a new term / correction to
an existing term. In exchange we will place your name and a link to
your site below your suggestion / correction.
In search engine
discussion forums, "G" or "GG" is sometimes used
as short for Google.
See doorway page
See shodow domain.
A site that remains available online but is no
longer updated. Ghost sites are not the same as abandoned sites. Ghost
sites typically contain some statement explaining that it is no longer
being updated, but is not removed because it usually contains information
that remains valid / has historic value.
An internet directory which classifies
internet sites according to the available usage or action the user can
perform on site, rather than the subject the site deals with.
Used to be a top search engine, then
named "Infoseek". Acquired by Disney, Go.com now simply displays
search results from Overture.
"The spam free web search".
GoGuides.Org is a web directory started
by former editors of the Go directory.
Also see JoeAnt.
Arguably the biggest, fastest and most accurate search
engine. Google is famous for its PageRank
system. For a detailed look at Google, how important it is, how to rank
well at Google and how Google compares to other search engines, please
refer to the Search Engine Yearbook.
bomb / Google bombing
The practice of using anchor
text to make a page show up in the SERPs
under keywords that are out of context
for that page. For instance, if you want your arch enemy's page to be
#1 on Google for "absolute moron", you'd
get as many people as possible to link to
his page using "abosute moron" as anchor text. Google bombing
can of course also be used to create a positive effect. In theory you
could get your own site listed at the top for very targeted keywords
using the same technique. Both these uses are of course aimed at manipulating
search results and as such are spam.
Googlebot / Google Bot
Once a month Google updates
its entire index of web sites. That is called
the Google Dance and can last for a couple of days usually its
from about the 20th to the 28th of every month.
The quality, power or advantage that a website
possesses, which enables it to enjoy a high ranking within the results
- April 8, 2004
by Jonathan Kelly of www.nrjdesign.com
A term invented to show a sort of cleaning-out
of an old meaning of a word and a replacement of that old meaning with
the new meaning. Googlewashing is where a new set of pages supposedly
replaces older pages (in the SERPs) with
a new meaning of a word - like expunging history. In reality, it cannot
happen like that. Rather, to find the old meaning you just need to learn
how to find it now that a new meaning has come into place as the first
documents under that simple query.
- April 8, 2003
Acknowledgement to Microdoc News
The name of a "Google
game". Google has an immense database.
The aim is to enter a query consisting of
two words (without using quotes) that returns only one result from the
database. The words must both be in the dictionary (if they are they
will be underlined at the top of your search
results). If you see "Results 1-1 of 1", you've got yourself
Updated - March 10, 2003
by David Felton of www.davidfelton.co.uk
Goto / GoTo
PPC search engine now known as
The name of the spider
used by the Northern Light search
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