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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, 2012 at 20:30
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    This feature has been discontinued. Now, if you want to block sites, you have to use the Chrome extension.
    – ale
    Jul 18, 2013 at 14:03
  • I’m voting to close this question because the feature was removed 10 years ago. The extension referred by ale, based on the extension commonly referred to in similar situations, is no longer available. Oct 13, 2023 at 2:08

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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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