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Could Google’s SafeSearch Be Costing You Traffic By Filtering Your Safe Images? Could Google’s SafeSearch Be Costing You Traffic By Filtering Your Safe Images?
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There’s an interesting thread in WebmasterWorld, in which one webmaster claims that Google is filtering non-explicit image results from their site when SafeSearch is selected. Have you noticed Google filtering safe results with SafeSearch? Let us know in the comments. …

Laura Prepon Is The Face Of ‘Orange Is The New Black,’ According To Google Laura Prepon Is The Face Of ‘Orange Is The New Black,’ According To Google
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For the last couple weeks, we’ve been hearing that Laura Prepon is leaving the cast of Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. Interestingly, she appears to be the face of the show, at least as far as the world’s largest …

Google SafeSearch Changes Finally Hit Germany, France, and Other Non-English Speaking Countries Google SafeSearch Changes Finally Hit Germany, France, and Other Non-English Speaking Countries

Back in December, Google made some subtle changes to their Image search. To make a long story short, Google made it so that users in the U.S. could no longer disable SafeSearch altogether. At first glance, it appeared as though …

Arrested Development May Have Helped Google Clean Up Its Search Results Arrested Development May Have Helped Google Clean Up Its Search Results

Mitch Hurwitz, creator of the hit show Arrested Development, participated in a reddit AMA (ask me anything) today. Here’s what he had to say about the story going forward (which could be a fifth season or a movie). As we …

Heather Graham And The Difference Between Google And Bing Heather Graham And The Difference Between Google And Bing
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As we’ve reported on several times, Google has started cleaning up its Image Search experience, sometimes making results less relevant in the process. In fact, some other things that Google is doing these days make for a much more censored …

Google SafeSearch Changes Hit the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and More [CONFIRMED] Google SafeSearch Changes Hit the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and More [CONFIRMED]
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It’s official: Google’s fragmented, less-useful Image search has spread from the U.S. and is now affecting English-speaking countries all over the world. Google has confirmed that the previous SafeSearch changes that made it impossible for U.S. users to fully disable …

Google No Longer Allows You to Disable SafeSearch, and That Makes Google Search Worse Google No Longer Allows You to Disable SafeSearch, and That Makes Google Search Worse
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UPDATE: Google SafeSearch Changes Hit the U.K., Australia, New Zealand, and More Google has just made their Image search worse in an effort to protect your virgin eyes. If you’re in the U.S. and trying to search for boobs on …

Google Makes Changes To Improve SafeSearch Google Makes Changes To Improve SafeSearch

On Thursday, Google released a list of 65 changes it made during the months of August and September. 5 of the changes are related to SafeSearch, Google’s filter feature that allows you to search without having to see adult content. …

How Google Uses Twitter, SafeSearch – Matt Cutts Changes Advice

Matt Cutts posted a new Webmaster Help video in which he answers his own question rather than a user-submitted one (like usual). Specifically, he asks if there’s any advice that he’d like to change from what he’s said in the past. 

"I did a video back in May of 2010, that said we don’t use, for example, Twitter at all in our rankings other than as a normal web page, and the links are treated completely like normal web pages," he says.

Google Gives Users a Way to Lock SafeSearch

Google has launched a new way to lock SafeSearch. What this accomplishes is, users will have to enter their password to change the setting, and Google Search results will be visibly different than when SafeSearch is not locked.

Google demonstrates how to to lock SafeSearch with the following short clip: