Many of you have noticed that Google's search results have become less useful lately, and while Google's working on that, there are a few other things you can do yourself. We've mentioned search page, Firefox Add-on, and bookmarklet Give Me Back My Google before, but reader isaaclyman presents another solution: just make a custom search engine using this URL:
Where spamsite1, spamsite2 and so on are spammy sites that seem to keep cluttering up your Google search results. He recommends using the super-simple keyword !, since you may end up using this search engine a lot. Got any of your own tips for filtering out the spam? Share them with us in the comments.