“According to the new content policy, none of these blogs or their content will be deleted, but it seems clear they will become much harder to find and view,” said BoodiGo co-founder Colin Rowntree. “We preferred Blogger’s previously stated position, back when it was ‘a service which bases itself on freedom of expression,’ so we’re doing what we can to assure these blogs remain available to those who want to see them.”
On Monday evening, Blogger users whose blogs had been tagged as ‘adult’ received an email announcing and explaining the new content policy.
“We’re writing to tell you about an upcoming change to the Blogger Content Policy that may affect your account,” the email stated. “In the coming weeks, we’ll no longer allow blogs that contain sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video. We’ll still allow nudity presented in artistic, educational, documentary or scientific contexts, or where there are other substantial benefits to the public from not taking action on the content.”
The new policy goes into effect March 23, after which “Google will restrict access to any blog identified as being in violation of our revised policy,” according to the email.
Boodigo has a similar search tab dedicated to searching for Tumblr blogs, filling a need created when the platform removed adult blogs from its native search function. Soon, Boodigo will be launching a blog platform of its own, to give adult bloggers a far more stable place to call home in the future.
“We want to give adult industry bloggers a place to voice their opinions and share content in an environment where there won’t be sudden policy changes which effectively censor or remove access to all their hard work,” said Angie Rowntree, co-founder of Boodigo and founder of Sssh.com. “As adult business owners, we know all too well how it feels to have the rug yanked out from beneath you by third-party policy changes.”
To test drive the new Blogger search, go to the Boodigo.com’s main page and click the “Blogspot” tab.
Boodigo is the very first adult-oriented search engine that takes the user directly to explicit 21+ sites without the clutter of mainstream search services, in a completely anonymous and secure online environment. Boodigo was developed over a one-year period by site developers and content creators in the adult entertainment industry that set out to create a superior search service without the security and privacy issues found on mainstream sites.