Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: open

Message Too Old, No Replies

Synonym search

New feature new insight

9:56 am on Dec 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Aug 31, 2001
votes: 0


When I do a search ~widget -widget

and look at the cached page of the #1 result I see this instead of widget highlighted.

These terms only appear in links pointing to this page: widget

<cynical>I guess that this must one of the things that didn't change around the time of the Florida update</cynical>

Still its nice of Google to provide us with tools to understand why it is making so many mistakes.

Best wishes


8:45 pm on Dec 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 13, 2003
votes: 0

Hm, didn't find a 'real' synonym yet.
When I tried
~foobar -foobar
All I got was 'foo bar' and 'foo-bar' etc.
Nothing new so far.

If you have a 'real' synonym example, pls sticky me.

8:51 pm on Dec 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Full Member

joined:Nov 9, 2003
votes: 0

Hi Sid,

James_Dale suggested this particular use of the synonym tool combined with the -(target keyword) earlier. It's fascinating to see what broad matching may now be looking for.

(It seems that one of my keywords might be enhanced by a mental health charity - needless to say that my keyword has nothing to do with mental health.)

I suggest you do what I have done, and pump every keyword into Google using this syntax, and print it out to get a record of these bizarre associations for future reference before this hole is closed also.

Note that the Adwords presented do not change - despite the exclusion of the main keyword.

Note secondly that if you use a query of this type, and no results are forthcoming - you'll probably find yourself back in the SERPs!

Note Thirdly: that was the content of the e