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Friday, 11 March 2011 10:36

Google allows you to block sites from your search

Written by Nick Farell
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Block all example results to appear soon
Search outfit Google is coming up with a feature that will allow you to block sites that you do not want seen in your search results.

Google‘s Search Quality Engineer Beverly Yang said that "Block all example.com results." link will start appearing below Google Search results beginning today. If you clicking on that link, it will add example.com to your blocked sites list, which you can of course undo immediately or unblock in the "Manage Blocked Sites" link found below the search results.

The idea is to remove sites that users find offensive or spam. But the danger is that Google is also thinking of using this data as a signal in ranking websites in search results.

The feature will be available to all English users by tomorrow.


Nick Farell

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+12 #1 Marburg_U 2011-03-11 12:17
Bye bye yahoo answers.
 
 
+7 #2 Bl0bb3r 2011-03-11 22:02
When will this go international?... I've been using the poof feature when it first appeared but that feature also went poof after a while. Glad to see they did something better and yes, it should definitely serve the ranking system since it seems some sites get out of their way to be higher and ruin the search results.
 
 
+3 #3 AndromedaB 2011-03-12 08:05
this was available to chrome well over a month ago and its already been used to tweak the search algorithms
 
 
-1 #4 BorgOvermind 2011-03-14 10:56
They block over 60% of the sensitive searches by default. So more blocking...next to useless and exceptions are very rare.
 

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