How do you do Niche Research???

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Can anyone tell me how to do niche research?

What sites do I go to?

What do I look for?


Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
    What type of research are you talking about specifically? Are you needing to get a broad overview of the niche because you don't have any experience in it? Or are you trying to figure out what the people in the niche are looking for? Or?

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    • Profile picture of the author webfighter
      Originally Posted by TMG Enterprises View Post

      What type of research are you talking about specifically? Are you needing to get a broad overview of the niche because you don't have any experience in it? Or are you trying to figure out what the people in the niche are looking for? Or?

      Tina
      Yes, answering these questions will help you get better answers.

      "How to do niche research" is a very subjective question for that matter.
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    • Profile picture of the author rjware7
      I mean, how do I find out if my niche is profitable?
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    • Profile picture of the author rjware7
      How do I find out if a niche has high demand, low supply, and is profitable?
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      • Profile picture of the author Bradley McK
        Originally Posted by rjware7 View Post

        I mean, how do I find out if my niche is profitable?
        Originally Posted by rjware7 View Post

        How do I find out if a niche has high demand, low supply, and is profitable?
        Lots of ways, but a good start would be google adwords external tool. Google it to find it. Type in your broad niche, fill in the captcha, hit search. over on the right hand side along the top of columns is a button "columns", hit it check box by Estimated Avg. CPC. Are there high numbers there? For example, if a KW has a $5 avg cpc, then people are willing to pay that amount for 1 click! I bet that is a profitable niche.

        Do search in Google for your niche or kw's and see how many results it says it finds. That gives you a quick idea if it is competitive for seo. It's a lot more than that but it is a quick start.
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          • Profile picture of the author chadb
            Hmm . dare i say it... that almost anything is profitable if you know how to market the niche... lets say you are interested in cake baking. if you can get immersed in that niche such as forum blogs and so on you can find out how to market to that niche - meaning run ads on those sites.

            The important part is to find out want they need. Hint - what they need!

            Good luck!
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            • Profile picture of the author StanCan
              Originally Posted by chadb View Post

              Hmm . dare i say it... that almost anything is profitable if you know how to market the niche... lets say you are interested in cake baking. if you can get immersed in that niche such as forum blogs and so on you can find out how to market to that niche - meaning run ads on those sites.

              The important part is to find out want they need. Hint - what they need!

              Good luck!
              Further to this example, you engage with your niche if you are able to share information that they need or might need to know about. Say, you wanted to reach people interested in baking and you are a flour supplier, you can first provide information on different kinds of flour and how they affect the outcome of a cake. You can keep ads to a minimum and use helpful information as a selling point. My two cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author Webtistic
    Essentially, niche research from an SEO perspective involves assessing keyword search volume and then checking the competition or 'difficulty' of obtaining first-page rankings for that keyword.

    Keywords with a relatively high volume and low competition are the most viable providing the keywords in question are relevant and that the searcher has the intent to complete the desired action on your website (e.g, sale, lead, etc).

    I hope that helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author good2go4
    Yes you are looking for the "hungry crowd" that will want to buy your product as soon as they know it is available - for that you need to find problems that people are having; and then the solutions to their problems and there you have your niche
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  • Profile picture of the author Clint Butler
    There about as many ways to do "niche research" as their are members of this forum. Here is what works for me.

    Market Samurai: I use this tool combined with "Micro Niche Finder" to help give me ideas for keywords. For example, weight loss is almost impossible to rank on but there are long tail keywords within that niche that are somewhat easier. These two tools help me find those.

    Google, use their External Keyword Tool, its limited and biased towards Google but its great for ideas. Also use the Wonder Wheel, great tool for keywords and the SERP results help you in defining which are impossible to rank for and which you are going to have a fighting chance.

    I could go on and on, and I am sure you are going to get TONS more ways to do it. As a suggestion, I have seen a couple Warrior's for Hire who will do research for you if its too overwhelming and you have the small fee they are charging. But as with most things, its best to learn how to do it yourself for the first few times.

    Regards,
    Clint Butler

    P.S. If you want to resource to get some great free training on it let PM me and I will give you a link to a group that teaches for free.
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  • use the program market samuri... they free trail should be enough. you can compare the organic seo traffic vs the seo competition, which will tell you if it's a true niche or worth while going for
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  • Profile picture of the author pethanks
    I just search my keyword in Google. That's it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Clint Butler
      Originally Posted by pethanks View Post

      I just search my keyword in Google. That's it.
      Google is good, but you don't always get those long tail keywords that you never could have though of, if your using the wonder wheel and external keyword tool combined, my hats off to you.

      Regards,
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  • Profile picture of the author Vikram73
    Check out the following for demand in your niche:

    eBay Pulse: trends, hot picks, cool stuff and popular searches on eBay.com
    Digital Products Retailer: Affiliate Program & Sell Online - ClickBank (marketplace)
    How-To Help and Videos - For Dummies

    Look at the most popular items listings etc. on Amazon, Shopping.com etc..

    You can see if people are buying in the niche by using tons of tools like this.

    Then you need to find some good keywords to start getting traffic to your products.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesPenn
    If you have $97 to dedicate to your education - then get a copy of Elite Niche Research from Andrew Hansen.

    That's if you are looking for niche markets for affiliate marketing.

    If you want to research markets to create your own products, then that's not for you.

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author Mgriff
      Originally Posted by JamesPenn View Post

      If you have $97 to dedicate to your education - then get a copy of Elite Niche Research from Andrew Hansen.

      That's if you are looking for niche markets for affiliate marketing.

      If you want to research markets to create your own products, then that's not for you.

      James
      I agree. This course will teach you everything you need to know about finding a great niche, but more importantly how to find profitable products within that niche which really is the key.
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  • Profile picture of the author morninjoi
    Originally Posted by rjware7 View Post

    Can anyone tell me how to do niche research?

    What sites do I go to?

    What do I look for?


    Thanks
    First of all find out if people are spending money in that particular niche.To do that check for bestsellers on Amazon and Ebay.Also find out if there are a lot of sponsored adverts in that niche when you search google.

    Secondly, use the google keyword external tool or market samurai to know the monthly searches and amount of competition for your keywords. An ideal mix is a keyword/phrase with high search and low competition.

    Those two basic steps plus topics you personally are interested in is what make up niche research.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stevie G
    RJWare7,

    I am new to IM and have also been reading about/doing niche research for the past 5 days. Cutting out the rubbish, the most useful things I done are:

    - Brainstorm some topic areas that interest you - you'll need these later
    - Go to Market samurai's website, to the 'dojo' section and watch all the videos in there
    - Download the free 12 day trial of market samurai
    - Go to youtube and search for "Ed dale market samurai" and find all the videos from 'the challenge' posted by user Ed Dale relating to market samurai.
    - Watch the videos which will show you how to use your list of topics with market samurai to find niches.


    Threads from here which I have saved in my bookmarks under niche research are:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...-paradigm.html


    Stevie G
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  • Profile picture of the author drvn4eagles
    Originally Posted by rjware7 View Post

    Can anyone tell me how to do niche research?

    What sites do I go to?

    What do I look for?


    Thanks
    I can send you a link...
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  • Profile picture of the author drvn4eagles
    Originally Posted by rjware7 View Post

    Can anyone tell me how to do niche research?

    What sites do I go to?

    What do I look for?


    Thanks
    Sorry, it wouldn't let me put a link in here...maybe it will now.

    GURU BluePrint Blog » Blog Archive » How To Identify And Target Highly Profitable Information Niches Online
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