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this-is-my-website, or this_is_my_website - which format is better?

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by JackR, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. #1
    I see that most sites seem to use underscores, but also remember reading that search engines read hyphens as spaces ...

    Which format is more SEO-friendly?
    SEMrush
     
    JackR, Feb 5, 2006 IP
    SEMrush
  2. mystikmedia

    mystikmedia Jedi Master

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    #2
    Matt says hyphens are better for Google. No idea on the others.
     
    mystikmedia, Feb 5, 2006 IP
  3. FireStorM

    FireStorM Well-Known Member

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    #3
    - is better .
     
    FireStorM, Feb 5, 2006 IP
  4. vlead

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    #4
    Can't say for search engines but for me typing a - is much easier than a _

    Sometimes I wonder... for whom are we making these sites... search engines or humans???
     
    vlead, Feb 6, 2006 IP
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    aboyd Well-Known Member

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    #5
    For dollars.

    -T
     
    aboyd, Feb 6, 2006 IP
  6. FireStorM

    FireStorM Well-Known Member

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    #6
    _ is a bit ugly .
     
    FireStorM, Feb 6, 2006 IP
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    #7
    Personally I prefer - as _ need 2 key strokes and seems not that professional. Just my 1 cent worth of opinion. =)

    Cheers,
    Christian
     
    milsirhc, Feb 7, 2006 IP
  8. FireStorM

    FireStorM Well-Known Member

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    in fact until now i have not yet seen a site with _
     
    FireStorM, Feb 7, 2006 IP
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    #9
    So true... :D
     
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    seo_expert Well-Known Member

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    #10
    I prefer to go with - as against _
     
    seo_expert, Feb 7, 2006 IP
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    I would choose -
     
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    digital1, Feb 8, 2006 IP