Google Enables Blocking AdWords Results With Block Site Feature

In 2011 Google enabled the ability to block search results with a new block sites feature. It now appears that you can block sites from showing up in the paid search ad results. Here is a picture with the “block all domain.com ads”: What is interesting is that this works for both those who are […]

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In 2011 Google enabled the ability to block search results with a new block sites feature. It now appears that you can block sites from showing up in the paid search ad results.

Here is a picture with the “block all domain.com ads”:

Google Adwords Block Result

What is interesting is that this works for both those who are signed in and signed out of a Google account.

When Google launched Search Plus Your World, the ability to block sites with this feature went away and still does not work. The interesting part is that if you are logged in, you can block AdWords results but not normal web results.

Update: This feature was actually released back in November and is thus not new. I am surprised I have not seen it before.

Hat tip to Andrew Girdwood for spotting this over the weekend.

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Barry Schwartz
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Barry Schwartz is a technologist and a Contributing Editor to Search Engine Land and a member of the programming team for SMX events. He owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics.

In 2019, Barry was awarded the Outstanding Community Services Award from Search Engine Land, in 2018 he was awarded the US Search Awards the "US Search Personality Of The Year," you can learn more over here and in 2023 he was listed as a top 50 most influential PPCer by Marketing O'Clock.

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