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Using keywords in file names

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:58 pm
We are wondering if utilizing + names in our file names will prevent google from indexing our website:

Thanks for your help.

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:39 pm
by seaboat
submit, domain name containing 3 or more dasheds will NOT necessarily get penalized, but the site will be open for more scrutiny. If you don't do anything wrong, it's not a big deal. Actually, you can find a lot of examples on google.

Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 12:46 am
by HealthInfo
submit wrote:Hi Scott :lol:

Using keywords in file names does not have a big value these days. I would suggest staying away from long file names that have over 3 keywords. That may look a little spammy. I know that if domain names have over 3 dashes they get penalized, but I have not heard if Google is penalizing long file names. However, it's better to be safe than sorry. Since the keywords in file names have very little value, I would instead put more effors in your site content, Title tags and link popularity.
Well said, good advice. Too much url keyword stuffing can be considered spam.