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Competitive, Niche, and Idea Research Resources

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by aistee, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. aistee

    aistee Regular Member

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    something from my IM blog, a running resource list I keep:

    1. Trends

    Google Trends
    => http://www.google.com/trends

    TrendWatching
    => http://www.trendwatching.com/trends/

    Google Insights
    => http://www.google.com/insights/search/#
    => http://www.google.com/support/insights//bin/answer.py?answer=96693

    Quantcast
    => http://www.quantcast.com

    2. Directories

    Directories are where search engines where born, and can give you great insight into categories and niches both by seeing who is there and visiting them.

    Open Directory Project
    => http://www.dmoz.org/

    Yahoo Directory
    => http://dir.yahoo.com/

    3. Mega Ideas Generator

    Google Suggest
    => http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=en

    Lycos Movers and Shakers
    => http://50.lycos.com/

    Alexa Top 500 Movers and Shakers
    => http://alexa.com/site/ds/top_sites?ts_mode=global〈=none

    Amazon Bestsellers
    => http://amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books

    WikiSuccess
    => http://www.wikisuccess.org/wiki/Main_Page

    Barnes and Nobles BestSellers
    => http://www.barnesandnoble.com/gateway/bestsellers.asp?z=y

    43 Things
    => http://www.43things.com/

    Squidoo Top Lenses
    => http://www.squidoo.com/browse/top_lenses

    Magazine.com
    => http://www.magazines.com/ncom/mag?redirect=1

    Ebay Pulse
    => http://pulse.ebay.com/

    Shopping.com Top Searches
    => http://www10.shopping.com/top_searches

    Yahoo Recreational Hobbies
    => http://dir.yahoo.com/recreation/hobbies

    Google Groups
    => http://groups.google.com/

    Yahoo Groups
    => http://groups.yahoo.com/

    Google Blogsearch
    => http://blogsearch.google.com/

    BlogCatalog
    => http://www.blogcatalog.com/

    Google Catalogs
    => http://catalogs.google.com/

    Yahoo Buzz Index
    => http://buzz.yahoo.com/

    Technorati Top Searches
    => http://www.technorati.com/

    Thesauraus, Dictionary, and Encyclopedia
    => http://thesauraus.reference.com/

    4. Affiliate Programs

    Not only can you research lucrative affiliate programs you can promote, and get ideas for products to fill a niche, but all the affiliate networks will show you what their hottest offers for you to promote. This also tells you what niches are hot, or you can use those to suggest products to create yourself.

    AzoogleAds
    => http://www.azoogleads.com/corp/index.php

    Joe Bucks
    => http://www.joebucks.com/

    MoreNiche
    => http://www.moreniche.com/

    ClickBank Marketplace
    => https://www.clickbank.com/marketplace.htm?s=&method=Sort&c=65&keywords=#

    PayDotCom
    => http://www.paydotcom.com/homepage.php

    FreeIQ
    => http://beta.freeiq.com/index.dhtml?a=1

    Associate Programs
    => http://www.associateprograms.com/

    LifeTimeCommissions
    => http://www.lifetimecommissions.com/

    2 Tier
    => http://2-tier.com/

    Affiliate Directory
    => http://www.affiliatesdirectory.com/

    5 Star Affiliate Program
    => http://www.5staraffiliateprograms.com/

    5. Free Keyword Tools

    Google Adwords Keyword Tool
    => https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

    Webmaster Toolkit Keyword Research Tool
    => http://www.webmaster-toolkit.com/keyword-research-tool.shtml

    SEO 20/20
    => http://www.seo2020.com/seo-tools/keyword-research/keyword-research-tool/

    WordTracker FREE Keyword Tool
    => http://freekeywords.wordtracker.com/

    Digital Point
    => http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/suggestion/

    Nichebot Classic
    => http://www.nichebotclassic.com/

    DomainCountry Keyword Tool
    => http://www.domaincountry.com/

    NicheTaxi
    => http://www.nichetaxi.com/

    WordPot
    => http://www.wordpot.com/

    Freeaddlink
    => http://freeaddlink.com/domain/research.php


    5. Answers, ?How To? and Self Help

    Great for for niche research, you can contribute and leave your link for traffic generation.

    eHow
    => http://www.ehow.com/

    WikiHow
    => http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page

    AnswerBag
    => http://www.answerbag.com/

    How Stuff Works
    => http://www.howstuffworks.com/

    So You Wanna?
    => http://www.soyouwanna.com/

    About.com
    => http://www.about.com/

    Yedda
    => http://yedda.com/

    Yahoo Answers
    => http://answers.yahoo.com/

    Tips and Answers
    => http://www.tipsanswers.com/

    This is a good gem to look out for. Use this to create custom reports and offer to your list and add value to your subscribers, or as opt-in incentives:

    =>Find All About ?> http://www.findallabout.com/index.php

    Here is some great ?How To? materials that will also generate loads of useful ideas:
    Must watch => VideoJug -> http://www.videojug.com/


    ?Early To Rise Health, Wealth, & Success Ezine? with loads of great info:
    => http://www.earlytorise.com/


    ?MyGoals? pre-made and customized goal-attainment:
    => http://www.mygoals.com/

    6. Article Directories

    Great source for information and ideas, as well as traffic genetation.

    EzineArticles
    => http://ezinearticles.com/

    iSnare
    => http://www.isnare.com/

    Associated Content
    => http://www.associatedcontent.com/

    SearchWarp
    => http://searchwarp.com/

    Article Dashboard
    => http://www.articledashboard.com/

    GoArticles
    => http://www.goarticles.com/

    ArticleBase
    => http://www.articlesbase.com/

    ArticleDepot
    => http://www.articledepot.co.uk/

    ArticleCity
    => http://www.articlecity.com/

    7. Public Domain

    Wikipedia list of public domain directories
    => http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_domain_resources

    Gutenberg
    => http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

    Online Books Page
    => http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

    Creative Commons
    => http://creativecommons.org/

    Google US Government Search
    => http://www.google.com/ig/usgov

    Public Domain Books Online
    => http://www.pdbooksonline.com/

    ibiblio
    => http://www.ibiblio.org/

    Health Research Books
    => http://www.healthresearchbooks.com/

    Bibliomania
    => http://www.bibliomania.com/

    Electronic Text Center
    => http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/

    8. Interesting Facts

    Amusing Facts
    => http://amusingfacts.com/

    Strange Facts
    => http://www.strangefacts.com/


    9. Forums

    Forums can be some of the best resources for specific end-user answers, and allow you to ask specific questions.

    WarriorForum
    => http://warriorforum.com/forum

    Big Board
    => http://www.big-boards.com/

    Digital Point
    => http://forums.digitalpoint.com/

    Sitepoint
    => http://www.sitepoint.com

    A Best Web Affiliate Marketers forum
    => http://abestweb.com

    ZamDoo
    => http://www.zamdooforums.com

    IM4Newbies
    => http://www.im4newbies.com/forum/


    Michael
    Analogy Marketing
     
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  2. muztem

    muztem Newbie

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    thx these are good links
     
  3. BlackLinks

    BlackLinks Newbie

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    This is a very nice list. Thanks for telling about some new sites I did not no about yet.
     
  4. xcubic

    xcubic Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You really need to look at the M*arket S*amurai.