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Plurals of Keywords

     
7:06 pm on Jul 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi there,

Im new to all this so please excuse my newbie questions :)

If I optimised my site selling widgets for the keyword 'widget supplier' but someone searched 'widgets supplier' or 'widget suppliers' would i still get the same rank?

Also if i optimised as t-shirt site for 't-shirts' and they searched 't shirts', again would i get the same rank?

Thanks in advance :)

6:30 pm on July 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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6:40 pm on July 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Algos change. Awhile ago it didn't matter whether you did the plurals or not. The whole stemming thing.
7:17 pm on July 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Just this morning I was analyzing my position in the SERPS and although not being a plural I did notice that when searching for "keyword widgeting" the snippet on G's page bolded the words "keyword widget". The terms widget and widgeting both appear on the same page.
11:01 pm on July 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Back at the time of that older thead linked to, Google wasn't using stemming. They are now, which can make a difference. Give the most valuable of the choices on the page the most prominence.