Hide sites from anywhere in the world

9/13/11 | 1:40:00 PM

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In March, we introduced the option for you to block sites from your search results that you might not find useful. Sometimes you’ll click on a result, find that it’s not what you wanted, and head right back to the search results page. It could be that the result wasn’t quite right for your query, but other times you may be generally dissatisfied with a particular site appearing in your search results. Starting today, you can now block sites on most Google domains.

 
If you’re searching on google.fr and come back to the results page after viewing Matt’s blog, you’ll see an option to block this site. 

You can manage your list of blocked sites from the dashboard, which can be found in your Search Settings. You’ll see when you blocked a site and the reason that you did so, and you can unblock sites if you choose.

The German version of the Blocked Sites dashboard

We’re happy to be helping users all over the world to take control of their search experience and personalize their results in this manner. We’ve also started incorporating data about sites people have blocked into our general search ranking algorithms to help users find more high quality sites. In the future, we may experiment with data from non-US users’ blocked sites. As always, we look forward to your suggestions on how to continue improving your search experience.