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How do you guys find niches??

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sire243, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. sire243

    sire243 Regular Member

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    I just want to know how do you guys find niches. And how do you determine if it is a good one or not. :) Any help would be nice for a noob like me.
     
  2. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    go to dp market place, flippa, etc :)
     
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  3. bytes2000

    bytes2000 Newbie

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    read the Xfactor method, it is almost the bible of micro niche sites
     
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  4. sire243

    sire243 Regular Member

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    What is the dp market place.....?
     
  5. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    DP = digitalpoint :rolleyes:
     
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    Checkmate Elite Member

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    A twist on someone elses niche (that YOU think is a good idea) seems to work well.
    Posted via Mobile Device
     
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    alejandro p Registered Member

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    I like to think about niches from the perspective of "what makes people lose sleep?" because you can get these people to pay a LOT of money to solve their problems, whereas niches where people are "comfortable," the best you can hope for is a couple bucks off amazon affiliate network/EPN/adsense. f* that, go for the big money.

    Just a few examples of what I'm talking about
    • My teen got kicked out of school for violence
    • my vagina smells terrible
    • i have acne that looks like freddy kruger has his way with my face
    • i have anxiety attacks
    • i've been stuck in the same job for 20 years
    • im gay and don't know how to tell my spouse
    • i have scars that make me extremely self concious, to the point that I can't go to the beach
    • i act cool, but deep inside im freaking out that my life is going nowhere
    • [obvious] I'm fat.
    • [obvious] I'm poor and wish i could get rich quick
    • [obvious] I'm working hard, but i'm not going to get paid in time to pay rent

    These are just a few things that people REALLY worry about.
    Instead of just going to google adwords tool and typing in some bs like, "purple ipod case," and trying to make a few cents from adsense/amazon affiliate, think about what people are truly PLAGUED by, and sell it to them for whatever price they're willing to pay.
     
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  8. dannyhw

    dannyhw Senior Member

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    A big ass mysql database chock full of metrics ;)
     
  9. thisismymp3

    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    i go to the local bar see which bitch i like and if i like what i see i buy her a drink, then after a few more we go back to my place and i stick it in and if its good ill call her back
     
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    thisismymp3 Power Member

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    i just registered all these domains thanks alejandro!

    smellyvagina.com lmao

     
  11. blade_

    blade_ Registered Member

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    Make research on some word and chose for keyword this who have no more from 7 000 search monthly..on this way...Good luck
     
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  12. sizzlers

    sizzlers Newbie

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    Clickbank marketplace
    Google Trends
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  13. sire243

    sire243 Regular Member

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    LOL thanks
     
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    /bump
     
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    For products, I use Amazon.

    1. select any best selling products
    2. scrape using the root keyword ( I use SB)
    3. Pick the long tail keywords with less competition and high search volume
     
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    orangeblossoms Regular Member

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    I go to Costco.

    Seriously, I just got back and discovered a product that's $200 that I never thought of that I can build a site around.
     
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    Finding a niche boils down two things: either chasing after the money or chasing after what you know about/interested in. If you are about the case you can do a google search on the most highest paying keywords. Also use Google traffic estimator/keyword tool to find highly searched terms. If you are looking to focus on the latest buzz then try Google Trends. I know of one guy who use Trends to register a domain that made him $100 by simply parking it.

    Then again, if you decide to write about a topic of interest you will be more motivated and not just one of the 101 projects that you start but never finish.
     
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    Look at amazon-best sellers, ebay pulse, google trends, magazines.com
     
  19. englandrm

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    I've seen a lot of people go to clickbank, amazon, or ebay and look at whats selling. This does work, but it may not be the most effective method.

    What I do is open up ebay or amazon, and the google keyword tool. I also have market samurai open at the same time.

    I pick a random category, such as bikes. I type it in the google keyword tool, and look at the matches that are either brands or a specific type, and check out the competition.

    For example "tandem bike". I haven't checked this, but I can tell you it does have less searches than bike, and it is searched by people who are looking to either find out more about a tandem bike or actually purchase one.

    There are so many niches. Pretty much any main keyword works. Rings, Speakers, Hard Drives, Back packs, etc. Just look for a subcategory of that keyword with low competition.

    Then I type it in Market Samurai and see what the top 10 search results look like. You want a less competitive market, as in the sites have an average below 3 PR, a reasonable number of backlinks, and low onsite SEO. If the niche appears to be too competitive, I will move onto the next one.

    PS, not all niches are taken. I just found one 2 days ago that gets 15k searches per month, is a very easy to enter market, and I had a supply of the product readily available.

    My site was indexed today, and I'm expecting to be ranking in the top 10 over the next month or two. Good luck
     
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    mccullum Power Member

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    amazon and walmart are excellent places to find niches around a few products.give it a try.