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Google search occasionally shows a "block results from this site" option but I am not sure when/why. I tend to always be logged in to my Gmail/Google account and like that it can personalize based on history and preferences, but rarely see this option. Why? How do I enable it when it's missing?

Lots of websites are designed to rank high in web searches on a wide range of keywords, but actually turn out to be useless to the person searching for information. You begin to recognize such a site by its increasingly familiar template-like appearance, having visited there and been fooled many times before, sprinkling and linking back your search keywords all over the page.

I would gladly list a few frequent offenders as examples but don't want to create flame-bait.

I just want to finally block those sites from all my future searches, but it seems that feature in Google Search is never available when I'd finally intend to use it to add to my blacklisted/spam sites.

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google.com/reviews/t?hl=en seems to be a link with "Manually block a site" when signed in. –  Marcos Sep 8 '12 at 20:30
    
This feature has been discontinued. Now, if you want to block sites, you have to use the Chrome extension. –  Al E. Jul 18 '13 at 14:03
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I'm not sure why it's not available always as Google described about a year ago in their blog that the feature will eventually be available to all over the world.

The new feature is rolling out today and tomorrow on google.com in English for people using Chrome 9+, IE8+ and Firefox 3.5+, and we’ll be expanding to new regions, languages and browsers soon.

So it's possible that it hasn't reached my location(which would be weird considering the number of users in India).

Anyway, although the appearance of the button is not assured, you can still block sites from showing up on your search results from your search settings > block unwanted results.

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hmmm...surfing from Poland...that may be part of the issue. As wide as possible I try to setup my profile prefs to USA/English but still PL comes up relentlessly during some Google services, like mobile. –  Marcos May 31 '12 at 20:22
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This is a relatively new feature in Google and is not properly implemented (in comparison to other Google Search features).

Anyhow here is the way to do it:

  1. Search for "Anything" you want in Google.

  2. You see search results like:

Wikipidia search result when searching for anything

3.Now Click on the title and open the search result in the same tab of the browser and not in a new tab or new window

4.Now Press the Back button in your browser.

5.Now when you get back to the Google Search Results Page, you will see:

Blocking a website from occurring in your Google Search results

Alternatively you can go visit Manage Blocked Sites and manually enter the address of the website you want to block.

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Thanks; I've noticed that behavior, but it didn't always get the Block... link for me at the end. It tends to appear more to lower popularity/deeper down results, ironic since those are typically the ones I'm more interested in. –  Marcos May 31 '12 at 20:19
    
@Marcos You can accept an answer if you think your question is answered. –  user221287 Jun 3 '12 at 2:24
    
Thank you for the screenshots; I was referring to the less obvious problem of why it's still not available at all(even after these steps) –  Marcos Jun 4 '12 at 9:58
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It seems like this feature is 'temporarily' disabled. As per the following blog post

Google's Matt Cutts says that this could be a temporary issue. "The right people are looking at what needs to happen to re-enable this, but it might take some time."

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Yep, the feature is gone and may not come back.

But if you use Chrome Browser grab this plugin, it does the job great.

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