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    Hello everyone..

    I had a final question in regards to URLs.

    Would Google, or any search engine spider, for that matter, view the below URLs as different even though the only difference is the dashes?
    My feeling is that it would but wanted somebody with more experience to help me with this.
    Would even capitalizing the beginning of each word make a difference?


    For example:

    www.example.com/this-is-my-first-blog
    www.example.com/thisismyfirstblog
    www.example.com/ThisIsMyFirstBlog


    Thank you in advance for your help.

    Morgan
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    Web servers will treat these urls as different.

    Google on the other hand tries to figure out what the searcher really wants and will show basically the same results as you can see from the below pictures. This is something you can not really teach someone, but something you have to learn by doing and seeing.

    You can easily verify this for yourself, search the terms and see. This is also an area where most people who are novices of SEO make the mistake of "Not Testing" to actually learn the differences.
    Failing to do testing is a major mistake in SEO, it makes the difference between success and failure.

    Search term thisismyfirstblog notice how Google automatically breaks the words out for you. Google thinks you made a typographical error!! This could be RankBrain kicking in, maybe. Definitely I would say this is AI kicking in.


    This is the alternative listing to the above


    Search term ThisIsMyFirstBlog


    This is the alternative listing to the above


    Search term this-is-my-first-blog
    This-Is-My-First-Blog
    This is my Frist Blog
    Notice Google treats the hypen as white space, so these three return the same results


    This is with the first letter capitolized

    This is with some first letters capitolized

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