Digg doesn't issue a lot of press releases but it does keep an active blog that provides updates on the site. That's where Kevin Rose announced late list night that The Digg iFrame Toolbar is Dead / Unbanning Domains.
Image via CrunchBase
He added, "That said, we will continue to iterate on our browser extensions for Firefox, Chrome, and IE. Look for seriously revamped versions of those in a few months."
Rose went on to say, "Digg will be unbanning all previously banned domains. While we will apply automated filters to prevent malware/virus/TOS violations, no other restrictions will be placed on content."
So, is this an olive branch for SEO blogs?
Back in December 2006, Lee Odden wrote about "The hypocrisy of digg and spam" on the Online Marketing Blog. He wrote back then, "I recently learned from a top digg member that certain digg community members decided to start getting rid of SEO sites by emailing spam complaints to digg. These community members' definition of spam blogs is not what you might think. As long as the site has to do with SEO, they apparently consider it spam because the digg community generally detests anything to do with SEO."
Who knows, if Digg will be unbanning all previously banned domains, maybe there's hope for peace in the Middle East, bipartisanship may break out in Congress, and fans of the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox will start singing Kumbaya. Hey, it could happen.
Optimising Digital Marketing Campaigns with Search, Social and Analytics
At SES London (9-11 Feb) you'll get an overview of the latest tools, tips, and tactics in Paid, Owned, Earned, Integrated Media and Business Intelligence to streamline your marketing campaigns in 2015. Register by 31 October to take advantage of Early Bird Rates.