Wednesday, January 16, 2019

How to Exclude Domains in Google Search Results

If you’re more interested in excluding specific sources, there are two ways you can do this.
The first method is identical to excluding keywords. If you’re searching for links about Raspberry Pi but don’t want any Wikipedia links, you could just use:

“raspberry pi -wikipedia”

The problem with this method is that if an article on another site mentions Wikipedia in their article, that link will also be excluded from your search results, and that’s not what we want.

"macro lenses -nikon”

Instead, the second method is to use a search operator that specifically excludes URLs. The query would then look like this:

“raspberry pi”

Using this method, you can also exclude subdomains or specific webpages and still get results from other subdomains and other webpages on the same domain.

So if I wanted to search for royalty free vector stock images of Finnish flags and leave out most of the mainstream paid stock sites, my query would look something like this:

finnish flag royalty free -vectorstock - stock -pixabay -shutterstock -rfclipart -istockphoto -dreamstime -123rf -depositphotos -featurepics -fotolia -photoscase -storyblocks -canstock -gettyimages -canstockphoto -photocase -masterfile -alamy -adobe -clipdealer -stock

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