Despite its popularity, not everybody is an avid fan of Pinterest. Maybe they don’t want it to show up in the search results as it might deter them from finding the desired page, or maybe they just never got to use it and never plan to do so in the future. Regarding these possibilities, we thought it would be appropriate to guide such web users to exclude Pinterest from Google search.
Reasons Why You May Exclude Pinterest From Google Search
Many reasons could be given why one wouldn’t want Pinterest to show up in the search results. If your work demands extensive research, you might want to optimize the process by cutting out the stuff you don’t need. And for that, you first need to get rid of any unwanted search results.
To give you an example, an illustrator spends some of his time on Google images exploring new visuals. If he wants to clear his path from all the unwanted Pinterest feed, he may want to remove them. The good news is that there is a way to achieve this.
If you want to exclude Pinterest from Google search permanently, you can have the perfect free tool. Unpinterested, a clever extension that combines the word “interest,” the negative prefix “un”, and the target brand’s name, helps you block Pinterest from Google search.
The Hard Way
If you don’t want to deal with any extensions, you can try it the hard way by filtering it out. But don’t let this scare you, as it is not difficult by nature, only repetitive, since you have to do it each time. Here’s how you do it: you enter the site you wish to block, then add the prefix “else” – before the name of the site in quotation marks.
Which Method Should I Use?
The method you will use is completely up to you, but we recommend using what you are more comfortable with. Remember, with the latter, you need to enter the domain each time you do research. But there is one advantage this poses over the other, which is being appliable for all websites.
Once It’s Done…
Now that you removed Pinterest from your Google search, you can freely roam the web without getting tangled by excessive Pinterest results. It even gets better; you can use these techniques for other websites as well. Give it a try!