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It seems this identifies the site as suitable for all. I did a site search here bt found only a post from 18 months ago, with most agreeing it's worth putting this tag on the index page. What do people think now? What are the pros and cons? Would having the tag lead to any problems? if you don't have the tag can you lose potential visitors who have safe search modes enabled?
Take a peek at a few websites, the likes of Yahoo do it.
I realised for some searches, the top ranked sites have those safe surfing ratings
And for most searches, they don't. You're failing Logic 101 here....
It's illogical to take steps to acquire more visitors? Is it also illogical to turn down ten dollars because "most dollars" aren't included in the gift? ;)
Can't see how it would improve rankings, but if it may allow a visitor to see the site, who may have been blocked before, that's great.
Y'all have a nice weekend now.
By similar logic, I could "think" that Google boosts sites written in Italian, sites hosted on islands, and sites written by guys named Bauser. (After all, I've done searches recently where such sites ranked well.) None of those inductions would make sense either.
See, logic, at its heart, is about connecting cause and effect. Operafan's logic was on the level of "some fast horse have spots, therefore spots make a horse fast". That doesn't fly in the real world, shouldn't fly on Webmaster World.
In as much as two people here are disagreeing with something I hadn't said, I'm forced to call "straw man" on them. I'm deeply disappointed (and a little worried) that I have to call "straw man" on a moderator.
I don't see how my comments and those of digitalghost are any more of a straw man than your irrelevant comment about "failing Logic 101." I was addressing the implication I perceived in your post, which I am freely willing to admit may have been inaccurate - but it was not illogical.
Not to start an off-topic "range war" here; I just don't want people saying I use logical fallacies. I'm a logician myself, of sorts, and to be accused of setting up a straw man isn't altogether pleasant! ;)
Logic is only what we know and analyze, what we don't know and can't see - can't hurt to check it out for ourselves before we give a judment or comment... :)
But with regards to that I responded, common sense comes in play that it doesn't hurt to put in that tag, unless we are dead lazy. Other than that, I did not analyze if it technically helps in ranking.. Only DA Guys know... I dont know..