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Double dashes in url for key phrases?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Nexusx2, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Nexusx2

    Nexusx2 Regular Member

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    Do more spaces and dashes matter in my keyword phrase?

    I tried to do some searches on my question but I guess it sort of hard to find the answer for. I use different article websites to put content on and some key phrases are already taken so lately I have been using my key phrases as keyword--keyword--keyword as apart of my url. My title then is set up as "keyword keyword keyword" (two spaces after each keyword) will this still get me in the search results for my key phrase?

    Thanks BHW
     
  2. jeromespitfire

    jeromespitfire Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have tried this out in the past, and have found that it is extremly hard to rank a domain with double dashes. Try to find a domain without any dashes.
     
  3. Greybeard

    Greybeard Junior Member

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    I second trying to find one without any dashes. In the past, I always heard that Google treated dashes as a space, but now I'm finding that even single dash URLs aren't ranking too well.
     
  4. Nexusx2

    Nexusx2 Regular Member

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    Thanks but I cant do anything about my domain. What I was actually asking was about the long tail. such as h ttp://my.subdomain.com/keyword--keyword--keyword as apposed to keyword-keyword-keyword. and the title of the article being double spaced instead of single spaced.

    So in a sense if h ttp://my.subdomain.com/keyword-keyword/[/url] is taken

    will i still rank for h ttp://my.subdomain.com/keyword--keyword/
     
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  5. SEOWhizz

    SEOWhizz Power Member

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    You're over-complicating matters. Just keep single spacing in the article title. If one keyword phrase is taken, just use another variation.
     
  6. yubrew

    yubrew Junior Member

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    Avoid double dashes. It's terrible for humans to use, so I'm sure it gets you dinged somewhere.