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Niche Tools MAIN Link List - IMPORTANT Resources

Discussion in 'General Affiliate Marketing Forum' started by Linda Buquet, May 10, 2007.

  1. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    <strong>What's Hot? Find Hot Niches! </strong> One method of niche marketing is to find smaller niches or sub-niches that are not as competitive. That's the type of niche marketing I've covered alot so far, mainly to help newbies find easier ways to get started.

    <strong>If you are more of a pro, the most DYNAMIC way to profit from niche marketing is to discover hot new products, hot new interests, hot new problems that need to be solved.
    <em>Target the niche early and dominate it!</em></strong> So.... here's what I have for you today.<center><font color="#006699"size="3" face="Arial"><strong>
    Linda's HOT LIST :: of HOT LINKS :: for finding HOT NICHES!</strong></font>
    I'm sparing you the commentary to give you mainly the links.
    <font color="#cc6600"size="2" face="Arial"><strong>BOOK MARK THIS PAGE - MORE TOOLS Will be ADDED</strong></font></center>
    You can discover a goldmine of niche finding tips, tools and ideas in the <strong><a target="_new" href="http://affiliate-blogs.5staraffiliateprograms.com/category/niche-marketing/">5 Star Niche Marketing Blog</a></strong>. There is even more in-depth niche research info HERE at the 5 Star <strong><a target="_new" href="http://affiliate-marketing-forums.5staraffiliateprograms.com/niche-marketing/">Niche FORUM</a></strong>, due to the comments, other ideas and tools members are adding every week. It can be tedious for you to dig through it all to find the tool you want and to read all the long winded copy I write, attempting to explain how to best use all the tools.

    So I'm compiling a list of all the niche tools. This 1st section contains tools for finding hot NEW niche ideas, things that are growing in popularity. I'll add some of my other niche tools later, categorize the list and build it as I can. So bookmark it and check back often.
    <font color="#006699"size="2" face="Arial"><strong>
    WHAT'S NEW & HOT List</strong> - Find New Markets to DOMINATE!</font>
    <strong>Start a new site, blog, Squidoo or Hubpage to grab your spot at the top of new trends!</strong>

    .:. <a target="_new" href="http://www.nytimes.com/gst/mostsearched.html?period=30&format=tagcloud">New York Times - Top Searches Word Cloud</a> - Find out what's hot in the minds of America

    .:. <a target="_new" href="http://www.43things.com/zeitgeist/goals">43 Things - Most popular goals </a> - Discloses popular pains, goals, needs

    .:. <a target="_new" href="http://www.43things.com/">43 Things</a> - Homepage word cloud - great for finding ideas

    .:. <a target="_new" href="http://del.icio.us/popular/">del.icio.us / popular</a> - If lots are bookmarking it, there's interest and it's hot

    .:. <a target="_new" href="http://pages.ebay.com/help/buy/ebay-pulse.html">Ebay Pulse</a> - What's hot and most searched. Drill down DEEP by category to find sub-niches

    .:. <a target="_new" href="http://pages.ebay.com/wantitnow/index.html">Ebay Want It Now</a> - They want it NOW! - Dig DEEP by category

    .:. <a href="http://buzz.yahoo.com/" target="_blank">Yahoo! Buzz</a> - Shows popular product searches

    .:. <a href="http://www.technorati.com/pop/" target="_blank">Technorati Popular - Top searches</a>

    .:. <a href="http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends" target="_blank">Google Hot Trends</a> Top 100 Google searches of the day

    .:. <a href="http://www.search.com/top?page=0&amp;tag=se.ts.page.1" target="_blank">Search.com Top 1,000 Searches</a>

    .:. <a href="http://hotsearches.aol.com/search/hotsearch.jsp" target="_blank">AOL Hotsearches</a>

    .:. <a href="http://about.ask.com/en/docs/iq/iq.shtml" target="_blank">Ask IQ Weekly top searches</a>

    .:. <a href="http://50.lycos.com/" target="_blank">Lycos 50 Weekly top Searches</a>

    .:. <a target="_new" href="http://www.twitterverse.com/hour10.php">Twitterverse</a> - Most popular word cloud for Twitter. What are they twittering about?

    <strong>BOOK MARK THIS PAGE BECAUSE I HAVE MORE TOOLS TO ADD... </strong>
    And as I do niche research and find other new ones I will add them here as well.

    If you have COOL niche tools I haven't covered yet, please post them below.
    I will then try to categorize this main list and add the tools and links
    you give me to this master list so it's easier for people to find and use the links.
     
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  3. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    VERY COOL and FREE

    Above I have covered some of the best tools for finding hot trends and niche brainstorming including Google Hot Trends, eBay Pulse, Yahoo Buzz and others.

    Rand over at SEOmoz has created a VERY cool resource that searches and displays the most popular searches, key phrases and products from all the above resources and others, to help you discover rising trends and buzz worthy new niches all in one place.

    <strong><a href="http://www.seomoz.org/popular-searches">SEOmoz Popular Searches</a></strong> is free to use right now, with no sign-up or nag screens. It even lets you download the list as a CSV file to save and use later or massage with your favorite key word tool.

    <a target="_new" href="http://www.seomoz.org/blog/trendspotting-with-popular-search-sources-a-new-tool-from-seomoz-to-help">Rand's blog</a> has more info about the tool and what it can do. Thanks Rand, I'm sure lots of our affiliates will want to add this to their niche-finding toolbox.
     
  4. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    One of our members, Shane, posted another great list of resources I wanted to cross link with this one.

    <a href="http://affiliate-marketing-forums.5staraffiliateprograms.com/niche-marketing/7654-10-great-niche-market-research-resources-tools.html">10 great niche market research resources and tools</a>

    Thanks Shaners! :)
     
  5. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    I know many of you have used <a href="http://google.com/trends">Google Trends</a> to determine how popular certain keywords are or to compare search trends between key phrases. Well Google just released a PRETTY cool tool affiliates may find useful.

    <strong><a href="http://checkout.google.com/trends">Google Checkout Trends</a> shows sales/revenue volume for actual products that were sold through Google Checkout.</strong> So instead of only knowing what products were searched for you can see what products were actually bought and view product comparison data or seasonal buying trends.

    Here are the results for <strong><a href="http://checkout.google.com/trends/results?q=%20wii,%20xbox,%20playstation">wii VS xbox VS playstation</a></strong>. Take it for a spin and see what you think. The data can't be 100% accurate, as it's only Checkout merchants - but it could be representative and give affiliates some insights. Here's an overview from the Google Checkout blog.
    <blockquote><strong><a href="http://googlecheckout.blogspot.com/2008/01/new-on-hot-list-google-checkout-trends.html">New on the hot list: Google Checkout Trends</a></strong>
    "Google Checkout Trends aggregates the sales data of Google Checkout merchants and charts it in a matter of seconds. (Of course, all the data is anonymized first.) So if you're interested in how sales of Batman or Spider Man paraphernalia compare, or are wondering just how popular Ugg boots are these days, visit Checkout Trends for a glimpse into online shopping. Go ahead and try it out -- and get creative with the searches. You may be surprised at what you find."</blockquote>
     
  6. Linda Buquet

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    Another good one. Don't say nah Yahoo Groups until you see the way he explains it. His strategy for YG could be used for lots of the other niche resources on this list too.

    <a href="http://affiliate-marketing-forums.5staraffiliateprograms.com/niche-marketing/9648-yahoo-groups-niche-research-info-product-development.html">Yahoo Groups for Niche Research AND Info Product Development</a>
     
  7. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    WHOO HOO HOT TOOL ALERT!!!

    Seomoz Popular Searches

    This is an aggregation of popular search queries gathered from various sources across the web including most of the tools listed in the 1st post in this thread.

    "Our latest, completely free tool highlights popular searches from all of these sources, making your brainstorming tasks even easier. There's obviously a lot of uses for this data, so we've also made it available via CSV and given you the ability to go back in time (though right now it only goes back a couple weeks)."

    Hot, hot, hot! If you can't find a hot niche here, then one does not exist! :p
     
  8. AndrewAlexander

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    oooo wwwwwooooo wwwwweeeeee this is the best cash of tools I found in the past month.......THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  9. born2win72

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    Thanks alot Linda. I am new to affiliate marketing and the tools you have mentioned here will be very useful to me.
    Kumar.
     
  10. mwong

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    Thanks Linda,

    Your tools are marvelous. You really help me in my new project. :D
     
  11. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    This thread is building into a wealth of good resources.
    As you know many keyword tools can also be used for niche research.

    <a href="http://affiliate-marketing-forums.5staraffiliateprograms.com/webmasters-universe/4420-keyword-selection-tools.html#post12203">Keyword selection tools</a>

    Really a TON of good ones. Almost all are free.
     
  12. mathewhadley

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    Google Trends

    After getting the keywords, I use google trend to analysis the season traffic, geographic traffic and compare with my existing keyword traffic to estimate the real traffic in google search. Very helpful new tool to validate the real traffic in google search.
     
  13. pfitz

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    Perhaps add Google insights? Google Insights for Search
    It is kind-of related to google trends, but allows you to do better geo-targetting of keyword niches and find related searches very easily.
    I use it everyday, great tool.
     
  14. Linda Buquet

    Linda Buquet <span style="color: #daa520;font-weight: bold;">Me

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    Yep for sure. Good one. Thanks pfitz!
     
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    remobush Affiliate affiliate

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    Thanks

    Thanks alot Linda. I am new to affiliate marketing and the tools you have mentioned here will be very useful to me.
     
  17. Zila1

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    Google Insights for Search is really a good one!
    I have used it for several time- it's really helpful
     
  18. alexinspire

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    Wow! Those source for niche ideas are great! Thanks for sharing. I've been only using google trends and ezinearticles.com but it seems like these tools are much better. Thanks for sharing! I'm glad I read this post!
     
  19. JanEJG

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    Appreciation

    I really appreciate all of the information I am seeing here at 5star.
    I can see some trends, get advice, learn but most of all the people here are willing to share and have a desire to succeed. Growth is So good!! Happy new year!;)
     
  20. mlogan09

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  21. pawpoint

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    This is a great new direction I can focus on. Really appreciate so much info on this. God, i owe this forum sooooo much!
     

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