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Synonyms by google (~)

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dynander, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. dynander

    dynander Regular Member

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    I'm starting to do a lot of keyword research, in a serious way. And I've found this little trick:

    if you put ~ (tilde) at the beggining of a word, and with no space beetween, google will give results that match that keyword AND synonyms.

    For example, if you search for "~web design", google will throw you:

    - Web Design Library
    - Graphic design - Wikipedia
    - Graphic Design Studio

    and if you look at the end of the page, google will give you some related weywords:

    - web design designers
    - graphic design web design
    - graphic designers website
    - web design search engine optimization
    - graphic web designers
    - web design templates
    - web design typography
    - graphic design freelance jobs

    Other example: "~web ~design". In this case, google use synonyms for both words:

    - Web Developer


    The important thing here is not google giving you some synonyms, but knowing but google consider a synonym for a keyword.
     
  2. Royal2000H

    Royal2000H Newbie

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    WEIRD!
    I was browsing around Google's help directory today or yesterday and saw this as well.

    Is this a new feature - or just coincidence you posted about it?

    Regardless, it's very useful

    Google still does a little bit of synonyming if you dont put a ~, just not as much as this forces it do.

    On the flipside, to force google to NOT find a synonym, use +
    +web +design