BOSTON — BoodiGo.com today said it has added a new search tab dedicated specifically to existing adult blogs on the Blogger/blogspot platform.
The adult search engine made the announcement after Google changed its Blogger policy earlier in the week to prohibit blogs that contain “sexually explicit or graphic nude images or video.”
“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,” 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.”
Blogger’s 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.”
BoodiGo, the first adult-oriented search engine that takes the user directly to explicit sites without clutter of mainstream search services, said it 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, said Angie Rowntree, co-founder of BoodiGo and founder of Sssh.com
“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,” she said.
“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 the new Blogger search, go to the BoodiGo.com’s main page and click the Blogspot tab.
[UPDATE: This morning, Google reversed its policy and will allow adult content blogs to remain up and available via links. Boodigo has now spidered all blogspot.com adult links and will continue to display links and descriptions from its organic search.]
CEO/FOUNDER: WASTELAND INC.
As the founder and CEO of Wasteland.com, the Internet's oldest and most popular BDSM and alternative sexuality site, Colin Rowntree is a true pioneer of the online adult entertainment industry. Since launching Wasteland.com in 1994, Colin has developed a network of sites that encompasses the full breadth of adult business sectors, from content production and distribution to affiliate program management, mobile content delivery to transaction processing, just to name a handful. Colin's stature within the adult industry is reflected by the many honors and recognitions he has received over the years from adult industry media outlets and trade organizations, including his 2011 induction to the Adult Video News (AVN) Hall of Fame. Colin was also the recipient of the 2011 Leadership Award from the Free Speech Coalition (FSC) and winner of multiple awards from other adult media outlets.
Most recently, Colin co-founded Boodigo.com, a privacy-focused adult internet search engine that supports the adult industry in many ways.
An eloquent, witty and thought-provoking commentator, Colin is a frequent contributor to industry trade publications and websites, including Adult Video News and other media outlets. He has been interviewed by and featured on International Business Times, CNBC, Rolling Stone Magazine, BBC Television, the Fox Network, HBO, ABC Nightline, NewsCorp, Time and Wired magazines, Cnet.com and Bnet.com.Most recently, Colin was awarded the 2015 Progressive Leadership of the Year XBIZ Executive Award.