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URL question

  1. Satsuma Pottery profile image62
    Satsuma Potteryposted 8 years ago

    Hi there,

    I am going to take the 30 in 30 days challenge and was wondering if anyone has noticed any ranking or performance difference between using hyphens or not in your hub URLs?




    Thanks in advance!

    1. Haunty profile image84
      Hauntyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. darkside profile image81
        darksideposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wikipedia seem to be doing fantastically well and they use underscores.

  2. MyWebs profile image81
    MyWebsposted 8 years ago

    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. sad
    If you would like to watch you can Google "Should I use underscores or hyphens in URLs?" to easily find it.

    1. sunforged profile image75
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      links are not disallowed - starting forum topics merely to promote links in which you have an interest in are disallowed.

      so link away!

  3. MyWebs profile image81
    MyWebsposted 8 years ago

    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.