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 (digg.com/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 : JohnTP.com 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!

71 thoughts on “10 Famous Sites Banned By Digg”

  1. Ha ha !!! I didn’t knew the thing that even getting Diggs on every submission may also lead to a ban. I’ll take care of thing for myself. πŸ˜€

  2. That’s some shocking news! am working on a new website and i was looking for info on Digg when I stumbled upon your site. Its shocking how they take users for granted esp. when its the users that have made digg so big.

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  4. I do not see a reason why someone will be banning Paul Stamatiu’s blog, he is not even posting that often

  5. It’s very informative post.
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  6. Digg are a very strict bunch aren’t they. I can’t believe they ban so many sites. They are very strict with user moderation too. If you do the “wrong thing” once your gone for ever.

    @JustinRob – Big Click

  7. I got banned from them. It doesn’t take much. We submitted a few articles to them and blam, the banned us permanently.

  8. I am glad to have found your post, I was confused when Digg would not let me post a link to ezine articles, Propeller has also banned ezine articles.
    Oh and you have my vote for your theme, I have never been here before but I do like the look.

  9. I agree with you there are lots of blogs that were
    doing really well and they were on the top. But
    don’t know why digg delete it from the list.

  10. It looks like you invested quite a bit of time in it, but digitalpoint is out of digg that is really shocking.

  11. Oh my God, It is really something awesome that digital point also banned from digg. DP forum banned to users, but digg banned DP forums.

    And I am really surprised that John Cow blog also banned by digg.

  12. Those are big time sites Digg has banned. It’s ridiculous to ban when it is not the owner who is doing the mistake.

    Btw, I like your new theme, the color is cool to the eyes..

  13. Its a nice list friend… Thanks for sharing here. I wonder why digital point site was banned in digg?

    One more thing both the themes look good for your blog Pradeep… You can keep that theme for few days…:D

  14. Banned or not, digg is not all that useful these days, good content usually do not hit the front page neither does authority sites, only power users is all that works for digg.

    Also, even if it hits the front page, the traffic takes down the hosting of most blogs, and the visitors only sees an internal error and nothing more…

  15. I think the post will be much more better (or say meaningful )if the mention the reasons why these sites have been banned..

  16. I am glad that no matter how many I have submitted, I have not been banned yet.

    But, I am aware that I am being considered for getting banned πŸ˜€

  17. After saw your post, i am very much shocked. why because digital point forums banned. why digg are doing like this. anyway your news is good.

  18. This is sad news however this is not the first time we heard about sites that was banned by digg how some of them can be resolved but banning a site like text-link-adds seems strange should banned the submitter not the domain thanks for sharing and hope you enjoy your holiday and a prosperous 2010

    • Sorry Buddy.. πŸ˜€

      HellBound Bloggers was not redesigned buddy! πŸ™

      I had some problem with the previous theme.. some file permission and stuffs.. so changed into another theme.. cheers!

  19. Its good to see you back in the old theme…Finally, OLD is GOLD!
    And a small suggestion: It wouls have been good if you would have mentioned the reasons for all these websites from being banned by Digg! So that no-one commits such a mistake in future.

    • Yup! Old is Gold! 8)

      And that was a nice suggestion bro… but… some websites are banned for no reason.. like Keith said.. he was not involved behind the submission of his blog’s article… ! πŸ˜‰

  20. @ Millionaire Acts : It is a premium theme bro. Designed by Woo Themes.

    @ Blogger Den : Wow..thanks a lot buddy! πŸ˜‰

    Yes, big pain indeed! πŸ˜€

    @ Isaac :Absolutely right Isaac.. πŸ™‚

  21. The TLA case is funny, they have nothing to do with people submitting stories with TLA affiliate URL but they got their site banned. I think Digg should ban the submitters, not the submitted.

  22. Interesting points haha! I like your design here too, it really fits with the site and Digg can really be a pain in the ass, I don’t blame ya

  23. @ Rajeel : Am not doing anything special bro.. πŸ™‚

    I like your guest article too! All comes in it! πŸ˜‰

    @ Sriraj : Oh, that’s really bad. It will be irritating when we are blamed for something which we didn’t do! πŸ™

    Thanks for the feedback bro. Will check it and apply soon! πŸ™‚

  24. Hey, cool theme. But try pushing the content to the centre. It’s looking a bit odd to my eyes..
    I’ve been in contact with John TP a few months back and I saw how badly disappointed he was to be dugg out. He appealed to Digg but all that he got was the usual yada yayda ‘Digg is a people’s fun place/community and we can’t do it against their actions……….’ (It’s people who ban/mark as spam first and then Digg bans it).

  25. Man,

    Everytime you are coming up with some great lists. How do you manage to create such killer posts ?

    How much time does you consume for creating a post, please tell me sincerely.

    NB : Your new theme RockZ

  26. @Sunil Jain : Ha ha.. yeah.. πŸ˜€ Terms like torrent, hack and others are often blacklisted! πŸ™

    @Simran :Thanks bro! Many people helped me during this little research! Thanks to them too! πŸ˜‰

    @Marlene :Yeah Marlene, I too feel bad about it! πŸ™

  27. Those are big time sites Digg has banned. It’s ridiculous to ban when it is not the owner who is doing the mistake.

    Btw, I like your new theme, the color is cool to the eyes.

    • But Digital Point still have Digg on the Bookmarks menu at the bottom of threads for some reason maybe they don’t know they are banned from Digg

  28. You always compile great lists. I wonder how you do that ? I am too lazy to make such collections.

    BTW your new theme looks professional πŸ™‚

  29. My blogspot blog was bannned in many social bokkmarking sites when i had started up with blogging , when asked for the reason i was told that they don’t entertain piracy much as my blog was full of movies and musics πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    Nice theme πŸ™‚ , but old one was also good only πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰


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