Permanently block sites from Google search
Permanently block sites from Google search
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Permanently block sites from Google search

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Hi, I�m Sharon Vaknin, and I�m here to declare war on every single content farm. It�s websites like lovetoknow, wisegeek, and articlesbase that trash Google search results with unqualified content about every single topic there is. They�re called content farms. Their �articles�, come from freelancers or blatant copying and pasting. They top search results and make serious ad revenue from your clicks. Google updated its algorithm to lower the ranking of content farms, but they still dominate. Here�s how to permanently block our enemies from Google search results. It�s pretty easy. First, you�ll need Chrome 9, IE8 or Firefox 3.5 or later. Then make sure you�re logged into your Google account. Now, when you open a search result you don�t like, hit the BACK button. You�ll see a new link under that search result, letting you block all results from that site. Once you hit that link, you can Undo, or manage your blocked sites. You can also manually enter sites you�d like to block, or undo previous blocks....click options in the upper right of a Google search page, and select �Search Settings�. Thank you Google. This feature was a long time coming. If you want to block a website from just one search, use the minus operator. Just type in your search term, followed by �minus� and then the website you�d like to block. Google is probably keeping an eye on sites that we�re blocking, and until Google further improves its algorithm, it�s up to us to take down these content farms. You�re either with us or against us. For CNET.com, I�m Sharon Vaknin and I�ll see you on the interwebs.

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