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Re: Safe Search is now MANDATORY for image searches???


ayc Dec 11, 2012 4:54 PM
Posted in group: Google Search Forum

Categories: I have an idea or feedback for Google Search :

Hi guys,

Thanks for reaching out! This change actually doesn’t prevent anyone from getting to the content they want to see. So, if you search for explicit content, you’ll be able to find it -- just make sure your query reflects this intent, and Google will show the most relevant content for the search.

Thanks,
Albert

Update on 12/21/2012
This recent change is just one in a number of search quality improvements we make on an ongoing basis. Our data has shown that this specific change has resulted in more people finding what they were looking for, while significantly reducing the chances of stumbling upon undesired content for potentially ambiguous queries. We continue to use your feedback to tune these signals in order to improve the quality of our results, so do let us know when you believe results could be improved.