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I am a programmer and working on my site having slug set for SEO friendliness. I wonder whether this URL is OK for Search Engines?

http://example.com/entry/1/clinton-sanders-use-n.h.-primary-to-frame-long-battle-to-come

Note . and .- after n.h

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Short answer. Yes. I do this all the time without issue.

In fact, you do not have to search Google very long to see other examples where a period (.), dash (-), underscore (_), etc. are used. There are some characters that have special meaning that you should be aware of.

From this page: http://www.skorks.com/2010/05/what-every-developer-should-know-about-urls/

The list is:

; / ? : @ & = + $ ,

Avoid these and you should generally be fine. As well, when you have the time, the page I linked to is a programmer talking specifically on the topic in question so you may want to read what he has to say.

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i would like to say no. an URL in my old school influented opinion, should not contain anything beside 0-9a-z and - (_is a worst case). On the other side, in the Unicode times (now) when even cyrillic characters are fully supported as URLs signs, a point (in your URL) doesn't differ very much from any cyrillic character. So i must say yes, it is pretty seo conform.

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