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#1 deldove

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 12:46 PM

hi

is it necessary to add an underscore between words for either page names/titles or keywords

i.e

widget_manufacturer

#2 qwerty

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 10:08 AM

The only places where you really don't want to have a space is in file and directory names (and you actually can't have spaces in domain names). This is because a space in a URL is going to be replaced by the "%20" character, which can really confuse people.

As to whether you should separate words with an underscore, you can, but you might not want to if you want search engines to parse each of those words. They announced a couple of years ago that they were getting to the point where it wouldn't make a difference, but I believe they're still advising people to use hyphens instead of underscores.

#3 Jill

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 04:54 PM

No. Not only is not not necessary, it's inadvisable.

#4 dhwanit

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 10:35 AM

Hey,

No, you don't need to use dash or underscore in titles or keywords. However, I have noticed that many webmasters use dash (-) between keywords in title like: SEO Services-SEO Solutions

#5 Jill

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 12:40 PM

A dash, would be considered a space.




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