Earlier I came across an interesting question via Search Engine Journal asking does digg.com belong in Google results. The question revolves around Digg snippets and a link to an article appearing in search results instead of the actual article. Should Google include the Digg results? Is it fair to the original article that search traffic goes through Digg first?
Creme king of what?
That was my reaction too when I first noticed several people had found their way here using ‘creme king of baits‘ as a search term to find the post in the previous link. Many results for the term revolve around using soft plastic worms for fishing bait, an idea originally pioneered by Nick Creme. But type link bait a few times, refer to Rand Fishkin as the king of said link bait, and mention how the cream will rise to the top, and you may find yourself ranking well for a term like ‘creme king of baits’ too.
You may have heard that recently many seo and marketing related sites are getting banned by Digg for the scandalous offense of being seo and marketing related sites.
I first came across the phenomenon earlier this month when Matt posted his URL Has Been Reported By Users And Cannot Be Submitted To Digg at This Time. At the time I didn’t know the reason for the ban nor did Matt, though I admit I had some suspicions. A couple of weeks later in the post script to 21 Traffic Triggers for Social Media Marketing, Brian Clarke of CopyBlogger fame mentions the post making the front page of Digg whereupon the editors immediately took it down.
The short answer is yes.
However losing money is part of the plan to market Checkout for the next year. Google has extended free processing for merchants till the end of 2007 in an effort to get more merchants to sign up. Even better might be the $10 off all any purchase Google will be giving to customers who pay with Checkout.