Banned From Digg

Banned From Digg!

Category: Personal


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Digg is a social news website made for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the Internet, by submitting links and stories, and voting and commenting on submitted links and stories. Voting stories up and down is the site’s cornerstone function, respectively called digging and burying. Many stories get submitted every day, but only the most Dugg stories appear on the front page. (from Wikipedia)

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I often submit some of my posts to Digg.

Why?

1.  It’s good to have an inbound link coming from a site with a high page rank because it can boost your ranking in the SERPs. Digg has a PR of 8.

2. If your post got a high number of diggs and made it to the front page of Digg, expect a surge of traffic to your web site.

3. If your site has poor SEO and is ranked low on the SERPs, your link at Digg helps users find your posts because search engines usually rank them high.

According to my Google Analytics, Digg brought me 1,181 visitors since I utilized it 4 months ago ranking #6 among referrers to this site. Not really too high but well, that is still traffic.

But last week, I was shocked to find out that I can’t log in to my Digg account anymore. That’s when it hit me, I’ve been banned!

How come?

Even though I am actively engaging in digging other links and commenting on them, and making friends with other members (I have more than 100), the moderators must have flagged my account as spam because my own submissions amounted to more than 50.

I tried to register a new account and submitted a new post but I was confronted with this message:

This URL has been widely reported by users for one of the following reasons: being used to spam Digg’s submission process, posting spam content, or posting off-topic content

Well, the old adage “Everything must come in moderation” still rings true. Unfortunately, I failed to do that.

If you are using Digg, you now know what to do to avoid being banned. Let my story serve as your warning.

Goodbye Digg.

ark

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13 Responses to “Banned From Digg!”

  1. Gem Says:

    Yaiks! I must be careful then in “digg”-ing articles. I think someone must have manually reported your site to the authorities.

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    ark Reply:

    You think so? Hmm, baka naiinggit lang, hehe..

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  2. ianemv Says:

    Ako minsan pag may related post ako di ko na lang submit instead digg ko na lang yung sa iba..okay naman position mo sa Google all the time at di lang naman sila ang social bookmarking hehe.

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    ark Reply:

    Oo nga yan. Hindi pa naman end of the world for me. 😉

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  3. enad Says:

    ganyan talaga pag matraffic ang site, somebody will report the user as spam. “kapag ang mangga hitiki sa bunga, binabato.

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    ark Reply:

    Pero fair na labanan lang sana. Pareho naman tayo’ng kumakayod eh. Sana mawala na ang crab mentality natin.

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    enad Reply:

    hindi na rin pala ako makalogin sa Digg since last week. im always getting errors everytime i login tapos yung support nila is not responding din. banned ata ang IP ko.

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  4. Spoofs and Lies Says:

    dont worry idol,, you are john chow in the making hehehe..

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    ark Reply:

    Idol ka jan. Notjohnchow siguro pwede pa, hehe..

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  5. Miah Says:

    aawww…. hala mas daghan pa yata ko napost sa imu sa Digg, pero konti lang friends ko dun and ala halos naga dig skoa posts…

    tsk3.. ingat2 diay ko ani hahaha…

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    ark Reply:

    Hay naku, kung naa jud gusto magsabotahe sa imuha, wala mabuhat ang ingat. Ngano utak-talangka man gud ba, hehe..

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  6. Millionaire Acts Says:

    Digg has a poor performance for me when it comes to traffic. I think I need to have some digg friends who will digg my posts. :)

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    ark Reply:

    I suggest that you add more friends and digg their posts. Most will likely reciprocate and do the same.

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