Google Shopping censors guns, ammo and accessories

Google Shopping censors guns, ammo and accessories

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    Google Shopping censors guns, ammo and accessories

    I didn't see this posted here yet.

    The Firearm Blog Google Shopping Censors All Gun, Ammo & Accessories Results

    I was wondering why before when I was looking for websites selling Knight's Armament SR-15s, I wasn't getting any results.

    I had an Adsense account and used to buy ads for my half a dozen websites, but just deleted my account. I also switched over my default search provider to bing.
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    I use google all of the time with no problems. Is this new?
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    Regular Google searches won't be affected, but apparently if you use the Google Shopping feature, it will no longer return weapons searches. That's my understanding anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    I use google all of the time with no problems. Is this new?

    Yeah, as of 6/28 I believe. According to the article, its officially going into effect on 7/1, but its already filtering out results. Gene83 is correct, they aren't censoring websites, but it still affects search results. Previously, if you did a google search for something like "Knight's Armament SR-15" in Google, it would display a few of the top ranked pages, like Knight's Armament website, etc. Within the top couple results would also be shopping results, which would show you prices for the SR-15 from various online stores. It was a feature I found exceptionally handy when trying to get a good online price

    Here's a comparison of the Shopping section:

    Shopping search results for ar-15:
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbm=shop&q=ar-15

    Search results for cisco router:
    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&...q=cisco+router
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    OK lets pound them with e-mail complaints. How?
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    OK lets pound them with e-mail complaints. How?
    Google it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tubadude View Post
    Google it?
    Very funny! Quit using Google years ago, and dump my cookies everytime I find theirs on my machine.
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    I just Googled "AK-47s for sale" and came up with a whole slew of websites and prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Rogers View Post
    I just Googled "AK-47s for sale" and came up with a whole slew of websites and prices.
    And you will. Now go back and use Google "Shopping". It's probably in a dropdown menu labled "More". This is what happens when you Google using Google Shopping.

    Your search - AK-47's - did not match any shopping results
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    I never heard of Google Shopping until today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Rogers View Post
    I never heard of Google Shopping until today.
    Same here just use plain old Google no trouble finding firearm related merchandise.
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    Does that mean my GoogleFu is now Google-uked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad Rogers View Post
    I never heard of Google Shopping until today.
    I had heard of it, but never bothered to use it. Google is always looking for another way to make a buck.
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    I would frequently click on google shopping for a quick price comparison. I think I saw on here years ago the google was anti gun but that Yahoo is pro gun.

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    I didn't believe it until I verified and checked it out. Sure enough! I can't believe they want to impose their liberal agenda to the point of losing a fraction of their users?

    I'm glad they're not the only saloon in town and I have a choice. I changed to Bing and happy with it so far, save all the advertisement.

    Goggle can gaggle my gluteus maximus now
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