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Hi everyone,

I would like to know what the best seo rules are for writing friendly urls. I have an item I would like to add to my website which has a file name of:

Houses & Cars

I know the website will then create a separate page for this item with a url like www.website-name.com/house-&-cars.html or something similar.

To make this url seo and google friendly would i have to change it in anyway and replace the character "&" with the word "and" for instance? As I have heard that using characters in urls is not seo friendly and google may frown upon using characters in urls.

Anyway advice would be most welcome.

Kind Regards.

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Special characters like & symbol is strictly restricted and such URLs give lot of problems to search engines. So, it is always recommendable to ignore the & symbol and separate both house and cars keywords by a hyphan like house-cars.html. Even you place and symbol between them, search engines ignore it in keyword searching.

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I Agree With this Info. i too have faced this kind of problems for my site.it is very useful tips for seo friendly urls. thanks for sharing with us.

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url's must be friendly to promote user's experience and to become google's favourite

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do a bit of keyword analysis and select the best keyword with good monthly search and low competition and include it the url, it's not that it should be like houses-cars.html it can be any other keyword related to the page and even part of the URL is ok

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Special characters like & symbol is strictly restricted and such URLs give lot of problems to search engines. So, it is always recommendable to ignore the & symbol and separate both house and cars keywords by a hyphan like house-cars.html. Even you place and symbol between them, search engines ignore it in keyword searching.

how about numbers on url's. is it fine to use numbers?

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