Keywords in your URL are extremely weighted, and I am aware of most bad practices, but the question as to whether the word "the" in a URL, as in
www.thewebdesigner.com, is a bad idea or not is very hard to find information on.
Searching has yielded next to nothing because the definite article is a special case in search algorithms. That is, you end up searching for the word "the" which is a bit too random.
I'm wondering if this is a good idea, because as in the example case, "web" and "designer" together in a URL would theoretically be a fantastic step in solid SEO. However, if Google somehow reads it as a stop word or treats it differently, it might not be so smart.
Can anyone tell me the effect of "the" at the start of a URL like
thewebdesigner.com, and if this is good or bad practice, and a good or bad idea for a quality URL?