Msg#: 3339284 posted 2:27 pm on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)
If I understand this right, you want Google to see it as two words, and the browsers to see it as one word so it doesn't wrap? Even if it did work today, I couldn't be sure that Google wouldn't change it in the future.
If you are trying to keep it from wrapping, I would use "nowrap".
Msg#: 3339284 posted 2:30 pm on May 15, 2007 (gmt 0)
I gone through a period where I haven't conscientiously reviewed my pages' rankings and tried to tweak on page factors so to help to maintain their rankings. Over the last year it seems I've lost some ground on some competative keywords.
So I have a situation where the page content has been fairly static, while I've lost ranking position. Over the last year I have tried to "improve" the linking text to each of my pages (making sure appropriate keywords are contained in each link).
Every page on my website contains an index linking to the first page of each of my topics. So this index would format properly at all screen resolutions I started using the "space" escape character ( ) so key word phrases would stay on the same line and not be split up (so I got the appearance I wanted for the index).
Considering the nuances associated with using hyphens and undescores in URL's, maybe using   between keywords in text isn't a good idea.
I guess I'll change things where the   isn't used and see if it seems I get a ranking boost.