Google Indexing Domain Name Substrings?

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As I'd understood it, Google normally only spotted words in URLs if they
were words seperated by hyphens or underscores(?) as in a search for pigs
would find but not

Well, just did a search for "jaxtraw" and was surprised to see number one on
the list my domain with the "jaxtraw" bit clearly
highlighted in the URL. I'm sure it didn't used to do this.

Or am I imagining things?


Re: Google Indexing Domain Name Substrings?

Jaxtraw wrote in

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This appeared, AFAIK, about a week ago but there doesn't seem to be any
evidence that this is more than the terms being highlighted in the URL shown
with the results - I haven't heard that anyone's established that such terms
in the URLs are also affecting the SERPS

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Re: Google Indexing Domain Name Substrings?

PeterMcC wrote:

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Yep, just as you highlight part-words using the toolbar, it seems that
parts-words are being highlighted in the serps. No big deal, just a
presentation thing

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