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.
So, you have lots of sites in your RSS reader and your blogroll goes on for several scrolls. What do you do?
Before moving off the blog tag topic I thought it would be interesting to trace the line of bloggers that led to me along with the dates they posted to see how fast things can spread online and how viral the blogosphere can be.