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A while ago, there was a lot of talk about hyphens and underscores, and how they could affect your serps.
However, in my case, I'm not using either one. The two keyword term is put together - www.mysite.com/bluewidgets.htm
Even though the page has been online for quite a long time, would I benefit in the SERPs by 301'ing the file to blue-widgets.htm? Or would this hurt me, since you know... the page has already been online for a while.
Why folks search in that fashion is beyond me, but I do benefit from it.
Building your website right is never something to not do. If we are only talking about one page, by all means 301 from example.com/twowords.html to example.com/two-words/ The only reason not to do it would because the page will be obsolete this month, or is about some event this month.
One line reads - "Even without punctuation, there's a good chance we'll be able to figure out that bigleopard.html is about a "big leopard" and not a "bigle opard.""
A good chance? Is it possible that the odds just weren't in my favor?
I'll let it sit for now, only because I've made several other changes - submitted a fresh site map, cleaned up some files that are no longer being used, etc.