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    Question Help pass Google and Bing SafeSearch Filter


    I manage a few sites and do a lot of SEO and general marketing. Recently I have been working with an adult entertainment website, which personally I don't really have any problems with.

    However if I type the URL in Bing it does not appear. If I change my setting to allow adult content it will appear. So at that point I thought it would be nice to bypass their default settings, but I can see why they are there and I don't want to deceive any users, so perhaps it is best to leave it 'as is'.

    However if someone is searching for adult content and the search engine default restricts the return results, then I can't trust that the average user will know how to remove the filter.

    So I checked other adult sites with SafeSearch back on (default is moderate). And those sites did appear. Like pornhub, xvideos, etc. I thought, WTF? I even checked similar competition and they appeared.

    So next I started seeking out an official 'banned' word list as there must be something in the titles, meta-tags, descriptions or even posts that have triggered the block. But so far I have had no luck.

    Does anyone know how sites like pornhub can pass Bing's SafeSearch? Is there a robots.txt trick?

    I checked their file and found references to:

    User-agent: Bingbot
    Disallow:

    User-agent: googlebot
    Allow: /

    But even listed in the search queries were profane words, so I don't know how some of these sites are not blocked by SafeSearch.

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
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    Interesting find..I don't have too much experience with overcoming safe search but I did take a peek at pornhub...

    Looking at their robots.txt, I see the following line


    User-agent: Bingbot Disallow:

    this means that either the syntax is correct (doubtful that this is intentional) or they changed it..parhaps they were testing blocking bingbot and it did not work?

    Interestingly, when I check their cache (and redtube.com)'s in bing, bing does not show their cache.

    Furthermore, you are correct, there is no publicly available banned keyword list

    ...instead of typing in the URL, try site:[yoursite.com]..let me know what you see for that?
    "...using this: sages act out of constructs but they do not rely on them"

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