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    It started out as web site, and has become website. It is no different than web blog, weblog, or blog. Website is the most common usage because it is easier.

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    I have editors who demand "Web site" here in the U.S., but my editors in Europe prefer "Website." Then, there are editors who use personal preference rather than guidelines like AP or dictionaries. Best to ask, if you plan to write for someone. Otherwise, it's a matter of personal preference and how you want to show up in the search engines.
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    I prefer separate words. I feel dirty thinking about the inherent redundancy in "WWW website."

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    I always write 'website' - i personally think it looks better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by courtneyram View Post
    I personally use website, because that's how I see it written the most.
    Even i use website coz it saves my labor to type that extra space and even i am habituated of it like that only...

    But this was a strange query !!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dvduval View Post
    I prefer website myself. I think the two words alone can have more independent meanings, and displaying them as one brings about a faster recognition of the meaning in the brain.
    I think that's the best reason I've read for using 'Website' rather than 'Web Site'. A 'Web Site' could just as easily mean a place where the web is accessible or present, like a wi-fi hotspot. In fact, it sounds like a canny name for an internet cafe.

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    From Strunk & Whites "The Elements of Style"

    "Do not use a hyphen between words that can be better written as one word: water-fowl, waterfowl."

    "The steady evolution of the language seems to favor union: two words eventually become one after a period of hyphenation."

    Examples:
    bed chamber, bed-chamber, bedchamber.
    wild life, wild-life, wildlife.

    I use website because I am just thinking ahead, past the hyphen phase to the future usage of the word...

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    I follow google!

    type web site and it says "Did you mean: website"
    type website and its says nothing

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    i guess there is no official, but I write website

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    i prefer website
    1. Its a stronger word joined more unique
    2. web site / web cite
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    I think when it comes to the search engines and your website, its best to go with 'website'.

    'web site' written in your content could mean a lot of different things depending on your content i suppose. For example, it could mean a location (site), that has a web (could be a spider web for all i know)

    'website' for me is more definitive

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    Just to throw it out there and let others chime in, and not suggesting it should be used at all. If it is a ..site.. and ..web.. is describing what kind of site it is, the rules for using a hyphen might apply.. web-site.. What other types of sites can you think of? How are they written? For example: construction site, on-site construction, web site, web-site construction. If web is an adjective being used to describe what type of site it is, maybe a hyphen is called for. If it is being used as a noun, which it probably is in most cases..go with web site, like: construction site. Personally, I like the idea of going with what you need regarding SEO. If you donít care about SEO, I vote for.. web site. Give it a few years, it will probably become consistent.

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    I use website, because it's less characters. Makes it easier to type...

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    According to the Associated Press Stylebook, it is "Web site." That means writers submitting to the AP must use that style, not "website."

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    A good question! I think its website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iTec View Post
    I follow google!

    type web site and it says "Did you mean: website"
    type website and its says nothing
    This quote just about sums it up for me, and the word 'website' it just looks looks right too. In any case, a division in the center of anything is just inviting trouble... website see!
    Last edited by EveryoneCollects; Jan 16, 2008 at 17:36. Reason: there's always a better smiley to use

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    I think it depends on which of the official sources you are using, i use website.

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    It's always been website for me - less typing without having to hit that space bar
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    Website - looks good to me!

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    If you search in answers.com, they have used "Web Site" for all explanation

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    As for myself, i prefer to use "website", since this is the most frequently seen one by me!

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    Hello,
    Iíve checked with Microsoft Word and both spellings of website are correct.
    I consistently use website because that is how I see it used the most.
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