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What are the deciding factors when picking a niche?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by robbiedont, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. robbiedont

    robbiedont Newbie

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    I have 2.5weeks of holiday, hosting, lots of autoblog plugins and some spare cash to burn.

    I've had a play with tools like Market Samurai but I was wondering what the deciding factors were in picking a niche?

    At what point does a niche stop being a niche?
     
  2. saturday1

    saturday1 Power Member

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    Niche live forever only trend make it live more alive
    just use a keyword for a niche
    domain keyword and keyword rich content to fetched
     
  3. rawasch

    rawasch Junior Member

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    Since I'm usually going for long tails in Google for me it's a relatively high number of searches plus low competition (few inanchor and intitle results for example).
     
  4. partypills

    partypills Registered Member

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    i look for which niches web users would most likely click on the ads on my web site, and niches i can write nice articles for, but since i just rewrite and spin the articles its not to hard to do ;) in my opinion travel blogs do well or niches where people research about a product.
     
  5. koshiro

    koshiro Junior Member

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    At what point does a niche stop being a niche? 		
    When your site covers everything and anything.

    A niche site has well-defined focus on a fixed number of topics. A niche blog about fishing doesn't cover skateboarding tricks.
     
  6. infomycin

    infomycin Newbie

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    That's an awesome list thanks. I think interest is actually quite important or else you won't continue working on your website say 1 year down the line... unless you're autoblogging.
     
  7. Keedev

    Keedev Regular Member

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    I always do this, but I don't see many people talking about it.. It just seemed more like common sense..

    Find some of the heavy populated forums/stores based around your niche and check out their traffic ratings.. You can also check archive to see how they evolve overtime, such as new products, etc.

    Some may have only a few websites that offer affiliate programs while others may be heavily populated.. Are they an online shopping site or deal with local as well.. I usually use amazon as a last resort. Some niches may also have "news" sites dedicated that also reflect trends and just regular stuff in general to that niche.

    Then it all comes down to serp competition, trends, google alerts, yada.