HELLO? IS’NT GOOGLE THE SEARCH ENGINE GOD??
So, it was quite obvious that Google made a boo boo, with Digg! Who penalizes Digg!!!??
Well Google does!
The minute Digg got delisted, almost all blog sites, and SEO geeks, had some self assumed expert advice to throw. Some blamed the problem to be the robots.txt files, while others felt Google search was flawed. WAS Digg, ACTUALLY THE BAD BOY SITE?
MISTAKE ARE ONLY HUMAN!
Apparently, the whole incident was just an accident! Google penalized the entire website. Matt Cutts, who heads the search spam said that, they were tackling a spammer which ended up affecting the roots of digg and that the corrective measures would be deployed.
Now the billion dollar question is that, Digg being a popular site, received enough attention for google to admit its mistakes. Had the same happened to a less popular site, how would the site owner or Google REALIZE IT?
Getting it fixed would have been a huge issue. This raises questions of trust issues of Google.
MOST OF US heavily rely on the search engine. If it let a spammer affect such a famous site, what are the odds that this hadn’t happened to the other upcoming sites?
Maybe it’s time for people to understand that every good thing has an end! Time will tell!