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Page Naming Conventions

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by SHO, Dec 29, 2006.

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    Is there a difference in SEO when naming pages with "_" vs. "-"

    For example stock_bulletins.aspx compared to stock-bulletins.aspx?
     
    SHO, Dec 29, 2006 IP
  2. TheMadHat

    TheMadHat Peon

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    Yes. "-" is considered a space while and underscore is not. Go with the dash. It's a rather minor issue though, so I wouldn't go making big changes if you've already got something up with the underscore.
     
    TheMadHat, Dec 29, 2006 IP
  3. BILZ

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    there have been several discussions of this in several other threads. Do a search for them and you'll learn more than you want to know about the difference between hyphens and underscores.

    But yes, the preffered method is hyphens.
     
    BILZ, Dec 29, 2006 IP
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    KC TAN Well-Known Member

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    As what has been mentioned by the other members, you may also want to refer to our DP Google FAQ for more details.
     
    KC TAN, Dec 30, 2006 IP