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- Written on: January 5th, 2009
The most basic explanation is that Google sees hyphens as spaces, and interprets them in the same way a space is used to separate two words.
One of the best explanations about how this works was written on Guru of Search where he posts that Google considers hyphens to be spaces in a domain name. If you start thinking of hyphens as spaces separating keywords as well, you can begin to select domain names that will have a slight edge in the search engine results positions (SERPs) over some of your competitors.