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Google SafeSearch Updates & How To Restore Your Image Traffic

At the end of November, Google changed their SafeSearch handling from three levels (SafeSearch could be “Off”, “Moderate” or “On”) to just “On” or “Off.” From what I have been hearing since then – image traffic has dropped significantly since this change. Now, Google states that: for sexually explicit content, our filter mainly relies on algorithms that look at many factors, including keywords, links, and images.

However this doesn’t tell us what exactly these algorithms are. I have seen many examples of completely safe images being blocked by the new Google SafeSearch. So, how do you fix this? Go here, fill out the form, and let Google know. Thank me later.

About Michael Boguslavskiy

Michael Boguslavskiy is a full-stack developer & online presence consultant based out of New York City. He's been offering freelance marketing & development services for over a decade. He currently manages Rapid Purple - and online webmaster resources center; and Media Explode - a full service marketing agency.

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