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Google accidentally blocks entire Digg domain from search

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techbeck    4,807

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.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/20/4128146/google-accidentally-blocks-entire-digg-domain-from-search

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Guth    104

fixed already. Google is fast for once!

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Brian M.    773

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

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Cheatyface    231

And nothing of value was lost...

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Growled    3,880

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

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techbeck    4,807

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

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