The Beginners Guide to Creating Profitable Niche Sites with Alexa

Earlier, We already done explaining in great details on how to actually find long tail key words which one can use the build profitable niche sites that’ll pump in money on end. So today, I’d like to elongate more on that topic by showing you exactly the process I’d take if I were you use Alexa for niche site creation.

Now, assuming I want to start.

There will be 3 significant things I’ll do first. And they’re:

  • Run sites through Alexa.com to find Long Tail keywords
  • Do keyword analysis on the long tails found
  • Build Niche site

So in other to let you comprehend more, I’ll try and expand the points as follow –

Run sites through Alexa.com to find Long Tail keywords

This part actually involves getting sites on the niche that you are trying to enter in other to get long tail key phrases on them through Alexa. This means that if you were planning to start a tech niche site, then finding tech sites will be your priority so that Alexa can show you long tail keywords on that niche.

Where is the best place to look for sites on different niches?

  1. Technocrati
  2. Dmoz 

So let’s say I want to start a niche site on the “writing tips” niche. What I’ll do first is to find sites on “writing tips” through those directories.

But for the sake of example, I’ll be using one site to show you how you can do yours effectively.

Once I get a site, www.productivewriters.com which is in the writing tips niche, I’ll quickly head to www.alexa.com; enter the URL and hit search.

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A page will load.

I’ll go ahead to click on the URL.

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This will immediately take me to the main analytic page of productivewriters.com where the long tail keywords are situated.
Once there, in other to find the long tail keywords, I’ll scroll down and locate the part termed: Top Keywords from Search Engines (as shown by the screenshot below.)

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What you’re looking at are the top search key phrases sending the most traffic to productivewriters.com. These keywords are sometimes very profitable key phrases that are good to start-up niche sites with.

These are the search keywords (culled from the above screenshot):

  1.  Ways to backup your files
  2. How to backup files on my pc
  3. How can I write articles faster
  4. Freelance writers den
  5. Auto response sales email

So, now that I’ve gotten 5 not too popular long tail key phrases on the niche I want to enter. The next thing to check now is to ascertain which of the keywords are profitable and quite easy to rank for.

Do Thorough Keyword Analysis on the Long Tails Found

The beauty of a long tail keyword is the gift of not being too competitive or hard to rank for.

However, under normal circumstances I should normally do keyword analysis on each of the keywords above so that I can choose the best to use for a niche site.

But for the sake of this example, I’ll use the number 2 long tail keyword:

How to backup files on my pc

So in other to know whether this keyword is competitive, I’ll run it through Google first to know which sites are ranking for the top positions for the long tail keyword.

These are the current search engine ranking placement of websites for the keyword –

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Now that we know which sites are ranking for “how to backup my files on pc”, the next thing is to check why those posts on those sites are ranking top for the key phrase.

However, since we know that Google uses some metric like backlinks pointing to a post and site authority to rank websites on SERPS, then it would be really clever to find out how many backlinks each post has.

I’ll use www.opensiteexplorer.com and www.ahrefs.com to check the backlinks of the posts on those sites.

So, to check the backlink each post has I will quickly open the first 4 posts in a new tab (I believe that the first 4 posts on SERPS are quite the most important posts to pay attention to if you want to outrank and gain the number 1 spot.).

(These are the 4 top ranking posts for “how to backup my files on pc”)

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After opening them in new tabs, I’ll copy the first ranking post URL and paste it into Ahrefs and OpenSiteExplorer in other to check how many backlinks are pointing to the post URL.

I’ll go ahead to apply the same action to the other remaining 3 posts URL too.

These are the breakdown of their backlinks according to their position in SERPS –
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Position in SERPS: 1st
Topic: Set Your Mind At Ease: Back Up Your Files Now – Windows
Site URL: windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/set-your-mind-at-ease-back-up-your-files-now
OpenSiteExplorer: 3 backlinks
Ahrefs: 2 backlinks
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Position in SERPS: 2nd
Topic: 5 Ways to Back up a Computer
Site URL: www.wikihow.com/Back-up-a-Computer
OpenSiteExplorer: 39 backlinks
Ahrefs: 76 backlinks
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Position in SERPS: 3rd
Topic: How to Back up Your Computer to an External Drive
Post URL: www.lifehacker.com/5816453/how-to-back-up-your-computer
OpenSiteExplorer: 145 backlinks
Ahrefs: 337 backlinks
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Position in SERPS: 4th
Topic: How to Back up Your Files for Dummies
Post URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwKMx-4YfsU
OpenSiteExplorer: 1 backlink
Ahrefs: 1 backlink
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Well, what you’ve just looked at is the backlink profile of the 4 top posts ranking for the keyword “how to backup my files on pc” and the outstanding thing I noticed is that none of the posts has more than 400 backlinks pointing to it.

So this basically means that these posts are ranking at the top of the search engine as a result of the authority of the sites that are hosting it.

With this discovery, it basically mean that getting to rank at the top for that key phrase won’t be that hard as a result of the low backlink profile of each posts ranking for it on SERPS.

With that said, I can go ahead to build a niche site on that keyword since if I could just get more high authority blogs linking to my niche site, then I will surely claim the top of the search engine for that term.

Build Niche site for That Keyword

In other to build a niche site that’s profitable for that keyword, it would be wise to find an “Exact match domain” that has every key phrase in “how to backup my files on pc”; a domain like www.howtobackupmyfilesonpc.com is a good fit. But to know whether it’s available I’ll run the domain through Godaddy. And luckily, it’s available.
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So from this stand point, I can go ahead to build a site with that domain (if assuming I bought it).

The next thing to engage in is to build backlink back to the site after I must have set the niche site up and added enough content on it.

Likewise, once I keep on with this on a continually level, my niche site would get to the top of that search term in no time.

And finally, once the niche site has gotten to the first page of Google for the search term, “how to backup my files on pc”, I may then decide to find affiliate products on backup softwares to promote on the site which will inevitably get me some very good affiliate income on the long run.

These are some of the affiliate companies you need to know if you want to start a niche site soon using this Alexa method that I used for this post –

So once you’ve been able to get on the first page of Google for your own key phrase, along with constant traffic, then you can decide to leverage any of the products these affiliate companies above have in the line of your key phrase and also earn some side bucks too from your niche site.

In conclusion

Alexa, like I said before, shouldn’t be ignored as a long tail keyword finder. When you leverage it and find profitable keywords; make sure to do thorough keyword analysis on the long tail before you proceed to build a niche around that key phrase.

Remember, do your keyword analysis thoroughly in other not to enter the wrong niche.

So finally before I go, I’d like to ask, “Which niche are you currently targeting for your new niche site?

Let’s discuss this below at the comment. Don’t forget to share.

Thanks for reading.

5 Ideas to Create Online Product and Earn Money Easily

Have you been blogging for quite a long time but yet to make more than a few bucks?

Traffic on your blog is not so less, your contents are great, readers comments are also awesome, you also perfectly optimized Google Adsense and you regularly write reviews of different products and put links of Affiliates in your every second post.

Right?

But still you are not making money to live a happy life.

Ok, don’t worry there is a big reason of your not earning huge money and you need to first accept its real cause. I am sure after reading this post completely you will entirely change your monetization strategy to make a full-time income from your blog. So let’s move on.


5 Ideas to Create Online Product and Earn Money Easily

Making Money blogging was not much difficult in past

A year ago earning from your blog was so simple. To start your blog, you simply needed to;

  • Pick a profitable niche that should also be your passion
  • Buy a domain name with simple and easy to remember words reflecting your niche
  • Hosting that serves your blogging needs to compete well
  • A wordpress premium template with easy template and best SEO options.

After uploading your template on your hosting you just needed to write and write. Your success mostly depended upon quality of your contents. How much you would earn it used to depend upon monetary value of your niche. Your main source of revenue used to be:

  • Brutally unpredictable Google Adsense and
  • Risky affiliates.

You simply used to work as seller to showcase others products. But later on it proved to be not the best way to earn money easily. You needed to put your entire efforts to sell a few number of others’ products for making few bucks.

What is winning approach of making money blogging now?

In a little time of hardly one year things have entirely changed.

Now every pro blogger advises you to create online products if you really want to earn money easily and regularly. For this you should not become selling agent of others and remain uncertain how much money you will earn in your next selling attempt. Also, everything is changing in internet marketing.

Rate of selling commission on each product is quite unpredictable. On some products it is higher; on some other it is dismally low. Now it is needs entirely a changed approach to earn money easily.

Your own product is the best way to earn money easily

It happens to many bloggers that a product they can sell like hot cakes offer little commission while a product offering huge percentage as commission is so difficult to sell. So the only solution to establish a strong earning stream base of your blog is to create online products to sell and make money easily.

To create online product the following five ideas can be your stepping stone to get rid of:

  • Unpredictable way of selling others’ products and
  • Google Adsense that offers peanuts until you have millions of visitors on your blog.

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1. What your audience doesn’t have?

Your audience will not tell you what it does not have.

So first thing to before you create online products is to know what your audience does not have. You can sell their need and earn money. For example if your niche is “how to get student visa”, your audience is obviously those who want to go abroad for higher studies.

You need to assess what is the main problem they have to get a student visa without spending much money. They do have various consultancy services but that are not general. They vary from case to case. So your target audience needs to have a primary consultancy product that guides them how to get student visa and who to hire as consultant for helping them go to the country of their choice for higher studies. So you need to stimulate the demand of your target audience for the product of primary consultancy for student visa and then sell them your product – basic guide to get student visa – on reasonable rates that they can easily afford to pay.

2. The best thing which you can offer

It is equally important to examine your own skills and expertise before developing a product. If there are already many product of similar nature in the market people won’t have any reason to prefer your product.

So your product should not only be unique but it also has value addition as compare to similar products available in the market. Here again let’s suppose your niche is how to get student visa.

There are numerous consultancy services everywhere to help students get a student visa on payment of advisory fee. So here value addition in your product is “how to get student visa without spending a dime”. It will attract your target audience because of its value addition.

3. Branding

This is an age of packaging and branding.

You can’t sell a product if it doesn’t have an impressive packaging and branding. So your product should have an impressive brand name. It may be with a prefix of your blog like “All Blogging Tips for Retiree Executives”.

Yes it is equally an impressive idea.

So many executives of corporate sector want to start a blog after their retirement. They don’t want a blog as hobby but they also want to make some bucks with it to make their retiree life more prosperous. They want tutorial in simpler terms without lengthy plans as younger generation needs.

4. Packaging

Packaging means how you offer you product.

If it is simply a report in PDF then no one will love to buy it.

It must have an ebook, an infographic series, Create Online Course and a few video packages to facilitate buyer to learn the contents of your products in whatever format he wants.

5. No seasonal product

Apart from three important points the last but not the least point is; your product must not be seasonal. You can sell it whole year. If your product pertains to Summer Vacation Travel Package you need to take extra efforts in summer vacations to sell hugely and equally cover the off-season slowdown of your business.

Secondly competition is also stiffer in seasonal products market because every seller has same plan as you have to cover the off-season expenses as well. So, select a product that is free from seasonal effects and you can earn money easily during the whole year.

Final words

In short we can say for regular stream of income relying on Google Adsense and Affiliate products is quite risky. Google can cancel Adsense account any time without informing you.

You cannot sell an affiliate product confidently unless you first try it and be fully satisfied with its features. For this you need to buy one such product to use and test it before selling it on your blog. It needs money and time both.

So the best option is to create online products to earn money easily. You can improve it as and when the need arises and also introduce several sister products if you get huge response from your market.

Share your ideas

I know you are an energetic and smart blogger. 😉

You must have pretty good ideasto create online products in order to earn money easily. I won’t ask you to share your secret but you can tell a little about it. I have huge experience of idea market consultancy and can advise you to add more value in your project.

So let’s talk about ideas in comments section below.

Ask The Readers: Blogger Or WordPress – Which One Are You Using?

This has been long time, I didn’t asked any question to the readers in Ask The Readers section.

So here we go.

This is a reader interactive question, so I want to hear it from you. Leave Short or Long comment, I’ll appreciate every.

7 Reasons Why You Should Move From Blogger To WordPress

Question: Blogger Or WordPress – Which One Are You Using?

Here is my answer:

I’m using WordPress blog which is right now hosted on HostGator. Few reasons why I am using WordPress are:

  • Full control over blog
  • Easy to manage
  • Excellent Interface
  • Search Engine Optimization is easy
  • Thousands of themes available
  • Plugins makes the work easy, no coding skils required!
  • Flexible, Easy to install and upgrade.
  • and the list goes on….

Make sure to leave the comment below, as I mentioned above. Short or long comment, I’d be glad to hear from you.

Now, as I promised in the last question that I’ll pickup the best answer. So the winner of best answer for the last question is:

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The Problem Is Your Blog Titles Are Boring – Fix It Now!

Blog Post TitlesGrabbing a readers attention is a vital aspect to composing a blog post.  Many people actually overlook this part of writing and copywriters are making a small fortune off “dressing” up post to make them more effective.
 
Obviously, if no one clicks on your post you milds well be writing to the air.  In terms of measuring your post effectiveness there are a number or things that come into play.  In this article I hope to show you some ways to improve your blog post.

Your Blog Post Title’s Shouldn’t Be Lame

It’s been said that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.  However, with a blog post people judge your article by its title, which is really the “cover” of your article.  For instance, if you title is lame no one will read your content which makes it a complete waste of time (unless you like writing to the error).

So how do you make your title pop?

To answer that question I will be referencing a book I read by Dan Kennedy.  For those of you that don’t know who he is; he’s a copywriter that charges 150k – 2 million per sales copy that he writes (so he knows a thing or two about writing).  While this article really isn’t about sales copies but the fundamental knowledge from sales copy still applies to blogging.

I have learned over the years what works and what doesn’t.  If you’re struggling to make your titles effective I would pick up a copy of Cosmopolitan magazine.  No, you don’t have to read it (unless you want to), but what you do need to do is take note of the titles.  They make you want to read it no matter what the article is about.  Take these headlines for example:

  • 9 Soul-Crushing Facebook Stalking Fails Everyone Makes
  • 6 Coworkers No One Warns You About
  • Why My Wedding Won’t Be The Best Day Of My Life

Google – Titles & Descriptions

Google Titles

So your title is the difference between a high CTR and low CTR in Google.  Obviously, if you have good content Google will reward you for it.  All to commonly, I see stuff on Google that could be improved upon.

In fact, SEO companies are making a small fortune by adjusting titles for clients, which people could easily do themselves.  I know this because I run a SEO company :)

You need to make your titles with your keywords in them (closer to the beginning for optimum SEO), but make it something that invokes a thought in someone’s head.  For instance, lets take an example of the keywords “buy bearded dragons online”.  How can me make this something that someone really wants to click on?  Here are a couple of examples:

  • “Buy Stunning Bearded Dragons – Rare Morphs & High Quality Reptiles”
  • “Buy Bearded Dragons Online – Your Friends Will Ask Where You Got It”
  • “Amazing Bearded Dragons – Buy The Rarest Reptiles Online”

Next, your description is one area you need to strongly consider revamping or doing correctly.  The basic idea behind this is you should make a couple sentences with your keywords in them that entices web viewers to click on your title and come to your site.  Sure “over the top” does work, but make sure you don’t make the mistake of overdoing it by stuffing your keywords into the description tab.

What I tend to do is write 10-15 descriptions and then pick the one that grabs my attention.  It might take a little time, but can drastically increase your CTR.  Remember that your description should be clear and to the point.  You get 2 sentences to write something that is descriptive and you really need to put some careful thought into it.

Sub Headings – Don’t Be Boring

Sub Headings - Blog PostOk, so now that we know how to get people to want to read your article; now we need to utilize sub headings to make our post attractive and cater to those skimmers on the net?

It’s been said that people don’t read on the internet they skim, and if something catches their eye they’ll then take the time to read your content.  So, lets take a hypothetical article I have written on “The Penguin Update & SEO.

How can we make “The Penguin Update & SEO” more exciting?  Something like “6 Atrocious Ways Penguin Pecked At Your Google Rankings.”  Then a subheading that says “8 Simple Fixes – Post Penguin”.  Then another subheading that says “Don’t Quit After Penguin There Is Still Hope”.  Then another subheading “Checklist For Recovering Your Rankings”.

Basically, the idea behind sub headings is your viewers should be able to tell what your blog post is about without actually reading it.  It should be 4 sentences that you can read and decide if you want to read the entire article or just specific parts of it. Here is a useful post that contains 43 powerful headline ideas.

Clearly, you can see that blog titles, sub headings, and descriptions are a key component to a blog post.  Have you found yourself just winging it with your blog post?  I would highly consider that you start doing it right or overhaul your blog post to make them more enticing to your readers.

Are there any tips that you could add to this post?  I would love to hear your comments down below!

6 Surprising Signs Why You Will Quit Blogging

Blogging is becoming more and more competitive and popular by every day passing, which is the reason more and more people are getting into this business. New bloggers mostly think of this business as a shortcut to make money and step into it. But sooner or later, they eventually quit blogging.

Are you one of those people? Are you ever going to quit blogging?

Here are the few signs that you will quit blogging.

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1. You don’t have time!

Everyone is busy in this world!

Blogging takes too much time! You’ll quit blogging soon if you don’t have time to blog. Every time you sit down to blog, something “more important” comes up and you just can’t spend time on your blog.

If you’re spending more time on social method or useless activites that have nothing to do with your blog. That’s when you’ll quit blogging.

2. You are always in Blogger’s Block:

Blogger’s block is when you can’t think of an idea of what to write. You lose the ability to work on your blog or producing content.

If you are always in blogger’s block, you are always struggling to get new ideas and you never know what next you are going to write about, then things are pointing towards a dark side for you.

If a blogger is fully determined to become famous and successful, he finally finds a way to get new ideas and keep going, but those who always complain that they don’t get ideas are the ones who have low levels of determination and they are destined to fail and quit blogging.

3. You hate to read other blogs:

If you find it boring to search your topics and read other people’s blogs, you are done.

In order to be different, unique and stand out in blogosphere you need to have killer quality content and the only way to produce killer quality content is by searching the topic a lot and then pouring a lot of information on the reader by using little number of words.

Hence, if you don’t love reading, you will soon stop loving writing and typing & saying good-bye to this business.

4. Your posts are not proofread:

One of the simplest ways to tell if a blogger will succeed or quit is by looking at his articles.

If you find no mistakes at all both in spellings and grammar, you can say that he is a horse of long ride. 😉

But if articles are filled with errors, it is safe to say that the guy who wrote this piece doesn’t really love to write, which is the reason he didn’t take the safe step and re-read his own articles and instead published as it was with errors and misspellings. 

5. You don’t have a Top Level Domain:

Blogging at sub domain indicates that blogger is not really serious about blogging and he will eventually disappear. Another reason why blogger with sub domains quit is because they have nothing to lose since; they have not invested anything at all.

While in case of top level domain, bloggers think thousands of times before saying good-bye to business. Hence, if you want to be a successful blogger and keep yourself safe from temptation of quitting blogging, get a top level domain as soon as possible.

  • Why You Can’t Achieve Success in Blogging Career?

6. You don’t have Niche Blog:

The most popular reason for ending careers of many bloggers is not having a clear plan. They don’t even have a clear concept of niche.

Such blogger publish anything and everything they want, but still don’t succeed because no one cares about such blogs. This is a sure-fire indication that blogger will go away very soon.

Don’t worry!

The reason behind writing this post is not to make you feel like quiting blogging. These are just signs that you might quit blogging sooner than later. So you should avoid these.

To keep you motivated. I found a quote. I’m sure, you’ll love this.

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What do you think about this? Do you ever feel like quitting blogging? Do let me know in comments

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It’s been long time, I’ve not organized any giveaway here.

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