August SEO Update: Google Says “No” to Child Porn Warnings, Makes Other Changes

Parental Advisoryparental-advisory-300A couple weeks ago the Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron, expressed his concern about how much child pornography and child abuse videos/images are online and how easy it is to find it.  So, he announced several plans to address the issue, including asked Google and Bing to help block it.  Bing and Google responded.

I’ll talk about this and other changes that Google made this past month, including a new, important change to their link spam guidelines in this month’s SEO update.

“Hi, I’m Kurt Steinbrueck with OurChurch.Com and I’m here with your monthly SEO update, so you can stay informed…”  For the full transcript, click here.

Video Summary:

  • Google released their new format for Google Maps to everyone.
  • Google changed it so local reviews show up in a popup instead of going to the organization’s Google+ Local page
  • Google launched a new version of Zagat, but at the same time started removing Zagat scores from local listings
  • Google did another Panda update
  • Google updated their link spam guidelines to include having followed links in syndicated articles and press releases as spam.
  • Google added in-depth articles to their search results
  • UK Prime Minister Cameron asked Google and Bing to do something about how easy it was to find child pornography in their search engines.

Share your Thoughts:

  • Do you think the search engines are doing enough to fight child pornography and child abuse content?
  • What do you think of the change Google made to their link spam guidelines?
  • Are the changes Google is making to their local search experience good?
photo by: Dani Latorre

Kurt Steinbrueck is the Director of Marketing Services with OurChurch.Com. He also serves on the leadership of Family of Christ Lutheran Church in Tampa, FL. You can find him on Google+ as .

5 Responses to “August SEO Update: Google Says “No” to Child Porn Warnings, Makes Other Changes”

  1. PaulSteinbrueck Aug 19, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks Kurt! Great info!

  2. This is really great action against child porn. If search engine would spam this kind of sites as well as this would be restricted in the country so we can stop child porn.

  3. It's good for child, because internet is the big reason of child porn. Keep sharing this great info !!

  4. nice blog.

  5. Good for Google! It’s about time we put a stop on child porn. We need stronger and more influential forces like Google to wage war against pornography and other harmful and immoral stuff that can be seen online.

    Larry Fenton from white label advertising