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Google bomb

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
2000-2005
2000-05; Google (brand name of search engine) + bomb
Related forms
Google bomber, noun
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Contemporary definitions for google bombing
noun

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

Examples

Google bombing influences the PageRank algorithm.

Word Origin

2001

Usage Note

Google bomb, v; Google bomb, n

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