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    Hypens ..

    Chris, in your opinion, for naming of pages ... using of hypens or underscores, which is better for google seo?

    example:
    lemon_juice.htm
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    lemon-juice.htm


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    hyphens... Google, for whatever odd reason, doesn't parse underscores as spaces (atleast last I checked). This is something I only just figured out a couple months ago when I did some tests.
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    Thanks for the tip!

    I noticed for website-templates.net, you use underscore ... any special reason?

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    Because I made that site before I discovered this issue.
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    There are still so many people preaching that underscores are better ... sometimes I wonder how those "experts" come up with their weird theories ...

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    If you do use underscores, do you think it's worth changing them all?
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    On an established site, no. But if your site is brand new without any incoming links yet then you might as well.
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    Oh, forgot about that.

    If I changed everything all the links in google would be broken

    Do you think when I have finished tweaking everything (including changing names), I should resubmit to google?

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    I always submit after making a major change like that.
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    Ah...ok.

    Will it change all the names to their "new" names then?

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    After a crawl and an update, yes.
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    Thanks for the help...
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    By the way, is it against their TOS to submit your site more than once?

    I'm sure I read it once, but can't find it now...
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    Its not.
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