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Can Google read this keyword?



6:47 pm on Sep 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Can Google read the keyword in www.brandkeyword.com? Is it better to have www.brand-keyword.com?


8:02 pm on Oct 6, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I got smacked on the head with confusion when I saw this in the results.

get this weirdness:

key1-key2-key3 as a query (with those dashes)
key1key2key3.com in the SERP


key1 key2 key3 as a query
does not.

only need to see it happen once to be certain google knows how to highlight in the middle of a concatenated url string - the fact that I can only reproduce it with a certain set of key1-key2-key3, and only with dashes, is all just fodder for confusion, but besides the point.


10:59 am on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Nice find fiver. we-bma-ste-rwo-rld [google.com] matches webmasterworld.

> ...certain google knows how to highlight in the middle of a concatenated url string...

I wonder if it is that way round. I suspect that the concatenation is performed before the search is run and highlighting conducted. Otherwise ste-rwo-rld [google.com] would match and "sterworld" would be highlighted in ste-rwo-rld OR "google news" [google.com]?


3:04 pm on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)

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quite a good point. your perspective makes more sense, and kinda nullifies my 'besides the point' comment.

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