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rbowen    (2010-06-11)
Google "Stop" Words

Does anyone know whether a dash ("-") is considered a "stop" word? 

In other words, will Google ignore it like it would, say, the word "the" in a domain name?

Also, if I have a choice between a long-tail (4-word) DN with dashes & '.net', and the same DN with "The" preceding it with '.com' and without the dashes (making it a 5-word DN), which would be better in Google's eyes?

In other words, which is better:

2) ?


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charlottemanage    (2011-06-14 21:59:10)
Google "Stop" Words

Yes they are stop words.

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