SEOs & Digg Like Oil & Water?

May 22, 2009 • 8:54 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Social Search Engines & Optimization
 

A Sphinn thread has discussion around the topic of how much Digg might not like SEO sites or blogs.

Back when Digg was first getting started, SEOs flocked to it, as a way of driving traffic and ultimately links, to help promote the site in the search engines. In fact, this site was often features on Digg's home page, not because I gamed it or wanted the links, in fact, it often put stress on my server, which I didn't want. It was featured because, on occasion, we write something that is quality. The last time we were featured on the Digg home page was in June 2007 for a brief period until it was manually removed. Since then, hundreds of people submitted our content to Digg and none of it made it "hot."

Personally, I gave up caring. But there is no doubt, the Digg community doesn't like the SEO community. It is understandable and it is their community.

The Sphinn thread discusses some of those reasons.

Forum discussion at Sphinn.

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Comments:

Ricky

05/23/2009 02:37 pm

this is so true.I hear about so many people getting banned from digg due to such reasons.better to avoid it and use other methods.

Robzilla

05/23/2009 02:54 pm

A quick look at the Digg homepage will suffice to see that the predominantly technical audience they used to serve has shifted into the mainstream, so the answer would be quite simple: the overwhelming demographic doesn't care about SEO.

Steve

05/23/2009 03:41 pm

It is probably due to the constant stream of "trash" produced by some of the lesser ranks of the SEO community that are meant to cause offence in the hope that other people will write about them - link baiting. The rest of the internet community laugh at the desperation.

klusener

05/26/2009 09:10 am

Digg is somewhat a good source of Traffic, I never enjoyed it but i read that in many blogs. I think now a days twitter is batter then every other social bookmarking or media marketing..

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