Girlie Pics on Google Image Search: Fail
Sometimes using Google, and in this specific case, Google Image can go horribly wrong…
I was looking through the Blogs stats earlier, and came across an entry that caught my attention as it was the first time I had seen a search referral from Google Image. We get many of our visitors arriving via the main Google search engine. In fact, we have had some amazing results from it recently. (More on this in a future post perhaps…) But the entry from Google Image was a first. Also, I’d never noticed any hits from the Saudi Arabian domain of .sa so had to investigate.
I tracked the search query down, and this is what I found:
The Arabic is entirely beyond me, but the screenshot does show that the searcher was looking for images using the terms “girls without any clothes” as his/her criteria. The BlaBla Blog page he had returned by Google Image contains an image of a “little girl praying” that Greg used on his A Daughters Fathers’ Day Prayer post.
The post does use the word “girl” in the image tag, and the almost identical phrase “without any clothes” in the text of the post, so the result from Google Image does make some sense. Sadly for the Saudi surfer though, I sincerly doubt that the image we served up for him/her was hugely gratifying.