Analytics & Reports

Stop Words

Stop Words - Intercept a user’s search and remove words that adds no significant value to a user’s search.

Stop words are filler words that help sentences flow better, but provide very little context on their own. Stop words are usually words like “to”, “I”, “has”, “the”, “be”, “or”, etc etc.

For example, if “my” is a stop word and a user user searches for “my salary,” “my” is ignored and only “salary” will be submitted to the search engine.

The default English stop words used in the engine are as follows:

    a, an, and, are, as, at, be, but, by, for, if, in, into, is, it, no, not, of, on, or, such, that, the, their, then, there, these, they, this, to, was, will, with

Multiple Stop Words can be entered using the following formatting.

  1. Values are separated by commas

     aaa, bbb, ccc
  2. Any value that includes double-quotes or commas must be enclosed in double-quotes

     aaa, "1,000", ccc
  3. If double-quotes are used to enclose a value, then a double-quote appearing inside a value must be escaped by preceding it with another double-quote

     aaa,bbb,"world's ""best"" product","""products"""

    would be the format for the values: aaa, bbb, world's "best" product, and "products"