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How to know if a niche is too competitive?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by ProFamous, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. ProFamous

    ProFamous Newbie

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    Howdy hey ya'll, I am going to start an Amazon affiliate site soon - writing articles and such.
    My one problem that is hindering me from taking action is the actual topic. I am a technology buff and would love a tech related website but it seems every top 10 in Google in every category is taken by a big website like Cnet or pcadvisor...is it possible to outrank these big sites?

    I really want to get started and I think the only way I can stay dedicated is by having a site that interests me, like technology.
    I don't want all my hard work to be in vain because it is impossible to outrank these sites...any tips?
    Thanks!
     
  2. asap1

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    For amazon affiliate sites I like to find profitable niches like this.

    Step 1. Type "buy *product name*" into google, you can get ideas from anywhere just keep searching google until you come across an amazon niche website

    Step 2. Look for an amazon affiliate website somewhere in the top 5, the higher the better.

    Step 3. After you find a website look at the link profile, if the website does not have many links move to step 4. If the website has a lot of links then find another website.

    Step 4. Paste the niche site url into http://semrush.com, you now know this website is ranking for xxx keywords bringing in xx,xxx traffic a month and only has 100 links.

    Easy money. :)
     
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  3. ProFamous

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    Forgive me asap1, what do you mean look at the link profile?
    I don't understand your post, if i type "buy *product name*" into google, none of the results in the top 10 are amazon affiliates, I just see Best Buy, ebay, actual Amazon, the actual product's website. Could you elaborate a little more? I'd really appreciate it.

    The websites I fear I will not be able to outrank are the biggies- technet and cnet and the like. I am new to IM and I'm just not sure how to approach this.

    Thank you.
     
  4. Jet Pack

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    Search in google something like this "Buy shaver", "best shaver", "best shaver reviews" etc. If you see a website that promotes only shaver with amazon links in it, research on the website
     
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    The post above me is correct.

    Link profile is the links pointing to the domain.

    If you go to http://majestic.com or http://ahrefs.com and search a domain name you will see their link profile.

    Just search random things into google as the post above explained.

    After you find a website that is promoting amazon products search that website on ahref or majestic.

    If the site has less than 100 links then that niche is easy to rank, you will not need to build many links to rank.

    Take that websites url and paste it into http://semrush.com , this will show you how much traffic the website generates and you can get a idea of how profitable it will be.

    You will also get all the keywords the site is ranking for, you out source some content for them keywords and boom there you go.

    You can buy a $5 semrush pro account here https://uk.fiverr.com/semrush_moz/provide-assured-semrush-pro-and-moz-pro-30-days-private-account?context=advanced_search&context_type=auto&context_referrer=search_gigs&source=top-bar&pos=3&funnel=6f19e507-bc83-4346-9278-3e024b381012
     
  6. gcgipson

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    Maybe use Google Adwords to see the value of the keywords related to your niche, good luck!