Deep Search 99 – Blocked Sites

This is a list of the sites I’ve got blocked on Deep Search 99. I’m too lazy to categorize them – this is just the full list I have dumped in the CSE exclusion section.

In general, these are the reasons I will add a site to the block list:

  1. Sites owned by large corporations. They can afford to hire people to make them outrank everyone else regardless of the quality of their content. Either that or they just interlink all their sites.
  2. Government sites, because I have yet to find one that has useful information that deserves to outrank anything else, which they tend to do.
  3. Sites with some sort of paywall.
  4. Sites with information that is disrespectful towards children/animals/minorities or any group of people who need more support than what they generally get. Example: Autism Speaks.
  5. Sites that pop up in the search results too frequently and don’t seem useful enough. Example: YouTube (even though reason #1 is enough to block this anyway). It has its own search engine, use that if you want YouTube videos. Or just regular Google. Don’t get me started on 10min long clickbait rambling videos…
  6. Sites that you expect to rank #1 for many queries in other popular search engines. Example: Wikipedia. Might as well just use a normal search engine or Wikipedia directly if that’s what you’re looking for.

I do realize the irony of using a Google Custom Search Engine for this. It’s just that I haven’t found any viable alternatives yet.

Feel free to suggest more sites you think I should block (use the comments section). If you don’t like the fact that I blocked some site – just make your own CSE from this list and don’t block that site.

The full list (as of 11 February 2018), in no particular order:

  1. nih.gov
  2. healthline.com
  3. webmd.com
  4. drugs.com
  5. iherb.com
  6. walgreens.com
  7. mayoclinic.org
  8. medicinenet.com
  9. garmin.com
  10. nhs.uk
  11. fitbit.com
  12. medlineplus.gov
  13. medscape.com
  14. cdc.gov
  15. psychologytoday.com
  16. emedicinehealth.com
  17. realself.com
  18. cuteness.com
  19. denydesigns.com
  20. ehow.com
  21. hunker.com
  22. leaf.tv
  23. leafgroup.com
  24. livestrong.com
  25. saatchiart.com
  26. sapling.com
  27. society6.com
  28. techwalla.com
  29. theotherartfair.com
  30. cracked.com
  31. gamespy.com
  32. askmen.com
  33. gamestats.com
  34. gizmodo.com
  35. lifehacker.com
  36. expedia.com
  37. hotels.com
  38. tripadvisor.com
  39. ask.com
  40. match.com
  41. office.com
  42. ebay.com
  43. netflix.com
  44. linkedin.com
  45. businessinsider.com
  46. makeuseof.com
  47. google.co.uk
  48. google.com
  49. wsj.com
  50. nytimes.com
  51. washingtonpost.com
  52. theglobeandmail.com
  53. nationalpost.com
  54. latimes.com
  55. smh.com.au
  56. theage.com.au
  57. haaretz.com
  58. bostonglobe.com
  59. theaustralian.com.au
  60. independent.co.uk
  61. ft.com
  62. facebook.com
  63. twitter.com
  64. pinterest.com
  65. amazon.ca
  66. amazon.co.uk
  67. rockpapershotgun.com
  68. tomshardware.com
  69. valvesoftware.com
  70. steamcommunity.com
  71. steampowered.com
  72. kotaku.com
  73. vg247.com
  74. amazon.com
  75. microsoft.com
  76. autismspeaks.org
  77. themighty.com
  78. faaas.org
  79. kidshealth.org
  80. gotoquiz.com
  81. thetoptens.com
  82. quora.com
  83. answers.yahoo.com
  84. wikipedia.org
  85. wikihow.com
  86. forbes.com
  87. huffingtonpost.com
  88. medium.com
  89. buzzfeed.com
  90. youtube.com
  91. foodsafety.gov
  92. ny.gov
  93. il.us
  94. fda.gov

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