Google has taken aim at the adult industry some time within the last 1 to 2 years, or at least that’s when I started hearing about it. Google ad words no longer allows adult content. Adult sites are now lower in Google rankings as well. Google had a sudden attack of morality and they took aim at the adult industry.
Some sites may be affected by this more than others but honestly they’re not really hurting anybody. If you Google search “porn sites” you will get several tube sites that will come up in your search results.
You can Google search some cam girl’s names and it will bring up at least one cam site, maybe even a blog.
If you search certain key words you could bring up any model on Streamate who has those key words or “tags” associated with her profile. A good example of this would be a model on Streamate is tagged with JOI. So if you search for that model’s name, JOI and camgirl (camname+JOI+camgirl) you could find her profile in the Google search results along with tons of other models with the same or similar tags.
Google’s sudden sense of morality is a joke at best. Adult content can still be found just by searching for a few key words or using the Google search engine to go directly to an adult site. I can go straight to streamate by opening my google browser and typing in http://www.streamate.com
Google’s new found sense of morality is not stopping a damn thing. Nice try Google, grow the fuck up. Generally adult content is not advertised on the side panels of Facebook or LinkedIn. You don’t search cat food brands and find adult ads.
Generally people who are not interested in adult content or who are offended by it do not go looking for it. It’s pretty rare to accidentally stumble across an adult ad unless it on Craigslist and obviously miscategorized since Craigslist no longer has an erotic services section or an adult gigs section.
Not only was Google’s decision to target the adult industry unnecessary, it was also ineffective. I wonder how many users google would lose if they blocked any adult site from being displayed on their browser?