How to Block Websites on Chrome
We all know that the internet is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it gives you all the resources in the world that you may need, but on the other, it also takes away a lot of your valuable time.
Sometimes you open your laptop fully decided to work and, 12 hours of YouTube videos later, it turns out that you are at the same point where you started.
In addition, the Internet gives you access to all types of web pages, including content that is not suitable for all ages.
For example, if you are a parent who is looking for a solution to not ruin your child’s childhood or if you are someone who simply wants to work quietly without losing hours in the black hole of content that is the Internet, the blocking of certain web pages may help you to improve your productivity.
If you use Chrome, there are multiple ways to manage the web pages you visit, so here is a guide on how to do it.
How to Block Websites on Chrome
1. Block certain web pages from appearing in search results
They say there is a song for every moment, but there is also an extension of Chrome to meet each one of your needs.
Whether it’s spam or web pages with adult content that you do not want to appear in search results, you can use an extension created by Google to prevent them from appearing in the searches you perform.
To do this, you must install the Personal Blocklist extension, created by Google, from the Chrome Web Store.
Whenever you are on a website that you want to block, you must click on the extension icon and block the webpage.
From that moment, when you search for the page on the Internet, you will not see any content from that particular website in the Google search results.
Remember that this will only block the appearance of the web pages in the search results, but you can visit the website equally if you visit it directly by entering the URL of the same.
2. Block web pages for a limited period of time
We all know that feeling when we put all our willpower to finish our work but, nevertheless, all that effort is ruined by that YouTube video or that other Facebook post.
As human beings, we prefer instant gratification, which makes it even harder for us to stay away from YouTube and Facebook, especially when we comment on controversial posts.
Because willpower is not enough by itself; We need a tool that takes us away from our instincts and allows us to focus on our work. If you are looking for a tool of this type, the StayFocused extension may be useful.
This extension has quite interesting features. You can assign time limits for specific web pages. This means that after that limit is over, you will see a message that will tell you: “Should not you be working?”.
However, you can always enter the configuration again and change the time limit to access the web page.
If you are one of those people, there is a hardcore option called “Nuclear Mode”.
When you activate the nuclear mode, you will not be able to change the time limit and you will not be able to access the websites after the defined time limit. If you feel with endurance, you can even block a website permanently.
It may be the tool you’ve been looking for If you want to block web pages forever, there is also another extension for it. To test it you must install the Block Site extension.
Once you have installed the extension, click on its icon, and select the options menu. A page will open where you can type the URL of the page you want to block. If you want, you can import a file in the CVF format that contains the URLs of all the websites you want to block.
The extension also works with the incognito mode activated. It also gives you the option to redirect a specific user to a specific website each time you try to open a blocked web page.
If you prefer, you can assign active days and times on which web pages will remain blocked. You can customize all these options by individual URLs or in bulk.
There is a premium version that costs about € 5, which you can also set a password that will not allow other users to unlock or uninstall the extension. If you are looking for a permanent blocker of web pages, this is one of the best options.
3. Use parental controls in Chrome
If you are a parent, you will know how difficult it is to prevent your children from accessing certain web pages that are not suitable for their ages.
These websites can range from pages containing adult content to those containing malware and spyware.
Even if you use an application of the above, it is impossible to manually enter all the URLs of each of the web pages that may not be appropriate. That’s where WebFilter Pro comes in, a Chrome extension.
This extension automatically blocks web pages based on their content and security status. In addition, it always gives you the option to block a specific website by adding the URL of the website to the block list.
To access the configuration menu, click on the extension icon, and select “settings”. Here you can find all the options offered by this extension. Select all those options that suit your needs.
You can also add a password so your children can not disable the extension without your permission. Of course, make sure you do not get your password in any other way.
There is also an option so you can receive notifications in your mailbox or on your phone if, somehow, someone manages to disable the extension. These extensions are essential for any parent today.
4. How to block web pages in Chrome on PC or Mac
Chrome is a pretty good browser; the best today. There have been some ways to close some doors to certain pages, both for you and for other people.
You can use the previous extensions and heal in health while browsing the Internet during work hours. They will also be your companions if you are a father or mother. If you know any other, let us know.