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Is there a way to tell Bing that I never want results from a certain domain?

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I add -site:blockeddomain.com after my search items.

how to paint barn -site:ehow.com -site:experts-exchange.com -site:ebay.com -site:dotnetspark.com -site:go4sharepoint.com -site:wikihow.com -site:howstuffworks.com

In this example I have added my current ignore list. To make it easy for day-to-day use, I use a text expander to enter all the domains that annoy me. In my text expander I make all instances of "---" show up as "-site:ehow.com -site:experts-exchange.com -site:ebay.com -site:dotnetspark.com -site:go4sharepoint.com -site:wikihow.com -site:howstuffworks.com". I use the text expanding feature of AutoHotkey as I already use that program for several other automation tasks.

This works for Bing and Google. I used just -blockeddomain.com for Google successfully, but multiple domains this way broke Bing. Whereas with the -site: both search engines seem to behave appropriately.

It is not perfect, but it saves me time. Google used to let you block pages on a blacklist, but discontinued that service. We need to remember that in the search world, we are the product and

Or in Chrome modify your default search settings. Example: after the arrow insert %20-site:ehow.com to always append -site:ehow.com to your searches.

google chrome search settings

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Hrmm...you just gave me an idea. I'll just modify my search settings in Chrome appending %20-site:ehow.com -site:experts-exchange.com -site:ebay.com -site:dotnetspark.com -site:go4sharepoint.com -site:wikihow.com -site:howstuffworks.com after the query string, where %20 is just a space. I can probably also do this for my context menu search extension. If you want to add that I'll accept. –  Louis May 30 at 19:09
    
I do not have a functional install of Chrome here at work. (Gotta love strictly managed systems.) I don't know the details of how what you said would be enabled. Though I get the gist of it. Same technique with a different tool applying it. Please feel free to edit above and add the paragraph for others to know your method. –  EFH May 30 at 19:14
    
Another reason for me to get Chrome working on this system!! –  EFH May 30 at 19:32
    
Sadly, I was using Chrome two years ago as well. Meanwhile the ability was always there, haha... –  Louis May 30 at 19:45
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To hide results of any kind just use the — (minus, dash, etc.) operator.

Examples:

New York -yankees

The above will display results for 'New York' but exclude the 'yankees' keyword.

Disney Characters -disney.go.com

The above will display results for 'Disney Characters' while also removing results that have the 'disney.go.com' domain name.

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This is a nice work around, but I don't think the OP wants to add (eg.) -expertsexchange.com to every query. The functionality should be comparable to webapps.stackexchange.com/q/1397, that is, when the OP is logged into Bing, there should be a setting that can be toggled for every query to remove a blacklist of sites. –  Kevin Vermeer Aug 22 '12 at 19:11
    
+1 but yes, Keven Vermeer is correct (about a site in particular too!). –  Louis Aug 22 '12 at 19:17
    
I see now that he said 'never' show them....hmmmm....good question. –  Trae Abell Aug 22 '12 at 21:18
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