How to Block Bleacher Report From Google Search

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Bleacher Report is a bad website. I won’t go into detail here, but I’ve got a quick smattering of their article titles that should make the case for me:

  • 10 Reasons Alex Ovechkin Would Be Better off Staying in Russia
  • 3 Reasons the Washington Capitals Should Cut Ties with Alexander Ovechkin
  • Alex Ovechkin: 6 Reasons Why It’s Time for Washington Capitals to Trade Him

Bleacher Report offends me on a hockey-smarts level and on a journalistic level. (On a shameless evil-SEO-wizard-level, I am awed and humbled.)

Google used to have a great in-line option that I used to block Bleacher Report from my search results. It was how I kept my sanity. It’s gone now. (Not my sanity, the in-line block option.) So if you wanna banish Bleacher Report from your results, you’re gonna have to follow these instructions.

Don’t worry; it’s easy. You’ll be glad you did it.

1. Use Google Chrome as your browser.

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Black Frost is the ONLY beer! But for real, it’s secure and convenient and fast and standards-compliant. (This is my job, you guys!)

2. Install the Personal Blocklist Extension.

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It’ll take two clicks, you lazy bum, and it’s not insecure– unless you’re worried about the NSA spying on you, in which case it is totally insecure.

3. The icon will appear at top right.

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That means the installation worked. Well, hello there, little fella!

4. You can go ahead and click “Hide button.”

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You won’t need it anymore. Just right-click it. Welp, see ya later!

5. Search for “trade alex ovechkin” or something.

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Because we’re looking for bad journalism. Oh look, they’re the first hit!

6. Click “Block bleacherreport.com.”

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That’s it! You’ve done the deed. I bet you feel smarter already.

7. Do not click “Block russianmachineneverbreaks.com.”

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Under any circumstances. If you block us, you will be the last to hear about the next time Alex Ovechkin wears funny clothes.

8. Live a life of infinite possibility free of bleacherreport.com.

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You are officially a bad ass. I’m proud of you.

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  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    For #1 there, I think you have a typo. Safari is not spelled C-h-r-o-m-e.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    I think this post wins the award for most in-jokes.

  • https://twitter.com/Haddaweezy Holy_Cal

    Not to ruffle any feathers but I think deadspin did something like this last year.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    Feathers not ruffled. A) I don’t read Deadspin, and B) Google ended support for in-line block last year.

  • SC

    excellent tab selection. I am presently imagining Dan Steinberg cologne.

  • Kento Ito

    How do I use it on Safari? (I refuse to use Safari because Google is Evil)

  • Fedor

    I’d block BOTH Deadspin and B/R.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    Ian: this one is all yours.

    Kento: they’re ALL evil!

  • pastamania

    Just blocked Bleacher Report and tested it out by typing “Tim Tebow” into the search thing. Suddenly, there are only like 4 results for him!

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    Deadspin has some awesome coverage, but it’s not a site I follow actively.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    How do I block RMNB stories only by Fedor Fedin?

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com Ian Oland

    Well done! Haha.

  • http://www.russianmachineneverbreaks.com/ Peter Hassett

    I bet there’s a WP plugin for that.

  • Fedor

    Nope. YOU CAN’T BLOCK ME *villain laugh*

  • asdf

    use firefox!

  • lrhflute

    Since I only come here for all the information, I’m not gonna go through all that. But I do want to let you know, Peter, that because of your awesome Buffy reference, the rest of my day is shot. I will now be reading Buffy and Angel transcripts for the rest of the day. ;)

  • maveric101

    Even Mozilla, which is a non-profit?

    Firefox 4eva.

  • ms

    Now how do I block Pierre Garcon from my television set?