Underscore was traditionally used as most older system like
windows 3.1 could not open files with spaces in them.
Parsing is the ability of a program to read filenames and the
file itself to shift through and find data based on the query
Most modern search engine like google should be able to interpret a:
- or a _ but to be on the safe side I'd stay with the
The only website I know of that came up on search results that
used hyphens was a now defunct site called, "www.because-we-
It never got high ratings except by word of mouth then after it
appeared in many articles then it was high up in the rankings.
>I am setting up a number of doorway pages and want to use
>important keyword strings in the URL.
>What is better for the search engines: to seperate the keywords
>by a hyphen, or to seperate the keywords by underscores?
>If "free chat rooms" is an important keyword STRING and I want to
>use this in the URL of a doorway page, must I use:
>Thanks for any comments.