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Google’s SafeSearch Info Gets a New Troubleshooting Section

Google is basically a directory of the entire internet, and that is something that means that if you search for something on its search engine there is at least a small chance that you might end up seeing something that you don’t really want to see. That would include things like obscene images and the like, and in order to make it so that Google ends up becoming a great deal safer for kids in particular to use, SafeSearch has long been a popular tool that the search engine offers.

In the interests of being more transparent about how SafeSearch works and how parents as well as regular people can end up using it for their day to day needs, Google has now created a single document with all the SafeSearch related information contained within it. This doc contains a lot of info about how SafeSearch actually does its job, and it also features a brand new troubleshooting section that quite a few users are definitely going to be more than happy about since it will help them get the most out of it.

Some of the things that this document talks about include how machine learning factors into how it decides what gets filtered through SafeSearch. A useful tip that website owners can get from it is how they can prevent their sites from getting filtered out if they contain a mix of adult and family friendly content. The basic way to do this would involve creating a subfolder or subdomain so that your content can be assessed individually instead of just being grouped together.
One thing that a lot of website owners might want to be aware of is a rather new piece of information that states that blurred explicit images can still result in your site getting filtered out if the blurring effect can be easily removed. That’s something that can impact your SEO, so it’s great that Google is offering a useful document like this one to help people get the most out of these settings. You can now refer to this document as your sole source of SafeSearch related details and the like.


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