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Sunday
Apr082012

Happy Easter!

To be honest, not much will get done on either site today because of an egg hunt and Easter dinner with friends, though I will do some light research on a few topics. Perhaps some more work tonight when everyone is in bed!

Saturday
Apr072012

Niche Sites

I have purchased two domain names that I have targeted for niche sites.  I've selected the specific domains based upon a few days research using tools freely available on Google including the Google AdWords Keyword Tool and Google Insights for Search.  I was aiming for keywords that have a steady volume of searches with low competition.  I can also report that the sites that DO exist within these markets have remarkably weak content and quality, so that's promising as well.   I used none of the paid software programs that exist to help automate this process.  

Prior to the keywoard research for these particular markets, I listed a number of potential markets that fall into the "Problems, Fears, and Hopes" rubric, which essentially finds markets based upon these three basic human interests.  

I was also able to purchase .com domains for both that include the full keyword search terms inside the domain.

I'll now build content for first one site, then the other, and then get to the business of getting both sites to rank highly on Google's search page.  A first page ranking provides the visibility that generates traffic.  Getting there is the challenge.

As far as monetization, I'll count on Google AdSense (as soon as it is approved) and Amazon Associates.  

Total cost thus far has been $27 for the two domain name registrations (I know, there are cheaper places out there) and $8 for the hosting of the first website that I intend to build.

More to follow...