The Googlictionary

In ABC's of SEO, The Digital Marketing Blog by Eloi14 Comments

Here is beautifully compiled list of Google-related terms that have appeared since the wide-spred of the search giant. If you have any more terms, please let me know in the comments and I ll add them to the post. However, I have decided not to include Google products as that would make the list too long and less fun.. there’s a special favourite of mine at the end !

Google: (noun) 1) A company that does stuff on the net. 2) A number with 100 zeros behind it.

to Google: (verb) To use the Google search engine to enquire, find information or inform one-self.

Googler: (noun) One who uses Google.

Googles: (noun) Google results/pages indexed. Eg: “How many Googles you got?”

Googleplex: (noun) Where the magic happens…

GoogleGulp or GoogleHoax: (noun) The traditional jokes made by Google on April fools day (MentalPlex, Gmail Paper…).

Googlable: (adj.) Defines the degree to which a web page is search engine friendly. Eg: “How googlable is your main page?” leads to: Googlability: the degree to which an element is Googlable.

GoogleGod: (person, noun, dream) The one to who every SEO on the planet turns to when ranking drop. Daily incantations are necessary to secure the Google God’s attention and favours. NB: This is not Matt Cutts.

GoogleBot: (noun) see Google God.

GoogleBait: (noun) (adjective) Manipulation of the meta title & descripon of a page to influence the clicktrough rate.

Google Current: (noun) TV show detailing what people are searching on Google.

Googlee: (noun) A person or website being sought on Google. EG: “the Googler and the Googlee”

GoogleBomb: (noun, adjective, verb) A manipulation of the search engine rankings results, often used to display humorous or political messages.

Google Dance: (season) The period of time during which the google indices are tuned. Eg: “The last Google Dance got the blogging sphere going crazy about page ranks!”

GoogleGeneration: (noun) Term used to describe the generation of humans that can operate a computer without panicking.

GoogleJuice: (noun) The elbow grease passed on by links that ultimately affects SERPS and rankings.

Ego-Googling: (activity) The act of searching for one’s own name using Google.

Googletwin: (noun) Someone with a similar name to you (or to someone else) that appears in your (or someone else’s) SERPS.

Google Poodle:  (adjective) The only viable option for Yahoo after Jerry Yang refused MSN’s offer.

GoogleTap: (product) A PHP-Nuke by-product for turning dynamic links into static URLs.

GoogleWash: (noun, adjective, verb) See GoogleBomb.

GoogleFight: (noun, adjective, verb) Not a Google product, it compare the amount of search results for two given terms.

GoogleAcronyms:
GIR:
Google It Retard !
GISR: Google Image Search’it Retard!
GSFG: Go Search F****** Google! (Yes Rand, it’s F bomb day)

GoogleWhack: (noun, verb) The term used to describe a search query made up of two real words and resulting in one sole result. Made famous by Dave Gorman’s brilliant stand-up comedy Googlewhack.

and finally my favourite. I present to you the:

Procreatium Google: (noun, species) Species of ant discovered this century which were named after Google for the role Google Earth played in discovering the new species.

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  1. Brendan

    call me picky, but the word google has nothing to do with numbers. ‘Google’ is a corruption of ‘Googol’, which is the one you were thinking of with the numbers.

  2. Brendan

    call me picky, but the word google has nothing to do with numbers. ‘Google’ is a corruption of ‘Googol’, which is the one you were thinking of with the numbers.

  3. Nick Wilsdon

    Yep what Brendan said Eloi 😉

    Another one I saw recently was “Googley”.

    ““It isn’t considered ‘Googley’ to check the stock price,” said an engineer, using the Google jargon for what is acceptable in the company’s culture.”

    http://tinyurl.com/278fh8

  4. Nick Wilsdon

    Yep what Brendan said Eloi 😉

    Another one I saw recently was “Googley”.

    ““It isn’t considered ‘Googley’ to check the stock price,” said an engineer, using the Google jargon for what is acceptable in the company’s culture.”

    http://tinyurl.com/278fh8

  5. Eloi

    Woops sorry about the Googol, I thought Googol was the name of the professor and Google was the number… got it right now !!

    Here are some more Google related Terms, courtesy of the Sphinn community:

    googlealgia (painful rankings)
    googlectomy (removal of Google toolbar)
    googlemia (caused by a lack of links)
    googlelepsy (condition of dropped PageRank)
    googlemegaly (Google everywhere)
    Megooogleomania

    Google phobia – fear of Google
    GooglEdia – search result pages

    Googler vs googler: Googler with a capital G is a Google employee.
    googler with a small g is a Google user who knows how to Google.
    This definition is from Mariam Webster dictionary.

    Googleobia – fear of Google changing its algorithm/reasons for penalization, and subsequently a site looses associated search traffic
    Googleslap – the condition of receiving a limited term ban from Google’s index (eg. 30 days).

    For these magnificent examples, I’d like to thank:
    Planetc1
    Andy Beard
    Igor the troll
    Jeffquipp
    sebastian

    But keep’ em coming! I sure know this got me thinking about loads of new ones!

    Googl-o-roscope for example is when Google predicts you will drop in rankings! 😉

  6. Eloi

    Woops sorry about the Googol, I thought Googol was the name of the professor and Google was the number… got it right now !!

    Here are some more Google related Terms, courtesy of the Sphinn community:

    googlealgia (painful rankings)
    googlectomy (removal of Google toolbar)
    googlemia (caused by a lack of links)
    googlelepsy (condition of dropped PageRank)
    googlemegaly (Google everywhere)
    Megooogleomania

    Google phobia – fear of Google
    GooglEdia – search result pages

    Googler vs googler: Googler with a capital G is a Google employee.
    googler with a small g is a Google user who knows how to Google.
    This definition is from Mariam Webster dictionary.

    Googleobia – fear of Google changing its algorithm/reasons for penalization, and subsequently a site looses associated search traffic
    Googleslap – the condition of receiving a limited term ban from Google’s index (eg. 30 days).

    For these magnificent examples, I’d like to thank:
    Planetc1
    Andy Beard
    Igor the troll
    Jeffquipp
    sebastian

    But keep’ em coming! I sure know this got me thinking about loads of new ones!

    Googl-o-roscope for example is when Google predicts you will drop in rankings! 😉

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