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URL Rewrite - best practice
Dash/negative or underscore?
Lottie

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Msg#: 4177 posted 12:34 pm on Mar 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

How do search engines view '-' vs '_' in URLs differently and which is the best practice for rewrites?

 

Longhaired Genius

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Msg#: 4177 posted 12:59 pm on Mar 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

'-' is always seen as a space, '_' may not be. So '-' is the best option.

neuron

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Msg#: 4177 posted 6:52 pm on Mar 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

that is, an underscore is just another character, whereas a dash (or hyphen or minus sign) is a delimiting character. periods are sometimes used successfully also, but can cause problems being interpreted as multiple extensions, so really, the dash is the best bet.

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