How do I block all Amazon pages for a particular item?
June 12, 2014 5:57 AM Subscribe
So a book I wrote is about to be published, and for my own sanity I think I need to stop looking at the ranking/reviews on my Amazon page. Until I grow some more self-control, I need help. Is there a plugin (or other method) I can use to block all Amazon pages relating to my book?
posted by Ms. Informed to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The most common plugin I've seen recommended to help with blocking sites is StayFocusd, which I already use to limit my use of particular sites (Twitter, etc.) while I work. But it's not working well here for two reasons:
(1) StayFocusd won't block a page outright; it will only limit the time you can spend on blacklisted sites per day, and the smallest time limit is 1 minute (still plenty of time to freak out over reviews/ranking).
(2) On Amazon, there are a LOT of URLs that will lead you to the same item--different URLs if you search for the item in Google, search in Amazon, search by author, get there via affiliate link, etc. I've tried to add them all to StayFocusd's blacklist but there are so many it's virtually impossible.
Any suggestions for using StayFocusd to do what I need, or for other plugins, etc. that will do this are welcome. Thanks!