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Google synonym vs actual word

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by BallsLikePlanets, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. BallsLikePlanets

    BallsLikePlanets Registered Member

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    So Google shows results with a synonym of the search and not just the actual word. Does google still prefer the exact word though or does it literally give zero fucks?

    i.e When creating two articles 'top kitchen oven' and 'best kitchen oven' are they gonna be the same thing to google because top is a synonym of best?

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  2. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    Top is not a synonym for best. LOL

    Go to Google and type those two phrases and you'll get your answer. "Top" is associated with "most expensive" or the high-end brands and "Best" is a more affordable list that's rated well.
     
  3. BallsLikePlanets

    BallsLikePlanets Registered Member

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    Type in 'best synonym' on Google. The third one is 'top'.
    Type in 'top mobiles 2015' and you'll see top is replaced with best.

    That's not the question anyway brotha, just an example.
     
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  4. archon10

    archon10 BANNED BANNED

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    Mobile devices are a different animal. The only three devices anyone gives a fuck about are iphone, samsung, and nexus. So everyone writes about the same phones over and over. If you notice, you get different results with those two queries also.

    With the kitchen example, there are tons of models, brands, and choices for different price ranges.

    You could use cars as an example too. "top sport cars" people probably want the most expensive fastest shit out there. "best" is more of a buyer's term where I'm looking to buy. Do a search and you'll see.

    Remember, you have to think of intent. Intent starts to show as Google figures out what people are looking for with different phrases.
     
  5. jamesjk1

    jamesjk1 Senior Member

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    Actually, 'top' would be considered a synonym of 'best'. LOL

    To answer your question, OP - Having the exact word/phrase match is still preferred as it indicates the highest possible relevancy. However, Google is just as likely to consider results with closely-related synonyms, especially if they are backed up with strong links. My advice would be to use the exact phrase together with on-page LSI, creating a topic page. That way all bases are covered and you stand the best chance of ranking for your main terms and related ones, too.
     
  6. BallsLikePlanets

    BallsLikePlanets Registered Member

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    Ah alright, will do. Thanks
     
  7. BionicMarketing

    BionicMarketing Junior Member

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    I think you already asnwered your own question... i think they give literally zero fucks and a half on what words you are searching xD
     
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    Lol. Top is not synonyms of best but denotes high level of the product. Google still prefers the words what real people googling it in the box. Synonym words deffer from various people in various country so i suggest you the synonyms words also.