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

  • Seems like this would be an excellent extension/add-on. – Scott Biggs Jan 17 '18 at 21:48
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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 '14 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 '14 at 19:14
  • Another reason for me to get Chrome working on this system!! – EFH May 30 '14 at 19:32
  • Sadly, I was using Chrome two years ago as well. Meanwhile the ability was always there, haha... – Louis May 30 '14 at 19:45
  • Don't forget site:example-code.com – Pluto Mar 16 '18 at 22:16
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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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You can change your default search engine. It's easy to do this on any browser by relying on Mycroft's search engine form: http://mycroftproject.com/submitos.html

  1. Find the search engine you want to modify on Mycroft (preferably for search the website URL).

  2. Find the one you want to use in the results (probably under category "Major Engines") and hover its name to view an ID.

  3. Fill in this ID in the form at the URL above and click "Load".

  4. Modify this form how you see fit (probably by adding +-site:bing.com with the plus representing a space in URLs). You may need to change the name so that it doesn't conflict with already installed engines.

  5. Click "Generate Plugin" and then "Test Plugin". Clicking "Test Plugin" will call the function window.external.AddSearchProvider off of a URL that generates your search plugin so you can install it. There is no need to click "Submit Plugin".

I've also recreated the form on jsfiddle with as few changes as possible. However it still relies on up to two GET requests from Mycroft. The benefit of this version is that it includes templates for Bing and Google so you can easily modify these without finding their ID: https://jsfiddle.net/dvd2fh8n/

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