Easily Find A Good Niche Domain With Micro Niche Finder

Whenever someone goes to start a new blog, one of the most crucial decisions they will make is to select the niche they will be writing in. Unfortunately, many of these same bloggers are setting themselves up for disappointment, or failure altogether because they chose a niche that is already packed. This may not be a problem if you are blogging for fun, but entering a popular niche is extremely difficult for anyone trying to make some money from their blog.

If you look at closely at the many bloggers that are making money online without having a large audience, you will probably notice that they do so by having a large number of small blogs that strategically fill search engine gaps. The idea is to go out and find under represented keywords and starting these gaps with a website or blog of your own. Another benefit to using this method is that you can usually find a good keyword-rich domain because the lack of competition for that keyword.

One example of this would be starting a “Make Money Online” blog. You might have a great blog, but you are going to be competing with 200,000 other people, and many have established audiences. If you jump into a small keyword, but only have 1,000 people to compete with for traffic on that keyword, some simple SEO techniques could easily get you into the top 3 and net a lot more traffic than a low ranking on a high traffic keyword.

So, sounds great, but easier said than done, right? While it sounds difficult, it doesn’t have to be with the right tools. Micro Niche Finder is a tool that makes it easy to find under represented niches. What this tool does is search for the keyword you specify and provide you everything you need to know. It will go calculate the top searches using that keyword for you, then display the number of other sites that show up under that keyword and allow you to determine the strength of the competition.

One example would be if you entered a keyword such as “online coupons”, you would see that some good keywords to target are “dell online coupons” and “amazon online coupons”. Some keywords to avoid competing in are “grocery coupons” and “free online coupons”, as they have a lot more people competing for a lot less search engine traffic. The goal is to find keywords with good traffic and less competition (supply and demand).

For some videos and additional information about Micro Niche Finder, you’ll want to click here.

Overall, I find Micro Niche Finder to be very useful when I’m out shopping for domains and looking to launch a new website. It can also be useful when trying to select meta keywords to use with an individual post.

Find Relevant Keywords With The Keyword Suggestion Tool

There are quite a few great SEO tools out there that can really go a long way towards helping you to improve your websites search engine rankings. One of the best things about these tools is that many of them are completely free for anyone to use.

The free tool I want to cover today is the Keyword Suggestion Tool by SEOBook. Hopefully this one doesn’t need much explanation, because the title pretty much says it all. What this tool does is suggest keywords to use for your website, or more importantly, for your individual posts. Before hitting publish on a new post, I recommend pulling up this site in a new window and enter the keyword you are targeting with your post. It will then spit out a bunch of additional keyword recommendations based on a number of various factors.

When I use this tool, I enter a keyword based on the post I’ve written, then focus primarily on the Google Daily Estimate column to see how many people are searching for the various keywords. Then I use any of those that apply to my post as my meta keywords. If you use the WordPress tagging system, your blog will probably use your tags as meta keywords, so you can easily get in the habit of using the keyword tool to suggest tags to use and have it work the same.

Another cool feature of this tool is the links to price estimate tools from Google AdWords. That Google AdWords tool shows the necessary bid to rank #1 for 85% of queries, and roughly how much traffic you could expect Google AdWords to send you based on that bid price and ad position.

Other listed features:

  • Is driven off the Wordtracker keyword suggestion tool. If you sign up for a Wordtracker account they offer many additional keyword research features and tools that are lacking in our basic keyword tool.
  • Offers rough suggested monthly search volumes by market for Google, Yahoo!, and MSN.
  • Links the search volumes to the related global search results.
  • Links to Google Trends, Google Suggest, Google Synonyms, Yahoo! Suggest, and Keyword Discovery keyword research results.
  • Links to various vertical databases like Topix.net, Google Blogsearch, and Del.icio.us to let you know if people are talking about your topic and what types of resources they are referencing.

If this one doesn’t meet your needs, another one I use on occasion was created by Overture, called the Keyword Selector Tool. It is designed to help you figure out which keywords to bid on, but works in a very similar fashion.