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Image Search - changes to "moderate filter on"?

   
9:27 am on Jun 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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The last 4 days I have seen some major changes in the image rankings and "moderate search on" filter, I will say 100% to the better, I dont see so many other domains in a site:example.com search, still there are some.

I have seen such changes before where it all later in update all came back to pre update, means 90% is filtered out again without any reason, so I will not say yet, that the google image search has improved there "moderate filter on" system.

[edited by: tedster at 9:29 am (utc) on June 9, 2008]

2:57 pm on Jun 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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That sounds like a happy change, zeus. Still the "90% filtered out" doesn't sound so happy. I can see that Google might be a lot more sensitive in the area of potentially adult images compared to potentially adult text, but if you're essentially locked out, that's no fun.
4:17 pm on Jun 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yes it really looks good for now I have about 5000 images show up with moderated filter on and 8000 with filter off.

I will say this there is no nude stuff on my site, BUT the change for now has gone from 80 images to 3000- 5000 images so its looking good, I will again say "for now" be cause I have seen once that a few days after such happy moment I was back to the 90, but thatnks tedster

5:56 am on Jun 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I just checked and my very G-rated site has over 500 images out of about 2700 filtered out as unsafe (this despite hotlink protection). I wish there was a way to easily figure out which images these were. I wonder if renaming the filtered images would remove the filter.
10:21 am on Jun 12, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I wonder how many of those whose pics are being filtered - for no good reason - have <frame breakout> scripts on their pages... ?

...

could be a hint

10:13 am on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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means non of you see any changes, have you tried a proxy so you can see results in other Countries, today things still looks good.

my latest changes:
1. Hotlink protection
2. Removed links to sites that has the same image problems on google.
3. checked if there where any bad comments, but I have done that all the time.

10:36 am on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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well now you ask, I checked a few sites.

oh cool.

the most legit, longest standing site which got about 15% of all its traffic from Image Search is now *completely* filtered out with moderate:ON. A site: search ONLY shows other domains.

... thanks for the heads up, although...
I don't think I have the time to track down the million and one reasons why this could be happening. There's no user-generated content on the site except for a single page which didn't have anything nasty added to it.

then again Image Search never ceased to amaze me how low quality it is.

I don't [want to] care about this.

...

ok so the news for you here is this: site that did nothing special, and which never had problems, recently got moved INTO the trouble zone

11:04 am on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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When did these changes occur? Is this issue related to the recent long tail search loss issue? Could they possibly be connected?
10:53 pm on Jun 13, 2008 (gmt 0)

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well I can say this they are still not finished with this image update, but i mostly just see positive things related to the filter which now show more images and still no bad images, so they have got a lot of images added to the filter on search and its quality.

Miamacs - make this hotliniking protection and wait it out then you can hope that sometime you will see more traffic or maybe they are working on a fix for this.

12:27 am on Jun 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I have 3,820 filter off, and 165 with it on.
No adult images at all.

No wonder I was dropping 3k+ visitors a day.

3:35 am on Jun 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I checked my other, less hotlinked site, and I have 577 images with the filter off and 576 with it on. :-)
11:39 pm on Jun 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Lame_Wolf do you link to other sites with no images included, also check your hotlinking block.

iridiax - then everything goes as it should, but I wonder when this image update is done, be cause it really looks good