Digg Editors Dumber than Wikipedians

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Some top Digg users recently decided that any content related to SEO or known SEO websites is spam:

I recently learned from a top digg member that certain digg community members decided to start getting rid of SEO sites by emailing spam complaints to digg. These community members’ definition of spam blogs is not what you might think. As long as the site has to do with SEO, they apparently consider it spam because the digg community generally detests anything to do with SEO.

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See foot?

Shoot same. Web 2.0 blows. ;) To expand a bit, I've never found Digg to be useful, popular doesn't necessarily equate to 'useful' and the system is nothing more than a popularity contest. While the system may be 'social' it is the equivalent of a school clique, and cliques encourage bad behavior, from the members and the 'outsiders'.

Now you have bad behavior sanctioned by the ruling body. In fact, by rewarding bad behavior, they've taken power out of the hands of the majority and handed it over to the minority. Very un-Web 2.0.

I obviously disagree with the SEO = SPAM definition

in these communities, and the ensuing SEO witch hunts. While the whole "Ban SEO from Digg" email campaign reminds me of the Twilight Zone episode The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street, don't communities have the right to make their own definitions of what is allowed in their communities?

On another note: I believe that Digg needs a Pre-Moderation queue. In the comments on the Digg post And the List of Domains Ditched by Digg Keeps Growing Shawn of Digital Point (whose site is banned) makes a great point about Digg giving site owners the choice of having their stories dugg.

If Digg unbanned it, I would ask them to reban it until they came up with some sort of pre-moderation queue (like the owner of a specific domain has the [optional] ability to review stuff submitted to Digg first).

This is a good opportunity

This is a good opportunity for the SEO community to walk away from one of its favorite crutches and start doing, oh, real SEO for a change. It's been quite a while since some folks actually did any.

That's just my opinion, but I think that "whenever the cheats and tricks fail you go back to basics" is a great philosopphy.

Tools in Your Toolbox

>This is a good opportunity for the SEO community to walk away from one of its favorite crutches and start doing, oh, real SEO for a change

Now why would a carpenter walk over to his toolbox and throw out his hammer which works perfectly fine. Sure the loud banging may bother some folks, but maybe he just needs to hammer a little more discretely, and not wakeup the whole neighborhood building a frame at 7am on a sunday morning ...

>This is a good opportunity

>This is a good opportunity for the SEO community to walk away from one of its favorite crutches and start doing, oh, real SEO for a change

Yeah and why don't GI's drop their guns and tanks and arm themselves with knives? They ought to be proficient in hand to hand combat, anyhow.

In any case, moot point. Smart SEOs are making a killing with it, and will continue to do so under the radar.

good opportunity

>tools in the toolbox, etc.

Don't feed the troll.

I recently saw an SEO get a

I recently saw an SEO get a ho-hum article on Digg with over 1,000 diggs. If I were an SEO, I'd say "hell yeah"; if I were Digg I'd be banning SEO's left and right.

I think it pays to stay under ther radar.

Under the radar

>under the radar

well I did suggest hammering discreetly ... ;-)

I've felt this.

The second my blog got banned for "multiple buries" I knew someone had it in for me. I guess I was right. We should find someway to get back at them.

Digg = The SEO Slumpbuster

Digg = The SEO Slumpbuster (attribution to Barry Zito)

Digg- an unpredictable tool

I never use Digg. Too many other excellent "invisible" authority websites with very predictable bonafide results.

Digg is Russian Roulette, and I suspect many times Google is using it to filter your other SEO efforts.

We ARE their community

As an avid digg user and SEO/SEM I feel that I am part of their community and I feel a bit rejected by them and I am going to have to write them an email.

I will post what they say about this.... IF they return it ;-)

waaaaaaaaaaaa

I'd like to quote Andy here, "Smart SEOs are making a killing with it, and will continue to do so under the radar."

Stop whining and find a way to overcome just as we have before and will continue to do well into the future.

TO DO LIST:

1) Grab a Kleenex.
2) Dry your eyes.
3) Blow your nose.
4) Go back to work and make some money for your clients and for yourselves.

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