I was wondering if anyone could help me review the steps that I currently use to scope out niches, and possibly suggest some alternatives.
1. Use Google Adwords Keyword Tool to get an idea of rough amount of searches per month
2. Run a couple of searches on main keyword and similar keywords to get an idea of the amount of competition
3. Scope out some of the top competition websites using spyfu and alexa (probably not the best way, but it gives me an idea)
4. Continue to check out the progress of the main keyword and similar keywords using Google Trends
Thanks in advance,