Underscores or dashes for url filenames?

  • dr nick
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey all,

Up until now, I've usually placed keywords in filenames in my url that are seperated by underscores, e.g. "domain.com/keyword_sequence.html", but I think I read somewhere that for some search engines (like Google), they treat underscores as actual characters, and that you should actually use dashes to seperate keywords in urls (e.g., "domain.com/keyword-sequence.html").

Can anyone confirm this? It would be cool if someone could...:)
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  • alien
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Use dashes to seperate keywords.
  • dekanos
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Dashes, please. This certainly helps on Google, which doesn't seem to distinguish words that are merely separated by underscore characters.
  • Johan007
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I don’t think the "page bit on the url" counts towards SE ranking as there is no evidence of this at all. I know domain names do but not the page.

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