Phrases for keyword, Hyphen or no?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by no4h~, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. no4h~

    no4h~ Regular Member

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    Hi Guys, Just wondering if you had any idea if having the hyphen between a keyword phrase in a file-name could change how a page is ranked? This company that overtook #1 in all of our markets (which are all 2 word phrases) doesn't have a hyphen, and I'm thinking that might be what we need to do.

    Just for the sake of this thread, we'll say the phrase is "Forum Technology".


    • #1 competitor1.com / forumtechnology.php
    • #2 competitor1.com
    • #3 competitor2.com / forum-technology.html
    • #4 competitor2.com
    • #5 mywebsitee.com / forum-technnology


    I know they have a lot more pages indexed, and they have more back-links but we were sitting comfortably at top for over 6 of these phrases.... and lost it within the span of a week.

    Any clues? :eek:
     
  2. hrolf555

    hrolf555 Newbie

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    Everything I have read says to use /forum-technology

    I think that looks more natural. That is what I use.