After using any of the Keyword Research methods, all the newly-found keywords automatically land in your Keyword Sandbox by default.
Keyword Sandbox under Keyword Research is a separate module that accumulates the results you've harvested during the research, and allows you to:
If you'd like to skip that step and move the findings to Target Keywords at once, you can do so right from the workspace after running any search (the keywords you already monitor will be marked as Tracked).
On the right, you may find a sidebar with keyword groups. This is your Keyword Map pane that you can use to arrange keywords by topics or by any other criteria of your choice.
The groups that you create in Sandbox are shared across the project and will be available also in the Keyword Map module. Your Keyword Map can be used to group both tracked and untracked keywords. To learn more about how to group keywords and manage folders, refer to the Keyword Map section.
At the top of your Sandbox module, you will find a widget showing the overall stats like the total Number of Searches, total Estimated Traffic and PPC Cost, and average Keyword Difficulty.
The Found In column indicates which method each keyword has been found with. You may also load any keywords manually for further analysis, clicking on the + Add Keywords button and entering the list, one keyword per line.
Switching to any certain Keyword Group, you can see the key performance stats for the group. The stats in the top widget will be recalculated on-the-go for all the keywords currently visible in the table so that you could see the average Keyword Difficulty / total Number of Searches / etc. for any group.
Using right-click, you can access the context menu for each Keyword Group. The menu gives access to the following commands:
Select multiple Keyword Groups holding CRTL key, and right-click on selection to access the other context menu to manage the groups.
To add keywords to some group, simply select them in the table and then use drag-and-drop to move keywords to the required folder in your Keyword Map.
The quick menu in the main table gives access to managing the results on a keyword level:
For any keywords in Keyword Sandbox, you can check or update SEO/PPC Data, as well as Keyword Difficulty. Select the keywords, and either hit the Update icon or use the context menu, then choose the factors you'd like to update.
You may sort the data in the workspace by setting up custom filters, and adjusting the list of visible columns; or quickly export the data to CSV.