The End of the Link-Jacking Diggbar is Nigh

On August 1st, 2009, I announced that I would no longer be using the Diggbar because they were redirecting traffic back to their site.

Kevin Rose said his first move as CEO of Digg was to kill that aspect of the Diggbar.

Today, Digg came to their senses. Finally.

From their blog:

Hi All, A few weeks ago we announced the sunsetting of the Digg iFrame Toolbar. As part of this, we are also making a change to a related feature – the ability to generate a Digg short URL from any URL on the web.

As of May 17th, 2010, the Digg short URL feature will be available only for URLs that refer to stories submitted to Digg. Users will continue to be able to share their favorite Digg stories by generating a short URL via the “Share” button. However, it will not be possible to generate a short URL for a web URL that does not refer to a submitted story on Digg. The “shorturl.create” method in Digg API will be deprecated as of that date. Previously generated Digg short URLs will continue to operate beyond this date.

For those looking for a general short URL service, we request you to choose from several alternatives – here is a list of Short URL service providers.

Thanks and regards,

Keval

Thank you, Kevin. Thank you.

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JD Rucker

+JD Rucker is Editor at Soshable, a Social Media Marketing Blog. He is a Christian, a husband, a father, and founder of Dealer Authority. He drinks a lot of coffee, usually in the form of a 5-shot espresso over ice. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

9 thoughts on “The End of the Link-Jacking Diggbar is Nigh

  1. Digg is still too general for me. I use socialnews.biz for business news and techmeme for tech news.

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