Well I first want to say this is the first time that I have shared something here and I want to give away one of my secrets. As I have seen a lot of great posts here and feel as I owe it to the group here to share my knowledge as well. This is by far my favorite forum. Anyhow here it is. This is a search string that I use with ezinearticles to find articles that have been viewed over 100 times in a month. It gives you an idea of what is being read and what is current and hot. This-article-has-been-viewed-*-times "Article Submitted On August * 2009 " "acne" site:ezinearticles.com Now in this search string you can substitute anything that you want or just leave out the part where I put "acne". And of course use a current month where I put August * 2009. What will happen is you will see all of the newest articles that have had enough traffic to look further into it. Then from there it is up to you to do the in depth research but it is a great way to start to get an idea of weather or not a niche is getting traffic or it is something that you should skip. Hope that helps and would love to hear your comments on what I have here.