1. Go to https://cohost.org/eggbug and block ( :( I know, it's just for the example)
2. Go to back to the homepage and search for eggbug
3. @eggbug is still the first result
If that's possible, I would prefer not to have to see pages I blocked every time I search for related tags. (Think, seeing "Page Against Blah" every time you search for Blah as a fan.)
If you don't want to see them in search results, you must silence them, not block them.
I didn't realise that, thank you for the tip! The account I wanted to hide was banned a couple of days later so I'm fine either way now, will see if I can close the ticket.
I'm currently experiencing this same problem, and the stated workaround doesn't work for me; silencing a page doesn't remove it from the search results, whether or not I also have it blocked.