Keyword Grouping and Stop Words

Posted:  December 18th, 2011 by:  keywordgrouper comments:  1
Stop-Words

Stop words are words that lack significance in general.  Think about how often words like “to“, “of“, “for“, “as“, “is“, “a“, “and” and “the” appear in the English language.  These words appear very frequently but provide very little information by themselves.

Good examples of stop words are prepositions and articles.  Prepositions are words that show the relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence.  English articles are words like “a“, “an” or “the” are known as .

For the purposes of keyword grouping, the goal is to filter out stop words so we can get at the heart of the most important words within keyphrases.

Keyword Grouper software lets you define and filter out whole words or strings that either begin with, end with or contain certain values.  This powerful feature allows you to create meaningful and descriptive group names.

Here’s a potential list of stop words you can use within Keyword Grouper:

a
an
and
are
as
at
can
do
for
from
how
in
is
of
on
or
should
the
to
what
when
where
who
why
will
you

Paste them into Keyword Grouper and analyze the keyword density of your keyword list.  Your keyword groups will be cleaner and much more logically organized.  You can find a more definitive list of stop words here.

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