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Wanted to see if it was possible to make my site searchable including a special character, in this case it's a forward slash '/'

Say i have a common 2 character term like 'AB', but I want to optimize and appear in searches for 'A/B' specifically. Is there a way to do this?

  • What does the slash mean in your search term? Slashes have several meanings including "either or", "and", or "per". – Stephen Ostermiller Oct 29 '18 at 21:32
  • It would be 'silent' if that makes sense. Like A/B testing or A/C. – capkutay Oct 29 '18 at 22:00
  • In "A/B" testing it means "A or B" testing. – Stephen Ostermiller Oct 29 '18 at 22:04
  • Sure it means A or B testing but people call it "A B testing" either way in my situation the slash is silent. – capkutay Oct 29 '18 at 22:16
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Google just ignores slashes. If you search for "A/B testing" on Google, sites come up that use the term in a variety of ways:

  • A/B Testing
  • A B Testing

I can search for variations and get the same set of results on Google:

  • A/B testing
  • A B testing
  • AB testing

Use the term in your page written with a slash the way that it is most commonly used. That is what looks most natural for users. In the case of "A/B testing" the slash is present in about 90% of sites.

Google will just do the right thing and display the same results when people search for it in different ways.

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