URL: Contains A Space

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Contains A Space

URLs that contain a space. These are considered unsafe and could cause the link to be broken when sharing the URL. Hyphens should be used as word separators instead of spaces.

How to Analyse in the SEO Spider

View URLs with this issue in the URL tab and ‘Contains A Space’ filter, and export all URLs using the ‘Export’ button.

Use the lower ‘Inlinks’ tab to view pages that link to them.

What Triggers This Issue

This issue is triggered when a URL contains a space. For example: page/

How To Fix

Ideally hyphens should be used as word separators, rather than spaces. However, changing URLs is a big decision.

If URLs are changed, then appropriate 301 redirects must be implemented.

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