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Personal Blocklist: How To Keep The Sites You Hate Out Of Your Search Results?

Last Updated on July 15, 2024
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If you’re looking for something like that, you’re in for a treat. We have everything you need to know about Personal Blocklist and, since it is not available anymore, we also have a few alternate extensions– and instructions on installing/using them– at the end of the article.

What is Personal Blocklist and What Does it Do?

So, what is Personal Blocklist and what does it do?

Simply speaking, Personal Blocklist is a Google Chrome browser extension that blocks domains and hosts from showing up in your Google search results.

Now you might be wondering: “Why would you need something like that?”

Well, years ago it was pretty common to get search results from websites that used unsavory tactics to get ranked high. 

In particular, content farms were taking over the second tier and long tail queries of Google’s search results. If you’re not familiar with the term, a content farm is a website that generates content requests based on search demand and what is expected from the publisher to make advertising revenue from that keyword.

These websites usually have low-quality content and are often rewritten from existing sources. Google’s search algorithms have been adjusted to help weed a lot of these websites out, so they aren’t as common, but they do still exist.

When you have Personal Blocklist turned on, you will be alerted at the bottom of the results page when there were blocked websites on the search result page. You also have the option to see what these were at any given time as well as the option to unblock these sites.

Unlike many extensions, you won’t have to log into your Google account since everything’s working from the browser’s end– it’s that convenient.

Where Can I Get This?

Well, you used to be able to download this extension through this link but because this was removed, it’s impossible for you to get it now.

If you’re still interested in using a blocklist, then you’ll want to check out one of our alternatives below. Trust us, it can be hard to find a good one.

Alternatives

A good alternative worth trying out is uBlacklist, which can be accessed from this link (you will be redirected to the Chrome web store). Not only does it function like Personal Blocklist, it’s also easy to use.

If you’re specifically tired of always getting Pinterest results from Google image search results, you can use Unpinterested! to get rid of all the Pinterest results that don’t really interest you. Add this to Chrome by following this link (you will be redirected to the Chrome web store).

Not everyone prefers Google Chrome. If you’re a Firefox user and you wish to have something that functions like Personal Blocklist, then you might want to check out Personal Blocklist (not by Google). Get it by heading over to this link.

While adding these extensions shouldn’t be hard, we have included detailed guides below just in case.

1. uBlacklist

Step 1: Click Add to Chrome

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Step 2: Click Add extension

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Step 3: Head over to the website you want to block and click the uBlacklist icon to the right of the URL.

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Step 4: Click OK after confirming the address.

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2. Unpinterested!

Step 1: Click Add to Chrome

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Step 2: Click Add extension

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Step 3: Click on the logo located to the right of the URL and make sure it’s turned on. If you wish to enable this on all searches, click on the advanced settings and turn it on from there.

Step 4: Notice that if you enable this for ALL searches, you will see this syntax in your Google search box:

From there, you should be good to go. Just turn it off if you miss Pinterest results on your Google search results page.

3. Personal Blocklist (not by Google)

Note: This extension only available on Mozilla Firefox browser

Step 1: Click on the + Add to Firefox button

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Step 2: Click on Add when prompted

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Step 3: Click Okay, Got it and you should be good to go

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We hope you learned a lot from this and we hope you find our alternatives helpful. If you have any questions, please drop a comment below and we’ll gladly answer your questions.

Andrew is one of three co-founders of BGFG, the parent company of PC Guide. A keen gamer and PC enthusiast, Andrew dabbles in a bit of writing sometimes - when he gets the chance to!