I'm new here so it seems wise to kick off with an apology for asking perhaps a very basic question; after all, I've bought a few programmes and know my way around some of the traditional tools of the trade. But I keep on failing to get my head around keywords. Am I right in thinking that basically, if someone wants to know if <picks at random> tea tree oil can cure spots, you type that into Google Keywords or Jaaxy or whatever and that then gives you information as to the current competition?
From that, what's going on when they then throw up further ideas at you? I recently did a bit of keyword research into cameras and the CSV file that I ended up downloading was huge and I couldn't really make head nor tail of it.
My understanding would be to pick a product / niche, look at the keywords and try to find some which have current low competition and then incorporate those into my blog posts.
I may be asking the dumbest and most vague questions here but whilst I get the blogging bit and the monetising bit and the list building bit, I appear to be a bit weirded out by the hundreds of alternatives that are thrown up when I use a keyword tool.
And would you recommend Jaaxy over Google Keywords? I love it; it strikes me as an all-in-one stop, versus GK then Uber Suggest, Traffic Travis etc...
Thanks ever so much for thoughts / links / explanations!