Free Porn on a Porn Free Google

If you Google for porn today, you may not find it.

That’s because this past weekend saw a huge shake up in the online porn world. A change in the Google algorithm caused almost all TGPs to fall out of the top results for single-word porn search phrases.

If you Google for any of the following words (as of this writing), you won’t find much free porn in the top ten:

Last Monday:
Pussy Last Monday

The last 10 days:
Last 10 Days

Yesterday (after the weekend update):
Yesterday

The lesson for everyone here is this: Don’t focus on just a few competitive keywords for your long term sites: if you have plenty of Long tail combinations, Google Twitches that look like they could kill you may actually increase your traffic.

Update: The “Porn Free” filters in Google seem to have reverted partially to where they were.

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36 Responses to “Free Porn on a Porn Free Google”

  1. joebanner says:

    Someone must have sent you those stats. ;)

    Don’t discount the people that use Google as a portal to go to the same sites over and over again and again. Never bookmarking, or using any other browser capabilities.

  2. Thanks for snatching that data. Very interesting to see the split.

    I wonder if it’s possible that even though they fell from 1 to 10 the lack of competitive links kept their traffic numbers stable?

  3. [...] However two bits of news caught my eye. Although most people are probably more interested in the first posting of the day on SEO Blackhat, the second one “Dude, Where’s my Porn?” had the catchier title. A long time ago, when I worked for Shell Canada, I used to frequent an online forum called Builder’s Buzz to try and keep abreast of things and to get solutions to problems related to building the web. The forum is gone but one poster I still remember, his handle was NineNine. He was one of the more active and knowledgeable posters and he let it be known he worked in adult entertainment. That was when I first realized that some of the really cutting edge web work particularly as it related to search engine performance was being done on the dark side of the web. [...]

  4. [...] Its a sad day when porn isn’t number 1 on the Internet (Google is the Internet, right?). From Dude, Where’s My Porn? If you Google for porn today, you may not find it. [...]

  5. [...] SeoBlackHat has a really interesting writeup about the new adult algo shift specifically for porn in Google (**some adult wording**). [...]

  6. zane3021 says:

    Hi guys,
    I am new to the site,
    it looks a major fltering update,
    search for: personal computer
    serach for: laptop

    none of the sites in the first will be a retailer… google is forcing them use paid links

  7. QuadsZilla says:

    @ Mendez: If TGPs or other porn sites had filled up the top 9 in front of the site, it would most likely have lead to a drop in traffic. The fact that it hit everyone equally most likely lead to a change in user behavior.

  8. [...] First up comes a report from the front lines in the adult webmaster community over at SEOBlackhat. In a post entitled Dude, Where’s My Porn? the site owner details how the top 10 results for several keywords and that should be serving up adult content aren’t (screen shots 1,2,3,4,5, 6 NSFW). The results for those searches contain the odd piece of adult content here and there, but generally you have to go to the second of third page to get the relevant results the searcher was probably looking for. [...]

  9. Mong says:

    Hmm so it can be said that this tweak in algo has made Google .. bit more family friendly.

  10. [...] Dude, Where’s My Porn?: SEO Blackhat Blog [...]

  11. SigT says:

    Google dice adiós al porno…

    Leo en SEO Black Hat una entrada llamada Dude, Where’s My Porn que habla sobre los cambios de la última semana en el algoritmo de Google.

    Parece ser que el gran cambio que Google hace cada año por navidad (cada año hace “alguna”) …

  12. [...] Have a read. Many sites dropped out of the top ten for obvious keyword terms. [...]

  13. [...] Lo cuenta seoblackhat.com en su blog: Google está eliminando, de la primera página de resultados de su buscador web (los 10 primeros enlaces), las referencias a páginas de sitios web pornográficos. Por ejemplo, si realizamos esta o esta búsqueda, las primeras posiciones son para sitios ‘de confianza’, como Wikipedia, salon.com o HBO, mientras que los siguientes puestos nos encontramos con 1 ó 2 links a sitios porno. [...]

  14. [...] More on seoblackhat Related Posts:Do you have a website and need money ?Results for ’sandossu’ in search enginesAlexa not powered by Google anymoreA new and promising monthAbout [...]

  15. [...] Lo curioso de la noticia es que, más allá de esta ridiculez de jueces, demandantes, abogados y periodistas, parece que Google está empezando a filtrar mucho más los contenidos pornográficos, aún cuando el filtro SafeSearch estuviera apagado. Volver [...]

  16. [...] Pues sí, ahora que parece ser que las palabras de busquedas eróticas han sufrido una penalización para no salir bien en los resultados de busqueda podemos hacer un inciso para recordar algunas acciones represivas de Google tales como retraso de 30 posiciones en los resultados de busquedas o hagan el favor porque sino no somos responsable del daño inmeso a tu sitio por la ofensa de poner enlaces patrocinados y no avisarlo e incluso tener la osadia de no poner un rel=”nofollow”. [...]

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  18. [...] Ahora en serio, al parecer Google de la noche a la mañana ha aplicado un filtro a sus resultados que está reduciendo mucho el número de resultados porno entre los primeros puestos de resultados para búsquedas porno. Sin duda es extraño que Google se convierta ahora en una especie de censor rancio franquista, en búsquedas donde el usuario ya se ve que quiere calentarse un ratillo. Por ahora, el filtro sólo parece afectar a búsquedas inglesas en google.com, falta saber si se atreverá a aplicar el filtro al resto del mundo. Algunos ya apuntan que esta medida es sin duda muy bien recibida por el partido republicano estadounidense, y apuntan cómo Google ya ha empezado a beberse su ética por unos puñados de millones, por ejemplo en China. [...]

  19. Big Science says:

    That stupid imho. May be google needs ti turn out all autocar sales sites (for example), and show wiki and etc, with “articles” about car sales.

  20. [...] Aunque quizá el artículo más interesante es el de SEO Black Hat que hace [...]

  21. MILF dot org says:

    Yep. We have a MILF site at milf.org

    It was on the second page of the Google SERPs, and now I can’t find it –not good.

    Webmasters have to learn to be less dependent on Google.

  22. Shap says:

    I may be blind but i just ran a search and Pussy.org is still #1 for the keyword Pussy. And penisbot is #1 for porn.

  23. yes, I had the number one position for “sluts” for about 3 or 4 years and lost that when these changes happened. I was pushed back to 412th and have been slowly moving up through their ranks to somewhere around 390th.

    it was a shock, but my stats also showed the same sort of change as pussy.org from 63,000 up to 66,500 even with the loss of the “sluts” listing

    also had a top 20 listing for “free porn” and it’s disappeard on half the google searches, and shows up the other half the time. No idea what’s going on there.

    regards garv of dumpster sluts

  24. [...] One of the other theories being tossed around is that this Google change might be an attempt to “clean up” adult material on the internet. According to this blog posting last week from, Dude, Where’s My Porn: “If you Google for porn today, you may not find it.  That’s because this past weekend saw a huge shake up in the online porn world. A change in the Google algorithm caused almost all TGPs to fall out of the top results for single-word porn search phrases.” [...]

  25. it looks like porn sites are back in place for Pussy and sluts.

    regards
    garv

  26. [...] However, Black Hat SEO posted that the week before Google had begun shifting adult keywords out from generic searches. [...]

  27. [...] Ahora en serio, al parecer Google de la noche a la mañana ha aplicado un filtro a sus resultados que está reduciendo mucho el número de resultados porno entre los primeros puestos de resultados para búsquedas porno.[...]

  28. [...] SEOBlackHat gives a good summary of the situation: Dude, Where’s My Free Porn? [...]

  29. [...] I very much doubt this domain will rank for Britney-anything, although if it did, it would probably be a source of amusement for John Scott. However I do think SEOBlackhat is onto something…. [...]

  30. [...] And here at home, Susie Bright notes that everyone’s favorite search engine quietly changed its search engine policies regarding porn a few weeks ago. The new policies are designed to make sure that no one gets to a porn site by accident … which of course makes it more difficult to get to one on purpose. Sign of the times. [...]

  31. [...] Some bounced around a theory that it was an attempt to clean up the search results, but Google’s never really had a problem with porn before, just guns and booze. Besides, if somebody were searching for some of the competitive terms listed at SEOBlackHat.com, relevancy should rule over prudishness. [...]

  32. [...] Some bounced around a theory that it was an attempt to clean up the search results, but Google’s never really had a problem with porn before, just guns and booze. Besides, if somebody were searching for some of the competitive terms listed at SEOBlackHat.com, relevancy should rule over prudishness. [...]

  33. [...] Have a read. Many sites dropped out of the top ten for obvious keyword terms. [...]

  34. herbie says:

    I’ve run adult sites for years and despite the big hoohah regarding the changes in algo it hasnt really affected anyones traffic to a great extent.

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