Definition of Google bomb in English:

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Google bomb


An attempt to make a search term return a website for an unexpected person or organization when entered in a search engine (typically for satirical or humorous purposes) by the creation of numerous links to that website from pages including the search term.
Example sentences
  • I knew that I'd seen this particular Google bomb before, but couldn't recall where.
  • The problem with search engines getting high Google rankings, and the problem with Google bombs, is that they are a response to the success of Google.
  • A Google bomb works by putting up hundreds of links to a particular URL and naming it after the search term that people type into the Google search engine.


google bombing

Example sentences
  • The practice of Google bombing is a collective hyperlinking strategy intended to change the search results of a specific term or phrase.
  • I suspect that interest in this topic is somewhat lower than interest in googlebombing.
  • This is not a proposal to subvert search engines by having researchers engage in google-bombing on a grand scale.


Early 21st century: from Google, the proprietary name of a popular Internet search engine, + bomb.

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Syllabification: Goo·gle bomb

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