Lee Hadden writes: "There is an article in today's (Feb 26, 2003) issue of the Wall
Street Journal concerning Google.com, and mentions how the term "Google" is
often used as a verb. The article says: "..."Googling" has become a synonym
for searching online. In a recent New Yorker cartoon, a man in a bar says-
"I can't explain it- it's just a funny feeling that I'm being googled."
They say While Google approves of optimizers that help a site improve its content or design, it recently revised its Webmaster guidelines to warn against firms that, among other things, promise to guarantee a top Google ranking.
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