So because of the generous BHW, I am able to have Market Samurai. I watched the videos and am able to find 'probable' keywords. (I say probable because I'm still trying to learn the metrics of MS for analyzing niches and keywords.) MS has their "golden rules", but I'm looking for a little less competition than what they push, and will settle for less traffic. A few thousand or more searches in a month is currently what I'm aiming at. But as indicated by my post count, I'm still wet behind the ears. I'm desiring to get into affiliate promotions but presently want to begin monetizing by Adsense. SENuke has niche research but I haven't explored it, yet. I have mainly used SENuke to promote what I had previously found with MS. Anyone have any good experience with SENuke's niche research? Then there are other niche identification programs and ebooks. Mao Flynn recently had a good method in "10 Steps to 10k", but that referred to niches that aren't cyclical or temporal. Do you like targeting keywords that have a time-sensitive nature to them? I would be daft not to believe that some of the hardened marketers on here do their own research the 'long' way, e.g. without aid of current applications. I peruse postings all the time trying to uncover these methods. What about wordtracker? Is Google Keyword Tool sufficient to this or is Wordtracker taking keywords to the next level? Thanks for checking this thread out, none-the-less.