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    effect of using underscore

    Hello everyone,

    Which is better for SEO if files' names were written as separate words (my file), as a gathered word (myFile), or underscored (my_file)?

    Thank you.

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    None of the above

    I like hyphens (dashes).

    my-file
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    Thanks cbVision for answering me.
    Shall I understand that none of the four cases (including dashes) affect the searching optimization, but you just like hyphens?

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    myFile will affect SEO since the words aren't separated. I've always read you should use dashes, but I cannot confirm how it compares to underscores for SEO. I *think* dashes or underscores are the best for SEO, but most people use dashes. Again, I don't have any evidence. I'm just going off from what I've read and seen.
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    Thanks for sharing very useful information.

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    Great! Thanks again cbVision.

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