I'm looking for just a very simple icon of just a black and white notepad, but when I use google images its very annoying to have stock photo icon sites to come up where they make you pay for it. Is there a way to filter out all these sites that are polluting the image search results?

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You use the Noun Project instead.

If you still need to use Google, any word in your query preceded by the '-' sign is automatically excluded from the search results.

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    That's a nice resource Lucian. Bookmarked for later!
    – Billy Kerr
    Commented Oct 3, 2018 at 19:59

Filter out the commercial sites and paid options by selecting results which have been "labeled for reuse". This means they are free and not restricted by license or copyright.

Tools>Usage Rights> Labeled for Reuse

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To find simple black and white ones add "black" to your search query, or select the Black filter.

Also, when looking for simple icons view the Tools>Type>Clip Art or Line Drawing for more options.

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