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Keyword Research - Find Your Niche Market

By Arun Agrawal
Posted Monday, November 29, 2004

Your web site has to target the right keywords for people to find it on the search engines. How will you find these keywords? Its true!

"Don't try to create search engine traffic. Stand in front of the lane where traffic is."

When you are thinking of creating a new product or developing a website, you should first find out what is it that people are looking for.

Two things are very important for you to succeed.

The product or site should relate to something you love. You can create a successful site on horses only if you love horses.

You have to locate what topic related to your subject is in heavy demand. Is it care and upkeep of horses or horse racing?

If you do not identify a niche market and become an expert in that subject, you will have a tough time succeeding in your venture.

Now, its easier than ever!

Locating your niche area has become easier than ever. There are several tools that help you to locate variations of your basic theme and then report the demand, supply and profitability of these keywords, based on the search engine traffic.

Demand

The amount of search engine traffic your selected keyword is having. The more, the better. This will differ from search engine to search engine.

Supply

The number of sites that come up when someone searches for the term. Obviously, the fewer, the better.

This is your competition. You will have to get a good rank in these search engine result pages (SERP). You have a greater chance of getting a good rank and possibly hits to your sites when there is lower competition.

Potential

The potential of the keyword you are targeting is the ratio of the demand vs. the supply. If the demand goes up, potential goes up; if the supply goes up, potential goes down.

However, there is a twist here.

Which is a better keyword? One with demand and supply of 100 each or one with demand and supply of 1000 each. Naturally the later.

So what we do is - to build this factor in our calculations, we put

potential = (demand x demand) / supply

This reports the potential of the second keyword as being higher - which it is.

You must note here that the actual figure for potential is not important. Its main use is to rank the keywords we are planning to target and identify, which are the ones we will go for first.

About the Author
Arun Agrawal is a Search Engine Optimization consultant and offers Top-10 ranking on Google with money back guarantee. Visit (http://www.SEOtop10.com) to get in the first page listing without reading another ebook!