Sunday, 20 February 2011

Google introduces Chrome extension to block search spam

Google has made it clear that it wants to clean up its search results -- eliminating worthless cruft like the content farms which spam searchers with low-value (and often plagiarized) content. Now, the company has announced a new Google Chrome extension which they hope will aid in the fight.

Called Personal Blocklist, the extension allows Google Chrome users to blacklist certain domains when results appear in Google Search. Click the icon in the browser actions area to see which domains you've blocked, unblock a site, or edit its particulars.

At least one other Chrome extension which provides this functionality has been listed in the Gallery for some time, but the difference here is that blocks will be reported to Google. Google, in turn, will look at user data and possibly use that information to improve its search quality.

Install Personal Blocklist for Google Chrome, and start helping fight search spam!

Google introduces Chrome extension to block search spam originally appeared on Download Squad on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 15:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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