google-bombing

google-bombing

n
(Computer Science) informal the practice of attempting to affect the ranking of websites provided by the Google website
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According to website www.knowyourmemes.com, on January 24th, 2015, a user on 2channel submitted a thread titled "Let's make ISIS into a moe girl and send it to them!" with the intention of Google-bombing the search engine's image search results for "ISIS" with anime character illustrations.
Later, Dominick caused a pornographic Web site to be the first site recommended on the Google search engine when users typed in Bayside Roasters, according to the ruling, a practice known as "Google-bombing."
And not just that: MyDD also originated the Google-bombing strategy that pushed negative news stories high up in the search results for various 2006 Republican candidates.
Google-bombing: The practice by numerous like-minded blogs of linking to the same article - usually a politically damaging one - in a way that places it near the top when the results of a Google search are listed.
This feature has been subject to "google-bombing"--the practice of Internet users manipulating keyword search answers to get the result they want.
And, of course, Google-bombing examples such as the phrases "best president" and "worst president" (both of which at one point returned the official White House biography of President Bush as the first search result in Google) show that search engines can be gamed.
Either Google needs to find a way to identify factors that give a particular source exaggerated prominence or they will have another avenue for Google-bombing on their hands.