October 25, 2002

Google country bans affect image and directory searching too

One so-far unremarked aspect of the Google country-based site-bans, is that they apply to image searching too.

Compare an image search for stormfront.org in Germany
(two results, from www.suffolk.edu)

With the same image search for stormfront.org in the US
(many more results, from the stormfront.org site)

Directory searches are also similarly affected

This is yet more confirmation that the restrictions are implemented as a post-processing step using very simple patterns of prohibited results.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in | on October 25, 2002 11:31 AM (Infothought permalink) | Followups

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