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10 great niche market research resources and tools

its_me_shaners

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If you've been blogging for any length of time you've come to the conclusion that having in order to create a niche blog that makes money you have to have a tool box of goodies to find the right niche

So in the interest of providing you with the best and most accurate information possible I'm going to share with you something I found quite sometime ago and have been using to find niche markets for my blogging business.

I cant say I remember where I found it so if anyone has seen this somewhere else please do inform me so I can give proper credit where credit is due.


1. Trends

Google Trends
=> Google Trends

TrendWatching
=> trendwatching.com: trend database


2. Directories

Directories are where search engines where born, and can give you great insight into categories and niches both by seeing who is there and visiting them.

Open Directory Project
=> ODP - Open Directory Project

Yahoo Directory
=> Yahoo! Directory

3. Mega Ideas Generator

Google Suggest
=> Google

Lycos Movers and Shakers
=> Lycos 50 - Top Fall TV Searches

Alexa Top 500 Movers and Shakers
=> Alexa Web Search - Top 500

Amazon Bestsellers
=> Amazon.com Bestsellers

WikiSuccess
=> Main Page - WikiSuccess, be the Best!

Barnes and Nobles BestSellers
=> Barnes?&?Noble.com - Bestsellers

43 Things
=> 43 Things

Squidoo Top Lenses
=> Squidoo Top 100

Magazine.com
=> Magazines.com Magazine Subscriptions

Ebay Pulse
=> eBay Pulse: trends, hot picks, cool stuff and popular searches on eBay.com

Shopping.com Top Searches
=> Shopping.com - Shopping made simple

Yahoo Recreational Hobbies
=> Recreational Hobbies in the Yahoo! Directory

Google Groups
=> Google Groups

Yahoo Groups
=> Yahoo! Groups - Join or create groups, clubs, forums & communities

Google Blogsearch
=> Google Blog Search

BlogCatalog
=> Blog Directory, Blog Search Engine, Blog Sites // BlogCatalog

Google Catalogs
=> Google Catalogs

Yahoo Buzz Index
=> Yahoo! Buzz Index

Technorati Top Searches
=> Technorati: Home

Thesauraus, Dictionary, and Encyclopedia
=> http://thesauraus.reference.com/

4. Affiliate Programs

Not only can you research lucrative affiliate programs you can promote, and get ideas for products to fill a niche, but all the affiliate networks will show you what their hottest offers for you to promote. This also tells you what niches are hot, or you can use those to suggest products to create yourself.

AzoogleAds
=> http://www.azoogleads.com/corp/index.php

Joe Bucks
=> Affiliate Programs by Joe Bucks

MoreNiche
=> MoreNiche Affiliate Program - Make Money Online!

ClickBank Marketplace
=> https://www.clickbank.com/marketplace.htm?s=&method=Sort&c=65&keywords=#

PayDotCom
=> PayDotCom.com

FreeIQ
=> Free IQ - The Marketplace for Ideas

Associate Programs
=> Affiliate programs directory - Associate Programs.com

LifeTimeCommissions
=> Affiliate programs with lifetime commissions or residual commissions for life

2 Tier
=> 2-Tier Affiliate Program Directory

Affiliate Directory
=> AffiliatesDirectory.com - The Affiliate Programs Directory: Home Page

5 Star Affiliate Program (My favourite forum and has been for quite sometime)
=>5 Star Affiliate Programs - High Commission Best Affiliate Marketing Program

5. Free Keyword Tools

Google Adwords Keyword Tool
=> https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal

Webmaster Toolkit Keyword Research Tool
=> Keyword Research Tool :: Webmaster Toolkit

SEO 20/20
=> Keyword Suggestion Tool

WordTracker FREE Keyword Tool
=> Free Keyword Suggestion Tool from Wordtracker

Digital Point
=> Free Keyword Suggestion Tool (Wordtracker Suggestion Tool & Overture Bid Tool Combined) & Keyword Generator

Nichebot Classic
=> Keyword research service for search engine placement, Google keyword tracking tools, web site promotion software

DomainCountry Keyword Tool
=> Domain Country: Website Maintenance, Personal Email Accounts, Search Engine Optimization and Domain Names

NicheTaxi
=> Niche Taxi - niche websites that make BIG money Online!

WordPot
=> Wordpot - Free Keyword Tool

Freeaddlink
=> Domain name information, Internet domain name search register registration


6. Answers, ?How To? and Self Help

Great for for niche research, you can contribute and leave your link for traffic generation.

eHow
=>eHow | How To Do Just About Everything!

WikiHow
=> wikiHow - The How-To Manual That Anyone Can Write or Edit

AnswerBag
=> Answerbag.com | Ask Questions, Share Answers

How Stuff Works
=> HowStuffWorks - Learn how Everything Works!

So You Wanna?
=> SoYouWanna.com | Learn What You Wanna Do

About.com
=>Welcome to About.com

Yedda
=> Welcome to Yedda - People. Sharing. Knowledge.

Yahoo Answers
=> Yahoo! Answers - Home

Tips and Answers
=> Tips and Answers

This is a good gem to look out for. Use this to create custom reports and offer to your list and add value to your subscribers, or as opt-in incentives:

=>Find All About ?> www.FindAllAbout.com - Custom Reports Just For You

Here is some great ?How To? materials that will also generate loads of useful ideas:
Must watch => VideoJug -> VideoJug - Life Explained. On Film.


?Early To Rise Health, Wealth, & Success Ezine? with loads of great info:
=> The Internet's Most Popular Health, Wealth & Success E-Zine - Early To Rise


?MyGoals? pre-made and customized goal-attainment:
=> www.mygoals.com

7. Article Directories

Great source for information and ideas, as well as traffic genetation.

EzineArticles
=> Ezine Article Submission - Submit Your Best Quality Original Articles For Massive Exposure, Ezine Publishers Get 25 Free Article Reprints

iSnare
=> Free Content Articles Directory and Search Engine for your Ezine or Website - iSnare.com

Associated Content
=> The People's Media Company - Associated Content

SearchWarp
=> SearchWarp Writer's Community for Do It Yourself and Current Events Commentary

Article Dashboard
=> Article Dashboard Directory | Submit Articles | Search Find Free Content | Author Submission

GoArticles
=> Article Search Engine Directory: GoArticles.com

ArticleBase
=> Free Articles Directory | Submit Articles - ArticlesBase.com

ArticleDepot
=> Free articles - Article collections - Article database | Free Article Submission

ArticleCity
=>ArticleCity.com - Free Articles for Reprint. Free Articles for your web site and newsletters. Submit Your Articles to Our Articles Directory.

8. Public Domain

Wikipedia list of public domain directories
=> Public domain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Gutenberg
=> Main Page - Gutenberg

Online Books Page
=> The Online Books Page

Creative Commons
=> Creative Commons

Google US Government Search
=> Google U.S. Government Search

Public Domain Books Online
=> Public Domain Books: Online - Virtual Library Contains 1000's of Free Books, Classic Literature and E-Texts from the Public Domain

ibiblio
=>ibiblio - Linux

Health Research Books
=> Health Research Books : Publishing Rare and Unusual Books since 1952 : Alternative Medicine, Natural Cures, Esoterica

Bibliomania
=> Bibliomania - Free Online Literature and Study Guides

Electronic Text Center
=> University of Virginia Library

9. Interesting Facts

Amusing Facts
=> Your Portal For Amusing Facts, Useless Facts, Strange Facts, Weird Facts, Bizarre Facts, Brain Teasers, Stupid People Stories, Greeting Cards, Interesting Facts!

Strange Facts
=> Strange But True at StrangeFacts.com! #1 for strange facts, tidbits and useless information


10. Forums

Forums can be some of the best resources for specific end-user answers, and allow you to ask specific questions.

WarriorForum
=>The Warrior Forum

Big Board
=> The largest Message Boards and Forums on the web!

Digital Point
=> Webmaster Forum - Internet Marketing & Search Engine Forums

Sitepoint
=> SitePoint : New Articles, Fresh Thinking for Web Developers and Designers

A Best Web Affiliate Marketers forum
=> The #1 Affiliate Marketing Forum :: ABestWeb ::

ZamDoo
=> ZamDooForums.com - Index

GCD ?Unofficial? forum
=> Automate your IM - Powered by vBulletin

IM4Newbies
=> IM4Newbies Internet Marketing Discussion Forum
 
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Linda Buquet

Affiliate
affiliate
Hey Shane, good seeing you over here again!

WOWser! Thanks for the comprehensive list or resources.
I have most of those listed throughout the niche forum,
but it's good to have so many of them all in one list.

In fact I'm going to move this to the niche forum, but I'll also leave
a re-direct here in the tools forum so people can find it either place.

Thanks again!
 

its_me_shaners

New Member
Hey Linda. I lurk quite a bit (few times/week) I only post when I have something useful to contribute. Just trying to as helpful as I can be.
Have a great Saturday
Shane
 
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k9gta

Guest
If you've been blogging for any length of time you've come to the conclusion that having in order to create a niche blog that makes money you have to have a tool box of goodies to find the right niche

So in the interest of providing you with the best and most accurate information possible I'm going to share with you something I found quite sometime ago and have been using to find niche markets for my blogging business.

Thank you.

I appreciate your provided information.

I LOVED the Google trends especially!

I had no IDEA it existed :D
 

Linda Buquet

Affiliate
affiliate
I wanted to cross link this thread with a stickie resource list I started awhile back. It has some of the same but also some additional niche resources.

<a href="http://affiliate-marketing-forums.5staraffiliateprograms.com/niche-marketing/5750-niche-tools-main-link-list-important-resources.html#post15965">Niche Tools MAIN Link List - IMPORTANT Resources</a>

Everyone feel free to add to the list above as you find more good niche-finding tools.
 

amig

Affiliate
affiliate
wow thanks for that looooong list.
i just copied and pasted it to textpad. will check over it in time..!
 
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