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What Is Better Seo Practice --- Using "-" Or "_" T
Posted 15 March 2012 - 10:51 AM
I'm revising the cluttered URL's on my company's site and I wanted to know what is better practice for google to see the worlds as seperate...if it matters at all.
unitronic-chipped . com/ecutuning/vw/gti28lmk4.html
unitronic-chipped . com/ecu-tuning/vw/gti-28l-mk4.html
unitronic-chipped . com/ecu_tuning/vw/gti_28l_mk4.html
I want the Search engine to see the two words as seperate keywords. Basically I'm asking if I need to use a "-", an "_", or all together, or if it doesn't matter.
Personally, I think that neither makes any difference from what I've read, however I have people telling me one way, another way, and other agreeing with me...so now I'm confused and just want to be sure lol
Thanks in advance for any help!
Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:46 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:57 PM
This isn't necessarily a problem when people are just clicking on these "outside" links, but if they come across a link to your site somewhere else and either print out the page or write down the link for later reference, it could be a problem if they can't easily see those underscores.
Using the hyphen means the separator should be always visible, which may help avoid this sort of error. (And, speaking personally, I find them marginally easier to type, as they don't require the use of the shift key, and easier to parse when reading the URL. That's my personal preference, though, and may or may not carry over to others.)
Posted 16 March 2012 - 02:28 AM
Underscores should be avoided. A hyphen is still okay if you want to convey that these are 2 separate words to the "visitors". But without hyphen also "Google" will see these 2 words separately.
Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:38 AM
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