google bombing

Google bomb

Informal.
noun
1.
an effort to move a website to the top of search-engine results for a particular word or phrase, by creating a large number of links that contain this search text.
verb (used without object)
2.
to engage in such an effort.
verb (used with object)
3.
to make (a website, person, word, or phrase) a target of a Google bomb: His biography on the Web was Google-bombed with the search word “liar.”
Also, Google-bomb (for defs 2, 3)


Origin:
2000–05; Google (brand name of search engine) + bomb

Google bomber, noun
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Main Entry:  Google bombing
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the practice of influencing Google search results by linking a large number of Web pages to a specific Web site; also written googlebombing, Googlebombing, also called Google wash
Example:  Google bombing influences the PageRank algorithm.
Etymology:  2001
Usage:  Google bomb, v; Google bomb, n
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