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Use of Stopwords and Google

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by ejrussell, May 29, 2012.

  1. ejrussell

    ejrussell Regular Member

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    If you made two webpages and everything was equal except

    your primary keyphrase that is targeted

    on page 1 was

    locksmiths new york

    and

    one page 2 it was

    locksmiths in new york


    If the search was locksmiths new york would the extra stop word effect the result. Since most people will not type in locksmiths in new york, but would rather just type in locksmiths new york. The latter is the more frequent search but does not fully make sense in a webpage if for example you are writing

    We are a group of professionals. We are locksmiths in new york.........


    vs

    We are a group of professionals. We are locksmiths new york.........


    The second one being wrong, but it is the more frequent search. Will the two examples I gave rank the same, or will the one with the word "in" rank worse.
     
  2. SocialPusher

    SocialPusher Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    As google becomes more and more clever, I try to keep my texts as correct as possible. But if you do want to rank for the phrase without "in", use it more often like this as anchor. Hope I helped :)
     
  3. weblues

    weblues Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Make sure you always use the correct words and I don't think that will prevent your website from ranking for those keywords. The big G is clever.
     
  4. ejrussell

    ejrussell Regular Member

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    bump for more opinions
     
  5. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    My rankings are identical for the for the search term "scuba diving xxxxx" and "scuba diving in xxxxx" with the same page. I have links with both anchors, but the results are pretty much mirrored, maybe occaisionally 1 position different, but not often