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do spaces in urls cause problems? %20



5:34 pm on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Well I have inherited a large info site run with a pretty slick CMS backend - the only problem is all the urls look something like this:


Soo all pages have keywords in the url - but its done kind of sloppy. Will this cause problems or just look sloppy?


5:47 pm on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I also had it like that. I ranked veru good for some time, until some one used the hyphen for separation. Now i lost some traffic. I am trying to get the hyphen in it also using 301 redirects and so on, i hope i will succeed!


6:53 pm on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Works great for me.


6:59 pm on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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you could always try a mod re-write to change the url?


7:45 pm on Jul 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

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well I've been able to get in the code and write a string replace function to add the hyphen in place of the spaces. Pretty young site, so I'd rather have things setup ideally now then try and deal with them a year from now.



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