Can I remove Yahoo Answers from my Google results?
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Posted by FredFredrickson on 02/15/09 08:01pm.

If there's one question I've asked myself multiple times while browsing the net, it's this.

Can I remove Yahoo Answers from my Google results?

The answer? Not easily.


If anybody, like me, has used a web search engine in the past few years, you've probably noticed a cancer-like growth coming from Yahoo. It's Yahoo's version of kicking and screaming as they slowly slip into obscurity. And it's really damn annoying.

A new trend started a few years back, where almost every google search returned a wikipedia result at the top. And everybody was overjoyed that such a resource was, in internet terms, a-plenty. (no matter how accurate it was, or wasn't)

But then, to fill a gap that wikipedia didn't quite fill, Yahoo Answers came to save the day- to answer those questions that an encylopedia just couldn't handle. Questions about love, science, STDs, health, you name it.

And never has there been a site so absolutely dedicated to being useless and full of crap. (I thought Fredrickville was a sure winner) Every single answer on the site was clearly written by a 13 year old wit no speling ibilitys. Sumthing we thot wud stay on aim, but it crossed the brige to the interewbs and its spoiling my internets.

And are they good answers? No! They're horrible. The idea was that bad answers would be voted down, and the good ones would sift to the top. But not a single Yahoo answer has even the slightest bit of information that could be mistaken for a peice of useful information. Yet they keep cropping up in every web search I make. Like I want it or something.

I'm trying to RESEARCH SOMETHING HERE! Stop getting in my way!

Is this too much food?
Do I have strep?
Is Spiderman Real?

Now to remove these from your search results? Well, as far as I can tell, if you log into google with your gmail account, you can leave comments, rank search results, and remove search results from your personal google-view. But As far as I can tell, it only changes that results quality based on the actual search term you used, not for all searches for eternity. None-the-less, I will continue to down-mod anyhow.

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ThatSam @ 02/19/09
"im-a yahoo answers that question. "Can I remove Yahoo Answers from my Google results?" "

yotimmyg @ 04/05/13
"I never register on forums to express my feelings... but this is so worth it... I don't know when this was posted and i don't care.... but your passion reflects my own..... forgive the 'unstructeredness' of this rant we are spoilt in this day and age... and google are deserving of our allegiance... why??? because they listen to their consumers and they employ good people and they have rooms filled with bean bags and many other gumptions and things... I am a google man. they have given us more freedom than most of the big companies... sure they are rolling in all the advertising dirt that is the free world... but they still listen... i guess... i could go into a whole shpeel... but i know that noone is reading this anyway... so....... all i really want to say is. yahoo answers serves no purpose.. it truly is awful. .... please google.. PLEASE.... stop letting them get top hits..... re-negotiate with them... give them money if that is what it takes.... from what i can tell, when using google in australia.. you give us yahoo answers first... that is from some deal u guys made... I assume.. and it was not a good business decision. google are best at doing things their way and honestly... this faux pa is the first time you have steered me wrong... I hate consuming.. but i eat all your goods... you got me. Yahoo Answers is awful and the internet is nearing its 20th year... yahoo should already be a relic of the internet. please cut all ties google.. please... p.s. why have i structured this rant like i am writing to Dr. google... take care Drunken internet ranter..."

yotimmyg @ 04/05/13
"I never register on forums to express my feelings... but this is so worth it... I don't know when this was posted and i don't care.... but your passion reflects my own..... forgive the 'unstructeredness' of this rant we are spoilt in this day and age... and google are deserving of our allegiance... why??? because they listen to their consumers and they employ good people and they have rooms filled with bean bags and many other gumptions and things... I am a google man. they have given us more freedom than most of the big companies... sure they are rolling in all the advertising dirt that is the free world... but they still listen... i guess... i could go into a whole shpeel... but i know that noone is reading this anyway... so....... all i really want to say is. yahoo answers serves no purpose.. it truly is awful. .... please google.. PLEASE.... stop letting them get top hits..... re-negotiate with them... give them money if that is what it takes.... from what i can tell, when using google in australia.. you give us yahoo answers first... that is from some deal u guys made... I assume.. and it was not a good business decision. google are best at doing things their way and honestly... this faux pa is the first time you have steered me wrong... I hate consuming.. but i eat all your goods... you got me. Yahoo Answers is awful and the internet is nearing its 20th year... yahoo should already be a relic of the internet. please cut all ties google.. please... p.s. why have i structured this rant like i am writing to Dr. google... take care Drunken internet ranter..."


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