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10 Famous Sites Banned By Digg


DiggFor people who were not aware about Digg, it is a place for people to discover and share the best news, entertainment and videos from anywhere on the web. To my surprise many famous blogs and websites were banned by Digg and the interesting part is, the mistake is not made from the site owner’s side. If someone diggs your site’s stories in a manner it gets banned, it will be banned. That makes like anyone can ban your blog. I can’t understand the way Digg revolves.

This is what Digg says,

“When submitted stories are consistently reported as spam and users complain via our feedback email about submission spam, we ban the domain. The domain will not be unbanned. The domain would consistently get reported as spam otherwise. Please review our FAQ ( for more information.”

Few words from Keith D’Souza, Techie Buzz, “I am not sure why they banned it (TB), but it looked like each and every article from the site was being dugg. I later got in touch with Digg support and got the issue resolved.”

Below I mentioned some famous sites banned by Digg.

1. John Chow : One of the best and profitable blog out there. John Chow makes money by telling others how he made money with his blog.

2. Techie Buzz : Techie Buzz strives to provide users with useful information about technology and the latest softwares, we also believe in sharing our knowledge with the world and have written 100s of tutorials and tips and tricks.

3. John TP : was started on November 2005 and currently receives over 9000 unique visitors daily and 15,000 pageviews.

4. Digital Point Forums : Digital Point Forums is a place where discussions related to search engines, including optimization, marketing, tools and other technical aspects are made.

5. Squidoo : The popular (free) site for creating single webpages on your interests and recommendations. Even earn money for charity or yourself.

6. Text Link Ads : It is an advertising program. But unfortunately People were submitting stories with affiliate IDs in the URLs. By this Digg banned TLA.

8. Ecademy : Ecademy is about for online networking for business, offline networking events and global networking groups. It has over 100,000 users but none allowed to digg.

9. Paul Stamatiou : It is a personal and technology blog of Paul Stamatiou. It is about technology news, reviews, how to’s and guides.

10. Wall Stats : Wall Stats is a blog which has stunning posters, enlightening visualizations, and a goldmine of great ideas. It has around 2000+ subscribers.

The above mentioned sites were banned by Digg, but some sites were unbanned later.

Do you know any other famous site banned by Digg? Please mention it in the comments!


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