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I am aware of how to remove websites from search results in my Google custom search engine *(either by using the control panel or uploading annotations in an xml file under 'advanced')... but how to I filter results for entire words? ( a.k.a. filtering results for search terms)?

For example, I want search results to come up blank for certain words that are not already Google's own safe search default. Can anyone help?

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I am not exactly sure what you are asking for, but this might be the correct interpretation:

To exempt a result from a search, use the - identified - say, if you search for color, you could use color -red to exempt all results that contain red.

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If you're going to downvote please specify why. – ekaj Jan 9 '14 at 1:06
Votes are anonymous for a reason. It's nice when people can explain why they downvoted, but it's not required, and pestering people to do so is unnecessary noise. – Al E. Jan 9 '14 at 13:06
In any event, you seem to be explaining how a user can exclude certain terms from their search results, while the OP appears to be looking for a way to have the custom search engine do that automatically for terms he wants to exclude for all users. – Al E. Jan 9 '14 at 13:06
Of course, the OP is an unregistered account and hasn't been back since he posted this question, so it's quite unlikely we'll ever get clarification. – Al E. Jan 9 '14 at 13:07

I don't see a way to restrict by specific search terms, but you can force the results to be "Safesearch: Strict".

Under "Search Features" click the "Advanced" tab. Then under "Websearch Settings" click the radio button for Safesearch that you want: Off, Moderate, or Strict.

(In that same area you can also add extra query terms, but these are added to the user's query with an OR operator, so really it can only let you add extra results, not restrict them.)

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