Google (or other search engines) are pretty magical to find information, by inferring what you probably meant to ask.
In some cases though, the very high popularity of one meaning of a particular search term kinda occults everything around it.
A basic search for
U2 will probably return tons of stuff around the band, rather than the airplane (easily worked around by adding
However, say you try to find out something about
Amazon Reviews however and you will be swamped with results about this or that book, and there is no easy way to look for throw them all away and concentrate on Amazon's handling of that subject.
Doesn't happen too often, but when something like that does, it's both pretty frustrating and quite hard to explain. So, in a world where Googling means searching online for info, how do we indicate cases where it's not likely to work, but because of a forest and trees phenomenon, rather than the subject being hidden/secret/unknown.
Another example, (I am a techy), is a program that I sometimes use called runit. Try googling up
runit and you get all sorts of technical results about running program x or y, because
runit is such a generic term, even without a separating space.
Occulting seems like a possibility, but its meaning in this context is not sufficiently clear on its own without needing extra explanations.
I tried to Google Amazon Reviews and couldn't filter out all complaints about this or that book. I just wanted to find out if Amazon still displays reviews, not hear about people paying for fake reviews. This is another case of __________.