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Is there a way (other than creating a custom search widget) to tell Google I'm not interested in any results from X site?

Browser: Google Chrome 18.0.1025.162, on xubuntu

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I thought WA was about developing web applications. Checking the FAQ, I found that I was wrong. –  Majid Fouladpour Aug 1 '12 at 3:37
    

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You can block and unblock sites from Google's search results for yourself by visiting the 'Managed Blocked Sites' page at http://www.google.com/reviews/t

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Unfortunately, the Blocked Sites feature has been discontinued. There is a Chrome extension, though, that may be useful for some. –  Vidar S. Ramdal Dec 20 '13 at 11:21

I found how it is done, and here it is:

  1. On any search results page, click on the cog icon which is under the search box bar, on the right,
  2. A menu will open, click on Search settings,
  3. You will be taken to Search Settings page. There, scroll down to Blocking unwanted results section and click block unwanted sites link,
  4. You should be in Manage Blocked Sites page, which has a form to add a URL and an optional reason for blocking. Add the site and it will vanish from the results.

Update
Forget all the above. Just click the link @JohnC gave us -- it will take you to the same place: http://www.google.com/reviews/t

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Just beat me to it. A short cut is to go to this link: google.com/reviews/t –  John C Aug 1 '12 at 4:03
    
@JohnC, thanks! I missed the obvious fact that I could post a link instead of the steps. Actually, I didn't look what was in the address bar as most of the times there is a very long one for most Google products (e.g. Search, Gmail, Reader, ...). I will add the link now. –  Majid Fouladpour Aug 1 '12 at 5:30
    
@JohnC, I am hesitant to mark my own answer as the accepted one. If you post the link as an answer, I'd accept it as it is the answer to my question. –  Majid Fouladpour Aug 1 '12 at 5:45
    
very kind, I've posted an answer –  John C Aug 1 '12 at 6:27
    
The "Blocked Sites" feature was removed some time ago. The best solution for now is a Chrome Extension. –  Al E. Jan 10 at 21:44

Try the extension Personal Blocklist (by Google):

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Why are you advocating blocking Matt? :)) –  Luka Ramishvili Aug 1 '12 at 6:01

Add the following to your searches:

-site:example.com

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Yes, this does the trick, but you have to type the damn site's name in your search every time! –  Majid Fouladpour Aug 1 '12 at 3:05

Click on a suggested website that you DON'T want - go to it for a second, let it load. Then click the back button. There should be a suggestion under the title of the webpage that says "Block all (domainhere.com) results"

Or if you don't want that at all, you can clear or disable your Google web history.

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The method didn't work -- no "Block all w3schools.com results". –  Majid Fouladpour Aug 1 '12 at 3:02
    
You do have to be logged into Google for this option to be available. –  John C Aug 1 '12 at 3:47
    
@ekaj I beg your pardon, I did not see where you said you did or did not have to be logged in. Although I do belatedly note that the OP starts with "if you are logged in". –  John C Aug 1 '12 at 3:56
    
@ekaj fair enough. I merely mentioned it in case the OP wasn't logged in, since that would explain the option not appearing. –  John C Aug 1 '12 at 3:59
    
@MajidFouladpour add *.w3schools.com to block list. I, too, have w3schools blocked, just in case :D but the block list works only on google.com, not country-specific google sites (so try accessing www.google.com/ncr and test the results there). –  Luka Ramishvili Aug 1 '12 at 6:00

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