Just loving KeyWords! Broad, Exact, or Phrase? what should it be?
How about "numerous?" Though you can go overboard there, too, and get flagged. But I usually have a dozen or so keywords, as every relevant point is an opportunity to draw in a reader.
I do try to avoid annoying keyword calls, though--I don't want to annoy a reader by luring them to my Hub on selling my house--alert: made up example; I don't have such a Hub!--just because I mentioned the resident cat in paragraph 3 and then foolishly put 'cat' as a keyword. In other words, I try to keep it reasonably relevant to the best of my ability. (I recognize, however, that you can't anticipate every eventuality.)
If you're referring to using the keyword research tool provided by Google, you need to use the "Exact" selection.
The other two refer to searches where the keywords are used along with other words.
Exact will tell you searches for those words EXACTLY and ALONE.
Keywords are a constantly changing thing, so you really have to do the research to know for sure.
But 'longtail' as in 4 or 5 words are going to give you good results since they are likely to have less competition.
But again it all depends on the subject and the research.
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