I have noticed that if I try to type in a keyword phrase, such as: Grand Canyon, that after I have finished submitting it when I go and look at it the keywords have all been alphabetically arranged, even the ones that were meant to be together. My question is:am I doing something wrong? Is there a specific way to insert multiple word keywords that I am not aware of?
You are not doing anything wrong, this is how the search works. If you need to have two words together you can use a hyphen between them but the buyer has to use the same when searching, in order for the keyword to be relevant.
So, it sounds like you are saying that it doesn't matter if the related words are not together. When someone searches for Grand Canyon, for example, my Grand Canyon image will still appear in their search.
The "recipe" for the search engine is a well guarded secret, in fact. Be as relevant as possible when you title, describe and keyword and keep your quality high. Avoid repeating yourself throughout your portfolio and always add variety.