Msg#: 4318912 posted 5:46 am on May 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
I run a ecommerce site that basically sells signs and I want to add a few signs that depict sexual acts in a humorous way. I am concerned with the keywords I will be using for the descriptions may hurt my site somehow.
Is there a big list of banned words or a list of words that will make google think the site is a #*$! site?
Msg#: 4318912 posted 6:21 pm on May 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
The obvious repercussion you could run into (and rightly, I would add) is Safe Search. For that reason, you might want to put any borderline adult materials into their own directory and make it easier for search engines to isolate what to filter.
No guarantees that will work, of course, but it would be a start.
Msg#: 4318912 posted 12:11 am on May 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
Google has their own Safe Search algorithm - the default for it is "moderate", but "strict" and "off" are user selectable. See this page: [google.com...]
Your website's text and/or images can trigger that filter and then you don't show up in the search results except for users who have turned Safe Search off in the Search Settings - which can be accessed by clicking the small blue gear icon at the top right.
Msg#: 4318912 posted 2:40 am on May 29, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ir's not always clear how it works. Google tends to err on the side of being overly cautious - especially in Image Search, but their caution is not restricted to Image Search. There's a lot more problem from letting little ones access adult content than from a few false positives.