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Keywords not accepted
« on: April 20, 2013, 09:31:34 AM »
I am trying to request an article using keyword "what is .... " (... being the subject).

I have not used a question mark. However, the request won't go through, and I am getting the message:

Your form submission contained the following errors:
Keywords should not contain any punctuation or instructions or titles -- ONLY keywords.
Please click the BACK button of your browser and correct these errors before continuing.

Is this a little glitch because the keywords start with "what is"? Is there a way round this?

Thanks

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Re: Keywords not accepted
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2013, 10:15:04 AM »
If you're using exact match keywords you shouldn't include things like "what is". You can use that without exact match though.

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Re: Keywords not accepted
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2013, 10:19:07 AM »
Ok thanks!

:-)

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Re: Keywords not accepted
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2013, 03:15:21 PM »
If you're using exact match keywords you shouldn't include things like "what is". You can use that without exact match though.

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Nichereaper.com shows 2500 exact match keywords that start with "what is"  "what is my IP" receives 1.5 million searches per month,  "what is the tea party" receives 90,722 searches per month.  :)

Is it a programming problem that prevents exact match keywords from containing "what is" ?

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Re: Keywords not accepted
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2013, 04:22:50 PM »
No, it's a human problem. The vast majority of people who submitted keywords starting with those kinds of things had long questions that it made no sense to use as exact keywords in the article, but the system enforces exact keywords when that's what's requested. So I had to prevent that.

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Re: Keywords not accepted
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2013, 05:38:47 PM »
So as usual it comes down to user error.  :)

Re: Keywords not accepted
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2013, 12:51:32 AM »

To be fair Ed, it is a programming 'solution' rather than a programming problem :)
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