Congratulations on purchasing Long Tail Pro!

Whether you are a small business, an entrepreneur, or a part-time niche site builder we really want you to be successful! In order to help you reach your goals, we’re going to be sending you a series of guides that we call the “Success Series.”

A couple of years ago, Spencer Haws selected a reader who was brand new to Long Tail Pro and the entire process of building a niche website and created a series of videos to give everyone a behind-the-scenes look at building a successful website using the power of keyword research with Long Tail Pro.

In today’s video, Spencer talks about the concept of this Niche Site Project and then gives advice on the criteria you should be looking for in your primary keywords as well as some ways to get ideas for the topic of your site.

Here are some notes about what we cover as it relates to choosing your niche. If you’re not certain what your site will be about, working through the same steps that Perrin did in this video will really help you start getting ideas flowing and validating them.

Keyword Research
  • Passion
  • Go Where the Opportunity is…
Keyword Research
  • Ideal Keyword
  • 5,000+ Exact Match Searches Each Month
  • Minimum 1,500 searches per month, with lots of related long tail keywords.
  • Commercial Keyword – Are there advertisers?
  • Low Competition on the First Page of Google
Brainstorming for Ideas
Write down 15 to 20 Other Subjects that interests you and you are not knowledgeable about.
Write down 15 to 20 Random Seed Keywords

  • Amazon.com – looking at categories
  • Looking around you
  • At the store
  • What’s on TV

Write down 15 to 20 Frustrations that people have

  • List of Interests, hobbies, passions
  • Video Gaming