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Keyword in URL
creative craig

 8:36 am on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Lets say that I have a page and the url is:


Now would it be better to have:


Or even have it all in one go with no breaks in between the words.

Just from checking out my stats everyday I can see that 99% of all searches from most search engines depend on lower or upper case keywords.

What are peoples opinions on this one, I know its an old question but I am in two minds of how to lable the pages on a site that I am designing at the moment.

Cheers :)




 8:50 am on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

It's hard to be 100% sure, but for me keyword_keyword works better than keyword-keyword. I'm sure someone else here will disagree but that's my view on it.

But for passing on the URL i.e. telephone, offline advertising etc.. keywordkeyword is best!


 9:09 am on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)


This would be a better choice because google dont treat underscore like a space but the hyphen will be a space for google.

I always build domain names and filenames on kws
Its working for me.



 9:10 am on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)


creative craig

 9:15 am on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

Ok vitaplease, but thats just for Google. After the last update and alot of peope saying that they were hurt by Google in some way or another, I would like to know if this is the same with all search engines!


 12:10 am on Oct 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

Most engines treat hyphens and underscores the same. Google does not. So given the fact that Google controls almost all search on the entire web, I would tend to go with the one that works the best on Google. (Even if I wasn't doing well on Google at the moment).

The one that works best for Google is the hyphen.

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