Choose Dashes Over Underscores

April 8th, 2010

When naming files and links in your website, use dashes to separate words instead of underscores. Most search engines, like Google, will read dash-separated words as individual keywords where they look at underscore-separated ones as one unit.

One Comment

  1. Jeff Swanson says:

    I agree with this. And even more importantly, it looks better, in my opinion, from a user perspective. There’s just something odd aesthetically about underscores.