After considerable internal debate and discussion with many of those who make up the Top Digger list, we’ve decided to remove the list beginning tomorrow.
Even though Kevin says that this move was discussed with many Diggers that make up the Top Digger list I expect that this will upset quite a few of the active members. I personally know several people whom are top diggers and I can tell you this as much news to them as it is to you and I.
It is widely known that Digg can be a powerful resource for link building. A story that hits the homepage of Digg can often result in 500-1000 links to that site. This has made Digg very popular within the SEO community and because there are many people who can’t write good enough content to make the homepage they resort to trying gaming the system.
What does this have to do with the story? Well many people have begun offering Top Diggers payment if they will submit their stories and many are even trying to buy powerful Digg accounts. So will this slow it down? I suppose it will a little bit but that comes at the expense of making the core user base of Digg upset. It will still not be hard to find out who the powerful Diggers are either, but it will slow a lot of people down
It will be interesting to see how the community reacts to this news. What do you think, will it upset the Diggers? Will this slow down the gaming of Digg?
[via: Marketing Pilgrim]