Micro Niche Query
hi guys. i am interested in micro niche sites, but i am new to all this stuff. can you tell me basic steps and tools to start a fool proof MNS ?
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thanks in advance guys.
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Last edited by markcooper006; 03-09-2012 at 09:01 AM.
Here is how I create my micro niche sites and maybe it will help you.
1. Pick The Correct Keyword
A lot of people start with products they want to promote, however for me I start with keywords and then look for products. Since I primarily drive traffic to my sites via search engines (I am an SEO specialist after all), I try to pick a keyword that I know I will be able to rank fairly easily that will bring in a good amount of traffic.
When I first start brainstorming for keywords I just kind of pick anything that pops into my head. I will see what's on TV, magazines, look around my house etc.
So lets say I look around my home and see something like a shoe rack or lamp, I'll type those into the Google Adwords keyword tool and start looking around at possible keywords.
If you are not sure how to pick keywords, I have a tutorial here: How To Find Juicy Keywords Video Tutorial
2. Pick 5 Or More Keywords & Buy The Domain
Once I find the keyword that I am targeting, I will try to pick another 5 or so related keywords that are also fairly easy to rank to make up the inner pages of my website. If I choose 5 supplemental keywords, I will create a 500 word article for each and fully optimize the page for that keyword.
As far as exact search, I like to have at least 1,000 exact search volume for each of these pages.
When I look to purchase a domain, since this is a Micro Niche Site, I will try to find an EMD or something as close to it as possible.
I also only choose .com, .net, or .org TLD's. I explain why in this post here: Should I Buy A .Com, .Net, .Org etc?
If the EMD is not available I try to get as close as possible to it. I will usually add a "s" at the end to get what I want as usually that sounds the most natural.
For example if your target keyword is "Green Patio Chair Cushion", and the .com, .net, or .org is not available, I will pick "www.greenpatiochaircushionS.com"
You can add other letters like "x" or "v", but for me I prefer "s". I don't usually buy hyphenated domains but those should be fine as well. For me it's just a personal preference.
3. Pick The Right Type Of Monetization
Once I come across the right keyword, buy the domain, and put up the content, it is time to pick the right types of monetization. Every keyword has its "sweet spot" for monetizing. I write more about it here in my blog post: Monetization Tips To Maximize Website Revenue
In short different keywords monetize better with different methods.
Here are some examples of some micro-niche "keywords" and possible monetization methods. These are examples only, I haven't researched these, but the same thought process applies:
Keyword #1: Wood Floor Staining
A keyword like this will probably monetize best with something like Adsense. Usually service type words or things that deal with intangible items monetize best with Adsense as there aren't really products you could sell for it, or if there are products for it they might not be the most profitable.
For example Wood Floor Staining services might pay you $1 per click via Adsense and you can make a good chunk of change this way. Contrast that to maybe putting up Amazon products for Wood Floor Staining (ie. varnish, supplies etc) where you only get 4% of a sale which may take you 100 clicks to convert.
Keyword #2: How To Build A Garage
A word like this probably would be best monetized with some sort of guide or how to book. You may be able to find an ebook on clickbank that pays a $25-30 commission that would convert well for a word like this.
People searching for this word are probably not looking to hire someone, so Adsense advertisers would probably do poorly. Same with Amazon products, the person may or may not buy products related as they may just decide it to be easier to go to their local hardware store down the street.
Always think about what the people who land on your site need.
Keyword #3: Cross Body Purse
A keyword like this may do well with Amazon as you will be able to laser target ads that feature this product.
A possible alternative would be Adsense, however a word like this will bring up a lot of shopping results that may not necessarily be targeted to this word.
Again we always need to be split testing.
4. The Linkbuilding
I like to actually blast each of my sites with the service that I sell the SEO Blitz. I actually designed it to be a good SEO foundational tool, and it is perfect for getting Micro Niche Sites Going.
However without going to far into detail, just build links using article directories, bookmarks, web 2.0s, high pr blog comments, forum profiles etc. not only to the homepage but to the inner pages as well.
What is great about this set-up is since we picked 5 related keywords they will also begin to bring in traffic once they start ranking well.
As far as a list of recommended SEO tools I have put together my recommendations here:
My Recommended List Of SEO Automated Tools
This is a good start to get you going with Micro Niche Sites.
If you have any questions about what I wrote or use of the SEO tools please feel free to post them!
wonderful ! this is very nice step by step approach. i am currently reading your other article linked here.
can we use senukex on business sites too or only on micro-sites? and isn't seonuke considered as black hat tool? is it safe?
SenukeX is a great tool for not just micro sites, but business and authority sites as well. Keep in mind that automation programs like senukex and article marketing are tools that can be highly effective when used properly. Most of these automation tools are safe when used correctly, even though some may consider them "black hat." Whether you manually create backlinks or use software tools to create them, they all serve the same purpose. These types of tools are meant to increase your productivity by creating more backlinks than you would be able to manually create within that same time frame. A rule of thump is create diversity through a combination of tools and manual link building. The only tools I would definitely stay away from are things like auto blogging plugins. Anything that scrapes content and posts it into your site can create penalties and hurt your rankings in the search engines.
thanks seowizard417, is any training provided along with senukex? if not then from where to start?
Originally Posted by markcooper006
When you purchase Senuke there are video tutorials that they have on it that show the basics.
If you have any questions about the programs, myself and the moderators are experts on the software (Yes Experts!) so feel free to ask any question you may have in the SEO automated tools forum and we'll get back to you asap.
There is a learning curve to Senuke, but once you learn it it is pretty easy.