Stop Word

Categories: S, SEO Glossary

Stop Word: In the realm of search engine optimization, a stop word refers to a widely recognized word (e.g., ‘and’, ‘of’, ‘the’) that search engines typically overlook in the course of searches and indexing. These words are deemed insignificant as they are unlikely to change the intent or meaning of a user’s query. Consequently, search engines skip these words to streamline the processing of search requests and to focus on more distinctive keywords that enhance search relevance.