How to Block a Web URL in Chrome

by Jason Artman

The Google Chrome Web browser does not have the built-in ability to block websites. However, Google has created an extension for the browser that adds this functionality. If there are certain websites that you would like to prevent Chrome from loading -- perhaps because they contain objectionable content or because you find them too distracting -- install the Personal Blocklist extension to block those websites in Chrome.

1

Launch Google Chrome, and navigate to the download page for the Personal Blocklist extension at chrome.google.com/webstore.

2

Click the blue "Add to Chrome" button on the right side of the page. A pop-up window titled "Confirm Installation" appears.

3

Click the "Install" button. A red button with an image of a hand appears in the upper right corner of the window.

4

Click the "Block (name of website)" link next to the title of a website on any Google search results page to block that website.

5

Navigate directly to a website to block it without performing a search on Google. Click the red icon in the upper right corner of the window, and then click the "Block Current Host" link.

About the Author

Jason Artman has been a technical writer since entering the field in 1999 while attending Michigan State University. Artman has published numerous articles for various websites, covering a diverse array of computer-related topics including hardware, software, games and gadgets.

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