In this article I will walk you through some useful stuff regarding finding your niche.
You may have heard of Tung Tran at CloudLiving. He lives in Vietnam, and he is famous for his $10K challenge: Building a profitable authority site from scratch that nets $10K per month.
There is a great article on his site: How To Find Profitable Sub-Niches in 2017.
The article explains how to find a profitable evergreen subject in Google, however you shouldn’t use this data to pick your actual niche. You need to then drill down to a sub-niche. You can locate sub-niches with Google suggest, Amazon, eBay or Clickbank.
The article goes over the example of “weight loss” and then drilling down to “Paleo diet”. Then using Google suggest, one of the suggestions that comes up is “Paleo diet for beginners”, 1K-10K monthly searches in the Adwords keyword planner.
There are 19,800 search results for inurl:”paleo diet for beginners” and 520,000 results for “paleo diet for beginners” in quotes. This is still a fairly competitive sub-niche.
Looking At The Top Ten
I invite you to do this test with me. Download the free version of SEO SpyGlass here then enter the domains that come up in the search results. I invite you to play around with the software, look at their link profiles, anchor texts, pages linked to.
Here are the top ten Google search results at the time of writing for “Paleo diet for beginners” without quotes.
Paleo 101: Your Ultimate Paleo Diet Starter Guide
5,700 backlinks, 1,058 domains
Paleo Diet Guide for Beginners | Greatist
349,000 baclkinks, 25,043 domains
The Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet | Nerd Fitness
97,100 backlinks, 6,737 domains
The Total Beginner’s Guide to Paleo and Fat | Paleo Leap
32,800 backlinks, 3,645 domains
What Is the Paleo Diet – A Beginner’s Guide to Paleo | Fitness Magazine
https://www.fitnessmagazine.com › Weight Loss › Plans › Paleo
1,171,260 backlinks, 31,186 domains
Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet – Shape Magazine
www.shape.com › Healthy Eating › Diet Tips & Nutrition
1,164,600 backlinks, 39,870 domains
The Paleo Diet – A Beginner’s Guide + Meal Plan – Authority Nutrition
175,960 backlinks, 17,250 domains
The Beginner’s Guide to the Paleo Diet – | Paleohacks Blog
blog.paleohacks.com › Lifestyle
No links detected by SEO SpyGlass
20,500 backlinks, 1,300 domains per SEMRush
Paleo Diet For Beginners: Home
325 backlinks, 44 domains
Gone Paleo? Here’s a Shopping List for Beginners | Women’s Health
683,000 backlinks, 36,052 domains
The Exact Match Domain
Look at the exact match domain in position #9.
It has a total of 325 backlinks from 44 domains. Per SEMRush it gets a search traffic of 94.
It has 50 pages linked to, most of them 4 links or less.
This shows that you can rank with keyword domains and it takes a lot less links that way.
Using An Expired Domain To Build Your Site
Instead of registering a brand new domain, you could look for an expired domain that already has backlinks.
Unfortunately there is no great expired domain for this specific keyword (Paleo diet for beginners) the ones available have no backlinks.
Therefore I would use a modified sequence: After drilling down to “Paleo diet”, I would check which expired/deleted domains are available that have a quality backlink profile and then I would look at the competition analysis and the top 10 search results.
Here are just a few of the 15,000 expired domain names available on this subject:
PaleoCookbooksReview.org – 759 backlinks, 23 domains
Paleo30DayChallenge.com – 403 backlinks, 61 domains
GetPaleoFoodrecipes.com – 563 backlinks, 152 domains
PaleoDietRecipiesList.com – 39 backlinks, 13 domains
PaleoDietCookbook.net – 25,399 backlinks, 521 domains (SEO over-optimized, all links to home page)
PaleoDietTutorial.com – 5 backlinks, 2 domains
As you can see there are several decent domain names that are brandable and have backlinks.
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