Search Filter Plugin
Being somewhat annoyed at how often some fairly useless sites seem to appear in the top search results we decided to whip together a plugin that does something about it. Our Search Filter plugin removes some of the more aggressively spammy sites from your Google, DuckDuckGo and Bing search results, so that you never even have to see them. The remaining results should then be somewhat more useful regardless of what you are searching for.
What do we mean by spammy? For example whenever you search for how to take care of something, odds are that a WikiHow article will appear. I cannot ever recall reading this article and saying "that's what I needed to know, thank you". Because they never help. Sites like these work to generate as many "articles" as possible so they appear on as many searches as possible. Every visitor to their site is a viewer for their ads, which is how these sites continue to be profitable. So the users actually seeing any kind of benefit is irrelevant, by the time you've realized it's not helping they're already done with you. Conversely people write articles for such sites either because the site pays a small fee per article written or because they want their own sites to get a small boost from being attached to the traffic flow of the larger site, quality and readability take a massive back seat to the industrial-grade traffic flow that having an article site allows. Our plugin fights this by removing these sites from the search results before the user is required to keep track of how useless they've been in the past; our list is built by hand, not automatically, so the sites in question can't mess with it as they would with search engine rankings.
However we only know about a small portion of the internet and can't possibly know all of the link-spam sites. So please write in and tell us which sites you find the most annoying and help us build a comprehensive list of useless sites on the internet.