Hanging with SEOs, Penalized on Digg

    May 25, 2007

It occurred me this week, after seeing my old rant against Digg still pulling in traffic to this blog, that I would be nice and just act normal for once. I’d write a humorous 10 Tips article on usability and see if it inspired any Diggs. Maybe this time I’d have a positive experience because I swear all my friends just rave about the place.

Turns out, some of my SEO friends couldn’t Digg it. They had to refrain from telling anybody about my post at their Digg home. Why?

I have the evil abbreviation for search engine optimization, “SEO”, in my blog title.

So, even though the topic has nothing to do with search engines, optimization or search marketing methods, it couldn’t be dugg by my friends in the SEO industry because they’re usually in the Digg Doghouse for one reason or another.

My friends are forced to censor themselves and limit what they link to at Digg. I’m penalized because I associate with uncivilized, naughty marketing people who run or work with companies that promote the use of social media sites like Digg to their clients.

Which certainly calls for a drink and makes this Digg Rant Number Two.