Free and Brain-Dead Simple: How To Find Unlimited Niches In 2 Minutes Flat

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Have you ever run out of niches? Is is that the only niche you find always seem to be something in IM and not much outside?

If you have done any IM then I can hardly emphasize the importance of getting into new good niches all the time. New == new to you, but not to other people (you are not going to invent a niche - it is much easier than that). Good == niches that are proven to convert.

How about finding good niches in 2 minutes flat, if you are a newbie?

How about finding good niches in less than 2 minutes flat, if you are not a newbie?

How good does it become if it is all free of cost - never using any of those super-expensive tools?

Do you trust Google? Do you trust EzineArticles.com (EZA)? These two friends will tell me the niches.

Have you heard of Google using Regular Expressions? That is what I shall use in Google to search EZA.

Now what the heck is that? You may be asking, "Fred, you are a hardcore Computer Science Masters' degree holder, but how do you expect me to understand all the mumbo-jumbo?"

I don't expect you to understand it in details. Not for now anyway. I hope to conduct a separate course or maybe a series of courses for that at some other time. That is a separate matter. For now, I need you to understand one line and Google will happily tell you all the details that people ask for.

In a nutshell, I shall use the range operator in Google's regular expression engine. Lol, the absolute normal Google search where you type your search keyword is actually nothing short of a regular expression engine - how many people know that?

What do I search for?

Go to: Google

Search Google for: site:ezinearticles.com "3..7 tips"

What are the results going to be? All the articles that have the phrase any one of "3 tips", "4 tips", "5 tips", "6 tips" or "7 tips" appearing anywhere in the article. Look beonyd the first page. Scroll the first few pages and you shall be bombarded with niches. Again, on another agenda, I am working on improving these niches in many respects. But this is where you start from. As a next step, can you not go into these articles and see how many times they have been viewed? Will that not tell you whether the niche is popular too? But as I said, this is just a starting point.

You can now change it to "2..9 tips" or any other starting and ending number that you want to.

And you can change the site from EZA to anything else you wish. It can be GoArticles, ArticleBase, or whatever else you want. The basic remains the same.

Enhancing it further now.

Basic clauses:
How can I
Tips to
How do I
Ways to
Methods to

And so on...

You can enter any of the clauses in Google. And then, look for alternative results. For example, Google the following.

site:ezinearticles.com {"how can I"} | {"3..7 tips to"}

Alternatively search:

site:ezinearticles.com "3..5 tips" OR "how can I"

This will give you all the results that exist with either "how can I" or "3 tips to" or "4 tips to" till "7 tips to".

That's it. Nothing easier to select the niche now from what other people have already done for you!

How long did that take to do?

Additional tip: If you look at the resource box of each of the articles and take a look at the corresponding website then you shall easily figure out the set of affiliates that people within that niche are working with. The affiliate may be a pay-per-sale or a CPA, and you may want to try these sources if you decide to promote/sell this product. In fact, in case of information products or services, it may be owned by the article writer. And that may help you decide what is the next product/service to launch.

P.S. - If you already know a niche and want to find some of the articles that have the tips or how-to nature, you can always Google as:
site:ezinearticles.com {"how can I"} | {"3..7 tips to"} YOUR NIche KEYWORDS HERE - and use other article directories rather than purely EZA.

P.P.S. - Did you like reading this thread? PM me with any suggestions you have and I shall be happy to add that as well as acknowledge your contribution right in the thread.

EDIT: Further info added in this thread in the following post: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post1936863
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  • Profile picture of the author pcpupil
    This is great.
    I knew about the site,keyword phrases,but never knew you could put this much or seperate phrases,ect...
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  • Profile picture of the author cn_tglyt
    Regular Expressions
    i have learn it from javascript lauguage
    But never knew that it is able to use in search
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  • Profile picture of the author Dmitry
    OR if you're a little smarter you can just type in this right away:

    site:ezinearticles.com "This article has been viewed 50000..1000000"

    ...and get the real gems instantaneously!
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      Originally Posted by Dmitry View Post

      OR if you're a little smarter you can just type in this right away:

      site:ezinearticles.com "This article has been viewed 50000..1000000"

      ...and get the real gems instantaneously!
      True - this is one way of being smart. In other words, this is one great way of applying regular expressions.

      The niches you shall find using this command are guaranteed to be good. By the way, there would be a ton of hidden gold and gems that may possibly miss this lower limit, so I would never stop at only this.

      And for zooming into the exact possibilities, you could fire a series of queries and see which are the niches coming under each query. The series of queries could look something like:

      site:ezinearticles.com "This article has been viewed 50000..100000"
      site:ezinearticles.com "This article has been viewed 100000..200000"
      site:ezinearticles.com "This article has been viewed 200000..300000"
      And so on.

      And you can extend the application of regular expressions to many more scenarios.
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    • Profile picture of the author johnmags
      This is way much better; more accurate!

      Thanks Dmitry

      Originally Posted by Dmitry View Post

      OR if you're a little smarter you can just type in this right away:

      site:ezinearticles.com "This article has been viewed 50000..1000000"

      ...and get the real gems instantaneously!
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomwood
    Great work Fred I will be adding this to my niche finding arsenal I have a lot of different ways to find niches and I am always amazed at the sheer inventiveness of people when it come to thinking up new ways to mine niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomwood
    The only problem with using
    site:ezinearticles.com "This article has been viewed 50000..100000" type searches to look for hidden gems is that many of them many be tarnished.

    This is because the number of views may not reflect the actual amount of interest in the niche because many article marketers inflate their view count by sending cheap untargeted traffic or even bot traffic.

    They do this to get in the most view section. You need find out which keyword each article is ranking for and how many searches those keywords are getting. Then this data is valuable.
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      Originally Posted by Tomwood View Post

      The only problem with using
      site:ezinearticles.com "This article has been viewed 50000..100000" type searches to look for hidden gems is that many of them many be tarnished.

      This is because the number of views may not reflect the actual amount of interest in the niche because many article marketers inflate their view count by sending cheap untargeted traffic or even bot traffic.

      They do this to get in the most view section. You need find out which keyword each article is ranking for and how many searches those keywords are getting. Then this data is valuable.
      Good point. However, just to understand this - how much manipulation does happen because of marketers viewing it? And would they not view (at random) all the articles at a similar aboluste number?
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        • Profile picture of the author FredJones
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          In terms of its significance to your purposes in analysing it, almost zero. This just isn't a factor at all, in real terms and isn't one can do anything about, anyway. The point is, as Tomwood so accurately explains above, that one isn't in the first place learning what one wanted to learn with this "approach", because so many marketers inflate their view count by sending traffic (of various kinds) to the article, believing that that's a good and helpful thing to do.
          Got it - that is absolutely correct. Nice explanation.

          I have another thought now that I want to add to the original thread - you can find affiliates (pay per sale / lead) piggybacking on the same approach. Hope to add that in the next 5 minutes
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    • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
      Originally Posted by Tomwood View Post

      The only problem with using
      site:ezinearticles.com "This article has been viewed 50000..100000" type searches to look for hidden gems is that many of them many be tarnished.

      This is because the number of views may not reflect the actual amount of interest in the niche because many article marketers inflate their view count by sending cheap untargeted traffic or even bot traffic.

      They do this to get in the most view section. You need find out which keyword each article is ranking for and how many searches those keywords are getting. Then this data is valuable.
      True,

      You can find the views but you won't be able to find out about the audience and the profits. Just because people search something alot doesn't mean it's commercial too.

      What do you think?
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    Boy, this is a great tip. Thank you for this post. I knew a bit about the site: command, but this has broadened my understanding of how to use it. I am going to save this to my hard drive for future reference.
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  • Profile picture of the author WarriorJ
    This thread have some good information about finding niches
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    • Profile picture of the author krcorser
      Thank you, Fred--what a great idea! Cool timesaver.
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  • Profile picture of the author Johnny12345
    Fred,

    You're a Googling genius. Great tips. Thanks.

    Johnny
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan700
    Originally Posted by FredJones View Post


    Go to: Google

    Search Google for: site:ezinearticles.com "3..7 tips"

    Enhancing it further now.

    Basic clauses:
    How can I
    Tips to
    How do I
    Ways to
    Methods to

    site:ezinearticles.com {"how can I"} | {"3..7 tips to"}

    site:ezinearticles.com {"how can I"} | {"3..7 tips to"} YOUR NIche KEYWORDS HERE - and use other article directories rather than purely EZA.
    Thanks for the extra ammo in my search arsenal. I knew about the site and the "this article has been viewed..." searches. Do you know where you can get a complete list of these kinds of searches. I didn't know about the curly brackets and the pipe - I think that's what it's called.

    Also, after tweaking around a bit Goggle wouldn't do these kind of searches for me because they thought I was a bot. So I have to wait awhile. I think I did about 10 of these searches. Anyone else get the "we're sorry page" from Google?
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      Originally Posted by Ryan700 View Post

      Thanks for the extra ammo in my search arsenal. I knew about the site and the "this article has been viewed..." searches. Do you know where you can get a complete list of these kinds of searches. I didn't know about the curly brackets and the pipe - I think that's what it's called.

      Also, after tweaking around a bit Goggle wouldn't do these kind of searches for me because they thought I was a bot. So I have to wait awhile. I think I did about 10 of these searches. Anyone else get the "we're sorry page" from Google?

      Google supports another format too for the same query. See if this works for you:
      site:ezinearticles.com "3..7 tips" OR "how can I"

      Both ought to work (the other one being the pipe and brace).
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  • Profile picture of the author Aira Bongco
    This is great Fred. This is really a nice way to find all those hungry niches. Now it is time to narrow things down further to target the golden keywords.
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      Originally Posted by airabongco View Post

      This is great Fred. This is really a nice way to find all those hungry niches. Now it is time to narrow things down further to target the golden keywords.
      Thanks. And yes, you may use this to see what your competitors are using as the LSI keywords too - and not rely only on Google Adwords and the likes. I mean, with this, you are learning from practitioners and not theories only.

      How do you know whether the competitor knows his business and thus giving you the real LSI? Simple - go to the competition website and check the whois information to see how old the domain is (my usual free tool for this: Whois lookup and Domain name search).

      Also, be a little imaginative and go to the author's user profile. See if that is a niche in which the author is writing a number of articles upon. Look at the dates of submission of these articles in that niche. If the earliest and latest articles have been written with a sufficiently long gap and there are sufficient articles written in the same niche in the meanwhile, chances are that the authur of the articles is making profit from the niche and hence writing article for the niche in a consistent manner. This is a seccond level of analysis.

      Now you know even better whether you want to enter the niche. Of course nothing stops you from doing any other conventional research too.

      This is just another twist to the tale. I mean, given this goldmine of information, just go ahead and use your imagination - there are a number of twists to it.

      This second level of analysis does take more than a couple of minutes, but this is productive and valuable work indeed!
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      • Profile picture of the author theultimate1
        Originally Posted by FredJones View Post

        Thanks. And yes, you may use this to see what your competitors are using as the LSI keywords too - and not rely only on Google Adwords and the likes. I mean, with this, you are learning from practitioners and not theories only.

        How do you know whether the competitor knows his business and thus giving you the real LSI? Simple - go to the competition website and check the whois information to see how old the domain is (my usual free tool for this: Whois lookup and Domain name search).

        Also, be a little imaginative and go to the author's user profile. See if that is a niche in which the author is writing a number of articles upon. Look at the dates of submission of these articles in that niche. If the earliest and latest articles have been written with a sufficiently long gap and there are sufficient articles written in the same niche in the meanwhile, chances are that the authur of the articles is making profit from the niche and hence writing article for the niche in a consistent manner. This is a seccond level of analysis.

        Now you know even better whether you want to enter the niche. Of course nothing stops you from doing any other conventional research too.

        This is just another twist to the tale. I mean, given this goldmine of information, just go ahead and use your imagination - there are a number of twists to it.

        This second level of analysis does take more than a couple of minutes, but this is productive and valuable work indeed!
        Holy Smokes... This post above by you, Fred, is one of those rarest things I'd jump to weight against gold. Amazing bombing stuff this! Second level, here I come... Fred, if there's any further levels of similar analysis, please bring them out. Heck, put them all out on an ebook with a fair price tag, and I'll still jump to take a copy of it. This is absolutely brilliant!

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          I know I am blessed too... by all of you kind folks...
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        • Profile picture of the author FredJones
          Originally Posted by theultimate1 View Post

          Holy Smokes... This post above by you, Fred, is one of those rarest things I'd jump to weight against gold. Amazing bombing stuff this! Second level, here I come... Fred, if there's any further levels of similar analysis, please bring them out. Heck, put them all out on an ebook with a fair price tag, and I'll still jump to take a copy of it. This is absolutely brilliant!

          [I know I have been blessed today, 'coz I opened this thread ]
          Thanks for your nice words.

          I did not post that much initially because I promised it would be something that takes less than 2 minutes. The initial level does take less than 2 minutes, but the second level of analyses takes more.

          Of course to find gold, one may need to spend more than 2 minutes most of the times, I guess that is still fair enough in a way!

          Yes, I am thinking of making a report with it, and make it detailed with some additional twists too that would help in practice. Also, a step-by-step detailed organization of the above would help many confused newbies.
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          • Profile picture of the author Davey T
            Thank you Fred and everyone with your input!!! This information is wonderful!
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  • Profile picture of the author BlogDiva
    WOW..this is a great tip on finding some good niches out there. I will have to try this soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author bollytintin
    Quite amazing and unbelievable!

    Thanks Fred for sharing. I have been searching and finding out so much.

    This is a gem.
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      Originally Posted by bollytintin View Post

      Quite amazing and unbelievable!

      Thanks Fred for sharing. I have been searching and finding out so much.

      This is a gem.
      Oh cool - I had missed this post. Congratulations for applying.

      This is something you can not miss if you want to really find hidden treasures!
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    This is great! Thanks!
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    Good information. Much appreciated.

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  • Profile picture of the author glassextreme
    This is cool. I'm going to try out the "3...7 tips immediately.
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      Originally Posted by glassextreme View Post

      This is cool. I'm going to try out the "3...7 tips immediately.
      Great to see someone taking action. Also, don't forget to apply the second-level analysis that I have added later in case you also want to analyze the real effort your serious competitors are putting in, and also make a note of their resources (websites, affiliates, CPA etc) in the process if you see some competitor really working consistently on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author eQuus
    Great tips and expressions, thanks guys, this thread rocks.
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    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      Originally Posted by eQuus View Post

      Great tips and expressions, thanks guys, this thread rocks.
      Happy to hear

      Now try to put this into action - this is free stuff and the initial part takes a little more than a minute - how about spending the next two minutes on implementation, unless you have already tried it?
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    Great share this is what I'm looking for a long time!
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    thanks for the tips
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