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I Think I Found A Good Niche, How Can I Know for Sure?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Nave, Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Nave

    Nave Junior Member

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    Hi people,

    I think I found a good niche and I want to make sure I'm using the right tools to determine if it will be profitable or not.

    What I want to do is:
    Building an affiliate website for that niche since the products are pretty expensive (80$-500$).
    I was thinking about drop shipping but I read that it is not recommended if your products price is high (80$+), what do you guys think about that?

    Also, the products are related to a bigger niche which has some cheap products I can sell.

    What I did so far:
    1. Bought 7 domains related to that niche with main keyword inside (don't ask me why i bought 7).
    2. Research for products in amazon, aliexpress & ebay for that niche.

    Now, I know the competition is low but if i want to make sure I'm right, what tools should I use?
    I've heard people talking about: kwfinder, kwrevealer, semrush - I dont know which one is the best for me to decide on which keywords I should build my website.
    I'm sure there's more tools and i'd appreciate if you guys can recommend any of them that helped you.

    Also, I want to say I really like this forum and I feel I found the right place for these kind of questions, every comment will be much appreciated, thanks guys.

    Nave
     
  2. patriotnews

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    Google.
    Google the keyword. What comes up is your competition. Check them out. How do the pages look that come up? Are they focused on that keyword/product? Do they look good? Is the title/H1/URL/alt tags/categories/tags/videos all related to the niche/keyword/product?
    Open a new tab and head over to MOZ/AHREFS/Majestic and copy over the top 3 sites. Look AT their backlinks and metrics. Do their backlinks look like something you could get? Do they look like something you could create?
    Look at their metrics, are they off? 2TF/23 CF? Do they have 0 DA/0PA?
    Now, BACK to google, Google their URL look over those results, any PBNs found? Any links missed by the backlink checkers?

    OK, you just did it manually, which with a keyword scorer, you'll still need aomeanual work, now you'll have the skills
     
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  3. Nave

    Nave Junior Member

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    Thanks for the tips man! I will definitely follow these steps also, can you explain what did you mean about - Look at their metrics, are they off? 2TF/23 CF? Do they have 0 DA/0PA?

    Thanks
     
  4. Nave

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    How I check their metrics? what is 2TF/23 CF? some of them has 14DA 13PA - is that too competitive?
     
  5. patriotnews

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    Don't worry about the number of DA/PA, instead look for it to be off. If it is ranking tops, but has 0 of either/both, then it is the sign of a potential PBN.
    CF/TF are the metrics on AHREFS, citation flow(basically the velocity of links coming at your site), trust flow(the quality of the links coming at your site). Generally if high CF, but low TF, it is a sign of potentially spammy links coming at the site, or weaker backlinks built to diversify a PBN.
    Just signs you can use to help identify sites propped up with a PBN.
     
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    swagwaffle Registered Member

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    IMO a good niche is something you are passionate about. U can make millions of dollars in any niche! I know guys in arts & crafts niche who sell a $10 product whos made a million already.
     
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    I'm 6months into a 3yr build against 2 sites with DA of 70 & 78 and average PA of 40+. Each with thousands of real backlinks, no PBNs.
    I designed my attack plan by spending nearly a month reading each site, looking at their weaknesses, looking where I can do what they do, but better.
    One weakness I identified with them was, they were still hardcore into their physical print media(both are also printed magazines), so they saved the juiciest articles for that, most of their online content, while well researched and cited, was short(avg 750-1000 words) posts, sometimes breaking a 1500 piece article into 3 posts and spreading that out over a week. Sometimes they shorted articles with "buy our magazine for more information".
    So, I built my online content strategy around addressing that, I have been building well cited, well researched, long(3,000-5,000) word posts to cover a topic, then building smaller(500-1,000) word support articles about them.

    What you should take away from this is, don't be afraid to take on a big dog, just don't think you can do it with just more content, identify and exploit their weaknesses.
     
  8. Nave

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    Definitely going to take this seriously, thanks again for writing from your point of view, I appreciate this.

    One thing I found is that the top results talking about this niche but very shortly and not specific, most of the websites looks bad also. I can write much better content. My English is not native so I think i will hire copywriters for the job.
    My plan is to use this niche mainly for selling low priced products that related to a much bigger niche, does it make sense?
     
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    Makes total sense.
    Good luck.
     
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    Well, I'm not super passionate about the niche but the potential makes me very passionate lol :p
     
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    At this stage, i would have build and launch my MVP and market the hell out of it to validate my idea before investing resources in it. Plan your MVP, launch it asap and start direct marketing to drive traffic and measure your data. If you can earn money out of your MVP, then go heavy with content, SEO and everything else you want.
     
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  12. Nave

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    Hi,
    Can you explain please, what does MVP stands for? all the rest will be clear after ill understand that :)
    Thanks!
     
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    Minimum viable product
     
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    IMO a excellent market is something you are enthusiastic about.
     
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    I found a niche which have high volume search on Google and low CPC price, is it a profitable niches?