XXX Porn at Google.com powers AdWords business

Summary:Google AdWords capitalizes off of the lucrative pornography business.

In “Google Porn?” Michael Arrington parses the significance of changes in Google Video taxonomy regarding “Mature and Adult” content:

People watching Google Video closely noticed a change this week in the upload area - the restrictions on uploading “pornographic or obscene” material is now just a restriction on “obscene” material. They’ve also added a “mature and adult” category to the genres and removed (I believe) a box on the initial uploading page that must be checked where the uploader certifies that the “video is not pornographic or obscene material.

Parsing of Google’s interest in capitalizing off of the lucrative pornography business is not necessary, however, at Google‘s core search product and money making machine: Google.com.

A search on “porn” at Google.com yields 139,000,000 search results, a “porn” definition link and ten AdWords “Sponsored Links” on the first SERP, which hawk hardcore sex products and services.

Number one Google algorithmic search result:

PenisBot’s Porn Links
PenisBot's Porn Links. All porn links what are worth your visit. Well organized collection of free, pay, avs sites are waiting you here.

Google AdWords “Sponsored Links”:

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Hardcore Live Sex Shows
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Definition of “porn”: “creative activity (writing or pictures or films etc.) of no literary or artistic value other than to stimulate sexual desire.”

The easy access to XXX porn via Google.com is consistent with the Google is a “simple aggregator of information” stance put forth by Google CEO Eric Schmidt at the Search Engine Strategies Conference last Wednesday.

Schmidt indicated that it is up to publishers to “be responsible.” Schmidt also put forth that information of a dubious nature will “rank poorly.“

While Schmidt assured that Google “worries a lot about this,” Schmidt concluded that the overwhelming access to information that Google enables “justifies what we do.”

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Topics: Google

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A former ZDNet blogger, Donna Bogatin is the founder of online directional media properties VIPOffers.com and UrbanSavings.com. In addition to her own ventures, Donna has been advising companies on Web-based business development since 1997, when she created and led an "Internet For Entrepreneurs" workshop for the Small Business Administra... Full Bio

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