SEO: Legitimate Sex Sites Vs. Pornography

Direct Traffic Media, Monday, January 26, 2009 1:45 PM
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Bloggers and writers advocating free speech want search engines to do a better job distinguishing between legitimate sites dealing with sex, erotica, and "pornography" online.

In particular, Google has come under fire for unfairly punishing legitimate sex sites in a bid to make the Internet safe, James writes, suggesting computer algorithms need a bit of tweaking. James explains that articles with content Google, Microsoft and Yahoo deem "unsafe" are not indexed, and people who make a living writing and publishing "legitimate" articles about sex are frustrated and fed up. Citing Seth Finkelstein from The Guardian, James writes "legitimate writers concerned with sexual topics find themselves filtered out as collateral damage."

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