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Wednesday, 16th February 2011

Chrome Extension Lets Users Block Spam Sites

By Africa S. Hands

From the Official Google Blog:

We’re launching an early, experimental Chrome extension so people can block sites from their web search results. If installed, the extension also sends blocked site information to Google, and we will study the resulting feedback and explore using it as a potential ranking signal for our search results.

From PC World:

Personal Blocklist lets you block entire web domains from Google searches. You're not technically limited to content farms, either; the option to block a domain appears next to every search result.

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Africa S. Hands is an independent librarian with a focus on helping professionals understand and utilise social media and search engines through one-on-one tutorials and small group workshops. Africa tweets (@africahands) on resources of interest to information and higher education professionals.

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