After reading this thread I used tilde~ to get words which Google regards as associated with my keyphrase, widget1widget2, inserted these words into the text once onlyon the index page and a few days later the site sank 4 or 5 slots. A coincidence?
By inserting these words ( and not removing an equivalent number of keywords) is there a chance you might trip the OOP filter?
I was also puzzled that an associated word 'medicine' was popping up in the ~ search but 'medicinal' was not.
Doesn't stemming apply with the ~tilde?
Or, have I got it all wrong?
Help would be appreciated.
Oh, yes! Once last point. I notice Yahoo is using tilde~ too. I thought it was just a Google thing.
And, does tilde ~ work with a two word phrase?