There are many ways to do keyword research, but its all about what you find works for you, and all method works to a degree so don't be too worried. METHOD STEP BY STEP 1 - Go to Google and type in your main keyword. 2 - Press on your keyword and a new window should open with google and your keyword typed in it. Put your keywords in quotes and press enter, you should now see a figure, this number is showing you how many people are you competitors. 3/4 - Put &start=990 to see how many pages google is showing with your keyword. 5 - Insert intitle:"keyword" and press search to see how many of the competition have done on page SEO and have the keyword in the title on their page. (part of on page SEO). 6 - Insert inurl:"keyword" and press search to see how many of the competition have put the keyword in the URL. (this is part of on page SEO and helps alot for ranking) 7 - Insert inurl:"keyword" inurl"keyword" and press search and you will see how many people have done proper SEO and are REAL competitors for your keyword. 8 - Lastly you want to go and see the PR and Age and links to see how tough the competition is for the real competition (on FIRST PAGE).