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    Are you guilty of surfing the web when you should be working? If so, you may want to block specific websites which often prove to be distracting. Fortunately, this is a relatively simple process. Read on to find out how to do this quickly and efficiently. As a bonus, we'll show you how the steps differ between platforms.


    How to block websites in Google Chrome

    If you use Chrome to browse the Internet, there may come a time when you want to block certain websites. Maybe you are drawn to the Internet when you should finish a task. Or maybe your child uses the same computer and you want to make sure he doesn't view unsuitable material.



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    If so, please follow the steps below to block websites in Google Chrome:

    1. Open Chrome.
    2. Type "block site extension" in the search bar.
    3. Click the blue “Add to Chrome” button to download the BlockSite extension.
    4. Confirm by tapping “Add extension”.
    5. Wait a while until it downloads.
    6. Find the extension in the upper right corner of the screen. It looks like an orange shield with a circle and a line running through it.
    7. Go to the website you want to block.
    8. Tap the BlockSite extension.
    9. Click "Block this site".

    You have successfully blocked the website. If you want to unlock it, do the following:


    1. Visit the site you want to unblock.
    2. Fare clic su Blocksite.
    3. Choose "Edit Blocked Site List".
    4. Find the website from the list.
    5. Tap the minus sign next to it to unlock it.

    How to block websites in Google Chrome on Android

    If you usually browse the internet via Chrome on your Android phone, there may be websites you would like to block to maximize productivity. If so, here's how you will do it:



    1. Open Play Store on your phone.
    2. Cerca l’app “BlockSite”.
    3. Click "Install" to download and install it.
    4. Launch the app on your phone.
    5. Click "Go to Settings" to enable the app.
    6. When the app is enabled, go back.
    7. Apri l’app “BlockSite”.
    8. Click the green “+” icon in the lower right corner of the screen.
    9. This will open the new screen with the "Website" and "App" tabs.
    10. Make sure "Website" is selected.
    11. Type in the URL of the website you want to block.
    12. Tap the green check mark in the top right corner of the screen.

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    How to block websites in Google Chrome on iPhone and iPad

    If you are an iOS user and want to block a specific website in Google Chrome, there are two ways to do it:

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    Through the device

    Another way to block websites is via the device you use:

    1. Take the device and go to “Settings”.
    2. Go to "Screen Time".
    3. Tap it and then click "Content & Privacy Restrictions".
    4. Toggle the button next to "Content and Privacy Restrictions" to enable the option.
    5. Click on "Content Restrictions".
    6. Scroll to "Web Content" and tap "Web Content".
    7. Here you will see various options. If you tap “Restrict adult websites”, your phone will block websites rated as X. If you select “Allowed websites only”, you can choose the list of websites that will not be blocked and customize them according to your needs.

    How to block websites in Google Chrome on Windows

    If you have a Windows computer and use Chrome as a browser, blocking websites won't be difficult:



    1. Open Chrome.
    2. Download the BlockSite extension by clicking on “Add to Chrome”.
    3. Go to the website you want to block.
    4. Click on the extension in the upper right corner of the screen.
    5. Press "Block this site".

    How to block websites in Google Chrome on MacOS

    If you are using Mac and want to block websites in Chrome, there are two ways to do this. The first is to install the BlockSite extension:


    1. Open Chrome and download the BlockSite extension here.
    2. Click "Add to Chrome".
    3. Go to the website to block.
    4. Tap the extension in the top right corner of the screen.
    5. Press "Block this site".

    Another option is possible via the computer. It is suitable when you want to prevent children from accessing specific websites:

    1. Tap the apple icon in the top left corner of the menu.
    2. Choose "System Preferences".
    3. Go to "Parental Controls".
    4. Click on the child's account on the left side of the menu.
    5. Then tap "Enable Parental Control".
    6. Select "Content".
    7. Under "Website Restrictions", choose "Allow access to these websites only".
    8.  Add sites that the child can have access to.

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    How to block websites in Google Chrome on Chromebook

    If you're using the Chromebook and want to block websites in Chrome, here's what you'll do:


    1. Launch Chrome.
    2. Look for the BlockSite extension here.
    3. Click "Add to Chrome" to install the extension.
    4. Go to the website you want to block.
    5. Tap the extension in the top right corner of the screen.
    6. Select "Block this site".

    How to block websites in Google Chrome without extension

    Blocking websites is easier if you use the extension. However, it is possible to do this without it, only that it is a little more complex. Here's what you'll do if you're using Windows:


    1. Go to drive C on your computer.
    2. Click on "Windows".
    3. Tap “System32”.
    4. Scroll down to "Driver".
    5. Find "etc."
    6. Open the "hosts" file with Notepad.
    7. Type the URL of the website you want to block in front of the domain.
    8. Press Ctrl and S to save your work.

    If you are a Mac user, do the following:

    1. Open the terminal.
    2. Digita “sudo nano / etc / hosts”.
    3. Place the cursor on the last line.
    4. Write the websites you want to block. For example, it should look like this: Website URL 127.0.0.1.

    How to block websites in Google Chrome in Settings

    If you want to block websites in Google Chrome in the settings, you will need to use the extension:

    • Click on the three dots in the top right corner screen.
    • Go to settings. "
    • Scroll down to "Extensions".
    • Search for "BlockSite" in the search box.
    • Download the extension.
    • Go to the website you want to block.
    • Click on the extension in the upper right corner of the screen.
    • Tap "Block this site".

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    Additional FAQs

    Are you interested in learning more about website blocking? If so, check out the next section.

    1. How do I permanently block a website on Chrome?

    A simple solution to permanently block any website on Chrome is to use the BlockSite extension. With this extension, the website remains blocked until you decide to reverse the process. Here's how you can add the extension if you're a Mac or Windows user:

    • Start Chrome and find the BlockSite extension here.

    • Click “Add to Chrome” to install it.

    • Go to the website you want to block.

    • Tap the extension located in the upper right corner of the screen.

    • Choose "Block this site".

    To unblock the site, do the following:

    • Open Chrome and go to the website you previously blocked.

    • Click on the BlockSite extension in the upper right corner of the screen.

    • Select “Edit Blocked Site List”.

    • Find the website you want to unblock.

    • Click the minus sign next to it to unlock it.

    2. Which extensions can block websites in Chrome?

    The most popular and reliable extension for blocking websites in Chrome is BlockSite. It's free and helps you stay more focused by keeping away from specific sites. Another option you might try is the StayFocused extension.

    3. How can I easily block websites on Google Chrome?

    If you want to block websites on Chrome, the easiest way is to use the extension named BlockSite. It is the most popular choice for blocking websites. Also, the navigation is pretty straightforward. Alternatively, you can try StayFocused.

    4. How can I block multiple websites on Google Chrome?

    If you want to block multiple websites on Chrome, you can use the BlockSite extension. Once this is done, you will have a list of them. Whenever you want to unblock a specific site, you will need to click on the minus icon next to it to do so.

    Block out distractions

    When you're working on the computer, it's so easy to go down the rabbit hole of scrolling and navigation. While you may think you've spent a couple of minutes on Reddit or YouTube, the reality is usually the opposite. That's why you can use extensions to help you be more focused and stop you from visiting such websites.

    Have you already tried BlockSite? Did it help you feel less distracted? Share your experiences in the comments section below.

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