Be it for the best chili recipes or the best photographers, people frequently start their web browsing journey with a search. Wonderful Machine might be one of the places that professional art buyers search for photographers, but many people simply search Google, Bing, or DuckDuckGo. So, if you’re a photographer and you want those search engines to find your website, you need to optimize it for those search engines.
Now, this could of course be a coincidence, but the spikes have been there every year since 2009 and I think eight years definitely establish a trend.
Google hates messing around with its search engine, stating the company’s involvement should be limited to ensuring the relevance of the results, it usually removes search results only once legally forced to do so.
In an uncommon move, however, Google has taken initiative in this matter announcing that it will remove photos of ‘revenge porn’ victims from its search engine’s results.
“In the coming weeks we’ll put up a web form people can use to submit these requests to us,” said Amit Singhal, the senior vice president in charge of Google Search in the company’s blog.
What caused Google suddenly take responsibility for its search results and does this mean Google’s becoming more lenient towards photo take-down requests?