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    SitePoint Addict blizzman24's Avatar
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    which keyword seperator is better?

    Is there a difference between "-" and "%20" in terms of seo when separating words in the url?

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    I would never use spaces in the URL, regardless of SEO. Looks nasty! Use dashes.

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    yes, dashes are fine. They looks better and also helps your SEO attempts.

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    Dashes are preferred over all other separators, including underscores and spaces. Dashes are better since search engines can distinguish separate words, in turn aiding your SEO performance, however marginal.

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    Yeah, I'd definitely use a dash instead of the "%20". That would look kinda funky, I think.
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    Good optimization is all about making your pages easy to find for both your visitors and the search engines.

    Build your urls so that your visitors can easily enter them. Although with favorites and bookmarking, it isn't that necessary, there are still those folks who type everything into an address bar, rather than copy and paste.

    I don't know how many times someone has sent me an emailed link to a site that reads 20% instead of %20. Underscores are sometimes obscured by the link underline. Dashes just make better sense.
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