Web Applications Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for power users of web applications. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I'm regularly finding sites that copy content from elsewhere (mailing lists, etc) while not providing any added value. Quite to the contrary, they are pretty heaped with ads.

I'd like to remove those sites as permanently as possible from my Google search results. Any ideas?

share|improve this question
    
You can use this user script – neo Jul 5 '10 at 10:56
up vote 25 down vote accepted

For Chrome users, the official Personal Blocklist Chrome extension can remove sites from your results. Unlike the one referenced in Bernhard Hofmann's answer, this is an official extension developed by Google.

For Firefox users, there is a similar extension called Hide Unwanted Results of Google Search.

Google used to have built-in support for this, but it has removed this feature. If you used this feature, you can still download your block list as a text file.

share|improve this answer
    
this looks really nice. is there a way to avoid the tedious "return from google step? – David Schmitt Mar 14 '11 at 21:54
2  
Still not availble on my results, I'll be using @Bernhard's solution for now. – ripper234 Apr 26 '11 at 13:26
1  
This is respected when I use Chrome. In Safari, none of my blocked domains are blocked. Imagine that... – Bryson Dec 6 '11 at 23:13
    
@ripper234 be sure to block sub-domains too. – Evan Plaice Dec 20 '11 at 20:50
1  
I have updated my answer with a link to Google's official support page where they say the feature is no longer supported. Like Bernhard, they recommend a Chrome extension, but they recommend their own, not a third party's. – Al E. Feb 28 '13 at 16:36

There is a search results Chrome extension for filtering search results:

https://chrome.google.com/extensions/detail/ddgjlkmkllmpdhegaliddgplookikmjf?hl=en-gb

I just installed it and added expertSexChange.com to my black list. :D

share|improve this answer
    
This does exactly what I'm looking for! – David Schmitt Jul 7 '10 at 22:16
    
Excellent plug-in – Christopher Edwards Oct 30 '10 at 16:01

I sometimes use this solution when I have to search specific topics, like Hardware Reviews, Programming Issue, etc.

I define a Custom Search Engine query, that works as a white-list of web sites. Follow the wizards and then save the HTML code provided by Google at the end on a file on your PC. When you have to do certain type of search just open that file.

share|improve this answer

I and many others have found the plugins don't work but you can create your own blocklist using a browser's native functions.

Eg. in Chrome, open Settings and click on Manage Search Engines.

Scroll down to the bottom and add a new search engine. You'll have to add a duplicate google (call it whatever you like) and make that your default search engine because Chrome won't allow you to modify the search string for its google entry.

In the right most field the base search string would be something like this (I live in oz) where %s = your search terms:

https://google.com.au/#q=%s

To exclude trash sites from your search, add them after the %s in URL format, eg. excluding 'Junk Site' and 'Spam Factory' would be:

https://google.com.au/#q=%s+-%22Junk+Site%22+-%22Spam+Factory%22

If you use Chrome's omnibox (the URL / search bar at the top) it will automatically append this to your searches, eg.-"Junk Site" -"Spam Factory". If you use google's search box (the one between "google" and the little microphone) your search it won't, i.e. your search will be unfiltered.

share|improve this answer

No... there is is no current way to remove web sites from your Google Search results.

At least, not if you are using Firefox as of 8/9/2011.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.