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Certain countries forcing Google to ban NSFW sites in SERP

     
8:47 am on Nov 19, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Hello Guys,


i think i'm the only one person noticed this because no one speak about on internet and i'm openiong this topic on most visited to open the discussion and know what is the opinion of the others webmasters.


What we are going to face is disaster in my opinion because i always worked as SEO specyalist for adult sites. Sure i will have to change my job soon if what i see is correct.


Google probably in response to Indonesian GOvernement request that you can read here: [goo.gl...]


Is going to filter all NSFW sites from his serps. some keword was for year best NSFW keyword are going to be substituted by clean site and unrelevant sites at all.


I'm from italy, and i'm going to attach my SERP for our main NSFW keyword:

[goo.gl...]

The same from what i know is going to happen all over the world.

Opinions about this ? I know i know somone will tell me i'm creazy...but i think with this google soon will fail... i mean when on google pčeople will not be able to find anymore NSFW but only news and wikies what will be ? Sure they will change miond and will move to an other search engine...
2:48 pm on Nov 19, 2017 (gmt 0)

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The last link you posted doesn't work, at least not for me.

also, people may have an option in their google settings to not show adult sites in the results
7:52 pm on Nov 19, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Yes, but isn't this about not showing results at all regardless of individual settings?
9:22 am on Nov 20, 2017 (gmt 0)

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> i mean when on google pčeople will not be able to find anymore NSFW but only news and wikies what will be ?

You really think #*$! is a large part of what people use Google for?
10:52 am on Nov 20, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I couldn't agree more graeme_p !
5:09 pm on Nov 20, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Now, wait, it's not that simple. Is it “material that would be excluded from filtered results” or is it “material that Government X doesn’t like”? Even the former is problematic: consider the many reported false-positives over the years with, say, informational sites dealing with breast cancer.
5:03 pm on Nov 21, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Something changed in their adult classifier. Many #*$! terms are showing non-#*$! results since September. Hopefully it's temporary.
2:32 pm on Nov 22, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Yes, there is a huge filtering happening right now. I work in adult SEO too and since mid September update, I've seen a big decrease of adult traffic. Already 2 months since that update and no sign of recovery.
Also, I've been talking to many webmasters and they are seeing same situation. Right now, if you search for the main adult keyword (pron), you get only SFW results in top 10 and further.
For long tailed keywords, SERPS are filled with Google books and non relevant results. That definitely annoys users very much.
10:31 am on Nov 24, 2017 (gmt 0)

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nexus868... here's what I'm guessing might be going on, noting that this is speculation, and that I'm not clear exactly what it is you're seeing.

As I understand your post, you are in Italy, and you're not seeing your sites ranking as expected on various international Google sites you try. It may also be, on some Google ccTLDs, that results for your queries are completely blocked, but I'm not sure about that.

First, if you haven't seen it already, look at this recent WebmasterWorld thread where we are discussing Google's new way of localizing international serps. It might have a lot to do with what's going on for anyone checking international results.

Country-specific Google sites now all searching my local country
Oct 27, 2017
https://www.webmasterworld.com/google/4874425.htm [webmasterworld.com]

It turns out that Google's country specific serps are no longer localized by the Google ccTLD of the target country site you're searching. Instead, they're determined by the location of the searcher. This may be both good news and bad news for you. If you, in Italy, are not seeing the country-specific results you'd expected to see, say in the UK, you might be able to change that by resetting your search settings. See the referenced Google blog post. Note that you will need to be signed in to Google for search settings to be retained by Google's cookies.

On the other hand, for results from Indonesia, along with other countries where your niche is banned, there's likely an additional factor. Note near the end of the above thread, I post that Google may have made this change because it...
...would make it easier for Google to comply with requests from foreign governments to make country-specific serp changes.
. From various comments I'm seeing on the web and on this forum, I'm guessing that Google is now needing to deal with a lot of different national laws, so it must deal with results as seen in the countries where those laws are in place.

I don't know precisely what you're seeing via the posted shortened link of the serps for your "main NSFW keyword", but here in the US it's intercepted by a Google URL Shortener advice page stating that...
...this goo.gl shortlink has been disabled. It was found to be violating our Terms of Service. Click here and here for more information about our terms and policies respectively.

Note, btw, that WebmasterWorld doesn't allow posting of specifics... including serps that identify sites, search queries, etc... and particularly not NSFW terms. As mod, I allowed the shortened link only because it wasn't returning identifiable serps.

I don't know whether you're seeing the same link shortener page I'm seeing, nor do I have any idea what set of laws or Google policies the query might be breaking. Please provide further detail and thoughts, but please do not post specific search terms, site names, or urls.

On any international Google ccTLDs where you are seeing serps pages but your results have changed, try changing your search settings... and let us know if that helps.

11:26 pm on Dec 4, 2017 (gmt 0)

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Robert Charlton - this has nothing to do with what he's saying. The situation is different. There was a special update done in middle of September that cut off a lot of adult traffic.

Google started mixing hard adult keys (even pure long tailed adult keys, where sfw should be non existant) with non relevant stuff, including a LOT of Google Books results, which absolutely no one can deny they are totally irrelevant.

As result, smaller players in the industry get much less organic traffic while the big players get a bigger pie, as they still rank fine in top 10 result for adult keys. Starting from Page 2 the results are atrocious.
Remains to see if Google has different intent and this is just a necessary junk before they filter it or they are keeping it for different purposes.