How Not To Get Your URL Banned From Digg

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A lot of bloggers feel that the key to increasing their traffic is to get on the Digg front page as often as they can. Most of these bloggers do so by scooping news, writing how to guides or even top 10 lists, but most don’t realize that you have to be careful or else your URL will get banned from Digg.

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.

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Here are some of the things that the Digg community considers spam:
* Old news
* Repeated stories that keep on getting submitted, such as “iPod Spoof Commercials”.
* Stories that provide basic information such as “How To Increase Your Blog Traffic”. Although many of these types of stories hit the Digg front page, a lot of diggers hate them and are making noise about them by marking them as spam, or even emailing the Digg staff.
* Stories submitted by website owners.
Before you or your friends start submitting your own stories to Digg, be careful and put the Digg community ahead of yourself. It does not matter if you are writing spam or writing good content, if the Digg community feels that you are spamming, your URL will be banned.

Neil Patel
Neil Patel is the co-founder of KISSmetrics, an analytics provider that helps companies make better business decisions. Neil also blogs about marketing and entrepreneurship at... Read Full Bio
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