Description of the issue:
Keep getting search results from websites that aren’t particularly credible and require you to let them share data with loads of other companies - basically spam.
finding this particularly disruptive and predatory since trying to look up health stuff.
I have tried different DNS services and currently using Quad9 https://dns.quad9.net/dns-query
Also every couple of months or so I flush my dns cache.
I don’t want anything to do with these sites.
Can i stop brave search displaying them or engaging with them ?
Brave Version (check About Brave):
V1.38.117 for Windows (May 13, 2022)
It will make you block sites like pinterest, quora or any spam sites you do not want. I do not exactly it will work specifically you want.
Yes IF you know those sites. You have to type the minus sign (-) before the site in question.
Example (In Google): usa -wikipedia, will exhibit all results except from wikipedia.
NB. This seems not to work in Brave search!!
i still dont know if its me not using my computer in the right way or the search engine tbh but as someone with ADHD, i despise the entire attention economy and would consider paying for a search engine that isn’t for sale to the highest grifter
Re what chh_68 wrote, may interest:
Brave’s “Goggles” is not Google’s Goggles that were an image recognition app.
From the Brave website:
Goggles are an in-the-works feature, coming soon to Brave Search.
In short, Goggles will enable anyone, or any community of people, to create sets of rules and filters to constrain the searchable space and / or alter the ordering of results.
Anyone could then choose to apply a Goggle—or extend it—to their view of Brave Search results. Essentially, Goggles will act as a re-ranking option on top of the Brave Search index.
This means that, instead of a single ranking, Brave Search can offer an almost limitless number of ranking options. This would allow Brave Search to overcome the biases that search engines inherently embed in their results.