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Grotica - Google Erotica Engine or Webmaster World Joke?

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by ovi, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. ovi

    ovi Guest

    Grotica - Google Erotica Engine or Webmaster World Joke?

    While running across the search engine news this morning I found a press release, apparently from Google, hosted on Pressbox.co.uk and indexed in Google News. The release is titled “Google Unveils New Erotica Search Engine” and appeared to be a release from the Google PR Offices. According to the release Google will be “entering the adult entertainment market” with Grotica, an erotica-only search engine where Google will transfer all of their adult oriented index of web pages, videos and images. Upon checking out the Grotica.com site, it seemed to be down. Then after looking at the Whois info for the site, it was registered by WebmasterWorld, the super popular webmaster forum.

    Hmmm, is something going on here? Perhaps Brett or one of the folks at WMW is trying to test out the editorial process of multiple press release distribution sites and especially those indexed in Google News. These sites are making a large bit of income by publicizing their distribution and charging for press release uploads into their content. Maybe this is some sort of Webmaster World story? After some searches for Grotica.com on different search engines I only found the Pressbox.co.uk listing and a no-info Google listing to a non-functional site.

    Source/Full Article: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/
  2. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    well, lots of money in the adult entertainment market :)
  3. Paul_KY

    Paul_KY New Member Webmaster

    Porn is still 90% of the Internet.


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