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Click the wrench in the top right corner and go to Keyword Planner.
Option 1: If you are looking for keyword ideas go to Find New Keywords and type in a keyword to get ideas
Option 2: If you are looking for metrics on specific keywords go to Get metrics and forecasts for your keywords
Use long-tail keywords for your searches as they are lower competition and it is the way users search. Example: Instead of "Graphic Design" try "Graphic Designer in Muskoka".
Tip: Add a location to your keyword to get specific results for the geo-targeted area.