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Google bomb

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Definition of Google bomb in English:

noun

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: police said the suspect confessed to writing a program to test his skills at creating a Google bomb
More example sentences
  • Congratulations to Anthony, for inadvertently finding a Googlebomb of mass hilarity.
  • That Brandt had created this Googlebomb is no secret: he described how he did it in public forums, noting its progress.
  • They're proud of this, and they brag about their capacity to game Google with Googlebombs and other search-skewing play.

Origin

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

Derivatives

Google bombing

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noun
Example sentences
  • I define the practice of "Google bombing" as a case of online collective action.
  • 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.

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