Excuse my French: Google says you can use accents in URLs (but be careful)

On Twitter, Google’s John Mueller said that accents in URLs work fine with Google. However, some tools (and maybe other search engines) might not work with them.

Excuse my French: accents are allowed

You can check this in Google’s search results

Here’s an image of a web page URL in Google’s search results that contains accents:

accents in search results on Google

The official URL recommendations by Tim Berners-Lee can be found here.

Check your own web pages

Most modern tools can handle accents and other special characters. Some characters are now allowed in URLs and they can break your website. Check your web pages now with the website audit tool in SEOprofiler to make sure that Google and other search engines can index all of your pages:

Check your pages

Johannes Selbach

Johannes Selbach is the CEO of SEOprofiler. He blogs about search engine optimization and website marketing topics at "http://blog.seoprofiler.com".