3 Browser-Based Tools To Block Any Domains from Google Search Results
Google has been doing a good job improving the quality of search results and fighting web spam. They are doing their best introducing various experiments trying to find out what you want while focusing on genuinely useful pages.
You might notice some familiar domains that pop up in the top 10 search results again and again. Chances are, you miss some variety and want to get rid of some sites you tend to see often. Here are a few browser-based tools for you to filter out any domains from search results.
Clicking the icon lets you specify how much from the domain you want to block: a subdirectory, a subdomain or all the domain results:
Note: The script will only work for your first search or for all your searches if you always use your browser search box. If you continue searching using the Google search box, the Google search results URL will look like this:
- which for some reason disables the script. So if you want the script to always work, you will have to initiate a new search session each time by searching from your browser search box (or from Google Toolbar).
You can access your block list as well as save it locally by using the tiny icon at the top-right:
When you choose to block or unblock a pattern, the extension will also transmit to Google the URL of the web page on which the blocked or unblocked search results are displayed. You agree that Google may freely use this information to improve our products and services.
Some Features To Play With
Hide the browser button by right-clicking on it and selecting “Hide button”.
Import and export a list of patterns.
Block host of currently active tab.
Any other fun addons to block domains from Google search results to remove noise? Please let us know your thoughts!