back to article Google went behind our backs and really hurt us, squeal upset porn kingpins

The porn industry has hit back at Google after its decision to ban smutty sites from using its main advertising platform. The search engine's new policy on porn came into force last week and effectively bans any grumble movie makers from promoting their sites using Adwords, a service which puts paid-for advertising next to …

Our SEO lead threw his hands in the air and said: "Shit, now I'm going to have to do my job and earn page rank instead of just paying money!"

Next up... gambling sites?

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Boffin

anti-sex morality groups

How do they breed?

Enquiring minds want to know.

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Re: anti-sex morality groups

Ah they're not anti-sex as such, just anti any sort that's done outside the married, heterosexual, missionary position (no funny stuff) only bed. There have been total anti-sex religious movements in the past such as the Shakers, but these tend to be a little self-limiting and have a noticeably short shelf-life.

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Re: anti-sex morality groups

In the dark and fully clothed?

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By dividing down the middle?

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"in the past such as the Shakers, but these tend to be a little self-limiting and have a noticeably short shelf-life."

but great furniture

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Re: anti-sex morality groups

>> By dividing down the middle?

Ah. Like other bacteria.

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You can have sex, just as long as you don't enjoy it.

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<snip>

"There have been total anti-sex religious movements in the past such as the Shakers, but these tend to be a little self-limiting and have a noticeably short shelf-life."

Shakers eyyy. Is that what they call them in your part of the world?

I have always wondered what vegans did when performing oral sex!

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"but great furniture"

By God man, have an up vote.

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Re: anti-sex morality groups

How do they breed?

Hypocritically.

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Re: How do they breed?

They think of England?

And I'm glad to see the porn industry fiercely defend my civic rights.

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@ Jasper Hamill

Is it just possible you're coming off as some kind of self righteous twat by referring to anyone in the porn industry as a pervert?

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Re: @ Jasper Hamill

That was somewhat compensated for by similarly tagging the originators of this filtering:

a wide-ranging coalition of prudes, parents and pastors (yes, I saw what he did there)

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Some say...

...he has shares in an online dictionary and is even now earning cash every time someone looks up 'turpitude'. The rest of the story is clickbait...

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Re: @ Jasper Hamill

prudes AND pastors? isn't that a pleonasm?

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Re: Some say...

I think Moral Turpitude used to be on the US Visa Waiver Form.... along with Terrorism, Spying and War Crimes....

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Re: Some say...

"earning cash every time someone looks up 'turpitude'."

To save anyone else looking it up...

Turpitude; The state of mind attained when while cleaning paintbrushes.

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"prudes, parents and pastors" - not a pleonasm, but a tautology.

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Retention rate

"Glider said his business had suffered, with traffic figures plummeting off the back of the Google advertising ban."

It can't be very good. Maybe if he improved his product......

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"plummeting off the back "

I thought I had been around a bit but I have never tried this. Does it hurt and does it involve lubricants?

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@ Bloakey1

OK, You've got everyone looking at me funny now.

Best laugh I've had all week, especially since it brought to mind:

"How do you feel about sex on the telly?"

"Oh, I'm against it! I mean, I keep falling off!"

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Re: does it involve lubricants?

Just goose grease....

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Perhaps people do not like porn

Not for prudishness ect, I like pictures of naked ladies but find porn off putting.

I do not want to see othermen's willies or naked men.

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Re: Perhaps people do not like porn

How veeeery interestink.

I think we are making some real progress here. Now, tell me about your mother?

GJC

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Re: Perhaps people do not like porn

In detail, please.

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Re: Perhaps people do not like porn

Well, let's think

Naked woman, no problem, can be a nice sight depending on who.

Naked man - yuk

Other mens todgers, no thanks.

Since porn seem to involve todgers I am not a fan of it, doesn't mean I hate sex. Erotica can be pretty good, watching other people bonking is well off putting and boring. I can think of much better things to see, like for example my wife.

Basically porn is a spectator thing, I prefer participation.

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Doesn't kill anyone

Porn doesn't actually kill anyone.

But does Google block Adwords for cigs?

( I don't see the ads, like most people commenting here, I assume, so can't test this myself).

How about dodgy "meds"?

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@Symon - Re: Doesn't kill anyone

No, that's just stupidity and I don't see google blocking that any time soon...

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How about dodgy "meds"?

I'd taken a look at this some weeks ago after being surprised to see a viagra sales link on an NHS page. A quick search with [site:nhs.uk paypal viagra] suggests that despite the NHS saying Google had been working with them on the problem of hacking by internet pharmaceutical vendors the dodgy dealers are still in there.

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Re: @Symon - Doesn't kill anyone

> How about this?

Given the number of porn workers, what's remarkable is the *low* number of people infected and the measures that the industry itself is willing to take to deal with the problem.

Now compare that with the rising number of young people who have not got the Safer Sex message and have contracted STDs...

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While they are at it...

Can we please block cig ads, alchohol ads, political ads(I don't enjoy being bombarded by the same dodgy politicos I try and ignore in real life while watching youtube), dodgy weight loss ads, the stupidity that youtube ads are where you are listening to a song and in pops an ad that is... a FULL length song from a diff youtube channel...

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Re: While they are at it...

Can we please block ads.

<sorted that for you>

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Re: While they are at it...

I don't mind fags and booze being advertised half as much as I despise the number of gambling adverts everywhere. There is a massive advertising drive that's normalising the behaviour. Hell: even the Wonga Loans ad references the fact that the wife is getting the loan to buy a new bed because "they scored a goal, didn't they". Great: Hubby loses a bundle down the bookies so wife takes out a short-term loan.

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Re: While they are at it...

FYI, cigarette (including e-cigarette) ads are, in fact, banned. At least from "display" ads.

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Willy W*ankers Chocolate Factory

Hmmm. Before muscling in, it always pays to soften the competition up a bit first. Pron is a multi billion dollar interweb revenue stream that Google has not tapped in to yet.

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Re: Willy W*ankers Chocolate Factory

Pron is a multi billion dollar interweb revenue stream that Google has not tapped in to yet.

That we know of. You won't be able to Google for it, you see ..

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Re: Willy W*ankers Chocolate Factory

So, you're expecting Google to tap that? Got you.

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Re: Willy W*ankers Chocolate Factory

Yes, the first step towards market penetration, lets say.

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Re: Willy W*ankers Chocolate Factory

Before muscling in, it always pays to soften the competition up a bit first.

Nothing beats off* pr0n competition like a bit of softening up :-)

*dyswidt?

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@Jasper

"...German dogging videos would be shown links to other sorts of similar smut."

Sooooo, past experience then? :)

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"@Jasper

"...German dogging videos would be shown links to other sorts of similar smut."

Sooooo, past experience then? :)"

Yes. he used to be a German Shepherd.

OK, I will get my coat.

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Ok. Fair enough, it's Google's choice who they allow to use Adwords, after all, it's their service, and we don't automatically have a right to any privately owned service or company.

Bearing in mind this new, apparently moral based stance on who they serve ads to, I take it we can look forward to them refusing to serve ads to weapon manufacturers, tobacco companies, alcohol companies as well as any other industry that has some links with killing people?

No?

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Do BAE, Boeing, Lockheed and Thales advertise on adwords?

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"Do BAE, Boeing, Lockheed and Thales advertise on adwords?"

Yes they do and I see them now and again.

I think the last time they pooped up I was doing something with SOPHIE, lovely girl whoc could see in the dark.

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