Google announced today that it would begin removing all links from its search results to “revo” and “revised” links, which appear as reverse links when a search returns a page that has a link that was not originally present.
The company explained that it wanted to prevent users from using “revenge” links to find the original page they were looking for.
Google announced this change to the algorithm, which is a tool to detect if a user is searching for an image, video, or link that is different from the original content.
Google also says that the change is designed to “protect users from harmful sites and malicious actors that use the ‘revo’ or ‘revised’ links.”
Google has not yet published an official statement about the reversal, but users can check Google’s support page for the change.