Have both - Which is better: www.#*$!x-yyyy-zzzz.com vs www.#*$!xyyyyzzzz.com
Take into account that in this case most people will not be typing the url into their browser... I expect 90% of the traffic to come via links.
This is a brand new site. The three keywords in the domain names are short and are a commonly searched on combination for exactly what my site is about. I am wondering which url would be best to use. I have both names and can use a 301 redirect for the other.
So if I were to use www.#*$!x-yyyy-zzzz.com, and this is what would be in any recipical links as well as listings in the search engines. An individual could still enter www.#*$!xyyyyzzzz.com or www.#*$!x-yyyy-zzzz.com and get to the site. I am wondering which one would be better to use as THE url for improved ranking and seo efforts?
Yes, I think using xyz.com and x-y-z.com would be more clear to illustrate your example.
Anyway, I personally like XYZ rather using hyphens. One hyphen looks ok, but more than that in my opinion looks like a spam website where the webmaster is only focusing on SEO rather than giving its visitors real content.