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Google bomb

  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.
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verb (used without object)
  1. to engage in such an effort.
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verb (used with object)
  1. 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
Related formsGoogle bomber, noun
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