In this guide, we will show you the steps to remove the ‘From Publishers You Follow’ section in Google Search results. The Silicon Valley giant keeps on changing its search algorithm from time to time. Most of these tweaks happen in the backend, due to as a result of which, the end users aren’t impacted much [or only for good]. Unfortunately, the same might not be said for the latest change.
With the latest update, if you search for a query in Google, then it will bring up a set of results under the ‘From Publishers You Follow’ section. And trust me when I say this, not only are the results outdated, but more often than not they are not in sync with my requirements. Every time I ultimately have to scroll down [thereby skipping this unwanted section] until I reach the intended actual results where I get the desired results, as before.
What makes the matter even worse is the fact that Google has added an overflow icon next to that section, but upon clicking on it, you’ll get to options: Manage Subscriptions and Learn More. You know the best part? Google is here talking about the Play Store subscriptions and it has nothing to do with the publication that we are following!
Well, it couldn’t be by design but rather it’s just a break in the UI/UX, but who knows? Anyways, coming back to the topic of discussion, let’s now make you aware of the steps to actually bid adieu to this section for good.
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How to Remove ‘From Publishers You Follow’ in Google Search
There exist two different methods that will help you get this job done. Both have their fair share of issues and perks. So go through them once and then try out the one that is in sync with your requirements.
Remove Individual Source
As is evident from its name, this tweak will take a considerable amount of time. However, at the time of writing, there isn’t a single switch that will disable all the sources at once [more on that in the second fix]. So you could opt for this method because the changes will remain synced with your Google account across all the linked devices.
- To begin with, head over to the Google News website
- Then go to the Following tab and scroll to Sources.
- Now click on the overflow icon next to the source that you want to remove.
- Finally, select Remove from Library. Do so for all the other sources.
Browse in Incognito Mode
As of now, this change is being slowly rolled out and hasn’t been received by every Google account. So you may either switch over to a different Google account and check if has been impacted by this change or not or browse in a private mode. Unfortunately, your search results won’t be synced across all your linked devices when you browse in Incognito Mode.
That’s it. As of now, these are the only two ways through which you could remove the ‘From Publishers You Follow’ section in Google Search results. What are your views on this tweak? is it now more eneiftal to you because the search results will be more curated based on mostly the publications that you follow or has it ruined your search result experience by giving you limited and mostly unwanted results? Do share your valuable opinions with us in the comments section.