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Is 'website' a stop word?
I've just tried a search using it ...

 11:22 am on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

I wonder if Google treats 'Website' as a stop word.

I searched for 'website professional resources UK' and it returned with 'website' ignored.

I searched again for 'website resources UK' and it ignored 'website' again.

Finally I tried 'website UK'
and it returned 10 Downing Street!



 11:34 am on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

For me it works fine, though google is apparently giving less weight to 'website'.

May it is because the other words seem more specific. 'Website' can be found on almost any site on the net.


 11:38 am on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

It may be as you said, the others hold more weight...I didn't try any other queries.


 11:43 am on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

I am not sure about the exact weight Google is giving to the term 'website', but it is highlighted on some pages, so there must be some weight. Thats why I don't think that it is a stop word.


 11:48 am on Apr 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

I probably over reacted, I was extremely surprised at the results ..then Google's good at that!


 8:57 pm on May 1, 2005 (gmt 0)

I usually rank in the top 3 for the term 'ultimate website', even though i never targeted it, but I don't rank for the term 'ultimate' so the 'website' term is important in this instance.



 7:32 am on May 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

I think its just down to weight and relevence

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