How does google handle a dash in a keyword phrase? I have a strong keyword phrase that doesn't make grammatical sense. If I change it to make grammatical sense, the qsr sky-rockets. Can I just put a dash in it so that it makes sense? Or will this throw off the search and or ranking or anything else?

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
ExpatMark Premium
“To answer a common question, Google doesn’t algorithmically penalize for dashes in the URL.”

We got our answer did we not and that site has a free newsletter too about SEO. Looks like a good site to learn from too. Good job. This community is awesome.
HelenpDoyle Premium
Try it. You can always change it later.
JMarabello Premium
Thank you
CathyOliver9 Premium

I don't personally know but hope this post can help:

Hope I could help!

JMarabello Premium
Thank you, though it was a little different than what I was looking for, it was a very informative article.