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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 …

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  1. Psyx

    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?

  2. Neil Barnes Silver badge
    Boffin

    anti-sex morality groups

    How do they breed?

    Enquiring minds want to know.

    1. sandman

      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.

      1. Richard Taylor 2 Silver badge

        Re: anti-sex morality groups

        "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

        1. Bloakey1

          Re: anti-sex morality groups

          "but great furniture"

          By God man, have an up vote.

      2. Bloakey1

        Re: anti-sex morality groups

        <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!

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: anti-sex morality groups

      In the dark and fully clothed?

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    4. Ben Bonsall

      Re: anti-sex morality groups

      By dividing down the middle?

      1. Neil Barnes Silver badge

        Re: anti-sex morality groups

        >> By dividing down the middle?

        Ah. Like other bacteria.

    5. Craigness

      Re: anti-sex morality groups

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

    6. phuzz Silver badge

      Re: anti-sex morality groups

      How do they breed?

      Hypocritically.

    7. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: How do they breed?

      They think of England?

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

  3. NotWorkAdmin

    @ 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?

    1. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

      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)

      1. MrT

        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...

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Some say...

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

        2. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

          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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      2. MiguelC Silver badge

        Re: @ Jasper Hamill

        prudes AND pastors? isn't that a pleonasm?

        1. Fluffy Bunny
          Devil

          Re: @ Jasper Hamill

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

  4. frank ly Silver badge

    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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    2. Bloakey1
      Happy

      Re: Retention rate

      "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?

      1. Captain DaFt

        Re: Retention rate

        @ 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!"

      2. Fungus Bob Silver badge

        Re: does it involve lubricants?

        Just goose grease....

  5. MJI Silver badge

    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.

    1. Geoff Campbell
      Boffin

      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

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Trollface

        Re: Perhaps people do not like porn

        In detail, please.

        1. MJI Silver badge

          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.

  6. Terry 6 Silver badge

    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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      1. Graham Marsden

        @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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          1. Graham Marsden

            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...

    2. David Pollard

      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.

  7. Andraž 'ruskie' Levstik

    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...

    1. Neil Barnes Silver badge

      Re: While they are at it...

      Can we please block ads.

      <sorted that for you>

    2. Psyx

      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.

    3. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: While they are at it...

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

  8. Message From A Self-Destructing Turnip
    Holmes

    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.

    1. Fred Flintstone Gold badge

      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 ..

    2. caffeine addict Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: Willy W*ankers Chocolate Factory

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

      1. Message From A Self-Destructing Turnip

        Re: Willy W*ankers Chocolate Factory

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

    3. 's water music Silver badge

      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?

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @Jasper

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

    Sooooo, past experience then? :)

    1. Bloakey1

      Re: @Jasper

      "@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.

  10. Stuart Castle

    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?

    1. Not That Andrew

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

      1. Bloakey1

        "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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