We all know that the quality of Google search results is deteriorating day by day. Many smart guys have conquered the Google page ranking algorithm to get their low-content or spam websites listed on the front page of the search results. They benefit by routing more traffic to their sites and thus more advertising revenue.
The rising complaints about the bad quality of the results has given rise to many debates about the fall of Google in the search engine space. Under deep pressure from all quarters, Google has to counter content-farms and spam-rich article submission websites which throw up random and unrelated posts from their domains for any keywords in your search.
Now , Google is ready to crack the whip on those websites. In the process, Google can’t help but take the help of ‘US’, the users.So, you can help Google in the mission by installing few extensions in your chrome browser. Let me tell you in brief about those 2 extensions(note that these extensions are meant for Google Chrome web-browser only).
2.Personal blocklist : This can allow you to block results from certain domains. This can help you in two ways:
- If you don’t want to see results from certain sites like say ‘Wikipedia’, you can just click ‘Block en.Wikipedia.org’ link under the result ( shown in screenshot). This can help you make a quick scan of the results automatically blocking results from the sites you choose.
- These sites will also be reviewed by Google and if your block looks reasonable, it may reduce the importance or black-list that particular site so that pages from that domain won’t trouble anyone anymore, there by making the search-experience better.
You can also view your blocked list anytime and modify it by clicking on the icon on the top right corner of your chrome browser. Download the extension here.