Google and other search engines consider hyphens (-) as word-separators. By using them you make your urls more readable for both people and search engine robots. The same is true for plus signs (+), but don't use underscores (_), as they are not considered word-separators by search engines.
In a word, there's a reason why everyone uses hyphens.
As far as Google goes Matt Cutts, who works for Google, has posted a YouTube video where he says that dashes and hyphens are treated as word separators and underscores are not.
I was going to post the link until I seen thats not allowed here.
If you would like to watch you can Google "Should I use underscores or hyphens in URLs?" to easily find it.
ok here is the link to the Matt
Cutts video. Consider this to be the official word on it from Google, straight from the horses mouth.
by Glen7 years ago
There seems to be a bit of confusion as to the most effective URL naming protocol and to make matters a little more complicated, I strongly belief that the hub claiming system that is in place is making things a...
by Michael Willis6 years ago
I looked in the search through forums but couldn't find an answer for this so I decided to post a thread. Hope I didn't over look a thread. If I did, read my question and post the missed thread and I will read it. My...
by Aiden Roberts6 years ago
I am new to Hubpages and created 2 hubs to try it out. I made the mistake of removing the hyphens from the hub name and don't know if they can be put back? Obviously I do not have spaces between the words which is not...
by Kelly W. Patterson7 years ago
When doing tags, is it better to do tags as singular words or to split each word within a phrase or term up as a seperate tag or even both?For example, if I'm doing a hub on small green apples should the tabs be:small...
by Jonathan Cooper3 years ago
I attempt to try my best to improve my traffic and increase my earnings of Google Adsense, but it seems that I can still earn only a little per day. Do you have any tip and suggestion on how to get more traffic for your...
by Super Chef3 years ago
I have been away from hubpages for over a year now and I was just browsing all my hubs and looking at all the new features available to improve my hubs, but before I dive in and redo all my Hubs I was wondering is...
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.