List of stop words

Last update: 14 December, 2016

What exactly are stop words? According to Wikipedia, stop words are the most common words in a language. Since there is no single universal list of stop words available, we’ve created our own list.

SEO Analysis

Our SEO analysis tool will tell you when your slug contains a stop word and will advise you to remove it. This only works when your language has been set to English and it only works for English stop words.

Permalinks

Our plugin has the option to change your slug by removing your stop words in a new post or page. We remove these automatically from your slug so you won’t get those ugly long URL’s when you do a sentence style post title. It’s creating shorter, more recognizable and even memorizable URLs. It will work if the stop words are translated in your language on Yoast translate and your language has been translated for at least 50%.

The list

The following list contains all stop words used by Yoast SEO and Yoast SEO Premium in English.

  • a
  • about
  • above
  • after
  • after
  • again
  • against
  • all
  • am
  • an
  • and
  • any
  • are
  • as
  • at
  • be
  • because
  • been
  • before
  • being
  • below
  • between
  • both
  • but
  • by
  • could
  • did
  • do
  • does
  • doing
  • down
  • during
  • each
  • few
  • for
  • from
  • further
  • had
  • has
  • have
  • having
  • he
  • he’d
  • he’ll
  • he’s
  • her
  • here
  • here’s
  • hers
  • herself
  • him
  • himself
  • his
  • how
  • how’s
  • I
  • I’d
  • I’ll
  • I’m
  • I’ve
  • if
  • in
  • into
  • is
  • it
  • it’s
  • its
  • itself
  • let’s
  • me
  • more
  • most
  • my
  • myself
  • nor
  • of
  • on
  • once
  • only
  • or
  • other
  • ought
  • our
  • ours
  • ourselves
  • out
  • over
  • own
  • same
  • she
  • she’d
  • she’ll
  • she’s
  • should
  • so
  • some
  • such
  • than
  • that
  • that’s
  • the
  • their
  • theirs
  • them
  • themselves
  • then
  • there
  • there’s
  • these
  • they
  • they’d
  • they’ll
  • they’re
  • they’ve
  • this
  • those
  • through
  • to
  • too
  • under
  • until
  • up
  • very
  • was
  • we
  • we’d
  • we’ll
  • we’re
  • we’ve
  • were
  • what
  • what’s
  • when
  • when’s
  • where
  • where’s
  • which
  • while
  • who
  • who’s
  • whom
  • why
  • why’s
  • with
  • would
  • you
  • you’d
  • you’ll
  • you’re
  • you’ve
  • your
  • yours
  • yourself
  • yourselves

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