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Which URL is Better? Your Help Required

Discussion in 'Search Engine Optimization' started by sp123, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. #1
    From SEO's point of view, which is better and why?
    SEMrush
    1) my-url.htm
    2) my+url.htm (what do you think about "+" sign)

    I know I am asking a stupid question. Pl excuse e me. :p

    Thanks
     
    sp123, Jan 11, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Mike Taylor

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    #2
    Use the dash, not the +.
     
    Mike Taylor, Jan 11, 2008 IP
  3. devat

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    #3
    hello

    i can suggest the " - " not a " + " sign
     
    devat, Jan 11, 2008 IP
  4. Gatorade

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    #4
    Go with the first one.
     
    Gatorade, Jan 11, 2008 IP
  5. zeruel

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    #5
    Dash is the most advisable one...
     
    zeruel, Jan 11, 2008 IP
  6. mor

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    #6
    dash is much better if the domain has been taken.
     
    mor, Jan 11, 2008 IP
  7. Overclock099

    Overclock099 Notable Member

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    #7
    Is the '+' worked on url..? I never seen it before
     
    Overclock099, Jan 11, 2008 IP
  8. infinityts

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    #8
    dash is better than a plus
    compare your-domain-name vs your+domain+name
     
    infinityts, Jan 11, 2008 IP
  9. zan15

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    #9
    Upto the best of my knowledge, - is viewed as a join by Google. Dashes are considered as delimiters
     
    zan15, Jan 11, 2008 IP
  10. manoj sharma

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    #10
    dash is best option..
     
    manoj sharma, Jan 11, 2008 IP
  11. temp2

    temp2 Well-Known Member

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    #11
    "-" is easy to read your url
     
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  12. sp123

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    #12
    Waiting for more comments. Thanks.
     
    sp123, Jan 11, 2008 IP
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    qazu Well-Known Member

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    #13
    The '+' is not allowed in a domain name. Niether are ! ? < > ~ £ $ % & * @ # / \ " .
     
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  14. sp123

    sp123 Peon

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    #14
    its not in domain. its in url.
     
    sp123, Jan 11, 2008 IP
  15. Wyla

    Wyla Active Member

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    #15
    you really want someone to say + huh?
     
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  16. trichnosis

    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    #16
    you first example looks better than the second one
     
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  17. theseoking

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    #17
    If you talk from SEO's perspective
    It doesn't matter
    This is one of hundreds of wrong perceptions people have, like ancient myths which came into existence because people didn't knew how things work.

    But if you want people to share your URLs with friends "by speaking that out" its better to have it without special characters. Everyone is comfirtable with "-"s in URL but its hard to remember special characters especially ones like "%26".

    So if you are making a new website, use "-", Why do you want to take a chance even if it's just a myth.
     
    theseoking, Jan 12, 2008 IP
  18. Andromedan

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    #18
    hyphen, definitely
     
    Andromedan, Jan 13, 2008 IP
  19. shm03

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    #19
    register both incase you become a popular website and people rip you off my website was firstword-secondword.com and loads of people made copies with no hypen and a .co.uk etc.

    Get as many domains around the name you can if they are seod and all give a link to your site you can get a good google position.

    Shmoe
     
    shm03, Jan 13, 2008 IP
  20. mmelen

    mmelen Well-Known Member

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    #20
    Well he's not talking about buying a domain with a +, which isn't allowed, he's talking about a filename or folder which is.

    I suggest hyphen.

    The + doesn't have any advantage... even if it's SEO equivalent, hyphen is easier to read.
     
    mmelen, Jan 13, 2008 IP