I would like to do a search query and filter out all results from www.foo.com. How do I do that?


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This may help: (From this site: https://web.archive.org/web/20141223223234/http://www.greghughes.net/rant/HowToExcludeADomainFromYourGoogleSearchResults.aspx)

"Note the "minus sign" that precedes the site: search operator in this case. That's how we tell Google to exclude the site/domain specified.

So there you have it. Want to exclude a domain from your search term? Just specify the domain with "-site:" and you're all set.

But what if you don't want to specify the domain to exclude every time by hand? In that case, set up a Google Custom Search Engine (http://www.google.com/coop/cse/) and specify during setup that you want your custom search engine to include results from the entire Internet. Then, after your search engine has been created, go to the Control Panel, choose the "Sites" tab, and from there you can specify as many domains as you like to exclude from every search. You'll get a custom search engine that you can tweak to your heart's content."

  • Latest addition, you can block domains now from your search, see: google.com/reviews/t
    – pritaeas
    Aug 15, 2012 at 14:13
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    Domain block is not defunct as part of Google. I have resorted back to -site: as above, but I use a text expander to open up my whole list of domains I'd rather not see. I answered a similar questions here: webapps.stackexchange.com/questions/30198/…
    – EFH
    May 30, 2014 at 18:45
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    Looks like this site is down. A full example should be edited in to improve the quality of the answer per SO's new guidelines. Jul 8, 2019 at 21:30
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    Please don’t use a link as an answer. This answer does not actually say how to omit a domain. Sep 28, 2021 at 0:43

You can exclude a domain by combining operators, so if you want to search for example but not see stuff from example.com, you can input example -site:example.com.


1. Choice

HUROGS Firefox addon Hide Unwanted Results of Google Search — is my choice.

2. Limits

You need to use Firefox.

If you want to use Chrome, possibly, you can help this and this answers.

3. Environment

Addon successful works for me in:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 64-bit EN,
  • Firefox 54.0.1 (64-bit).

4. Demonstration

SERP without filters:

Without filters

For example, I want to exclude YouTube and IMDb. Right-click to link of YouTube and IMDb in SERP → select Add This site to Hide Results → results hide:

Hide results

You can see and manage excluded domains. about:addons → find Hide Unwanted Results of Google SearchOptionsSettings…:

Addons page

You can temporarily turn on excluded sites, if you unchecked mark.


5. Features

  1. You can forever hide results from unexpected site(s). If you use -site:, operator from @Su answer, you need wrote -site: operator each time, as you want exclude site. It may take a lot of time.
  2. Multiple sites excluding support,
  3. Regular expressions supports for excluding parts of domains.

In addition to Xavierjazz' excellent answer, you can use the inurl search parameter to exclude URLs with a particular word in it:


This becomes handy, if you do not want to exclude the whole domain, but only certain paths:


In contrast to the site search parameter, inurl can be applied to multiple domains, while still using one keyword:


will exclude www.foo.com/uninteresting and www.bar.com/uninteresting for example.

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