Starting a New Blog? Pick Popular Keywords

Whenever I’m about to launch a new blog, I always try to do a little research first. I’ve learned from experience that I need to have some interest in the blog’s subject matter, or else I won’t spend enough time on it to truly make it worth my while. The other thing I always factor in is whether or not people are searching for the keywords I plan to use. You’ll probably have more competition, but there is also a lot more traffic to go around.

I’ve always found the best way to find high traffic keywords is to track Google’s rising search terms list that they release regularly. By going after rising search terms, you are more likely to find a decent keyword-rich domain that is still available, rather than established ones that have been picked clean.

Center Networks recently posted a list of Google’s Top 10 Rising Keyword Search Terms for both the United States and worldwide. Unsurprisingly, you will find the iPhone topping both lists. You’ll also find the keywords you’d expect to find, such as YouTube, Facebook, and MySpace. Some other popular terms include Webkinz and Second Life.   If you want to set yourself up for success, using one of these keywords is a great way to set yourself up.

When you go to launch a new blog, what research do you do first?  How do you pick the blogs subject matter?

  • I am planning on starting a new blog. I will keep these things in mind.

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    One can do a keyword search if he is making a blog on some specific topic. But if someone wants to make a blog on all general topics which may include from anything to everything, then I guess a keyword search becomes difficult.

  • “How do you pick the blogs subject matter?”

    You have me stumped, like I am sure a lot of people out there. That is the question that is haunting me.

    Choosing the subject matter is easy. I come up with hundreds. The problem is two fold; one, it should interest a large number of people who would want to read and comment and revisit; and two, it should offer enough scope to keep going for a long time.

    The third and this is an important one, it should be unique in the sense that not too many people should be blogging about it already. If they are, the problem then is how to differentiate. In other words, change the rules of the game with the same subject matter.

    I have been struggling for the past six weeks to come up with answers for these questions for launching a new blog.

  • I use a combination of PC Names and Micro Niche Finder. If I had known about these two months ago I wouldn’t have spent money on some domains that I now have no interest in, which, like you said, is why it’s so important to have.