Use of hyphens in domain name correlates with spammy behavior
Hi I`m about to register two domains for a client. As they`re long names, made of three words, should I hyphenate the words? MOZ says that use of hyphens strongly correlates with spammy behavior and decreases domain name readability. Your thoughts?
Travis Bailey: I normally just type sexylocalsingles instead of sexy-local-singles.
Michael Martinez: Bing and Google do not care about how many hyphens you use in a URL. Virtually all blogs hyphenate their page/article URLs. Domain names are just URLs to the search engines (they don`t have some kind of "domain name spam" filter). We`ve used multi-hyphen domain names to great effect, because it`s not how many hyphens the URL contains that make a site spammy - it`s what you do with the site. But I also agree with Zohaib Ali in that it`s easier, in many cases, for people to remember a long domain name that doesn`t include hyphens.