How to exclude a site in a google search, exclude sites in google search, or block a website, and sites in google search.
The site that forced me to finally figure out how to block or sites google search was about.com.
It is frustrating to keep getting websites in google search you wish you could block or exclude.
One way to exclude sites google search from a site you do not want is to add -about.com or -whateversite.com you do not like, so your search looks like this, “turkey recipe -about.com” .
Update July 2019- Plugins that block results article with links on blocking sites and blocking Pinterest results, ( that drives me crazy!).
The info below is no longer current. Google really does not want you to control what you see on your own terms.
This is what I used to do until I discovered this: http://www.google.com/reviews/t
(this will not work unless you are logged into your google account first).
If you don’t have one, sign up for one, they are free.
This allows you to permanently block or exclude websites you do not want in your search results.
If you change your mind, you can go back and edit your choices, so no worries there.
So block away and enjoy better results that YOU want in your searches.
Good luck with blocking sites you want to avoid and to exclude sites google search
Also please leave a comment and tell me what sites you were going crazy enough on to find this post.
This post is my highest traffic post! People from all over the world land here trying to block sites that they do not want to see in their results.
2013 update: Google has abandoned this set up.
You can no longer exclude sites google search using this method.
We have discontinued offering the blocked sites feature for now. We continue to offer the Chrome extension for blocking sites, and will reconsider features for blocking unwanted search results in the future.
You may download your blocked sites list as a text file below.
Even though people have kicked and screamed about it, they turned this feature off and said it would be brought back and they never did.
I did find a very simple and very effective method using an extension you install on Chrome. You must use Chrome as your browser to use this system, but it works like a dream. I made a video to explain it step by step. I will say Chrome has replaced Firefox now as my primary browser. It has tons of great addons and extentions and it runs very fast.