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"Widget Website" as a keyword

   
11:52 pm on Nov 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I am researching a specific industry of website design I want to get into. Lets call it "Widget Industry". Therefore people would want to have "widget website." I know that users make such queries from OV's Search Term Suggestion Tool.

When you search for "widget website" in Google, it will search only for "widget" and will drop word "website."

You can see what Google searched, because it says "Searched the web for widget website." It will underline the words it searched for. It does not underline word "website." And it does not say that the word is "common" and excluded from SERPs.

If I look for "widget website" and just "widget" results are different, but nothing comes with industry specific sites, just sites about widgets. It's almost like looking for "web design" and getting results for simply "web".

Overture also seems to eliminate word "website", it only displays "web site" and "site" keywords.

Question: how to optimize for such case? The word "website" is key in this situation.

7:24 am on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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moltar wrote
When you search for "widget website" in Google, it will search only for "widget" and will drop word "website."

You can see what Google searched, because it says "Searched the web for widget website." It will underline the words it searched for.

You are correct that it doesn't underline website in the blue strapline, but when I do such a search, website is in bold in the snippet and is highlighted in the cache, the way it should be.

If I search for my firstname lastname, it only underlines the second, but definitely searches for the first.
DerekH

7:50 am on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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underline doesn't mean a search term; it means a word google has a dictionary definition for.

don't know why they don't know "website" though. i guess dictionary.com hasn't caught up to the dropped space yet.

11:27 am on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I always thought it was web site (with the space)

However doing a search for "widget web site" came back with different results and the "Did you mean widget website"

This brings about another question, with all of the mention of widgets on this web site how come it's not in page one of the SERPS?

11:41 am on Nov 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Duhhh... :) I understand now, thank you!
11:53 am on Nov 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Here is an interesting thread I just stumbled on in the content and copywriting thread [webmasterworld.com ]
 

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