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Do robots skip important words?

While robots try to skip meaningless words, do they miss?

     

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8:11 pm on Jun 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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What if free is an important word, but engines pass over it?
8:38 pm on June 11, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Hi lfloor.

I'm not exactly sure what you're asking. From this list [searchengineworld.com] I can see that free is indeed filtered out.

Are you concerned about free as in "free speech" being the keyword phrase?

5:24 pm on June 12, 2001 (gmt 0)

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That's just my stopword list tm. That is just built from real world experiences. Free is not a stop word on most search engines, but it so common that I treat it as such.