When searching for keywords I see a lot of them that appear on Google dropdown menus that are not grammatically correct but which seem to have some good stats associated with them. I'm guessing that this is due to searches by people who do not necessarily have English as a first language or those of us (me included) who sometimes just type in the really important words in the search box so often miss out pronouns or definitive pronouns such as 'a' or 'the'. Are these ok to use as keywords if they are not perfect English? What do people think?

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XavierPerez1 Premium
In my experience these articles can make or break a search. But then again we learn through trial and error. It all depends on how critical a search you are trying to communicate. Hope this helps.
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GailLowe Premium
Thank you. yes it does.
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nrollins84 Premium
Basically, think of it like this. If you search "How do I choose keywords for a website" you are actually trying to rank for "choose keywords website".
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks for this. The only real difference I can see is in the competition value that they come back as, but on Google it seems to make little difference. Any thoughts on that?
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nrollins84 Premium
The other words, known as "stop words", Google ignores. But they are good for user experience. Continuing with my previous example, if someone searches for "How do i choose keywords for a website" Google is only going to look at "choose keywords website". Which means they could show your article titled "How do I choose keywords for a website" which would clearly answer the question someone searched. Google may also show an article titled "Choose keywords to update your website". That one clearly isn't an exact answer, but Google finds both based on the core keywords of "choose keywords website". That's why the full, grammatically correct "keyword" helps users choose which Google results are best for them.
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GailLowe Premium
Yes that all makes sense. i have never written a title that was grammatically incorrect to my knowledge. But my real question I think is this. If I took your example of the headline of my article being "How to make money online now" .could l put in the key words of the article admin "Make money online" or would it have to be "how to make money online now"? Or even add both?
Sorry if this sounds a bit simple but still trying to get my head around it and exploring the keyword tool brings up quite a lot of things that make me think!
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giftyafd Premium
From the course Kyle said something about the keywords making sense. In my opinion keyword is a word or couple of words that you want to have in your title and content to attract a searcher. The grammar part becomes a secondary issue when choosing. You want to know the keywords that matter first and foremost then as the blogger you play with these words with grammar and searchers will find your content

When you search a word or phrase in Google it turns out millions of results which have variations of your search. So if you have the real important words that is what Google will search for. You don't have to strictly follow the crazy grammar of searches. Some are terrific. LOL.

That's my small thought on this as new person here.
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GailLowe Premium
Thank yo.
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GailLowe Premium
you even... ha ha - not only bad grammar but bad spelling too! :)
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Armlemt Premium
Because you want to remove stop words when selecting keywords, it's not important when you are researching keywords. You do need to make sense when writing content, so be sure to put them back in when you are writing your content.

Did you see the two trainings on stop words? I'm on my phone right now, which makes it hard to grab the URLs for you, but if you search "stop words" you'll see them near the top. Its a two part training. The training has helped me a lot!
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks for that. I haven't seen the 'stop words' so will definitely look it up. Thank you as always. Gail
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Armlemt Premium
You're quite welcome! I can't get to the desktop computer right now because the boys are putting the trains around the Christmas tree. Lol So they are sitting right in front of the desk. They're having loss of fun though!
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GailLowe Premium
Loss of fun!! Oh No!! ha ha - you're at it too. Robyne, my youngest has been dressed as Santa all day and they are both convinced that the lights they see flying over our house are the elves checking on whether they have been good or not......who am I to argue otherwise? The fact that we live close to Gatwick airport is not important! :)
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Armlemt Premium
Lol! I can't be too close to the trains. The smoke pellet trigger my allergies. I love watching them together though.

We were all wearing our Santa hats yesterday to decorate the tree and the house. Now we're headed to the movies to see the Thor movie.
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MKearns Premium
They may work for awhile Gail. That being said,the power of the content which is what pulls traffic in is always enhanced by good grammar!
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GailLowe Premium
Thanks Mike. I always try to write like that.
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