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SEO Benefits of Hyphens Vs. Underscores

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by TopSpin, Aug 19, 2008.

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    Can anyone shed any light on the use of Hyphens in a file name vs. Undercores??

    This-Is-My-Keyword-Phrase.html vs. This_Is_My_Keyword_Phrase.html

    I've noticed Blogger uses hyphens and I'm wondering if this is Google's preferred 'separator' or whether it even matters.
    SEMrush
    Thanks in advance!
     
    TopSpin, Aug 19, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. TopSpin

    TopSpin Peon

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    #2
    Ok - let me be the first to apologize for asking a question that seems to pop up quite frequently (as indicated in the Similar Threads window at the bottom of the page). Hyphens seem to be the preference as Google doesn't recognize underscores as a word separator. Thank you to previous posters and thread creators.
     
    TopSpin, Aug 19, 2008 IP
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    dcristo Illustrious Member

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    #3
    Use hyphens.
     
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    tewage Active Member

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    Agree with above.
     
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    #5
    With this "This-Is-My-Keyword-Phrase.html" it show as seperate words to google. This phrase "This_Is_My_Keyword_Phrase.html" ends up looking like ThisIsMyKeywordPhrase.html.

    This is simple explanation but you get it
     
    C a s p e r, Aug 19, 2008 IP
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    Thanks, hmm what if you use a combination.. i.e.

    estelle_american-boy.html ??

    Oh well, it's working alright for me so far :)
     
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    Here is the answer:

    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/showthread.php?p=8952335#post8952335
     
    catanich, Aug 22, 2008 IP
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