Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Russian-Czar, Apr 4, 2012.
Do words like "how" "where" matter to search engines?
I am talking about picking a domain name
No... people will tell you that "stop" words are very bad for SEO but honestly they don't matter. Your URL's as well as your site should be catered to your visitors, and URL's with proper English will bring back more return visitors.
According to Yoast SEO plugin, you shouldn't use stop words in url
Are you guys saying that Google only looks at ehow.com as e.com?
Of course not. In the context of stop words in the url, they still count because that is your url. What matters more is the placing of the word, not if it appears in the URL name.
Only use them if it brings a cooler name, a more brandable name and a more memorable name.
i guess and how and where are not stop words in Google at least.
The importance of those kinds of modifiers will only keep increasing as a more semantic search is implemented.
The end game is making a search that gives you answers and results based on how you speak. More and more will the machine become human. Search suggestions is the beginning phase of this.
I can prove they matter.. so many people are wrong in this, and all it takes is a simple test.
Search "how to buy gold" and then "buy gold". In the how to search, there is howtobuygoldz.com in the top 10. And in just the buy gold search, it's basically the same, but without that site. I guess that moron should have listened to the SEOs who say stop words don't matter or can even hurt, I'm sure he hates the extra money.
G does give more weight to the words "buy gold" part of the "how to buy gold" search however.
It's madness to compare two absolutely different phrases !
Separate names with a comma.