word spamming

<web, information science>

Repeating a word many times in a web page, in a (usually futile) attempt to increase its relevance ranking in a search engine's index (to "spam" the index).

"Repeating a word over and over in a Web page (known as word spamming) has no effect on the [page's] ranking [in the index]." -- Altavista FAQ.

See also spamdex.

Last updated: 1997-04-09

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