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Old 09-05-2017, 03:47 PM   #1
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Unhappy Google image search getting more and more useless?

Google image search used to be fairly decent for NSFW images. If I had an image, it would usually help me find the set it came from, or at least a partial set.

Over the last couple of years, it seems to have progressively degraded to the point where it's now virtually useless, and rarely finds matching images at all. I've tried tineye and Bing as well, not getting much better results.

No, I don't have "safe search" on.

Does anyone know what's up with that?

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Search engines have been major targets for DMCA takedowns for the past few years. Obviously, they don't want to deal with the hassle involved anymore.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:11 PM   #3
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The trick with all search engines; Google in particular; is to add specific wording to any image search as well as said image. I've had obvious pix of famous ladies come back with suggestions like 'ladies clothing', whereas adding the name next to pic then found the pix i wanted... Like the man said though, the authorities cracking down, & Google like to comply for fear of being asked to pay their actual taxes instead..... like the rest of us have to.
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I wasn't sure if I could mention the Imagefap site, but it shows up as mentioned in many posts. They seem to use some sort of facial recognition system that compares models to models. For example, you may see a pic there and then notice a smaller version of it below the main pic. Clicking that will take you to a page of what they consider to be similar pics. You may want to try searching for a certain person and see what you find. Keep in mind that not all of those posts are sets or even full size, but some are both, with or without the actual names. And be sure you have some sort of ad blocker installed, that site is full of them. For example, I just tried it by searching for Courtney Cass. You can see one result below.


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Old 09-05-2017, 10:40 PM   #5
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Google image search used to be fairly decent for NSFW images. If I had an image, it would usually help me find the set it came from, or at least a partial set.

Over the last couple of years, it seems to have progressively degraded to the point where it's now virtually useless, and rarely finds matching images at all. I've tried tineye and Bing as well, not getting much better results.

No, I don't have "safe search" on.

Does anyone know what's up with that?

Thanks in advance.

One small workaround is adding xxx to the image description but in the main it doesnt make a lot of difference as the search engines are removing anything that causes them ongoing work.

previous discussion on search topic - the ugly truth reported on torrent freak

http://vintage-erotica-forum.com/sho...t+freak+google
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Old 09-05-2017, 11:11 PM   #6
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Explained and explained! Thank you, fellow VEFers.
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I also have noticed this phenomenon, and if you don't have the model's name, often you are just balls out of luck. Adding a word tag does not seem to help for me.

Image search is still worth trying, since you get lucky some of the time.
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One small workaround is adding xxx to the image description
Or "porn" or "naked" or "nude". "xxx" is a term pretty much only used in the US.
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Google is a "Progressive" company and, having made their fortune early on with image searches for porn, they're now steadily eradicating it deliberately to satisfy the puritan base underlying the Progressive movement. There were some "upgrades" quite some time ago that basically made their most unfiltered option equivalent to the light end of the old mid-range. They must employ a legion of bowdlers keeping it all censored by hand.

Bing's unfiltered option however remains pretty much unfiltered. Switch off "safe" and it'll find the rude stuff.

I stopped using Google as a search engine some while ago. The good old days are now a very long time ago. Just about the only worthwhile Google product is maps, which with the 3D thing is pretty cool I have to admit.

Why anyone would let Google datamine their email, let alone their business documents, leaves me baffled.
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Try DuckDuckGo browser, you don't need to install it, just type in Google and search the browser. Look at my results with Google (safe search is off)



Now, DuckDuckGo results,

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