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MSN adds the ability to use negative keywords

9,943 Comments · Keyword Research

Many words are used in two or more situations. Therefore it can come handy to exclude as many of the meanings you are not interested by using negative keywords.

In keyword research you see keywords that have many different meanings. The words with most meanings are abbreviations.

When we search in Google for the meaning of an abbreviation to decide if it belongs in the keyword report, it isn’t uncommon to find 10+ meanings.

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Has Google stopped using Stop words?

33 Comments · Keyword Research

Search engines are using different methods to make their task of indexing the internet easier. One method is to filter stopwords out of the text. This article describes the use of stop words and questions whether Google is still not using stop words.

A stop word is a common word such as “the,” “of,” “on,” and “a” and is used differently by different search engines.

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Open letter to the search engines about long tail keyword results

9 Comments · Keyword Research

It is common knowledge that the leading search engines aren’t doing a perfect job finding the best results for long tail keywords. It is time to help the search engines improve their results for long tail keywords for the mutual benefit of searchers, webmasters and the SEO-industry.

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