September 21, 2010 – A number of new Internet search engines created by religious entities seek to filter out query results from Web users, censoring what they deem as inappropriate findings.

This interesting piece of news was found in Google News’ article, “Moral search engines squeeze out sin on Internet.” In an attempt to avoid explicit content or “immoral” websites, their solution to exploring the Internet in a safe environment is to create their own search engine product. Tools like SeekFind for Christians, Jewogle for the Jewish community, and I’mHalal for Muslims offer a place to search the Internet for content that meets their religious and conservative perspectives.

I’m sure it won’t be long before marketers start gearing advertisements to meet the censoring criteria of these search engines.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.