Travel company Premium Tours used the search engine's autocomplete feature to discover what browsers were most likely to type when searching for a city's name.
Many British towns were suffixed by the phrase 'a dump' - but the picture was much rosier for Leeds, as the phrase 'the best place to live' was the most frequently Googled.
Bradford also showed up well on the rankings - the phrase 'bouncing back' was the most commonly associated with a city keen to regenerate.
Sheffield's famous moniker as the 'greenest city in Europe' was its most frequently searched.
York, a city known globally for its history, was most often followed by the phrase 'conquered by Vikings'.
The only Yorkshire city to have a negative reputation was Hull - the phrase 'portal to hell' was the most popular among Google users when looking up the 2017 City of Culture winner.