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Underscore in anchor

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by JohnnySalami, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. JohnnySalami

    JohnnySalami Registered Member

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  2. JonnyBorneo

    JonnyBorneo Regular Member

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    nvm I don't know.
     
  3. JohnnySalami

    JohnnySalami Registered Member

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    I'm doing some keyword research and I've found a few urls with underscores in them. I'm wondering how they apply in SEO
     
  4. Scripteen

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    wp does that and everyone ranks wp blogs.
     
  5. agente808

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    underscores in the URL are considered the same as a dash (by google anyway)
    PREVIOUSLY - the underscore was treated differently, but G changed the way the treated underscores in 2007, and now they are identical to dashes in URLs. And yes, G treats them as spaces for the purpose of understanding your keywords.
     
  6. JonnyBorneo

    JonnyBorneo Regular Member

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    OP was talking about anchor text not URLS

    but yeah if the previous poster is right then having anchor text

    jonny like cake, jonny-like-cake, jonny_like_cake would be counted as the same word "jonny like cake" with no diversity
     
  7. JohnnySalami

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    I'm sorry, I meant the url. Thanks for the help :)
     
  8. mindymccollum68

    mindymccollum68 Newbie

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    Any other problem jonny.
     
  9. JohnnySalami

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    I'm good, thanks much :)
     
  10. derekmhc

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    Looks like Johnny/Jonny is talking to himself. :p
     
  11. dragonworks

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    Underscores gives importance in seo, and withou that it looks odd with spaces.
     
  12. jaso009

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    I like dashes more!