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Old 02-03-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Kansas City
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Whenever I use Google search and am looking to purchase something Manufacturers, Suppliers, Exporters & Importers from the world's largest online B2B marketplace-Alibaba.com always shows up numerous times in my search. I think it's some kind of wholesale stuff and I'm not interested in buying 200 of one item.

Is there a way I can block it from showing up or something?
How in the world did it get in the search engines anyway?
It hasn't always been showing up.

Thanks a bunch for any help!
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:17 AM
 
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You can use the site command:

Quote:
-site:alibaba.com your search query
If you remove the minus it will only return results from alibaba.com
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Old 02-04-2012, 02:39 AM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Depending on the type of searches you run, you may now see a link called "Block all [name of site] results" next to the cached link for certain results. Click on the link, and Google will ask for confirmation on whether you really want to remove that site.
The next time you search for results that would normally include the newly blocked site, you'll see a message telling you that those results have been blocked. You can access all of your blocked sites from your Google Search Settings page, allowing you to unblock a site or block new sites directly.
You’ll see the link whether or not you’re signed in, but the domains you block are connected with your Google Account, so you’ll need to sign in before you can confirm a block.
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Kansas City
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Sometimes I see the link to block a website. But in Google lately, I don't see it. I use to block sites using that method but I can't seem to find it now.

I do know that putting a minus sign then alibaba.com will keep the site from showing up in search.

Google has changed so much lately I can't keep up.
I have started using Startpage.com for my search engine. It's powered by Google but does NOT track you like Google does.

I did find this:
http://www.google.com/reviews/t?hl=en
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Old 02-04-2012, 04:43 PM
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Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Originally Posted by Dawter;22847294
Google has changed so much lately I can't keep up.
I have started using Startpage.com for my search engine. It's powered by Google but does NOT track you like Google does.

I did find this:
[URL="http://www.google.com/reviews/t?hl=en"
http://www.google.com/reviews/t?hl=en[/url]

There are some handy tricks for efficient googling:

How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC]
(also check the references at the bottom of that article)
Google 101: Web search tips
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I was looking for a manufacturer from Alibaba, myself and got a trojan for my efforts. I saw my wife doing a search on that site but found that she had no problems. But then again, maybe my programs were not up to snuff at the time...
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