- (GOO.gul.joos)n.The presumed quality inherent in a Web site that enables it to appear at or near the top of search engine results, particularly those of the Google search engine. Also: Google-juice, Google juice.Example Citations:Foreshadowing the importance of links and the rise of Google's PageRank algorithm, Pinkerton then ran a test on his newly created database in March 1994. Which sites, he wondered, had the most references, or links, from other sites (in todays parlance, the most Googlejuice)?— John Battelle, "The Search," Portfolio Hardcover, September 8, 2005For one thing, corporations are outnumbered by citizen bloggers who link to each other, generating the kind of Google juice which propels them up the search pages. Consumers doing online research find them fast.— Antonia Zerbisias, "So far, blogging's more bane than boon to business," The Toronto Star, June 13, 2005Earliest Citation:Warning: this blurb contains serious bogus linkage, a ploy to gatherGoogle juice for Xenu.net.— Praxis, "Scientology rewrites history," alt.religion.scientology, September 25, 2002Related Words: Category:You could have links to related articles about googlejuice instead of Citations. It would be more useful I think...Thanks for the feedback. However, Word Spy is a dictionary, not an encyclopedia.
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GooTube — n. The business entity or web services created by the merger of Google and YouTube. Example Citations: The purchase of video site YouTube by search engine Google got Techman thinking. Maybe there are other synergies that offer opportunities for… … New words
Google bombing — (GOO.gul bawm.ing) n. Setting up a large number of Web pages with links that point to a specific Web site so that the site will appear near the top of a Google search when users enter the link text. Google bomb v, n. Example Citation: Since… … New words
Googleganger — n. A person who has the same name as you, and whose online references are mixed in with yours when you run a Google search on your name. Also: Google ganger. [Google + doppelgänger] Example Citations: The point is, when you Google yourself, it s… … New words
Googleverse — n. 1. The products, services, and technologies belonging to or associated with Google Inc. 2. Web pages, newsgroups, images, and other content indexed by the Google search engine. [Blend of Google and universe] Example Citations: Alexa, a… … New words
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egosurfing — pp. Using a search engine to locate and read pages, posts, articles, and other online content that mentions your name. egosurf v. Example Citation: Are you curious to see where your name appears online? If so, you might have tried asking your… … New words
fridge Googling — pp. Running an Internet search based on some or all of the contents of one s fridge, looking for a recipe based on those contents. fridge Google v. Example Citations: The newer term fridge googling has been coined to mean looking at the remnant… … New words
google — (GOO.gul) v. To search for information on the Web, particularly by using the Google search engine; to search the Web for information related to a new or potential girlfriend or boyfriend. Googling pp. Example Citation: Still a rare practice among … New words
googleability — (goo.gul.uh.BIL.uh.tee) n. The ease with which information about a person can be found on an Internet search engine, particularly Google. Also: Googleability, googlability, google ability. googleable adj. Example Citations: What s your… … New words
search jack — v. To include in a Web page popular, but superfluous, search terms (such as sex or Lewinsky ) in order to appear in the results when people search for those terms. (Search + hijack) Example Citation: Competition to show up in Web searches is so… … New words