We all are quite aware that hyphen is the title word separator as described in this video by Matt Cutts.
But I was shocked to find that Google was listing the matching page titled "SomePrefix City-Enrollment Centers" in the bottom in SERP (of 100 results) when I entered this query:
SomePrefix City Enrollment Centers
However when I keyed in this query, it showed the page in top in SERP:
SomePrefix City-Enrollment Centers
I'm wondering whether I should have given space around the hyphen in the page title otherwise it seems that Google is considering "City-Enrollment" as single word.
In short how to prevent such situation in which Google may consider those as single words or phrases?
- I'm not including quotes around my search phrase.
- Right now I've removed hyphen altogether to make it simple.