Amazing Tool! One hiccup....

About: Google Hit Hider by Domain (Search Filter / Block Sites)
Google Hit Hider By Domain is such a wonderful tool. I use it every day. But something has changed from when I had used it before (couple months ago)...for some reason, the block button will not block sites that have already been visited. I open a lot of tabs from the SERP and the script used to be able to handle clicked URLs with no problem. If I try to block a site in the SERP that has not been clicked, it works like a charm.

Any feedback would be super helpful. I have tried isolating Tampermonkey in case any other extensions were causing the problem, but have not found a way to make it work. Thank you so much for this great tool and I hope to see that functionality back!!

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  • Thank you for reporting this.

    The problem arise from Google's insertion of a tracking URL when you click the link. The script records that the domain should be blocked, but when it reviews the links on the page, it no longer matches due to that change.

    For example, I searched krabi kua kling:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=krabi+kua+kling

    I Ctrl+clicked the fourth link (on eatingthaifood.com -- great site) and then clicked Block. With one-click blocking, nothing appeared to happen except that the button got a focus outline. With regular blocking, the script accepted the block but there was no visible change to the page. When I reload the page, the site is blocked.

    In more detail, here is what Google is doing that frustrates the script:

    Before:

    <a href="http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2011/12/food-photo-flavor-packed-thai-dry-curry-kua-kling/" onmousedown="return rwt(this,'','','','8','AFQjCNEs5LVThRYlNpvBnfAYuu7HNQXtSg','','0CD0QFjAH','','',event)" title="Food Photo: Flavor Packed Thai Dry Curry (Kua Kling)">Food Photo: Flavor Packed Thai Dry Curry (<em>Kua Kling</em>)</a>

    After:

    <a href="https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&ved=0CD0QFjAH&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eatingthaifood.com%2F2011%2F12%2Ffood-photo-flavor-packed-thai-dry-curry-kua-kling%2F&ei=-rDOU6CoKsqxyATqyICwDQ&usg=AFQjCNEs5LVThRYlNpvBnfAYuu7HNQXtSg&bvm=bv.71198958,d.aWw&cad=rja" onmousedown="return rwt(this,'','','','8','AFQjCNEs5LVThRYlNpvBnfAYuu7HNQXtSg','','0CD0QFjAH','','',event)" title="Food Photo: Flavor Packed Thai Dry Curry (Kua Kling)" data-href="http://www.eatingthaifood.com/2011/12/food-photo-flavor-packed-thai-dry-curry-kua-kling/">Food Photo: Flavor Packed Thai Dry Curry (<em>Kua Kling</em>)</a>

    I see a data-href attribute is added with the true URL, so perhaps I can check that efficiently without having to take apart the tracking URL. Let me see what I can do.
  • Verion 1.6.4 has the workaround for this issue. Hopefully it doesn't spawn any other bugs!
  • Jefferson,

    Thank you so much for such a prompt reply and for updating, but for some reason, I am still unable to block clicked SERP links....disabled all other extensions and didn't fix it. Seems to work in Ingotnito mode in Chrome, though. I'm not sure exactly what's going on and if it may help to install some sort of track-blocking script.

    Thank you for all of your help.
  • Update:

    I installed Undirect from the Chrome Store (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/undirect/dohbiijnjeiejifbgfdhfknogknkglio) and it has fixed the problem for the time being.

    Thank you so much for pointing this out and fro the script in general. It's been great!
  • Nyk, thank you for the follow-up. I developed the update when I was logged out from Google. I will need to log in and test again to see the difference. However, removing the redirects probably is a good workaround, assuming you don't mind a little less tracking.
  • Thank you, Jefferson. Haha @ tracking. Very much appreciate your time!
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