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Stopwords are the common words in language that are ignored when included within a search query. Optimizely <<product-name>> has a default set of stopwords already included, but it may be useful to add additional subjective terms from being included in search query processing. For example, words such as "quality", "cheap", "value", and so on could be added so that if a user enters a query of "cheap bolts", search will only process the word "bolts."

The following is the default list of stopwords:

they, this, to, was, will, with

that, the, their, then, there, these,

no, not, of, on, or, such,

for, if, in, into, is, it,

a, an, and, are, as, at, be, but, by,


Stopwords are not case sensitive.

## Add stopword

  1. Go to **Admin Console** \> **Marketing** \> **Search** \> **Stopwords**.

  2. Click **Add Stopword**.

  3. Enter the Stopword in the **Word** field.

  4. Click **Save** if only one Stopword is being added, otherwise click **Save and Add** to add additional stopwords.

## Remove a stopword

  1. Go to **Admin Console** \> **Marketing** \> **Search** \> **Stopwords**.

  2. Select the word to be removed from the Stopword list by clicking **Edit**.


If multiple words are to be removed click the checkbox next to each word that needs to be removed.

## Import or export stopwords

  1. Go to **Marketing** \> **Search** \> **Stopwords**.

  2. Click **Import**.

  3. Click **Choose File** and select the file to be imported.

  4. Select the desired import options for the import file.


  5. Click **Import** to import the Stopword file.