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what do the spiders ignore?

Am I correct in thinking that the spider ignore  the following in domain names
a
and
the
 so
abestname   would be seen and treated by the spiders as a best name
best and name would be treated by the spiders as best name

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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
I don't think so, but there are many spiders, and I'm sure their back-end processes deal with these things each in their own way.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
No, that's not how it works.  The spiders collect everything.  Those words are ignored as search parameters on Google when they are separate words but when you run them all together without spaces, they form a new word and are not ignored.
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digiselAuthor Commented:
thanks.  so

a-best-name   would be seen and treated by the spiders as a "best name"
best-and-name would be treated by the spiders as "best name"
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
No.  '-' are not spaces.  Besides, spaces are not allowed in domain names.  If you type 'a best name' in Google, it will match 'a-best-name'.  However, the 'a' will be ignored as a search parameter but 'best' and 'name' will match in that name.  If you type 'a-best-name' in Google, it should be an exact match.

Like I said above, the spiders (which are the programs that scan web sites) collect everything.  Then the search engines take your requests and use a variety of methods to try to find the best match.  The reason for ignoring the simple words like "a, and, the, so" is because they are so common that they are meaningless matches.
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
As both [DaveBaldwin] and I point out, the spiders themselves are just collectors.  How the information they collect is treated depends on the backend (typcially a search engine).  I can't think of any reason why a domain name of a-best-name would be seen as "best name", but might come up as a result in a search anyway, depending on the search engine and other factors.
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digiselAuthor Commented:
thanks for your input
apologies about the delay in closing this - i have been away and forgot that the question was still open.
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