Google bomb

Informal.

noun

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)

to engage in such an effort.

verb (used with object)

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.”

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Also Goo·gle-bomb (for defs 2, 3).

Origin of Google bomb

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

OTHER WORDS FROM Google bomb

Google bomber, noun
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