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Effect of using "stop words" in keywords?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by floodx, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. floodx

    floodx Newbie

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    Essentially, I entered two keywords into g00gle's keyword tool and found a modest niche with a stop word between the two.

    Ex.

    Entered: "xxxx xxxx"

    Niche chosen: "xxxx with xxxx"

    My question is, if someone searches "xxxx with xxxx", doesn't g00gle ignore the "with" term and just return "xxxx xxxx" results? And as such, wouldn't I actually be competing against "xxxx xxxx" searches instead of "xxxx with xxxx" searches?

    I hope that makes sense...
     
  2. floodx

    floodx Newbie

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    bump

    Let me phrase my question another way: Does adding a stop word to a keyword phrase make it unique?

    If you're wondering what a "stop word" is, it's a word g00gle typically ignores when it searches for your phrase (ex. with, and, the, it, etc).
     
  3. floodx

    floodx Newbie

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    double post, my bad
     
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  4. TonyBaloney

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    Yes, I believe it does make it unique. Try the two searches (with and without the "stop" word) and you will likely see different search results.