13 Sep '18, 11am

Google May Remove Sites Blocking Users Over GDPR From Search?

Google May Remove Sites Blocking Users Over GDPR From Search?

As you know, when GDPR, the European law about data privacy regulations across the web, went live - some sites simply decided to block any European visitor from visiting their web site. This results in some searchers seeing content from these sites but when clicking over to the web site being told by the web site that they cannot view the content because of GDPR. This is simply because Google crawls from the United States and GoogleBot sees the content. If GoogleBot crawled from Europe, GoogleBot would not see the content and Google would not rank it. John Mueller from Google hinted on Twitter that Google is looking for ways to deal with these issues around blocked content over GDPR for search. He said " it's a bad user experience, and it is something we've been looking into to find other solutions for." Here is John's tweet: This is an unfortunate side-effect from us prim...

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