Underscores or dashes – what is better in URL for SEO?

Last Modified: September 3, 2015

Short answer: for splitting the words better to use dashes.


Google recommends.

Just in case, here is a video, where Matt Cutts (former head of Google’s Webspam team) clarifies the difference between underscores and dashes.

Briefly: by dashes you can split words by logic meaning, by underscores you will split them just visually. For example: this-date-is-10_07_1998.

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