Bing Uses Hyphens As Word Separators in URLs

Apr 1, 2010 • 8:09 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Bing Search
 

A Bing Community thread has Bing's program manager, Brett Yount confirming that Bing prefers hyphens in the URLs as a word separator.

He said:

Hyphens are the preferred character for separating two words in URLs.

Google also uses hyphens as word separators so it is a good thing to know both engines handle them pretty much the same way.

Nothing ground breaking here, but a solid SEO point to have in your toolkit.

Forum discussion at Bing Community.

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Comments:

Adriana Smith

04/02/2010 07:38 am

From SEO point of view tts good to have hyphens in the URLs. But still your company is using underscore for deep page urls http://www.rustybrick.com/services_content_management.php

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