Creating an exclusionary list so certain websites are never returned with search results

<hidden> anonymous
Created: 4 years and 11 months ago • Updated: 4 years and 11 months ago
One feature I wish search engines maintained was the ability to create a filter list for websites that will never appear in the results.

Immediately I would add, and Yahoo Answers. The content on those and similar sites is so amateurish and terrible that I avoid them at all costs, but they virtually always show up.

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This issue is frequently requested here. In short, for now, You can add to your search to block the site(s) you don't want included in your search results.

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posted by x.15a2 Community Leader4 years and 11 months ago Link
Thanks for the link and explanation.

The reason I've been using DuckDuckGo is for the Boolean search operators and better control over my searches than Google is offering. I wouldn't want to build up a long NOT statement for each query though.

I'd gladly create a user account on DuckDuckGo to be able to have advanced features like website blacklist maintained in my profile. And it'd even more fantastic if a small little negative sign showed up next to the results that I wanted to exclude. Then I could just click an icon instead of manually adding URLs to a list.

And honestly, if DuckDuckGo kept building up its search operators, I'd pay a subscription fee to use it. I honestly don't mind paying for quality.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 11 months ago Link
I agree there should be option in setting to put black-list and save it in your safe cloud.
posted by TV 4 years and 11 months ago Link