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creative craig

8:36 am on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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

the_history_of_blue_furry_monkeys.html

Now would it be better to have:

the-history-of-blue-furry-monkeys.html

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 :)

Craig

Dino_M

8:50 am on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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!

Ove

9:09 am on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hi

the-history-of-blue-furry-monkeys.html
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.

/Ove

vitaplease

9:10 am on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

creative craig

9:15 am on Oct 18, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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!

WebGuerrilla

12:10 am on Oct 19, 2002 (gmt 0)

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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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