When setting up a URL, does it matter if you use dashes, underscores, or just one big word?
I reckon it's best to use both, from an seo standpoint as it just makes sense to as well the only reason I'm basing this decision on is that wikipedia use underscores and a few other high ranking sites do this too while others just use dashes, but then again if you do some research online, there is evidence to support that using both can work quite well.
Edit: especially as Google is constantly changing it's algorythm, I just wonder if they have swung both ways lol!
I remember reading a report somewhere that showed underscores being interpreted differently from a regular phrase with spaces by search engines. Things may change since, but I still prefer either one big word or dashes, they were interpreted the same way.
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