How to exclude Amazon from search results

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How to exclude Amazon from search results dymaxxx 8/24/10 10:51 PM
Lately (the past week or so) I have been annoyed by amazon coming up at the top or near the top of most searches I do on the basic search engine. Worse, it always has a short delay, so that if i click on the top result, amazon slides into that slot just in time to b clicked on. Very annoying, and ominous. Amazon came up in the top two of all these one word searches: potatoes, petunias, radios, jackets, cars, blue, green, flavor, pasta. I want to exclude amazon from search results. It has hijacked google search!
Re: How to exclude Amazon from search results bluequoll 8/24/10 11:28 PM
@dymaxxx:  I presume you're talking about a Google search?

At the end of your search terms include "-amazon" (without the quotes) . Using the " - " operator will exclude any result which includes that word.
Re: How to exclude Amazon from search results rien783 11/13/10 8:04 PM
yeah. what the H is going on? google default number of search results is 10. and half of the 1st page of searches is occupied with amazon SRs. whatever happened to google founders' original company policy? aren't ads supposed to be on a 3rd table of the SRs? now they're well integrated into the SRs with obvious preference 4 amazon (which is kinda useless to me, not living in the US, we're limited to books & dvds - products i haven't a care to buy fr the US coz shipping costs more than the actual products). that and google's instant search results is turning me off google more and more everyday.
Re: How to exclude Amazon from search results Kaleh 11/14/10 4:19 AM
@dymaxxx

I think there may be something "odd" going on with your particular system and that you may want to evaluate it for malware.

I do not see anything related to amazon when searching for any of the terms you listed in your post.


Re: How to exclude Amazon from search results Kaleh 11/14/10 4:21 AM
@rien783

Where are you geographically located and which Google domain are you using?  What are some of the search terms you are having a problem with?
Re: How to exclude Amazon from search results Kaleh 11/14/10 4:22 AM
>google default number of search results is 10

Google Instant will default to 10 search results per page.  If you want more results per page, you must disable Google Instant through your Search Preferences, save the change, then go back and change the number of results per page.  Be sure that cookies are enabled and are not being cleared when closing your browser.
Re: How to exclude Amazon from search results rien783 11/14/10 6:38 AM
@Kaleh

from the philippines. the same results appear everytime i search even "how to remove amazon from google search results" came back with half the page giving me amazon books on google. jeez louise.and i'm a bit technologically challenged, 4 to 5 steps just to change number of search results is asking too much of me, tho i do it from time to time, it's not something i wanna do everytime. i disable cookies everytime i close firefox coz - perhaps it's just naivete on my part, not sure - i believe it offers some protection from viruses? trojans? as i've said, i'm technologically challenged.
Re: How to exclude Amazon from search results Kaleh 11/14/10 8:51 AM
@rien783

As mentioned for the previous poster, I suspect that there may be a malware issue going on here.  When I search on [google.com.ph] I am not seeing Amazon results for everything I search for.

I would suggest that you try a variety of malware removal products (some are listed in the prior help article I referenced) to see if you can get the Amazon issue resolved.
Re: How to exclude Amazon from search results rien783 11/18/10 12:49 PM
@ Kaleh

Thanks for the help. i've finally figured out the problem. and it's not google at all. so sorry, my bad. it's actually a firefox add-on i've installed called searchmenu that's inserting the amazon ads in google search results. i've suspected this when i tried google search in internet explorer and the problem did not appear. so thanks for taking the time out to help. really appreciate it.
Re: How to exclude Amazon from search results psrr81 12/12/11 12:36 PM
In my case, the FastestFox plugin for Firefox had the option to show Amazon results enabled by default when searching through Google Search.