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Longtail Phrase Page URL Question

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by johnnyc9999, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. johnnyc9999

    johnnyc9999 Junior Member

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    Guys,

    Ive got a domain that's doing well and I want to add specific pages to target specific longtail keywords. The question is should I separate words in that longtail phrase with "-" or not.

    eg. www.MyDomain.com/longtailkeywordphrase

    or

    www.MyDomain.com/longtail-keyword-phrase

    I know having no "-" in the main URL of the domain is a good thing, but does the same apply to the URLs of specific pages?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. johnnyc9999

    johnnyc9999 Junior Member

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    anyone?
     
  3. dynander

    dynander Regular Member

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    I always put - in the url
     
  4. dynander

    dynander Regular Member

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    I always put - in the url
     
  5. neoseeker2002

    neoseeker2002 Registered Member

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    I've never seen LongTailKeyPhrase in the url of the top results in the serps. I see Long-Tail-Key-Phrase quite a bit. Also all popular content management systems use the hyphenated version as far as i know.
     
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    Both work, I am ranked high for many longtails without dashes infact.
     
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    showboytridin Regular Member

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    I think both can rank very well. You can try some urls with dashes and without. Then you can see what is best for your site.
     
  8. johnnyc9999

    johnnyc9999 Junior Member

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    cheers
     
  9. designsonline

    designsonline Power Member

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    dashes work better for humans as they can read it easier and therefore will be more likely to click on it in the serps...
     
  10. alex1

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    www.mykeywordphrase.com/my-keyword-phrase.htm

    In my projects, I am trying to stick with the format depicted above, and I think it works the best.

    I.e. no dashes in the domain name, and yes please use dashes in the file name / directory path - that would help to avoid conflicts like

    expertsexchange.htm:
    a) experts-exchange
    b) expert-sex-change

    Google is trying to be smart and maybe will pick the a) meaning automatically, but I think it is better to state every word explicitly by using dashes as separator.

    Do not use underscore though, the dash seem to work better (do not want to go into explaining details here, just use dashes and not underscores).