Matt Cutts of Google Says Still Go With Dashes in URLs

Aug 10, 2007 - 7:44 am 15 by

Matt Cutts finally chimed in on the big buzz about Hyphens & Underscores Are Now Treated Equally in, which was broken by Stephan Spencer at

Matt said, he "didn’t quite say that in the talk." What he did say was that Google was "looking at that now" and it is NOT a "done deal at this point."

Matt does say that if you do have a site with underscores, that at this point, it is not worth revamping all your URLs to use dashes instead.

But he does and a very important note:

If you’re starting fresh, I’d still pick dashes.

So Matt is still recommending that you go with dashes, if it is easy to start off with.

So there you go. Currently, dashes and underscores are not treated equally in Google.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: May 24, 2024

May 24, 2024 - 10:00 am
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Ranking Volatility, Ads In Google AI Overviews, Sundar Pichai Interview, Heartfelt Helpful Content & More Ad News

May 24, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google: The Site Reputation Abuse Policy Enforcement Not Yet Algorithmic

May 24, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Search Can Now Index Electronic Publication (EPUB)

May 24, 2024 - 7:41 am

Directory Of Embarrassing Google AI Overviews

May 24, 2024 - 7:31 am
Web Analytics

Google Analytics Real-Time Reports Adds Users In Last 5 Minutes

May 24, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Is Google Shortening Their Snippet Character Limit?