Msg#: 20665 posted 4:40 pm on Dec 17, 2003 (gmt 0)
In my commercial industry there is a great need for both singular and plural keyword terms. After Florida implimented stemming I noticed that terms for which my site ranked only marginally well for singular terms now ranks relatively well in both singular and plural terms. In a number of instances, Google will rank our pages that have been optimized for plural terms above competitors pages optimized for singular terms.
My major question is: What is everybody else seeing, and how do you feel that google ranking the terms (eg, does a plural term count towards keyword density on a singular term search and if so, is it given a full weight).
Msg#: 20665 posted 12:41 am on Dec 18, 2003 (gmt 0)
Thanks rfgdxm1. Have they been announcing this at the top of the results for a while? I know I read a statement from them in the FAQs (I think) about the stemming feature a couple of weeks ago. But I don't think most people read Google's FAQs on a regular basis. This statement is more public.