In the last post (Finding Profitable Niches), I showed you ways and techniques of how I go about finding and gathering niche ideas.
I start by writing a list of 10 passion. Then I create a list of 10 potential problems to those passions. Then I create 10 tips, advice, and solutions to those problems. I then finish by taking the top 5 of all three lists and create a Research list.
Now that I have a list of top 5 keywords terms, it’s time to do some good ol’ keyword research.
There’s a few things you want to keep in mind when doing your keyword research. First is to look for keywords that have a good amount of search volume and second, look for ones that have low competition. This will help in ranking in google.
I’ll show you how I do this with a tool called Market Samurai. Now you don’t need this tool for your keyword research. I use it because it helps me speed up the whole process. What would have taking me hours and hours if not days to do, I can do it in a matter of minutes with Market Samurai.
I made a video for this post just to change this up a bit. In this video I show you how I did my keyword research.
Ok so that’s pretty much it. That’s how I do my keyword research. It’s the easiest way I know how. There maybe other methods and techniques, but this one is what I use.
And thanks to Market Samurai, I did it fairly quick and easy with it.
Again, for the record, you DO NOT have to use this tool. There are many tools out there that can do this. For example, you can just use google search engine to search for your competition. And you can use googles keyword tool for your keyword research. There’s also a tool called SEO Quake that allows you to gather some data like page rank, alexa ranking, etc.
For me, it’s just a hell of a lot easier to do all this in one spot.
Here’s a list of other free sources and tools you can use:
- Google (to research competition)
- Google Keywords Tool (for keyword research)
- SEO Quake (thanks to Dani Sisel for recommending it)
- SERP Attacks (Thanks to Jeff Hopp for recommending it)
- if you know of any other tools we can use, let me know in
the comments below and I’ll update and post them here ;-)
Quick recap on the video
First you start out by doing keyword research on your main keyword term. What you want to do is find other related keyword terms. You analyze the keywords and narrow it down to just a few that you want to target.
Then do the same keyword research for the new keyword terms to see if you come up with better keywords.
This is also a great way to come up with content ideas for your niches. It’s the best way to rank higher with a specific keyword term if you actually have content that’s highly relevant to the actual keyword term.
Now that we got that out of the way, it’s time for my favorite part …Building the niche site ;-)
In the next post I’ll actually be building the niche site and going through some of the plugins and tools I use to optimize my site. I’ll also go over some tips and tricks I use to finding good quality and highly relevant content to create for my niche site.
Alrighty then, I guess I’ll c-ya in the next post.
Keyword Research Ideas:
Ok so I know that there’s a ton of ways to do keyword research. If you got any tips, tools, or tricks that you know, feel free to share them in the comments below.