Stop words in SEO are such specific words that are separated before or after processing of natural language data (text). For SEO objectives, these are notably traditional words that most search engines skip over to save space in their databases and to speed up the process of crawling/indexing the web page.
How stop words can hurt your SEO?
Stop words in SEO are filtered words that can obstruct your SEO efforts, especially if used repeatedly in your site’s Titles. They simply waste valuable space, which is very limited in certain areas due to truncation in search engine results.
Areas to explicitly bypass the use of stops words (if you must shorten things up) include:
Page title tags
Meta descriptions (as much as possible without reducing readability)
Image Alt text (wherever possible)
Below is a comprehensive list of stop words in SEO ignored by Search Engines.
able about above abroad according accordingly across actually after afterwards
again against ago ahead ain’t all allow allows almost alone
along alongside already also although always am amid amidst among
amongst an and another any anybody anyhow anyone anything anyway
anyways anywhere apart appear appreciate appropriate are aren’t around as
aside ask asking associated at available away awfully
back backward backwards be became because become becomes becoming been
before beforehand begin behind being believe below beside besides best
better between beyond both brief but by
came can cannot cant can’t caption cause causes certain certainly
changes clearly c’mon come comes concerning consequently consider considering contain
containing contains corresponding could couldn’t course currently
dare daren’t definitely described despite did didn’t different directly do
does doesn’t doing done don’t down downwards during
each eight eighty either else elsewhere end ending enough entirely especially
etc even ever evermore every everybody everyone everything everywhere ex
exactly example except
fairly far farther few fewer fifth first five followed following
follows for forever former formerly forth forward found four from
get gets getting given gives go goes going gone got
had hadn’t half happens hardly has hasn’t have haven’t having
he he’d he’ll hello help hence her here hereafter hereby
herein here’s hereupon hers herself he’s hi him himself his hither
hopefully how however hundred
i’d if ignored i’ll i’m immediate in inc inc. indeed
indicate indicated indicates inner inside instead into inward is isn’t
it it’d it’ll its it’s itself i’ve
keep keeps kept know known knows
last lately later latter latterly least less lest let let’s
like liked likely likewise little look looking looks low lower
made mainly make makes many may maybe mayn’t me mean
meantime meanwhile merely might mine minus miss more moreover most
mostly mr mrs much must mustn’t my myself
name namely near nearly necessary need needn’t needs neither never
neverf neverless nevertheless new next nine ninety no nobody non
none nonetheless nor normally not nothing notwithstanding novel now nowhere
obviously of off often oh ok okay old on once
one ones one’s only onto opposite or other others otherwise
ought oughtn’t our ours ourselves out outside over overall own
particular particularly past per perhaps placed please plus possible presumably
probably provided provides
rather really reasonably recent recently regarding regardless regards relatively respectively
said same saw say saying says second secondly see seeing
seem seemed seeming seems seen self selves sensible sent serious
seriously seven several shall shan’t she she’d she’ll she’s should
shouldn’t since six so some somebody someday somehow someone something
sometime sometimes somewhat somewhere soon sorry specified specify specifying still
sub such sure
take taken taking tell tends than thank thanks thanx that
that’ll thats that’s that’ve the their theirs them themselves then
thence there thereafter thereby there’d therefore therein there’ll there’re theres
there’s thereupon there’ve these they they’d they’ll they’re they’ve thing
things think third thirty this thorough thoroughly those though three
through throughout thru thus till to together too took toward
towards tried tries truly try trying twice two
under underneath undoing unfortunately unless unlike unlikely until unto up
upon upwards us use used useful uses using usually
value various versus very via vs vs.
want wants was wasn’t way we we’d welcome well we’ll
went were we’re weren’t we’ve what whatever what’ll what’s what’ve
when whence whenever where whereafter whereas whereby wherein where’s whereupon
wherever whether which whichever while whilst whither who who’d whoever
whole who’ll whom whomever who’s whose why will willing wish
with within without wonder won’t would wouldn’t
yes yet you you’d you’ll your you’re yours yourself yourselves
If I’ve forgotten any, please let me know so that I can add them here!
Join our list
Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.
Thank you for subscribing.
Something went wrong.
We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously
Our web design experts & digital advertising strategist will give an eye-catching look to your website along with an optimization boost which helps to transform your visitors into the leads and same converted to your customers.
We have over 1000 clients who prefer only Dakshraj Enterprise for their online business needs because of our affordable prices with a lofty standard of services.