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I have noticed over the past couple of months as I have become more active in the Digg community (and making many friends), a sort of dark cloud appears when the subject of SEO comes up. Not only is there a general dislike of SEOs in the Digg community, but my URL has also been banned from Digg, per a ’so called’ “TOS violation”. The ironic part is that the article that got the attention “10 Sure-Fire Ways to Get Banned by Digg” was about how to get banned by Digg.
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from devaka 2038 Days ago #
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Yep, seo theme on DIGG is not welcomed.. :(

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from JamesColin 2038 Days ago #
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There’s no section to post links to "blog/internet/seo" stuff. It’s always hard to submit a digg there because you always feel like you’re spamming, because they don’t have the correct section/category for your content, but then you submit it anyway :-)

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from Brawn 2037 Days ago #
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Even if article is useful Dugg ban it. Digg banned a lot of my stuff (

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from onreact 2037 Days ago #
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Nothing to see here. Move on. SEO as a subject is banned on Digg. SEO as a practice is wide spread though. Just watch the Apple this Apple that posts. Ironically the best way to succeed at Digg SEO is to never mention SEO itself other than telling how ugly it is or citing Google telling how ugly it is.To be honest that’s not even an issue anymore. Nowadays Twitter killed the Digg star. You simply don’t need Digg anymore both from an SEO perspective as well as a user perspective.

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from donfuxx 2037 Days ago #
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I didn´t know that digg is so agressive with SEOs, but well I do not use it so much, I am more into the twitter thing ;-)

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from kazumi 2037 Days ago #
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Thanks for this affirmation. I thought something’s wrong with me or the way I handled Digg’s site. This is a big relief for me. Sometimes digging creates a netizen paranoia already. I’d rather plurk and tweet then.

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from niche 2037 Days ago #
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Interesting. I have submitted some articles on SEO to Digg and haven’t had any problems. Having said that it comes to mind that someone sent me a shout asking if my submission was deleted.Must say though that I like Digg. Has done a lot for traffic to my sites

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from SEOHolicc 2037 Days ago #
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Digg sucks. Most of the front page stories are from the same sites day after day. Use it for a quick link and that’s all the time you should really put into it. Of course if you do use it for link bait, you wanna look as non-seo as possible throughout the lifetime of your profile.What’s really funny though, is if you stay around Digg long enough, you’ll learn that many of the power users are SEO’s themselves.

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from semlady 2037 Days ago #
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I’ve found that Digg is not worth the effort for many topics; not just SEO. I have an anonymous account that sometimes comes in handy, but on the whole, the amount of committed day-after-day effort that digg requires for success is Not worth the return for most of the work I do. If you’re in the apple or gadget industry, or are a US political pundit, it can be a good tool.   They don’t want our content? Fine, who cares. It’s crazy to continue marketing to an unreceptive crowd. 

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from Feydakin 2036 Days ago #
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Digg became anti SEO when the whores in the industry over ran it and hammered it with crap.. Nothing surprising about the reaction there at all..

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from buzzybeemarketing 2036 Days ago #
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If the corporate sharks get involved watch out. cough cough ebayyerrrr! what happened! If the fundamentalists bloggers get their hands on it, watch out, because you’ll be going back to a high popularity contest. Just this time, the bitter fringe geeks will be in charge :) Whatever happened to balance?

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from danabbamont 2032 Days ago #
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Because the majority of SEOs are affiliates offering no additional benefit along with their link to whatever they’re pushing, or they’re hired by some clueless firm as a consultant to get their name out there without providing anything of value.

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from bronson 2031 Days ago #
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I know exactly what you’re talking about.I don’t blame them. I think it’s the fact that seo and internet marketers often get lumped into the same category often and the IM guys can be spammy at times.There are a lot folks out to game the system and often it’s commercially motivated.

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