We now know from Matt Cutts that hyphens are the preferred delimiters in URLs.
www.widgets.com/bright-new-widgets is better than
But with .htaccess rewrite rules, sometimes you can only have so many hyphens. What other character can also be used in this case?
For example for:
In the above example, since the "news-about" is another variable it needs to be delimited with another character to separate it from "bright-new-widgets"
Is using "plus"(+) an option? Is there another character which is acceptable. I have seen many posts on similar questions asked, but no concrete answers.
I could make another directory like:
but I would prefer not to.