Daily SEO News 24th Feb 2020

SEO Updates 24th Feb 2020

Google Indexes Invites to Private Groups on WhatsApp

Ever since Vice published the news of Google and other search engines indexing invites to private groups on WhatsApp, there’s been quite a furor. 

The unpleasantness was first expressed in a tweet by a journalist, Jordan Wildon who shared:

“Your WhatsApp groups may not be as secure as you think they are.

The “Invite to Group via Link” feature allows groups to be indexed by Google and they are generally available across the internet. With some wildcard search terms you can easily find some… interesting… groups.”

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Though there is nothing to be surprised or, feel cheated about as search engines index links from the open web. So, if there are WhatsApp invite links in this pool, they will get indexed.

Tools to Remove the Links

Several tools are available that can block content from being listed in search results. And apparently, ever since this news caught attention of more and more web users, many of these links have been removed, in all probability by WhatsApp.

Nevertheless, these links are still available on other search engines like Bing, DuckDuckGo, etc.



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