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Question Special Characters & SEO


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I have a question, I thought in terms of keywords YouTube split keywords when an - is placed, but read through if it's | so if this is the case, why does a keyword without the - have a different score than one without (using TB) ex. Real Estate You Should Invest In Now - DO THIS ASAP vs Real Estate You Should Invest In Now

To go even further is it even worth adding the - (or any other special character for that matter?)

I was thinking of experimenting with them with the purpose to have a keyword to rank in the beginning and to entice the human to click with the content post - (or any other special character) and am wondering if this will affect ranking as indicated by the altered SEO score of including a keyword with a special character