Too many Pins in your Google Image Search?

over 5 years ago from

  • Are you troubled by strange images in the middle of your Google Image Search?
  • Do you experience feelings of dread when you realize these images are actually coming from Pinterest?
  • Have you or your family ever seen a Pin, Pinboard or "Tried any of these"?

If the answer is YES, then don't wait another minute. Open your browser and reach out to the professionals: PINBUSTERS!

Not really a designer-related post per se, but it was inspired by one of the discussions here on Designer News. I noticed a comment about a need to filter out Pins from Google Image Search, and some of my friends were also saying that they don't like pins in GIS. So I thought, let's have a fun project.

Pinbusters is a Google Chrome extension that hides Pinterest images from GIS. It's just been posted in the Chrome Web Store and my friend already found some bugs ... but it generally does the job. I'll keep on improving it.

If you feel like contributing, here's Pinbusters GitHub repo.


  • Andrew ConnAndrew Conn, over 5 years ago

    This is great. Pinterest images in Google Image Search is at pandemic levels. Would not be so bad if Pinterest didn’t roadblock you when not signed in, but they’re incessant and provide zero value to the user unless signed it. They’ve reached Quora levels of annoying. Surprised Google has not dropped their PageRank more.

    4 points
  • Jrtorrents Dorman , over 5 years ago

    Just add “- pinterest” to the search query !

    3 points
  • John PJohn P, over 5 years ago

    Daily reminder to report all Pintrest results to google as spam, they hijack Google image Search as part of their user acquisition and on boarding funny in an EXTREMELY SCUMMY dark pattern.

    Garbage company.

    1 point
  • Mike StevensonMike Stevenson, over 5 years ago

    Wait, why are pinterest images bad in google image search?

    1 point
    • D Dot, over 5 years ago

      Probably because some people don't want to have sign up for a Pinterest account to view them. I personally don't see it as a problem but I could see some not liking it.

      3 points
    • Corin EdwardsCorin Edwards, over 5 years ago

      Pins are often a low quality copy of the same image from another website and Pinterest just adds a bunch of steps in between (or strips completely) finding the source of and context for the image.

      7 points
  • Thomas Lowry, over 5 years ago


    0 points