom domain. Even Co.cc could be used for Adsense approval but now this won’t even work.
Co.cc is a bulk free sub domain provider and in last couple of years, it’s heavily been used for spamming, adsense for parked domain and spam sites. As mentioned by Matt Cutts, when ever Google sees large sites spamming from any freehosting service, they take action against it. Since it’s a domain penalty so all sub-domains are also affected. So it seems all co.cc users are going to have nightmare for some time and probably a lesson learned from this is never trust the free service. It’s better to have your own custom domain and none the less, it’s also better to have self hosted website on own webhosting.
This is indeed a bad news for all BlogSpot bloggers or users using Co.Cc and now it’s time to move to custom domain. Though Google should have informed co.cc users about this as many users have been using co.cc domain for long time. On the other hand even BlogSpot blogs are heavily used for auto spam blogs and for copy paste blog. I wonder if Google will ever take action against its own service?
What step Co.cc users should take after Google ban on Co.cc domains?
If you are a co.cc users and using it as a custom domain for BlogSpot, I would suggest you to quickly revert back to BlogSpot domain. Let Google crawl your blog again and then move to custom Blogspot domain. Here is a guide which will help you to set up custom domain on BlogSpot.
If you are a co.cc users do let us know your reaction and what steps are you going to take to get back your traffic?
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