Is it a good niche if...

by Meanna Blog 8 replies
...when i check on the free wordtracker tool on seobook, the 'Overall daily est' for that word is 2,700 ?

What other factors do you build in to see if the niche will make money?

(Sorry if i'm asking stupidly simple questions)
#main internet marketing discussion forum #good #niche
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  • Profile picture of the author Dmitry
    I don't know what that 2700 number means but basically for keyword research you need the search count, the competing sites and advertisers. This will give you a very basic idea as to your keyword's traffic potential, the competition you'll have and the money you could be making. Of course it's all pretty basic but that's where you could start from.
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    • Profile picture of the author Meanna Blog
      Originally Posted by Dmitry View Post

      I don't know what that 2700 number means but basically for keyword research you need the search count, the competing sites and advertisers. This will give you a very basic idea as to your keyword's traffic potential, the competition you'll have and the money you could be making. Of course it's all pretty basic but that's where you could start from.
      When you say 'Search Count', would that be the 'WordTracker count'? If so, that comes out at 1526.

      The competing sites are foundations and information sites that aren't selling products. Some have a few adverts on.

      The keyword is actually a specific medical condition. I have had it in the past and there are many people looking for help with it. I would have to get articles and ebook written as I don't have the time to do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    It's a good niche if you are not starting from scratch and you have access to a community or captive audience.
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    • Profile picture of the author Meanna Blog
      Originally Posted by dvduval View Post

      It's a good niche if you are not starting from scratch and you have access to a community or captive audience.
      I would be ... (maybe I should bin that one then)
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      • Profile picture of the author Takuya Hikichi
        Are you selling products in that niche? If you are, then check Adwords competition in that niche. Often a popular searche like that yields zero Adwords.

        Now you can send 1000 clicks for 0.05 cents each ($50 budget) and sell $20 ebooks at only 2% conversion rate = make $400.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Hillage
    2700 a day is 81000 per month which would be a great start for me (not too big and not too small). Check if others are advertising (and likely making money) on Google Adwords, any niche magazines on the topic www.magazines.com?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Kelsall
      It sounds as though you may have stumbled across a pretty good niche, but there are a couple things you can do up front to get a better idea of whether that particular niche is profitable or not

      1. Do a search on Google for the keyword itself within quotation marks. Make a note of how many resulting pages show up. This will give you a better understanding of exactly how competitive the niche is. If for instance, 25,000 sites show up or even 50,000 you could be in good shape. On the other hand if there's half a million results for that particular keyword when searching with quotation marks you could be in for an uphill battle. Unless of course you plan on using some type of paid advertising such as adwords or something similar.

      2. Take note of how many paid ads are running on the right-hand side of Google. If the first page is full and there's a link below it to more sponsored links, most of the time it's safe to assume that people are making money off of that particular keyword.

      3. Take a close look at maybe the first five results returned on the first page of Google and exactly what those sites are doing. As an example, if you notice that the first five results are article directories or some type of Web 2.0 site, chances are good that high rankings could be easily obtained. If however the front page of Google is loaded with authority sites with thousands of pages and a ton of relevant content, that might be a sign that a decent ranking is going to take a lot of work.

      4. Take the first five results that show up on Google and then check them with a tool like Yahoo Explorer so that you can get a good idea of how many back links they built up in order to get the rankings that they have. You might also want to take note of the sites that their links are coming from. Often times, you can duplicate their links and be competing for their spot a little bit faster than you think.

      5. Do a little bit of research upfront and see how much information is available on the Internet regarding the particular niche that is free and addresses the problem that your keyword targets. If you can find a ton of information for nothing fairly quickly there's a good chance that everybody else can to.

      When trying to determine whether or not a particular keyword is a good one to go out there, it's always good to do a little bit of initial research just to know exactly what you're getting yourself into. After you do your initial research if you're still not sure whether or not the particular keyword is going to be profitable for you or even if the product that you're considering selling is going to convert, you might try doing something like this:

      1. Pick up a cheap domain name, even a .info and do a simple redirect directly to the product that you're considering selling.

      2. Try to find relevant questions on sites such as Yahoo answers or other communities that are similar to that. Give a thoughtful answer and leave your link at the end of your answer for people to follow. When they do they will be taken directly to the sales page of the product are trying to sell. If you're able to answer a decent amount of questions, you should be able to get a good grasp of whether or not it might or might not be profitable for you.

      3. Write a couple of articles with your newly purchased domain name and your resource box. This will give you an additional influx of traffic to try to gauge whether or not the keyword and product that you might want to sell are going to be profitable for you.

      It might seem like a lot of work, but trust me, doing research like this and small task will save you a ton of money and a ton of time in the long run
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    • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
      The best way to check is to see if there are alot of Google Adwords.

      If people are paying for advertising then they are more than likely making money.

      Some phrases get a ton of searches but are not nesicarily profitable.

      Chris
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