jscher2000 / Google site: Tool (Site results / Exclude sites)


Version: 1.2.0+709e17a updated

Summary: Easily add site: or -site: to modify your current Google query. v1.2.0 2015-10-11


Copyright: Copyright 2015 Jefferson Scher

License: BSD-3-Clause

Read This First: System Requirements

Firefox users: You need Firefox 14 or later. Install the Greasemonkey extension from Mozilla Add-ons BEFORE installing this userscript.

Google Chrome users: Install the Tampermonkey extension from the Chrome store BEFORE installing this userscript.

Other Browsers: Due to the way this script monitors for dynamic changes in Google's Instant Prediction results, it is unlikely to work on other Greasemonkey-like extensions.

Google site: Tool — What It Does

Want to limit your query to a particular site in the results? Or to re-run the query excluding that site from the results? Click the green citation URL below the result header to display a form. It should be self-explanatory from there, but see the screen shots below for an example.

For a more detailed description, check out Ann Smarty's article 3 FireFox Addons to Use Google's SITE: More Effectively at ShimonSandler.com. Apologies for obsoleting the screen shot so quickly!

Screen Shots

The script makes the green citation clickable:

Screen capture showing to click the green cite line

You may have choices of directories on the site in addition to the main domain.

Click the + button to limit your query to this site, or the - button to exclude the domain. This dialog also has a checkbox to change script options (click Edit Script Options).

The script's dialog

Result of + button:

Results modified by using the + button

Result of - button:

Results modified by using the - button

The script detects the "title and date" format in results, indents it, and adds a link for More Results:

Results with More results from

Setting Script Options

By default, the script adds "more results from" links but these open in the same window or tab. You can check a box in options to open them in a new wndow or tab. Also, by default, the script shows the domain without www as the first option. If you always want to drop the first subdomain, there now is a checkbox for that (e.g., productforums.google.com and groups.google.com could be omitted by omitting google.com). This feature may offer nonsense choices in multi-level TLDs (e.g., co.uk).

Dialog to set script options

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