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#1 +techbeck


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 18:07

Earlier today, Google started blocking searches to the Digg.com domain — searches for "Digg" or "Digg.com" and site search on the domain brought up no results from the site itself. While some feared that Google made an intentional move to block the social news site, it turns out this is just a result of user error on Google's part. A company spokesperson told us that while removing a "spammy" link on Digg.com, Google accidentally applied the spam filter to the entire domain. Google is already aware of the mistake and is working on a fix — things should be back to normal soon.

Google's full statement:

We're sorry about the inconvenience this morning to people trying to search for Digg. In the process of removing a spammy link on Digg.com, we inadvertently applied the webspam action to the whole site. We're correcting this, and the fix should be deployed shortly.


#2 Guth


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 21:44

fixed already. Google is fast for once!

#3 Brian M.

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 21:50

TBH, this is the kind of mistake that should never happen.

#4 Cheatyface


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 21:54

And nothing of value was lost...

#5 Growled


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:48

Google usually doesn't make mistakes like this. Bad, very bad.

#6 OP +techbeck


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 12:24

Shoudlnt of happened, but at least they were honest and it was fixed quickly. They could of made some bogus excuse.