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Re: Singular/plural on Google

  • Subject: Re: Singular/plural on Google
  • From: "mark | r" <trooperbill@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 16:08:39 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: Pipex
  • References: <uAbre.140098$dP1.491866@newsc.telia.net> <d8jurq$j6c$1@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk>
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk alt.internet.search-engines:61712
use wordtracker to determine plurals


"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@schestowitz.com> wrote in message
> noone wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Is it possible to find out whether most people use the singular or the
> > plural version of a search phrase, when they search for it on Google?
> It depends on the word/s. Unless the search engine exposes its statistics
> (very unlikely), there is no way of knowing for sure. Looking at the
> of results for each will tell you something about expectancy.
> > The Overture search term suggestion tool doesn't consider
> > It only shows the singular version of the search phrase (which contains
> > two words), even if I type in the search phrase in plural.
> When we studied Web and Hypermedia 2 years ago we were taught that
> was quite a global thing. Apparently Google have taken a step ahead since
> then, which is good. So, that's a nice observation you made.
> > My position for the plural version is worse, so I thought about making
> > some optimizations for the singular. And they do seem to distinguish
> > between singular and plural. Searching for the two different phrases
> > me different results.
> >
> > /Mike
> >
> > MHC Synthesizers and Effects
> > http://www.mhc.se
> You can try to estimate which phrases will give you better results. This
> be hard though. You must take into consideration many factors: change in
> competitors' Web sites, change in your own site, change in the algorithm
> the search engine, and crawling.
> Go with the gut feeling.
> Roy
> --
> Roy S. Schestowitz
> http://Schestowitz.com

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